FYI: There is a very positive review of the 972 in the April/May 2010 issue of Sound & Vision magazine. The reviewer really liked the Trinnov remapping. He did criticize some things: he thought that the Trinnov remapping changed the tonal balance on some recordings( but I'm wondering if it he had the Room EQ off ). Anyway, S&V gave the 972 their "Certified and Recommended" stamp of approval, which puts it in the running for a "Product of the Year" award next year. Some quotes: "What the R-972 is truly about is Trinnov...Sherwood's latest...is a VIP: Very Important Product...the R-972 lacks a few conveniences...but so what? The newest Newcastle is a fine performer, with an Ali Baba's cave of DSP delights at hand..." This review may cause demand for 972's to go way up, considering the wide circulation of S&V. But if Sherwood doesn't get on top of their quality control, strong early demand may backfire.