Have a question on perceived merits of using RX-A2000 as pre-pro vs RX-V663 as pre-pro:
I have a RX-V663 using pre-amp outs. Front L/R going to an Audiosource Amp300 (150W/ch, 8 ohms; 235W/ch, 4 ohms) driving 4ohm Paradigm 11SE Mk II's.
Center and rear surrounds being driven by a Rotel RB 976. Center channel in bridged mode, 150W/ch (8 ohms) driving 8ohm Paradigm CC370v3 and rear surrounds also in 150W/ch (8 ohms) driving 8ohm Infinity RS3's.
I have an opportunity to pick up a RX-A2000 for under $1000.
I'm pretty sure I'd be better off using my external amps versus the built-in RX-A2000 amps (correct me if I'm wrong), but do you all think it'd be a significant step up using the RX-A2000 as my prepro vs the RX-V663? I'm thinking there are probably better ways to spend $1000 (on A/V) than doing this upgrade.