Drivers don't judge sports cars on top speed alone. Acceleration, cornering, and braking are equally important. It's the same with A/V receivers— wattage is an indication of loudness, not sound quality. The real test is current. High instantaneous current realizes ultimate control of the speaker drivers for accurate and musical audio reproduction, from the most delicate piano passages to the thunderous roar of an orchestra in full flight. High current is the cornerstone of our amplification philosophy, and no other brand can match Onkyo for dynamic driving power. We don't just translate signals into sound. We create sound you can feel.