Currently I'm using: Sony 333ES receiver for Pre-Amp Earthquake 5 channel Cinenova Grande Amp B&W Matrix 805's for front 3 channels NHT surrounds Sunfire True Subwoofer MK II Panasonic DVD Player (not progressive for my Analog TV) Sony VCR that just sits there collecting dust 99% of the time Sony DirecTIVO SAT-T60 35 hour Mitsubishi 45" Analog RPTV Marantz RC5000 remote mostly Monster Interconnects and cabling. I've been wanting a new Pre-Pro ever since I got the Cinenova however finances have been tight. I can now spend about $2000 and have been thinking about a used Lex. MC-1. My usage habits are: 70% DirecTIVO 20% DVD's 10% Music I'm open to suggestions, I haven't auditioned the Lex however it has such a great reputation I'm considering it seriously and yes I know this is foolish. Please let me know what your recommendations are. TIA, Roger K.