I have come to the conclusion that for me, neutrality throughout my system is not desirable for music. To improve things on this front I can do one of two things. Either change my power amp or preamp for one that colours the sound nicely. I have a feeling that a tube preamp would be perfect. I'm considering selling my Parasound and replacing it with a Primare but I feel that will mean movies will suffer as I don't feel the need to colour that sound in a similar way. This leads to a preference for a preamp, although I then have the problem of connecting both the stereo preamp and my receiver up to the same front speakers. If anyone has suggestions (say under £700 for stereo preamp or power amp) for this, it would be appreciated.