This isn't in WTB because I'm looking more for ideas than someone with actual product (though I'll take that, too!).
I just bought a *sweet* Carver M-1.0t from the original owner (I don't think new stuff I've bought is as mint as this baby) but I ran into a serious newbie snag when I realized my AVR's "2nd Audio" output is a non-variable line out. In other words, if I hook that into the Carver, it will only deliver the full signal strength, irrespective of volume knob position, which is obviously bad (I now realize this 2nd Audio output is intended for another AVR in another room, or at least something with its own volume control).
So I need a good AVR with preouts to replace this Sony. I was thinking the Harmon AVR-235 and up were the best values but wanted to ask for any other opinions. I will be running center and surround with the AVR, so something with reasonable power (enough for apartment movie enjoyment) is preferred.
Thanks for any suggestions!