Okay, so here's the situation: - Living in an apartment, looking to buy paradigm 60's, need a way to hook them up. Now, my goal is to start with a 2.0 system now (2 very good mains). Then add a center/sub and surrounds as I get the $$ (and more than likely when I upgrade from an apartment to a house in the next few years). I'm confused as to whether or not I should get a decent receiver that will power the 60's until I upgrade into a 5/7.1 system. Or I can get some form of seperates which I can grow through time. From my understanding I could get a 2/3 channel amp to power the mains and this would almost never need to be upgraded as they could run the 2 mains indefinately. I could then get a pre/pro of good quality for today's formats to connect it to. Then when i upgrade to 5.1 or 7.1 I can buy another amp to power those speakers seperately and leave the mains as-is. Also, this means i could upgrade the pre/pro as major formats are released into the future without needing new amps. Now, do I have all this right or am I upside-down? Basically I know very little about the power and processing side of the equation. Expecially on the side of cost. Would getting a 2 channel amp and a decent pre/pro be much, much, much more expensive than a decent avr? I don't care for tubes by the way, i'm not looking for equipment in the realm of diminishing marginal returns where i need to pay 6 times more for 0.5% increase in quality. I'm looking for best bang for the buck in a reasonable real-word scenereo. Regarding some specifics, my budget is under 5k. To my understanding the speakers in canada will run me back about a grand for the pair. I do a lot of movie watching but music is a huge deal for me as well. I wish it wasn't so damn expensive ordering online parts to canada. Always get dinged for duties, taxes, etc... Advice?