I'm looking to upgrade my current setup while trying to stay under $5K, I don't even want to go that high but seems like a good round number. I currently have a Denon 3300 and would like to possibly use as preamp or maybe go for the 2805 for the AL-24 processing along with the 2900 DVD player. Is the whole AL-24 setup with the denon really worth it over the separates or would I not need it? I will use the 2900 for the DVD regardless or wait for the 2910 but the question is whether to use the Denon as the preamp? I'm currently looking at the following separates; In the Rotel line the RMB-1075 (5ch)+ the RMB 1070 (2ch) with the possibility of the RSP-1068 as the preamp. In the parasound line the HCA-1205A + the HCA 1000A or the HALO A52 + A23 with the remote possibility of the C2 preamp. Both sets are around the same power but is the HALO really worth the price increase. I know this is alot to consider but this list is much shorter than what I started with.