It can use the entire budget, I was looking at a pioneer 701 or 503, the 701 has d class amps. I know onkyo owns pioneer now, has there been a decline in quality? Denon is good stuff, so if pioneer doesn't stand up I think it would be the way to go. Theres 3600 for $750 or 4500 for 900, from here which of these would recommend? Thanks for the link to the amp, I might spend some cash and put it on my front speakers for listening to music. Seperate preamp and amp isnt out of the question either. I might get the best quality for my dollar that way.