May well be a stupid question but here goes.... I'm looking to replace my integrated amp (Arcam A85) with a pre/power combination with a view later to move to multi-channel music and movies. Initial thoughts were the C30 or C31 and either a P35 or a pair of P1s. What about however an AV8 with the P35 or P1s as this smoothes the way for later multi-channel stuff. Will I lose anything using the AV8 in stereo mode only for a while over the C30/C31? OK there's the additional cost which is significant and I'll not be using most of the functionality of the pre but in terms of stereo quality and future positioning? Your views appreciated.