Ain't Life Grand?
Sunfire announced their upcoming Theater Grand Receiver 3 (TGR-3) as part of their premium XT series of components. While it isn't rated as powerful as their dedicated multi-channel amps, I don't know anyone who would complain about having 200 watts times seven channels in their receiver. In fact, Sunfire claims the TGR-3 is the world's most power receiver. Sunfire's trademarked Tracking Donwconverter technology allows you move power from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip. Oh wait, that's my car. Actually, having used a Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature amplifier as a reference for over 3 years, I can attest to the fact that their technology works as advertised.
Beyond power, the $4,999 TGR-3 has HDMI switching (1.1), the usual surround sound processing but being an offspring from the mind of Bob Carver, it also has Sonic Holography which is, at the least, very cool to play with. Sunfire throws in a five year warranty too. Coming in October.