Hi folks, As this post explains, I lost my Pioneer Elite VSX-09TX receiver to an electrical storm, I am thinking pre-amp instead of receiver as a replacement. http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=139211 Or should I buy a cheap receiver to hold me over until September when I can buy a Pioneer Elite receiver through my wife who works for Pioneer, (for about half of retail)? I have never used a pre-amp, and don't know much about them. I may add a second amp, since I bi-amp my main speakers with 4 of the 5 channels of the Carver. Any input or suggestions would be of great help in my decision on this matter!!