I vote for anthem. They will pry my AVM20 from my cold dead hands. I use it mostly in 2 channel through the direct input using all balanced cables.
Thanks for the response so far.
I'd be particularly interested in opinions on the user interface and quality of these units as I find these aspects difficult to fully evaluate in the store. It's often only after living with a system for a while that the problems or limitations become apparent, or that a particularly useful feature is recognized as such. So, anybody who as used these have any comments along these lines?
Is there some user interface feature they are missing?
Is there something about the user interface you find especially useful?
How has the customer service been?
How has the reliability been?
I am late to this party, but I have owned a Rotel 1066, a B & K Ref 50 (had problems with brightness on audio), a Parasound Halo C2 (great unit, but not upgrading any time soon), and finally, and I mean finally the Anthem AVM30. I love the Anthem. No more switching out for me. They have upgrades coming in bunches, and the AVM20 is really the same unit. Wish I had bought one used.