Hello fellow member, I really need your opinions and advice. I just bought a arcam p7 7 channel power amp (very powerful) and a pioneer sc-lx83 av receiver, my goal is to use the pioneer lx83 as the av pre amp for the arcam, this is because I have read that arcam are a lot more musical than pioneer and better for hifi plus the amp in the p7 will be a lot more powerful, but the pioneer is great for movies so I was hoping to get the best of both worlds, I have very good floor standing speakers that I want to get the best out of for music. If anyone think this will not work please let me know why not, I heard the arcam is very smooth which I like but also heard the pioneer isles forward, using the pioneer as the preamp and the arcam as the power amp which one of them would I get the characteristics in the music from? I am guessing the pre amp in the pioneer should be good as its a £2000 avr. One reason for this match up is that arcam seem to be way behind when it comes to features and I don't have the budget for the av888 which is still lacking in features. Please let me know what you think.