I am vey happy with the pre-amp in my Pioneer.
I'd be happy too with a Pioneer Elite SC 35 pre amp. the 1121vsx is not in the same class and my 9130 is in the middle of the 2. The flexability and increased soundstage of the UMC-1 over my 9130vsx (rebadged sc-01 or 03 cant remember off top of head) made me a happy camper running it off an old Carver a705 amp. JMO
RC-64 center, RF-35s fronts, RB-81s surrounds, Klipsch RT-10D Sub, Harmony one remote, Emotiva UMC-1Pre/Pro, Acurus A200FIVE Amp, Epson 8350 projector, 110 Da-Lite HP screen ,
2 Channel Set Up:
Squeezebox Duet, McIntosh C-26 pre amp McIntosh MC-250 Amp, Kyrocera PL-701 TT