Sure hope you can point me in the right direction. I want a good preamp for my new setup. I am running a pair of SDA SRS speakers with a Carver 1.0t amp. Probably will get something more powerful later but blew my budget, or most of it, on the SRS speakers. What would you suggest as a good preamp to use....my budget is under 500.00. Saw a Pioneer Spec-1 for sale....is it any good? Please give me your recommendations....I am open to what you think. Thanks!