i was hoping I could get some unvarnished advice. I own a Carver CT-17 preamp/tuner, a Carver TFM-35 amp., and a Carver AV-634 3/4 channel power amp. I have a Bose Accustimass 10 speaker system, and I really love the set up. I've owned them since they are new, and have been using them for about 13 years now.
Now I am finally buying a Plasma TV for that room, and I want to have the capability to install a digitgal media server/media center pc, and I want to be able to proceess all of today's digital formats as well as utilize the digital hook ups, i.e. HDMI, that my Carver equipment does not have.
I was thinking of buying a home theater preamp/processor, and hooking it up to the CT-17's "external processor" jacks on the rear panel. On the other hand, maybe I should just buy either a home theater tuner/preamp, like the Boston Acoustics AVP-7, or a home theater receiver, and sell the Carver CT-17.
I can't get an unvarnished opinion from the audio guys here locally, they just want to sell me something. What do you think? Thanks in advance for any thoughts you may have.