Greetings from a newbie! First of all let me say that I have learned more from reading the posts of you fine people then from questioning my local audio dealer. My wife and I are 100% movie people. We are having a new home built with a dedicated theater in it. It will be be just over 3000 cubic feet. I am using M & K 150p's for the left,center and right. I am using two MX-5000thx mk2 subs and will be purchasing four active versions of the M & K tripole surround 250 mk 2 when they come out later this year. So, I will have nine active speakers for my theater. I loved their theater sound better then anything else,passive or active, that I auditioned. Which leads me to my question. Since I will have no need of a power amp. I am looking for the ultimate pre/pro to mate with my M&K's for an unbelievable theater experience. I am willing to spend up to $15,000 for new or used although I am not interested in just buying a name if the extra cost does not equate to signifantly to better sound. Being 100% theater I of course need the current formats and it must be very up-gradeable. Of course, great sound is number one on my list. So what do you think? Theta? Lexicon? EAD? Meridian? Krell? Classe? Bryston? McIntosh? B&K? Integra? AVM? Outlaw? Any suggestion or help would be more appreciated than you will ever know.