Good post P mmk! By coincidence, I auditioned the CAL CL-15 and hooked it up directly to the Audio Research. It sounded very, very good. But, there were 2 problems: 1) It was 2 and half times the cost of the Rotel, and 2) I would have practically given up the flexibility of using the 100.2 and the B&W's in the HT setup. My dealer described a complex (for me that is) way integrating everything together, but it would have involved additional external components like a Niles switcher or the like that may have nullified the benefit of the CL-15. So, for ease of operation and cost considerations, I opted for the Rotel. And hey, the Rotel is no slouch! It held its own fairly well in direct comparison to the CAL. My HT amp is an older and not too spectacular 5 channel Adcom GFA-6000. How do you (or do you?)incorporate your main speakers into you HT set up?