Best AV Processor for 2 channel

I am looking at moving to a theatre from my two channel. I have a Linn Kontrol and Linn Klimaxes now and am looking to trade out the Kontrol for an AV Preamp. Is there any processor that will come close to the sound of a Kontrol or other high end 2 channel preamps for stereo listening?
Here is an example, I am running a Threshold T 2 analog
pre-amp for my 2 channel duty. I am running my Cal Audio
SSP 2500 with a set of 2 RCAs plugged into the front left
and right outputs of the Cal SSP to the HL4 input of the Threshold T2. The T2 when the volume is set to -18 is at
unity gain or HT pass through on some preamps. I then have my surround cables hooked up to the Cal directly and the
digital signal from the dvd player plugs into the Cal. If
playing 2channel SACD, it would be plugged into the T2 as
would CD playback using analog.

I agree with the post above that your better off keeping
your 2 channel pre but I would not use a cheap AV pro through it for HT. You can have the best of both worlds by using a very good 2channel pre and a very good SSP instead
of a cheap AV pro.

Hope this brief explanation helps

I have looked into this, too, and three choices that keep coming up are:

EAD Theatermaster 8800 Pro
Krell HTS 7.1
Theta Casablanca III

I really love the sound of Theta gear, but that darn Casablanca III is just far too complex for my desires. If they ever do update the Casanova, that would be another issue. But, as it stands, I'm still trying to decide between the EAD and the Krell. I am not in a huge hurry, though, as my current Rotel RSP-1066 doesn't seem to get in the way (I am using the analog multi-channel input pass through).

I've got Klimaxes as well and a Unidisk 2.1. Just upgraded from a Levinson 380S to Linn Kinos system controller. Stunning improvement. Kinos has one set of main outs so if you use a sub for stereo as well you need to run the interconnects that feed the sub through the line outs of the Klimaxes and defeat the sub on the Kinos set up menu.
Forget trying to find the perfect "ultra expensive" pre/pro for music/movies, and use a good 2 channel pre, and "loop in" a pre/pro for movies!(otherwise receiver, questionable.)
I'm trying to figure out your explanation of how you hook things up in order to use an analog preamp for home theater. How many outputs does your Cal Audio cd player have? I have a Cal Audio Icon that I would like to use.