For pre-pro's I almost always suggest a receiver with pre-outs. This is because most pre-pro's cost the same as a comparable receiver with pre-outs. The best candidated is the Yamaha RX-v2500. It's a couple years old, but has all the new features and uses very high quality components.Hello everyone, Happy New Year. I have an Acurus Act-3 pre/pro in my main system that is about due for replacement after countless hours of flawless service. Several years back Klipsch bought Mondial and they no longer make the Acurus line, so service is even a challenge. What are some of the pre/pro's you all use/like/sell/run away from? To get an idea of what I have, the rest of my system is:
Kenwood Sovereign DV-5700
M&K S-150 satellites
M&K MX-350 subwoofer
One of the things that sold me on the Act-3 was the fact that it performed so well musically in a two channel system while still providing the versatility of theater application. I have always used the DAC'S in the Act-3 to listen to CD's rather than the built ins in the Kenwood Sovereign. The Act-3 also was upgradeable, which would have been awesome had the line still been around. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.