I am also having a bad feeling regarding the AV7706 now. Not having the redesigned HDAMs of the SR8015, probably means it measures as poorly as the AV7705 and SR7015. Starting to consider the SR8015 as the best option now since it measured really good, is built in Japan, has a toroidal power supply and monolithic amp design etc. Only thing is I don't need all of the 11 amps inside it. Many of them will just be idling. Would be nice to have an option to turn off unused amps or do it automatically after running Audyssey. I guess Eco Auto mode helps though.