This world of audio is overwhelming! I've been reading a ton on this forum and elsewhere about integrated receivers but it got me thinking do I really need an integrated? I don't plan on using any onboard phono because I already have a phono preamp or any onboard DAC as I would use the Bluesound Node 2i for all digital audio. I like the idea of separates because it allows me to upgrade individual components rather than the entire receiver. I could add a headphone amp in the future, upgrade my phono pre amp etc. As far as a power amp I've read good things about the Emotiva BasX A-300 plus it's budget friendly at $399 (Guttenberg gave it high praise) - 150 Watts per channel class A/B. That would give me about $700 or less for the preamp. I want something that would allow me to hook up my subwoofer. I was looking at the Schiit Saga S & the Saga + but I don't see how I could hookup my sub with it. I am missing something? The RR2160 looks like a great package but considering I already have a phono preamp and a solid budget streamer/DAC wouldn't I be better of buying a power amp and preamp? If do got the separate route I do have a bunch of questions like how the hell you hook it up lol! But one step at a time.