I've been thinking about getting a Marantz 8500. Before I do, I'm wondering about the Pioneer Elite series. I know nothing about them. I was choosing the Marantz 8500 for the musical sound quality, the features, build quality, discrete amp, toroidal transformers, etc. What would be the equivilent Elite and how do they compare to the Marantz? (By the way, I'm planning to power Paradigm Studio 100s and Paradigm surrounds, sub, etc.) Thanks for any help.