Yes, I did and would not go back. I have a Rogue Super-Magnum 99 with a by-pass switch built in. My home theater receiver is a run of the mill Yamaha. Don't care about movies like I do music. System works great.
So, Joseph, you've gotten to replies that don't really apply directly. You do not have a run of the mill processor and do you really want the coloration (aka warmth) HED seeks? It seems to me that Theo and Bill have provided the answer, but if you know what another notch might be, you could try the Parasound pre Kal Rubinson seems so enamored with. It costs only a couple of $K to experiment.