The more time I spend with my system the more I am thinking of having a separate ht and 2 channel rig.
To me ht is a no brainer, book shelf speakers handle dialoge well and a sub for rumble. No real need for monster speakers or monster power. I'm sure some will disagree but I'm usually sleeping by my second Belvedere and tonic anyway so ht is usually bed time music anyway :)
Music is a little tougher. I don't really like book shelfs and a sub, I prefer floor standers, I like the full sound without the deep boomy bass and I think they tend too sound better throughout the room where as book shelfs only sound good when you are seated and centered in front of them.
So at this point I am thinking rather than spend 2k on a pro/amp combo to try and make my ht sound better for music I could buy another pair of bookshelfs for fronts to replace my rti 10's and keep my underpowered reciever. Have that as my ht setup in a dedicated room and get a 2 channel rig for music in the main room of my house.
Seems like less of a comprimise, any thoughts?
I'm not in a rush, just kicking ideas around. I'm not really planning on making a move til fall.