Classe's superb flagship preamp processor is a 10 channel piece with many digital inputs, HDMI in/out, component video in/outputs, triggers, IR ports and single ended (RCA) as well as balanced analog inputs for all channels! It would be hard to imagine a more versatile preamp than this and of course, this is still a current model! Check out the reviews and specs-- you will see this is an extremely highly regarded piece whether you use it for multi channel theater or for two channel playback. It doesn't get much better than this! Conservatively rated an 8 but closer to a 9 (I could not find a defect!) . Paypal will add 3%. Check out my feedback and buy with confidence!