Well, you are looking a little ways above what the mrs would let me spend... so I cannot be of any help. I listened to the SC-65 and SC-67 about a year ago, I wish I hd anough money for them, they are very very ncie receivers, from the tests someone linked me earlier they come closer to thier advetised wattage output than pretty much any receiver in thier price range. I recently had to chose between the denon AVR 3312ci and the futureshop rebrand of the SC-65, i went with the denon because it ended up being $300 less, and I am very happy with the sound. It does not output 125 watts per channel but it has 7 ore outs. It also has 2 HDMI outs so I can hook up my 50" plasma and my projector, no switching cables or anything when i want to start up the projector to watch a movie.