HT Receivers are designed for digital sound with music an afterthought. If music is 80%, then get a receiver or integrated amp made for music and then add a separate digital decoder. If you do not care about the new Dolby Digital, DTS, etc (HT only 20%) and can live with the older but still fine Dolby Pro-logic you can pick up an older used decoder pretty cheap. I am more like 95% music and 5% movies. I am very happy listening to movies on 2 channels. You could skip the HT and spend the whole $800 on a musical amp/receiver. If you want to stick with receivers check out NAD, Rotel, Onkyo.
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