I'm looking for the slow road to upgrading my HT system. I'm using a dedicated HT room (under construction now) with CRT FP. I have PSB Image 5'Ts for main, with matching center and surround. This setup will be used for 80-90% HT. I currently own a Yamaha RX-V496 which must go (terrible sounding). I really want to take a step toward separates, but am on a tight buget - less than $1000.00. I've thought of buying an entry level pre/pro (used Rotel 976, Marantz AV560, Sherwood/Newcastle) for $600.00 or so and scraping together whatever amplification I can until I can afford better. I've also considered dropping $1000-1200 on a newer entry level pre/pro. (DTS and DD are all that are really important to me feature-wise) Now, I see used NAD HT receivers going for $350.00 or so with pre-outs. So I was thinking about buying the NAD and spending the rest on 3 channels of amplification ($650 leaves me lots of options, but I was thinking 3 MA-700 blocks, Acurus 6 channel bridged, Rotel 6 channel bridged, or maybe I can stretch for used Bryston). I'd use the NAD for the rear 2 channels until i could afford add'l amplification. Any thoughts or suggestions??