Being from Canada I have deceided to go with Bryston's 9B SST 5 ch. amplifier in Silver finish. The reason being is I know within 2 years time if I get a mediocore amplifier I will upgrade anyways and end up spending twice as much in the end. Plus the transferrable 20 year warrenty is very attractive. So with that said, I need a pre/pro with the following features... It has to be in silver finish between $1500-$2000 It has to be UPGRADEABLE I dont feel like plunking down a load of cash on a receiver and having to upgrade for the current formats in a years time. I want both these pieces of equipment to last me for a VERY long time. Thanks!