The amps,fer'sure. These Marantz jobs are fine for HT. At your budget there are dozens of amps that will "make" more music;thus making you more happy.
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Ditch the Marantz for an Audio Van Alstine stereo amp. Look here:
Absolutely can't be beat for the money. The FET Valve 350Ex will knock your socks off for $1750. Here's the info:
A high quality amp - the choice is really yours :-) - will certainly improve your system MUCH more than a transport change. I'm not saying all transports sound alike, but you've got a decent one and your amps aren't really up to snuff.