Did you upgrade your receiver, I saw a post in the Aperion forum where you were considering the Marantz 7005?
Sadly I read Hicks post about receivers and now I am looking....shaking my head
When it comes to the receiver I find myself scratching my head the more I read. I am looking at a few right now and trying to sort through the maze. Considerations right now are the Denon 4311CI, Marantz 7005, Integra DTR 80.2, and the Onkyo NR3008
In a receiver I am looking for performance, a bit of longevity(not needing to upgrade for a few years), lastly something with ease of setup. On the setup side of things, I have a Pioneer of which I am not a big fan of the MCACC and the old style user interface.
I tried to pick Hicks brain a bit about what to look for in a receiver, it would be nice to have a template on what you need and should have in a receiver.
Hope you are still enjoying your VG's..I have to wait until mine ship Dec 9 due to a backorder on them.