I'm (still) looking at getting rid of my slightly aged Denon KAVC-A1SE and going processor and power amp. I love the idea of the Marantz AV8801, but I have no real need for all the features. I am 5.1, single zone, plain Jane and can't see that every changing due to the shape of my room and the love of big floorstanders. So what pre/pro gives me best value for sound quality, is it still the AV8801? I'm about 70% music / 30% movies, from a money point of view I guess I am looking at up to about £2500, basically want the new HD sound formats and good bass / sound management.