Great Budget music Pre and Amp? 5.1 analog and 2.0 not sure what I want.

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  1. Paul Seyfarth

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    First off I am looking for used equiptment, I will be looking on ebay, audiogon, and places like that.

    I am not too sure what I am looking for, it depends on what I can get for the money. my number one objective is to find something that sounds great with music.

    My current setup
    Kenwood VR407
    Sony SCD-775CE
    JVC XV-90FA
    Some crap VCR
    PS2

    Polk RT2000p - mains
    Polk LSiC - center
    Polk FX500i - surrounds
    I am planning on upgrading to LSi9's or LSi15's up front when I find a great deal.

    So I will want something that will work with 4-ohm speakers.

    Max price for 2.0 preamp should be $200, max for 5.1 is $300. I would really like to spend less if I could.

    First the pre-amp. The main thing I want is better 2.0 performance. Unless i can get great 5.1 or 7.1(for dvd-audio and SACD) perfomance for the same price. How do recievers compair?

    For the amp same sort of price range. How would a reciever in that price range work with a 2 channel amp? compaired to the pre?

    I have been looking at
    adcom(not sure what)
    nad(not sure what good)
    harman kardon( Signature 2.0, and AVR-320)
    onkyo( P-304)
    what about other things like AMC, or Sherwood?

    What are other good ideas? how does the sound compair to different things?
     
  2. Paul Seyfarth

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    What about something like the Denon 2801?
     

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