I've just ordered a SVS PC-2000 Pro to replace my recently dead DefTech 800 sub based on guidance from the subwoofer forum section. I have DefTech Pro Monitor 800 speakers all around with a Pro Center 1000. I'd like to start upgrading some of the system slowly to include the front main 3 speakers, the receiver and my current Marantz UD7007 player since we just upgraded to a 65" Q80 4k TV.\n\nI'm thinking on the front three of something floor standing like Canton 596 or thereabouts, but started looking at various upgrades in the other categories I mentioned. Came across the Outlaw Audio 976 processor and 7 channel amp that look great from a price standpoint, but am wondering about amps these days. Its been 20 years nearly since I dabbled in higher end audio. At that time I had magnepan speakers and tube amps.\n\nSo, should I be looking at 7 channel amps? 5 channel and 2 channel? 4 channel and 3 channel? mono blocks? Etc? I'm not on unlimited budget as the current room doesn't justify it, but want whatever I buy to be good to go whenever we later upgrade houses one day (even if 10 years from now). Is the Outlaw 7 channel amp for under $1k a good start? Looking for some direction and want whatever it is to have balanced XLR connection for later connection to a processor.\n\nAlso, would making the amp the next upgrade be a poor choice given my speakers and the receiver would have to feed it for a while? My thoughts were that getting the amp next helped set me up for the 3 main speaker upgrade as the step after. Then I could come back with a processor upgrade later. (not factoring the player into the process as it will not necessarily be in the same upgrade order)\n\nThanks for any insight and hopefully may questions make sense.