Just moved out of the dark age and upgraded to a new AVR instead of a preamp. I bought this:
I have the two hafler 9500's biamped to the fronts, so it is only 5.1 now.
I also upgraded to optical out on the cdp and satellite tv, I then
used digital out for dvd.
This avr is made for hdmi but I am probabally the only cp member who does not have a HD tv
This upgrade alone was put off long enough! I have had the same avr since when I purchased the srs 3.1TL's back in the 90's! The tv upgrade will be next, I bought the last largest analog tv in 05 (it was on sale).
This reciever is a net ready AVR and also has a gui interface (which is new to me) it also is windows 7 ready.
Just wanted to share with you all. There is so many buttons and gadgets, so I will get back with you all when I get over the "learning curve"!
Thanks for looking,