Are you planning to use your Avalon Times driven by your JE amps as front mains in your HT setup?
If so, I would suggest looking for a nice stereo preamp that has a HT processor throughput (many good ones do), and using a HT receiver for your surrounds and sub HT needs.
When I was doing this, I found this MUCH more satisfactory then any SSP that I tried. I never found any SSP to sound musical on two channel stereo music, not even "high end" brands like Classe, Mark Levinson, Krell.
For me, the best sound in stereo was achieved using a stereo preamp for 2 channel audio purposes, then just adding a HT Receiver accessed through the stereo preamp HT Processor loop.