HI I am currently remodeling my basement and have decided before I finish that I would like to upgrade my current Sony AVR Reciever that is nopw 10 years old with a separate Amp, Pre Amp. I know way back that Onkyo had some really fine seppartes that had damping factors way over 120 dbs. I was told in the past that this the higher the damping factor and current the better the amp, is something I should look for when buying amps other than total watts per channel. I also have a 400 disc sony CD Player and a DVD player that is a couple of years old. My wife likes movies and having surround sound but I am more into just lisening to music using just two channels but have not listen to SACD ? I have a pair of Paradigm Model 11 Monitors that are also 2 years old. Shitty Sony Sub that will also need replacement. Was looking at Rotel and would like to keep price at around 3,000.00 for both a good amp and preamp. Any suggestions ?