Leafs, don't get me wrong. We have an Anthem CD player and a Sonic Frontiers preamp in our 2-channel system. Our CD player has been gone for 5 weeks now. When we first bought our preamp (brand new Line 3), it didn't work out of the box, so we fought and fought and finally after writing a letter to the president, we got some attention and it took over 6 weeks to get a new preamp. We love the gear, just not the service and support. I am learning that this may just be the most important factor to consider. I don’t know if this is typical, I can just tell you on two different occasions, almost 2 years apart, we had the same, slow, frustrating experience. Thank god for backup equipment!
Of course, amps are beasts and usually aren't so finicky and don’t require so much attention. Just wanting to share our experiences if this is also a criteria.
For HT, though, I feel that the ADCOM was made for this. Here’s a link http://www.adcom.com/main/gfa_7500.htm