I purchased and Integra DHC 9.9 for home use. Just after I purchased it my receiver blew up. Do you have a recommendation in an AMP or receiver or etc.? I am now limited to around 600.00 to purchase the item.
From my experience, Bryston works quite well with Onkyo but that's my taste. I guess you're looking for a 5 ch amp or are you thinking of a three channel and something lesser for the rears or is it 7ch? What have you got for a sub running?
Not 5 ch Stu but like I did, 3B's can be found for $400 o $500. However, since it's just a processer you are going to need something for the other channels. You may be better building in stages. Your pre is very good and I would not go blemishing it with cheap amps. Start with the front 2 or 3 channels.
I bought a new NAD T973 for $800 off of E-Bay about a year ago. A little more than you were looking to spend but I think it was a great deal. I have seen some used and a few new NAD amps (T955 and T973) for pretty good prices. I recently saw a new 955 for $800 obo on Audiogon I believe. I suppose you could look at Emotiva as well...