thanks for your good wishes Gray, no worries. I’m aware some folks take returns a bit too far and that this can hurt small bricks and mortar stores. I try my best to audition when I can but as I said, in this case I had to just rely on internet research. The happy outcome is that I’m warming to the different sound of the Denon, so all is good.I think that could certainly be true, the change in sound can be quite a shock.
I hope you will notice that I did not seek to admonish you - as far as I saw, you hadn't even mentioned returning the Denon!
All talk was of shop returns policies in general and a reaction to Gasolin's assumption that anything goes when it comes to buyer's rights. (Seems like it does in Denmark, for him at least!).
Hope your health is better and that it's just a case of getting used to what is actually a superior amp.