Hello all, it's been a while since I posted here. I'm turning one of my bedrooms (10.5x10) into a mini home theater. Dark paint, carpet, everything! But I need a new receiver for that room. Being so small, alot of power is not needed, but clean power is. I am thinking that a model like the Onkyo TX-SR500 is best for me. It is rated at only 65 watts/ channel ,but I expect that this amp will outperform all those other cheap $300 amps that are rated at 100 watts channel. This receiver simply has less bells and whistles. Any thoughts on this? Other recommendations? I also like Pioneer and Kenwood stuff.