Hi everyone. This is my first post on this forum. I have to admit I'm very impressed with everything that I have read so far. I currently have a Denon 2801 that I'm using as a preamp. My amp is a Sherbourn 5/1500A. These are powering B&W CDM7 SE's for mains, a CDMC SE Center and B&W Rock solids for the rears. My subwoofer is a Paradigm PS1000(a little boomy sometimes). I have a Onkyo C330 CD changer and a Toshiba 2109 DVD player. I'm using monster cables for everything. With the addition of the Sherbourn and the B&W's CDM's(I upgraged from B&W 602s last year), my system has made a quantum leap for both HT and music. I've been listening to more music then I ever have. I originally used the system for 90% HT, but lately I would say its down to 60%. Now the tough part, I figured the upgrade of the speakers and the amp would give me the most bang for the buck as far as sound improvement is concerned. Now I want to further improve it, but I've been wondering how much of an improvement I would get if I replaced the Denon with a pre-pro (I'm on the waiting list for the Outlaw 950) or would I get a greater improvement if I purchased a high-end CD/DVD player. I'm getting the upgrade bug again, but I'm not sure which direction I should go. I guess I'm concerned that the pre-pro will not make that much of a difference in sound quality. I do want DPL II tho, but can live without it. I also can't go to 6 or 7 channels because of lack of spousal agreement and I would need another amp. I also have a pair of Rockustic Pavaroccis (awesome outdoor speakers by the way) by the pool that will also need to be powered. The 2801 has the A/B buttons which makes it easy, If I go the pre-pro route, then I'll need another amp(probably could keep the denon for that tho). I was also playing with the idea of getting rid of the PS1000 sub and getting a SVS. So anyway, some advice for the next step in my systems evolution would be appreciated. BTW, I was offered a pair of Denmark brand speakers from a couple of guys in white van yesterday. I played dumb and had some fun with these guys. I listened to the pitch and took a look at the speakers and the literature. The speakers actually looked nice, almost like a pair of B&W CM4's in maple. From what I've been reading about the White van speaker scam tho, I'm sure these speakers sound like crapola and probably self destruct in about a week. This happened in Monmouth county New Jersey, so warn your friends about it fellow Jerseyites. They're in our neighborhood!