well i just got the bug to upgrade and it's time for the Onkyo 595 to go. i'd be willing to keep the 595 if it had preouts, but since it lacks those it's gotta go. i'm selling some stuff to help finance this bite, and my budget will be around $1000. basically, i need a new processor with quiet, clean sound that does DD/DTS (DD-EX and DTS-ES would be nice, but not necessary). i'd need amplification suitable for a pair of B&W 602s3's and the matching LCR-60s3 center. i'm willing to go with only 3-channels for the time being (aka if i got a pre-pro i'd only add a 3-channel amp to stay under $1000). things that i NEED: preouts, 5.1 input, DPL/DD/DTS, 2 or more digital inputs of each type (optical/coax), s-video switching, 5-channel stereo. things i'd LIKE: DD-EX, 6.1 DTS (ES discrete is nice, but matrix would work), DPL2, HDCD decoding, lots of inputs, nice remote, etc. i've been creeping around the FS/FT forums here for some time now with minimal success, but here's what i've gathered from Audiogon: Acurus ACT3 - i did some research and read mostly negative things about this processor (mostly along the lines of high noise floor). not sure what to think about this one. here's - another one. Adcom GTP-830 - looks nice, but when i checked out the back panel, i was utterly unimpressed with the number of inputs (especially in the digital department). i've heard a few rumors about how Adcom has gone downhill, so again i'm wary going this route. Parasound AVC-1800 - might be exactly what i'm looking for, provided it has a 5.1 input. B&K Ref 20 - i was gonna spring on this one until i found out it didnt have a 5.1 input. Rotel RSP-965 - i think this would be perfect, if i could find one for sale. NAD T761 (receiver) might be a great preamp if i added a nice 3-channel amp. i would LOVE an Outlaw 950, but sadly it's just out of my price range. if anyone with one is looking to upgrade, now is the time Marantz SR-880 MKII (receiver) same case as with the NAD. i'd add an external amp and be happy. H/K AVR-520 (receiver) everything i need AND like (minus DD-EX), except i'm not confident about running my 602's loud with only 75 watts into them. i'd likely add another amp down the line if i went this route. Denon 4800 (receiver) i would just use the Denon's amps to run the B&W's (since 125 watts x5 seems adequate) and wait until later to add an amp. i'm currently leaning this direction b/c it has all the nice features, etc. that's expected in a higher-end receiver, and it would be a nice preamp for later. plus it's 7.1-capable, which would tide me over for a good while (i hope!) another option is to wait for the new x300 Marantz line to be introduced so i could pick up a used 5200/6200/7200 receiver for cheap then maybe add an amp. which road would you take and why? thanks for reading my lenghty post...any input is appreciated!