I'd go with a good receiver and an outboard 2 channel amp for front L/R. Pioneer, Onkyo (watch out for HDMI board failure), Denon, Yamaha, Sony, make excellent mid-range AVR receivers ($1,000-2,000).

I had an Onkyo 1003 and replaced it with a Pioneer 9.2 receiver with a gaggle of SABRE ESS 32 DACS. I use an Integra M504 2 channel (big power meters) for front L/R (Thiel CS 3.6s) center VP180.

Sound quality is ridiculously good.

Last edited by 2x6spds; 10/19/16 06:21 AM.

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