Okay, I'm stuck and I'd like to throw my thoughts open to the gallery. I am thinking about upgrading my system in the next 6-18 months (a somewhat wide time frame, I know). My system currently is as follows: Sony KP-53HS10 Monster Cable HTS3000 Panasonic DVD-RV80 Pioneer CLD-D702 Lexicon DC-1 Adcom GFA-555s (200x2 WPC - Four amps total) Vandersteen VCC-1 Vandersteen 3's (one pair) Vandersteen 2ci's (two pairs) SVS 16-46CS Radio Shack Gold interconnects (audio and video) Monster Cable speaker wiring (I don't have the model type in front of me, but it is a mid-level variety that--mostly it has four individual sets of strands for bi-wiring my Vandy 3's and 2ci's). Whatever I upgrade to, I very much want DVD Audio. For that reason, I've ruled out the Lexicon MC-1. Also, I am keen on being able to maintain some sort of 7.1 processing. I'm not really sure what options there are out there besides Meridian (way too expensive) and Lexicon (their new processor is also too expensive). DVD Audio, however, isn't the only consideration. I would really like to maximize this system as much as possible for both a music and HT experience. I'm currently working on a budget now, so I can't say for sure what I'll be able to afford, but I'd be very intersted to know where other people with the above equipment would head in terms of upgrading? Thanks so much for any replies!