I have been trying to research seperates for a while and thought i had decided to go with anthem for a stereo amp. I heard one, and wasn't very happy with how it played dream theater, and some other rock/metal bands. I have paradigm monitor 9 v2 and was curious if there was actually anybody in the world that had the same problem. Right now i have the 9's running off of an older kenwood receiver; vr-209. I think the sound needs more detail, so i wonderein on reccomendations. Everywhere I look here people say rotel, parasound, outlaw, and acrus. I like a warmer sound to my music, and that is the primary use of the stereo. I do like some music in pro-logic though. I would like to have an idea of what i want before I go in to the shop, so if anyone wants to steer me away, towards anything go for it. Here was my original idea that fell through; HK avr-5 as a pre going to an anthem 130x2, with the internal amps on the hk powering my bose 301 in the rear. Thanks a lot to who ever helps out.