Hi folks, my first post so please be gentle ! I'm interested in upgrading from my 9 year old all-in-one Sony hi-fi to separates, comprising amplifier, tuner and CD player (oh, and speakers). I don't want to go overboard cost-wise though, so I'm looking nearer the budget end of the market. I've recently swooped for an iRiver mp3 player, so my main requirement for the amp is to have optical in and out (hear that, iPod fans?!!). Beyond that, I'm not too fussed and to be honest don't know what to look for beyond power output. If I can get an amp with built-in tuner then that would be ideal. I'd prefer to see how I get on without the CD player (given the mp3 factor) and then perhaps decide to get a CD player at a later date. So I guess I'm just looking for advice at this stage. Can anyone recommend particular brands, models or shops to go to for what I want? Anything I should steer clear of? Is what I suggest the right way to go at all?! Thanks for any help you can offer Richard.