Will have a Onkyo 9 channel amp I think circa 2012, soon, like within a week or so. With what should I pair it with, a denon 3600h, marantz 7705, etc. the choices have me confused but excited too. Pairing with a JBL THX system from 1996. And some jbl control1 for the atmos height speakers. Will eventually get another pair of speakers for rear surround. But for now 5.2.4 is what I have. And yes will get another amp to flush it all out. BUDGET: 1600~ max. Less is good too. More might be possible and not afraid of refurb\/renewed from amazon or something along those lines. Help?!?\n\nOh currently have a Onkyo 787. No preamp outs so with out a upgrade that 9 channel amp is pretty worth less. LOL. Oh and edit: I also have a Dayton subwoofer amp for the two JBL subs that came with the JBL THX, system.\n\nAnd thanks.