Hello I am very limited experience wise in the audio arena. I am looking for a mid-level receiver with 7.2 ch. And great for audio as well as music. I am also looking for speakers to match. I have and open room where the kitchen, eating area and family room are seperated by a 4 foot high bar and a partitian wall on the side which is the hallway for the bedrooms. The total size is about 25*25. I currently have and older Yamaha 5 ch. With a hodge podge of speakers. The surrounds are Bic-Venturi, center is B.A. And subwoofer is a 150 watt Sony. My current system is ok for movies in DTS mode but nothing like the sound of a Bose system or other popular systems. The problem is music sounds like it's playing out of a box or hall when using 5 channel and just doesn't have enough pop and clearity using 2 channel. Any help as to what would work well with my room type would be a great help and a starting point for research. Oh I forgot to mention I have 10 foot high ceilings throughout the home, Thanks.