Ok, I have a set of AE Evo 3's and a Pioneer VSXD812 A/V amp that has a pre-out for the fornt speakers (this amp arrives on friday so I haven't heard it as yet). I imagine that the stereo reproduction of the Pioneer won't be as good as a specific Audio amp and it doesnt have a phono stage either. I could buy a seperate phono stage like the Musical Fidelity X-LP MM/Mc Phono amp for around £100 but think I'd just prefer a decent amp with a phono input. The Audiolab 8000A has a renowned phono stage but not sure of the power to drive the speakers so the pre/power pair 8000S/8000P would be a better choice but starting to get pricey! The Marantz PM7200 gets good reviews but I'm not sure of the phono stage on it. Does anyone have experience of this amp? Suggestions anyone? Oh, and around the £300 mark!