I have the Lsi Series of speakers sitting in the box and was wondering what the best pre/pro would be for these. I am going to buy an EMO amp (pretty sure that is the one I am getting) and I would like to keep the cost down on the pre/pro (1000-1300). People have recommended B&K and Rotel's pre's among others but they are quite expensive and most of them do not have the latest HDMI or Dolby/DTS decoding. Quite a few people here have said that the new decoding is better and I would prefer getting one with all the bells and whistles. Is the quality of one of the more expensive models worth it, even though it may not have the latest technology. Or would I be ok with a cheaper model, or even a Denon or Onkyo and just use the pre amps. Any adivce on a good pre for 1300 or less would be appreciated. I think I may be leaning toward the latest technology for Home Theater setup so keep that in mind, but can be swayed if its a clear decesion to buy a more expensive one.