Congratulations! What does it sound like? What are the strengths and weaknesses of your "new" sound? That might give you some ideas about where to go next.
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To be honest Judy426.... Anyone that has nothing better to do than sit around and criticize others choices has my "deepest sympathy". I've seen your posts elsewhere and in general you come across as a very negative person. With that said I hope your day gets better (<:
As for strengths and weaknesses Arni... They sound like they could use a little more juice in general. I would like a little more thickness that I think will come with "cleaner" power, floor standing fronts, and a better reader (i.e. cd player)... My staging sounds great with very crisp highs and smooth lows... In short I love it, I just know there's more to be had...
Thanks for the "sound" advice,
Forget what Judy426 says. Execelent choice. krell_man is correct that Musical Fidelity is an execelent match for B&W speakers. That said I searched the classifieds for an MF A308CR Integrated with a HT bypass which I think would be a nice starting point. Unfortunitally I didn't find one but they do show up occasionally. This integrated also has pre out's for connecting to your sub.
As for a CDP I don't have a recomendation. I run a Transport and a DAC as that is my prefered option right now.
Good Luck in your search.
I'm in the same boat but from a different perspective. I already have a 5.1 system. Not being able to have two separate systems I want to build upon my current rig for 2 channel performance. My first step was dealing with my source and I think you should do the same.
Adding a 2 channel pre-amp or as Artizen65 suggested an intergrated with HT bypass will increase your music playback. A couple of intergrated's with HT bypass Plinius 9100,Krell 300xi, Sim Audio Moon I-3. I'm sure there are more but those are off the top of my head. All this would work if you sony reciever has pre-outs.
Well good luck and keep us posted on your journey.