You have some very nice gear! At one point I thought of converting my two channel system into a 5.1 surround. Like yourself, all I would need is a preamp/processor and a 3 channel power amp. Already had a good subwoofer, center & surround speakers (all of the same brand). Unfortunately the preamp processor will not sound as good as a two channel preamp for music unless you intend on adding just a processor to the CJ PFR. What I wound up doing is buying a 6.1 Sony ES receiver which is used for movies only and leaving the two channel stereo for music. Both the two channel amp and Sony receiver share the two front speakers and either unit can be switched in by a high quality source selector, all the other surround & center speakers have a direct connection to the Sony receiver. This is just an alternative. For yourself I would at least keep the 3 front speakers the same brand. I don't know if CJ makes a 3 channel amp (it is usually preferable to try and keep the amps the same brand) but from what I understand the Thiels are power hungry speakers and require a alot of juice. The Krell could be an excellent choice.
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