pre amp or integrated amp

i want my 2 chanel listening to be better i have an anthem avm20 and anthem mca20 and mca50 mostly used for home theater but now want to upgrade so i will have better 2 chanel listening i am using paradigm studio 100sv4 and AM U using a musical fidelity a3 cd player wondering if using a pre amp or integrated am would be better was thinking of modwright sel 9.0 or something with ht pass through so i could use the amps i already have any suggestions would be great have about 2000.00 to work with thanks
Looks like your headed in the right direction.

If you focus on the SEL 9.0 you have the flexibility to tweak your sound by upgrading the 5687 tubes. Then focus on better IC.
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