Had an extreme let down with my new 3009. I just hooked it up last night, ran Audyssey eliminated dynamic eq and let it rip. I normally have an external amp hooked up for LCR but one of my motivators to get the 3009 was a seemingly robust amp section. Music was fine no issues, but first movie not at reference either I started hearing some funny sounds. I turn it down sound goes away, get on it again, and popping sound. Mind you my speakers are 99 DB efficient and crossed at 80hz oh and 8ohms. It doesn't get much easier to drive than that. I could always hook up my other amp but that's not the point.