My Logitech Z-5500's are beginning to crap out ... Pretty sure I lost rear channels completely.
I want to get a preamp/processor and a decent sized amplifier for 5.1 or 7.1. I already have a 12" Eclipse sw5200 ready to build with a 500w amp to go with it. Will likely build custom speakers from one of the Parts Express projects page.
Not really sure of a budget to go with, since this will be my first real home audio system. Nothing cheap, but nothing too expensive. As many inputs as possible, tons of functionality, and can't go wrong with power overhead.
Actually, just naming a few companies would be really helpful. Is looking for <$1000 for both asking too much?