I have finally narrowed the list of choices to upgrade my HT to the following: 1. Rotel 1055 2. HK 7200 3. HK525 as a pre/pro and Rotel 985MKII as an amp All three options will cost about the same. The speakers are B&W Matrix 803 for the fronts, B&W Matrix HTM center and Boston Acoustic T830 towers in the rear. There is no subwoofer yet but i am planning on buying the Hsu Research vtf-2. Thanks for your thoughts!!