Originally bought system in 98. Had Proceed amps, processor and transport with Transparent cables and B&W Nautilus speakers in a 5.1 config. The transport died and I replaced it with an Oppo 105, then the main amp puked and I replaced it with a Classe 2-channel, the 3-channel Proceed bit it about 9 months ago and I picked up an Emotiva gen3. Now me thinks the AV Processor is on its way out too; poor vocal audio and clipping the sub when playing video audio (not discreet music though). So ... any suggestions for a replacement AV processor that is also very good at music? I want to stay in the $2500 range, but will move a little if needed. I am staying 5.1 for now, but might add more speakers later (maybe 7.1 or 7.2). Primary use is watching movies, but like to put on a CD or album once in awhile, and things tend to get loud at that point. Have been looking at Anthem, Emotiva, and Marantz, but there are so many contestants out there I was hoping for ideas. New unit MUST have balanced outputs for at least the mains and center.