All, I've got a bit of a "problem", and I'm looking for some opinions here as to what to do. I've wanted to move into the world of DD/DTS for quite some time now, and I may have inadvertently found a way to do just that. Over Thanksgiving, I went to my parent's house in WV and to kill some time we all went to an auction. Amidst a bunch of junk, I spotted an old Marantz preamp and amp combo in really nice shape. To make a longer story short, I ended up getting them for a reasonable price, with the intention of using them as the heart of a 2-channel system when I eventually buy a house. The amp weighed a ton, and the preamp was no slouch. I got them back to my parent's house and plugged them in: whaddaya know, they lit up. (a really neat blue, by the way). They didn't have any spare speakers or source equipment, so I couldn't test them, but I did manage to check ebay to see if anyone had sold them recently.... I got quite the shock: the preamp had gone for $170-ish, and the amp had been going for $250-300!!! And those didn't even have the optional wood cases like mine do. I found more info on them here, if you want to see what they look like: Marantz Model 3200 Preamp Marantz Model 140 power amp So I hooked them up when I got home, and they worked perfectly. There was a bit of static to be heard when switching between sources on the preamp (probably could be fixed with some contact cleaner), but other than that they were completely silent when they should be, and sounded very nice when they were playing. (better than my Yamaha receiver at two-channel material, I'd say) Here's my problem: I'm currently using an older Yamaha RXV-870 receiver for my HT. It's only got DPL, so I can't take advantage of any of the newer formats that are out there. It sounds good, but I know that I'm missing a lot by not having DD/DTS decoding. I'm contemplating selling the Marantz gear an taking the money from the sale of those to buy a new receiver. I'd then be able to use the Yammie in a 2nd system when the time comes, and I guess that would be the smarter use of my money. But the Marantz gear looks so sweet, and the sound was really good. I don't have any vinyl in my collection, and I doubt I'd take the time & money to invest in getting started down that road, so even if I used the Marantz gear in my house someday, it'd be hooked up to a low dollar CD player, probably negating any sound improvements over the Yamaha. OK, I'll end the rambling and get to the point! What would you do in my situation? - Sell the Marantz gear and pick up a newer receiver (the H/K 320 looks really appealing to me) - Keep the Marantz gear until I move since I'd be able to get more receiver for my money then as prices will keep coming down on newer receivers. - Keep the Marantz gear and use it. This would probably prevent me from getting a new receiver as money's gonna be tight after buying a house. (it'll all be going to home improvement after that, I'm sure) This option means I'd have to live with just Pro-Logic for the foreseeable future. Thoughts? Anyone got an H/K 320 that they'd want to trade for some vintage gear? Thanks, -Brett.