Ok here is my deal. I have been putting together a new system for myself. It's going to be used as a home theater system primarily but will also need to be used as a high end 2 channel set up. Here is what I am working with. I just bought an Arcam 150-7 fmj p-7 amp. I have Acoustic Zen Adagio towers and center, Von Schweikert sub, and all new high end cables. Pioneer Elite Blu Ray player and a computer system that does my HT and music set up. I will be playing everything of note, movies and music though the computer into the amp. The computer can decode lossless and flac audio as well as all my 1080P Hi Def video. I'm pretty much down to the pre at this point, and have about 3k or so to spend. I was looking at a used or slightly used Anthem AVM 50V or if I can find a D2V in my price range, and or an Arcam AV-888. Not sure which of those are better, but sound and video is very high on my list. Options are as well. I don't know what else in that price range that can compete with those 2, so this is why I need your help. What else can do what they do and good as they can do for the price? Thanks in advance everyone.