Since this seems to be a subject that is mentioned in many of the treads. I thought it would be a good topic that alot of people could share there opinions on. I currenly own a Yamaha RV-X995 5.1 DD/DTS receiver. I have been doing alot of homework and research on the available equipment out there. I am looking to upgrade my current receiver to a really good 6.1 DD-EX/DTS-ES Ultra THX2 reciever. I am looking at Pioneer Elite 49TX, Denon AVR-5803, B&K 307 and possible the Theater Grand 3 when released. This is something I will not jump into quickly because this is a peice I want to last for a minimum of 5 to 7 years. I have lately been wondering that maybe a pre/pro would be a better choice. So now I find myself going back and looking what is available in that area. I have a max budget set for $4,000. But of course since i do hot use seperate power amps right now for my 995. Then there would be a additional cost of buying multiple power amps. This is something I need to weigh into my solution. But at the same time I am wondering what the rest of you think of this subject.