John- Don't discount the sonics of the B&K tuner/pre/proc units. Obviously, you won't be using the HT processor in your application, but even the older AVP-1030, or newer Ref 10/20 units produce amazing stereo quality at the price (far better than their amps I've found). I found the B&K to be preferable to all of the other units mentioned above. Just MHO. Goodluck.