I have a Pioneer VSX2011, Hitachi pd5000. Momitsu (soon to be), Roksan Cas CD, pioner DVD656, and Front Acoustic Energy Speakers/Dali Subs/ Missions Rear, surr backs and Centre, qed silver anni cables, cabletalk monitor 3 interconnects. I am not happy with the stereo performance from my pioneer. So..... 1. I was thinking about adding a power amp to the preouts for the front channel? Not sure of the improvement if any as the having the pioneer as a pre-amp would be counter productive. 2. Then a was thinking about getting the really good stereo integrated amp ( Roksan caspian, Arcam, Rotel, Musical Fidelity or Quad) and connect my cd player to it and it the the preoouts of the receiver. Do this i will lose out on the subwoofer whilst in cd/stereo mode, but i will be able to biamp using speaker a and b terminals, stereo int amp depending. 3. Or just create a whole new separate stereo system. So whats it generally the best way to improve the stereo amplication from your receiver without having to undergo a massive overhaul. I like option two the best.