Hello Everyone, I’m a newbie to this forum and was hoping for some professional advice. My set up consists of a Great Room with the following equipment. VS-6041 Mitsubishi Big Screen TV, 2- JBL 412P 4 way Powered Studio Series speakers for the Front Left & Right, 2-JBL S-38 Bookshelf speakers for the rears, Pinnacle center, Audio-Source SW Fifteen sub. I introduced a Rotel RB-985 MK-II Five Channel Power Amp to my Pioneer Elite VSX-26TX Receiver that just bit the dust after only 4 years and 2 months. After reading about the known problems with this Pioneer Elite Receiver,I am at the cross roads of the separates verse integrated amp receiver debate. I am leaning toward going all separates, and was hoping for some input on a suitable pre-amp that will work well for my application. Rotel’s new RSP-1098 is very tempting but pricey for me at this time, so I am considering the RSP-1066, which is more within my budget. Is staying with Rotel a good decision since my amp is also Rotel or will another brand be just as suitable? If so, any recommendations???????