I just registered to this site but have been lurking for some time. Great site by the way. I have a pair of Ascent I's, cinema center and some cheap surrounds for now. I am using a B&K reference 50 with a Sunfire cinema grand signature 425X5 I believe. My cd and dvd player is a Pioneer dV59. I am looking to improve my 2 channel but dont know where to start. I find the sound to be a little harsh. I have been reading that a preamp would be the place to start but maybe I should change the amp or even try an integrated. Then I have read that a good cd player will do wonders. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.