I would think the trends would not cut it with ht. Get a used emotiva 5-channel amp. Or a new Emotiva UPA-5 for $549. Very powerful and their stuff very well reviewed.
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Thanks for the tip on Emotiva. Looks promising from what I'm reading. Not sure why the Trends wouldn't work for HT. It plays plenty loud enough for me with stereo music. But I'm definitely up for trying something like the Emotiva XPA-5 and seeing how it compares against the Trends with music. That's my highest criterion. My standards for HT are not very high (yet, heh). The room is small -- not very deep at least, maybe 15' or less -- so don't need a lot of power and don't care a lot about slam.