Love the lively discussion and good options. I have been pleased with Carvers CT-17, TFM-25, and Polk LS-90s. Great crisp loud music with a punch - is that the slew rate? I have plenty of equipment in my house and hate to throw things away - especially electronics. I think buying a replacement for $40 is a good option me. That will solve the issue of walking 10 feet to hit the mute button when a phone call comes in.
Oh yeah, the TFM-25 and SD/A-360 have issues
, more on that later.
By the way, I do have a Lexicon pre-amp looking for a trash can.
Carver CT17, TFM-25, TFM-15, SD/A-360
Polk LS 90
Rotel AV Processor, AMP, Pioneer Tuner, etc....