I am thinking of swapping out my Ref 30 for a different pre/pro. Looking at whats available today there doesn't seem to be many choices. So far this is what I came up with. 1. Lexicon MC-1. Yes not a current model with all the bells and whistles, but I have always wanted to give Lexicon a try. Sonically it should be a step up from the B&K, and I can always eventually use it as a trade in towards a newer Lex model. I really like the idea of a trade in program. 2. Lexicon DC-2. Probably more of a side step from the B&K. With this I can give Lex a try without laying out any more money than what selling my Ref 30 would bring. 3. Aragon Stage One. Will cost more than the other options, but will have all the latest technology. I would ofcourse have to wait until comes out. Should be soon. Aragon also offers trade ins toward the latest models. 4. Anthem AVM20. Again after the upgrade is done will offer all the latest. Not sure if this is really a upgrade from the B&K. So far thats about what I have been thinking. The rest of my system is: Definitive BP30/ CLR2000/ BPX, and PF12TL Sub (sub is high on the future upgrade list) Two Citation 7.1's (on the way) I am currently running 5.1, but I will have the amplification, and speakers to do 7.1. With my couch up against the rear wall I'm not sure it I will benefit to much from it. I would have to use ceiling speakers or something. Any advice or thoughts would greatly be appreciated.