I recently picked up an Onkyo P-3200 preamp and Onkyo M-5160 poweramp for a hundred bucks to form the basis of the lovely Wendi's 2ch rig. I was intrigued by the P-3200 because it was remote control driven (even though I didn't get the remote) for the lovely Wendi's convenience.
Anyhow, I got the amp and the pre set up in the cave with Wendi's LSi7's and have had it running for a couple of days. I finally got the remote issue worked out, no thanks to Onkyo's LOUSY customer service. I finally got the proper code that will allow a cheapie universal to operate it.
The amp isn't bad at all. It's not my favorite as the bass is a little on the sloppy side and the highs are a touch tinny. Nothing terrible but not what I'm used to. 150wpc, it seems to have plenty of power, I've run it with the LSi's and the RTA's with no issues at all. It's a neat looking amp, big, black with rackhandles.
The preamp, I've been using this with the onk amp and swapping it in and out with the C-1 in the Carver rig......not the greatest preamp I've run across but not awful either. The soundstage seems more compressed and again, the highs are just a bit tinny. Not terrible really, just different than I'm used to. The pre itself is pretty basic, plenty of inputs, video and so forth. The knobs and buttons are good quality. No complaints in that department.
Anyway, just thought I'd pass it along.......you can find it on the cheap and is a pretty decent value. I got 40 in the pre and 60 in the amp, so, I'm tickled pink as far as the bang for buck factor goes PLUS, Wendi will have her own rig.