My Pioneer Elite AVR is coming up on 10 years and just thinking about possible replacements. I was first thinking about going with a separate processor as oppose to an AVR but not sure if it is worth the bang for the buck. I am interested in DIRAC room correction as well as 7.2.4. I have a minidsp 2X4 HD as well so the dual parallel subouts isn't an issue for me. \n\nInterested in something like the Arcam 860.. the NAD is also nice but little pricy. Actually, very pricy. $3000 or under would be nice. The Anthem AVM 60 is also interesting. \n\nOr should I just get a high end AVR...with 11 channels?