Hi everyone, I've been lurking around for quite awhile now and have learned immensely from everyone's post. I think this is one of the most professional and inviting forums I've visited (I normally visit the Audio Asylum forum). At heart, I'm an audiophile on a budget. An audio admirer if you will. However, situations and relationships have forced me to upgrade to a HT system compatible with my audio tendencies. Here's what I have now: Yamaha (very old model) Arcam A85 B&W N805 L/R B&W NHTM2 C B&W 601 S3's S Working on the sub. Since the Yamaha has no preouts, I have to actually switch wire to go between 2ch and HT. I was at a loss until I came upon Audio Refinement. Now I have 3 options: 1) Sell my arcam and get: DVD/SACD player with DTS/AC3 and bass management (to do all the HT processing) Audio Ref Pre 5 Rotel RMB 1075 Cost: 2100-1000 (approx value of arcam) = 1100 2) Sell my arcam and get DVD/SACD player Audio Ref Pre 2 with DTS/AC3 and NO DPL2 or 6.1 Rotel RMB 1075 Cost: 2400-1000 = 1100 3) Keep my arcam, wait until AR comes out with a new Pre/Pro (5Dsp?), and buy a low buck receiver to run the center and rears for the time being, namely an Outlaw 1050. I'm inclined to go with option 1 since it sounds like it will keep closest to my audio inclinations and I do not feel strongly about excess processing. However, option 2 would be nice also, but I fear that the processing degrades the 2ch sound somewhat. Any thoughts, comments, criticisms? Any help is very much appreciated since so far I haven't had much luck at the other forums. Thanks!