I read the entire thread and before I received my XPA-5, I was concerned if I made a mistake in ordering it. Like most, I searched the web trying to find a technical review like the UPA-7 or ZPA-2, but came up short. As my anxious wait continue, Fedex messed up the delivery and rescheduled for the next day. I asked myself, is this an omen? I then had the option to refuse delivery and not be the wiser if this device will perform as stated. When I read about EMO using misleading advertising, several questions came to mind, but then I realized if this unit meets the FTC requirements then maybe it is not. Now, bear in mind that most if not all companies do mislead when they advertised their products. In the economy as it is, every company want to sell, no matter what they do, so they will play with words that connote something else. Let's take my Onkyo 3008, it is rated as 140watts per channels. Will I get that? No, as that measurements, as far I know, is only rated for two channels, when you look at the specs for seven channels, you see that it reduces drastically, somewhere in the middle forties. All AVR manufacturers advertised their power that way, it this accurate? The question I asked myself is, if this unit can output 200 watts per channel, will I use it all? Not at all, I barely use a quarter of that, but it is nice to know that I have the power when needed, along with a greater headroom and dynamic sound that what my AVR can do. I do understand where people are coming from, but unfortunately that is the nature of how the world of business is.