Hello everyone. I was wondering if you guys/girls could help with a dilema. I have found a pretty good price on a B&K Reference 30 (closeout), and was wondering if I could get some opinions on this pre/pro. As most of you know, B&K is now offering a $500 upgrade to Ref30 owners that basically turns it into the Ref50. From my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, the upgraded Ref 30 is for all intents and purposes a Ref 50 but without the balanced outputs. In all other ways, its the same? Would people here consider it a good deal if I could get get the Ref30 + upgrade for about $2000? Would this be considered a 'bargain' compared to other products in the price range (not including used purchases)? I'm a little scared having heard some of the issues regarding the Ref 50 (noise floor, defective units), but considering this purchase and the upgrade would fully warrantied ... I suppose I can live with it. Does anyone know if most of these issues have been corrected? Can anyone think of anything else at $2000 that would be comparable ... or is it possible to find some higher end products near that price? I'm not too familier with the best places to find deals ... I suppose you can't get a new Ref 50 or Anthem 20 anywhere near $2000? Another option is that I saw a closeout on a Philips Elite VSX-43TX (or maybe it was VSX-45TX), but obviously that unit isn't in the same class as the B&K. Are there any feature differences between the B&K and the Anthem that should make me consider saving up more so I can get the Anthem instead? Also, does anyone know if the Anthem or B&K upconvert sound from 44KHz to 92KHz or anything like that ... and what there maximum DAC frequency is? There seems to be some confusion about the DACs in the B&K versus the Anthem. Thanks you!!