There is always compromise in a dual-purpose system, however it has several economic and convenience advantages, which is why I do it. First off, I would get a sub, which is critical for home theatre, and pretty important for 2-channel. Rel works great for me, as you can connect a sub out for HT, and straight from your 2-channel amp for music. It'll play both simultaneously if you want, and sounds terrific. I definitely would get a center channel speaker as well. In 5.1, the center handles a majority of the signal. You can futz with connecting multiple inputs to the 804's, but an easier solution might be to get a stereo preamp with a HT pass-thru. This is how I set mine up. Good luck.
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