Best multi-channel 5/7 power amp for Home Theater

I have a Onkyo Pro SC-885 pre processor and it sounds really good with my Parasound 2205A 5 channel power amp(220x5). The parasound is rather old and I would like to upgrade it....Any suggestions......

My 2 cents: Sunfire multi-channel amps. I used to own a seven channel driving 5 full range Paradigm speakers, biamping the fronts. It was a killer HT.

I now run my fronts with a Sunfire Signature 600-two. My center and surrounds are active monitors.
I love the Parasound that that you have, I don't really think you are going to get a huge leap forward with anything newer, unless you went way up in price. I think the 2205 sounds every bit as good as the A51 they make, and better than almost any multi channel amp I have heard. Amps have just not changed that much, unless you move to an ICE amp.

You could add a seperate front end amp for music and keep the Parasound for center/surround channels only??
I agree with MAC DADDY
Going with a XLR processor and digital amps cleans up the HT
In response to Somec59, one issue is my Onkyo pro is full XLR and the Parasound is only RCA. And I like Ericjcabrera's Idea of the Sunfire Signature power amp. I have heard alot of great things about it. I also like the two sound options for the speaker hook-ups. About the cleaning up issue, I am installing a new Synergistic Research QLS9 outlet strip tonight for my full Tesla set-up, Accelerator bi-wiring all around,4-T2's,T3,Precision AC and Quattro with 12 leads to the active sheilding. It replaced a PS Audio Quintescence. I will then cap it off with a S.R Powercell for conditioning. Maybe I will wait to hear the system with the QLS 9, then the Powercell and after re-evaluate the amp issue. Thx all for your suggestions, till next thread....

I'd consider the ATI AT2005/7 balanced amps or the ATI AT3005/7 if you need more power.
I'll second the Sunfire Signature power amp. It drives my center and rears for movies extremely well today, with tons of power to spare. Years ago, when I used it for my front speakers, the 2 different sound output options made bi-wiring my speakers a no-brainer and the sound was amazing for my investment. I've got all Synergistic wiring as well - you're in for a treat, especially if you add the Sunfire. I've had mine probably 4-5 years now and never had a problem - never gets hot(or even warm!!) and always dependable.
To Fplanner2000,

Do you have the 405x5???? Cuz I am running Paradigm Signature S1's(all gloss black), C1, ADP1's. They are getting 220x5 with the parasound. I do think 405rms is too much for 175-225 power handling. I do like movies and music very loud. Unless more power reserve is better....what do you think???? ALSO: Which S.R subwoofer cords are you running???? I need to upgrade mine......

Yes, I have the 405x5 into 8 ohms. More power in reserve is always better, especially in light of how you prefer to listen. This amp won't strain no matter how hard you drive it - it will also work with other speakers you may decide to get further down the line(power doubles into 4 ohms, for example).

I am using the Reference sub ICs for my sub - pretty impressive after a relatively short break-in period.