If you had a (partially) Linn-based system, would you chuck it out for the sake of unifying the system? Here's the problem: System Integrated amp - Linn Majik CD - Linn Mimik AV processor (add-on for 3 AV channels) - Yamaha DSP-8000 Speakers - Heybrook HB3 (floorstanding units -- these are now 20 years old and still going strong); Rega/B&W for centre/surround sound. Tuner - NAD What I want to do at some time in the next few months is bring the AV and music amplification under one roof as it were, putting it all in one, or at most two, boxes, and ditch the hybrid setup that I've got at the moment. It's been this way for three years since I added the Yamaha and I feel it's time for a change, not least because a key benefit would also be to achieve more visual harmony for domestic purposes. What I don't want to do is lose sound quality. Tough one without spending a small fortune (let's say up to £1,500), since the Linn gives (to my ears anyway) a great sound -- this is a system I've built up over the years through assiduous listening tests and I'm reluctant to mess with it. So what's not needed is a low-end box that's good for cinema but not music. Ideally, the answer would be a good quality amp with music pass-through and an AV processor & power amp, all in one or at most two boxes. Is this achievable within the budget? Stretch it a bit to £2k-- what then? Eg the Arcam A10 / A10P / DAVE combo -- how much would I lose, if anything, going in this direction? Other thoughts/ideas? TIA.