What A/V Receiver are you using as a preamp? I have an Outlaw 950 coming in today but I am afraid Im going to hate it for music and am starting to re-think what I am going to end up with. I previously used a Marantz SR-19 as a preamp to my Marantz MM-9000 (5 channel) and loved it. I have upgraditis and bought a marantz ma-500 mono block amp to prepare for 6.1 (I have a small room so I figure I'd try 6.1 before 7.1). I'm excited to try the Outlaw but I only have 30 days to return it so I'm thinking about alternatives if its not to my liking. I have heard the Marantz 7300 in my room and did not like it compared to the SR-19. I can get a refurbed Marantz AV-9000 (which I love the sound) for $999 shipped but its locked in at 5.1 and outdated. So the search continues. Back to my question on A/V Receivers preamp....My budget is capped at $1000 so here are my choices and any input on these / others is appreciated: 1. Outlaw 950 - Coming in today so this may be the winner but have read that its not a great piece for music. We'll see by tonight. 2. Marantz AV-9000 - I love this unit and I can get it in my price range. But its outdated and not 6.1 / 7.1 3. Pioneer Elite vsx-45tx - I love the features and found it for $750 shipped new. Let me know if I should peak at others.