Subject line says it all, really. What are good alternatives to the Arcam AV8 processor and P7 power amp? Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about the following...? Arcam AV8 Tag McLaren AV32R bp 192 Naim AV2 Linn AV5103 Meridian 568 Lexicon DC2 (Possible cheaper options: Cyrus AV8, Tag-McLaren AV30R, Rotel RSP-1066, Roksan Caspian). Krell Showcase is probably a bit out of reach. Things like the Meridian 861 and Lexicon MC-12 there's no point in even considering. Don't know how much Mcintosh gear costs. Power amps I'm a bit less knowledgeable about, although I know most of the above companies make them, and the Bryston 9B seems to be getting a good write-up around here. Are there any monoblocs that are cheap enough to use at that sort of level? In the short term I'm looking at a 5.1 system, although I haven't yet abandonded the idea of going to 7.1 in the future. I'm most interested in a system that is clear, precise, transparent, neutral. Not so interested in being blasted off the sofa with the volume.