Hey there everyone, Hey everyone, I'm about to upgrade from my 15-year old 2 channel hi-fi. The nice thing about my setup is that I Haven't had to think much about it for over a decade. The bad thing is that the world has passed my system by! I'd like to upgrade my 2 channel setup while putting myself in position to go surround. But I don't want to break the bank. I'd like to spend no more than $2K, but I'm happy to spend that simply on upgrading my 2 channel sound and position myself for 5.1/7.1 down the line. Currently, I have an Adcom pre and an Adcom 100 watt 2 channel amp. My thinking is to go with a really good HT receiver and use my Adcom amp to drive the front 2 channels, upgrade my 2 front speakers, and eventually get sub, center and rears. I am probably 80% music, 20% HT, and I'm a pretty picky listener with eclectic musical tastes. The two options I'm considering (but would value each of your personal solutions) are the Rotel RSX-1056 or the Outlaw 1070. For speakers, though it's hard to buy speakers I haven't heard, I'm thinking about trying the Axiom m22ti's, just based on the incredible reviews and value. I would love your thoughts. My pockets are not particularly deep, but I really value my music, and I want to get the best bang for the buck. Many thanks for your input!!