I am putting a new 2 channel system together utilizing the Paradigm S8v3 speakers and Anthem Statement P2 amp. While I am open to different brands of solid state electronics, I was hoping to try and match a suitable 2 channel preamp with this Anthem Amp. I tried corresponding with Paradigm/Anthem via telephone and e-mail and came away empty handed. My A/V dealer does not specialize in 2 channel systems and they have been of little help. I want to investigate different brands of preamps prior to getting in my car and traveling to the various dealers. I am not interested in Anthem's AV pre-amp/processors as I do not need their video processing capabilities. I would like to achieve an open, articulate, non-colored sound. If there are any readers of this post that have direct experience with the Anthem P2 amp, I would like to receive your opinions as to which brands of 2 channel pre-amps I should consider.