I have been trying to figure out for some time now what direction to take regarding how to power my current set up. I've posted several items regarding Amplifiers etc. With my current situation, what would you suggest I do? I have a Yamaha RX-V795 85WPC Receiver.. Studio 100's Studio CC Center PS-1000 sub Eosone tower surrounds I do NOT have enough power to run the 100's although they sound fantastic regardless. I'm not 100% sold on the idea of a pre amp over a receiver. However, I do realize having an external amp is going to be necessary eventually. Would it be more beneficial to me at this time to upgrade the receiver to something pretty high end like a nice Denon or HK etc. OR, keep my Yammy for now and just get a good amp to run at least the front 3. The pre amp part that has me worried is if I want a rear center surround like 6.1 or DTS ES etc. If I were to do this with a pre amp, I'd need to buy more than one amplifier. If I stick with a GOOD receiver, I can power all but the front 3 channels with more than enough power letting an external amp do the rest. Hope this wasn't too long, and hopefully it doesn't start some wicked thread about the seperate/ receiver argument.. Thanks all!