Valid point regarding room correction, Kal. I'll search the forums to find out how to go about that - based on your experience, where does that slot into the mix in terms of priority?
Valid point, again, on active/passive, I think. Just showing my inexperience/ignorance on the topic. So what you are saying, is that the cinema 11a, which has received solid reviews as a 2 channle pre/pro in a passive system, would be equally adept in an active set-up. Sounds like common sense to me, thanks. So then one of my main determinants is balanced connections.
Next question, what is the downside to going with an older pre/pro with balanced outs but with no HDMI. Any downsides to connecting the projector directly to my player?