I've read a number of posts out here regarding the pre-pro/amp vs integrated receiver stuff to be convinced that I want to migrate to separates. Taking a chance without auditioning it, I got a good deal on a Denon POA-8300 3 channel amp, and when it arrives, it will run my front 3 for the M&K 750THX Select setup. My current receiver is a Denon 1802, but I would STONGLY consider moving to rear amplification as well if the POA-8300 is as much of an improvement as I'm hoping. The question is - since I'm not really gonna switch to a 6.1 setup soon, would I be better off going to, say, a Denon 1803(it has all the pre-outs for a 6.1 setup), go to a dedicated pre-pro(within a decent price level), or perhaps jump to something like a Denon 3802? Is the pre-pro on a Denon 3802 comparable or better than a dedicated pre-pro within the same price range, and is the 3802 significantly better as a pre-pro than a 1803? Sorry for all the questions, but someone out there has got to know...thanks again for sharing your knowledge!