OK, I am totally new to separates. I have a Denon 3801 that I have had for a short time, and Paradigm Reference speakers. My system is 70/30 ht/music. Anyhow, I wouldn't seriously consider moving to separates, but a friend of mine is moving abroad for 2 years, and is selling off his stuff because he doesn't want to store it. He has a pre/pro - the model is Lexicon MC-1. He has owned it for a year. It is in perfect condition like all his stuff. I have demoed it at his place. It sounds great of course, but he has B&W Nautilus speakers and 2 Krell amps so I can't isolate what the pre/pro adds to his system. He will sell it to me for $1800. If I don't want it, he is going to pawn it on Ebay. He thinks he will get $2500 for it there. Based on the prices I see online, I'd say that is conservative. Anyway, what I want to know is whether I should expect this $1800 to add significantly to my system. Obviously, I will have to add an amp. However, spending the $1800 leaves me with maybe $800 for a used amp, and that's assuming I can sell my 3801 for around $500. I don't really know what it adds featurewise, except Logic 7, and I don't really know what that does to tell you the truth. Should I grab this pre/pro, wait for the Outlaw 950, or just add an amp and use my 3801 as a pre/pro? PS: I see there is a review of this component in a thread below.