Anthem AVM2 or AVM20. I've owned both and they have a very tube like presentation. I use mine primary for 2 channel music with an Aragon 8008BB and B&W 805n signitures.
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I had the Krell HTS and now have the HTS 7.1. To me, the original HTS sounds very similar to the Showcase. Side-by-side I had hard time telling them apart. I originally thought I would get the Showcase, but felt it wasn't an upgrade. The HTS 7.1 is a definite improvement for 2 channel listening. The only downside of the original is it doesn't have DP II which I think is nice improvement.
I also had an EAD processor. Great sound and build quality, but poor ergonomics. I believe with the new remotes it should be better. While I really like my Krell, I think the EAD is a great, musical processor.
I am not familar with your speakers or source. If they have a tendency to be bright or if you have an unforgiven room, I would go with the EAD over the Krell. The EAD is more forgiving to my ears. If you want a really dynamic setup I would favor the Krell.
I also recently tried the Classe SSP30. I thought it was nice set-up, but I prefered the sound and dynamics of the Krell HTS 7.1. Overall, I think you would be happy with either the Krell or EAD (especially if the EAD is easier to use now).