I need a low cost (>$500)
Originally Posted by Denophile /forum/post/18255323
I have one of the HK's (3485) and can strongly recommend it. However, one thing to consider is that many of the 2 ch receivers do NOT have digital inputs so you are resigned to analog connectivity unless you have or are purchasing a dac.
since you already have an amp you might look into some of the preamps by parasound (p3 or 2100) or vincent (sa 31) (check out audioadvisor.com). I think emotiva may also make an affordable 2 ch pre. you can also get used adcom and carver pre's on audiogon for not too much. honestly if it were me id probably go for a parasound halo p3 refurb/used. the vincent is a hybrid which could be interesting too. there are many many options to be sure!