Hi all, I have had an integrated receiver (pioneer VSX-D1011) for approx 12 months now, but have never been happy with its audio (2 channel) performance. I decided last week to bypass the amplifier stages in all but two channels (surround back) and allow a Rotel RMB 1075 5 channel amp to take the strain. I am very impressed with the results, both in 2 channel and full 6.1 soundtracks. My question is, how would this setup compare to me replacing the Pioneer VSX-D1011 with a dedicated processor? I cannot help but feel that the Pioneer will not perform as well as a dedicated separate processor. I am also using the Pioneer DVD-656A to play DVD audio / SACD and CDs, could this also be a limitation when playing back CD 2 channel sources. Would a dedicated CD player improve the situation by say getting a NAD C521 to cope with CDs? Many Thanks.