I had a Q Acoustics Q7000i 5.1 setup which was perfect for my previous mid terraced house with the subject line AVR. I moved to a detached house and as we were gutting downstairs and going open plan i ran 4 sets of speaker cables and put a pair of MA CT165s for a 5.1.2 set up. I also swapped out the QA LCR with MA Bronze BX6 and a Bronze Centre. I managed to find a couple of bargains on Richer Sounds and bought a CT165 for £2.99 and a CT265 for £8.99 plus delivery and 6 year guarantee. this was just an impulse by but also as they are discontinued i now have the same size holes in the ceiling with matching grills to keep the other half happy. I'm now at a loss as to what would be the most cost effective upgrade to 7.1.4 or 7.2.4. The AVR which is still good for my current needs doesn't have pre-outs so i can't add an external app to drive additional channels. What are my choices here? a 9 channel AVR with an external amp to drive LR, pull 11 channel AMP (not cheap) or Processor with Power Amp. Bear in mind that my set up is modest and i'm not looking to upgrade until nearer the end of this year money allowing.