My AV Amp a Yammha 2400 just died. It was great for movies but rubbish for music. I have decided to use my 5.1 analogue output on the dvd and make a passive preamp to adjust volume. ie mono stepped attenuators. This will be set once then left alone. I also have a nad c532 integrated amp and find the mids/bass a bit muddled on complex music. I am going to use the power section of the nad amp to drive the rear speakers. I want to buy a secondhand poweramp to drive to front speakers. The nad c272 was my first choice, has trimming in, but reviews are bad and thought I could get more in the secondhand market. The roskan kandy 111, 2 channels trimmed too. good reviews. parasound has trimmed channels but feel more geared for movies. Budget - £300 driving bookshelfs epos m5 speakers I have scanned the secondhand market and found Roskan caspian av5 - Cheap but can it cut it in music / can it out preform the kandy linn lk85 / lk140 - like the look of these cyrus smartpower - think it might be underpowered tag p100 - looks good but do these still perform meridian 556 - looks good well built and has good reviews arcam p35 - are they detailed but warm, might they match better with the nad myryad ma120 - not sure about this one reviews are slim, and its a bit dated now. Which would be the best amp to get. The top of my list is the linn lk140, arcam p35 and the meridian 556. Any thoughts.