I started out with HT and slowly grew to two channel being seperate from HT. From A&Bing a number or AVR’s it became obvious to me that many well made two channel gear is just flat better at doing what it was designed for than the compromises of keeping both the same system. My HT is 5.1.4 Marantz SR6011 as a preamp and outlaw audio 755 amp for LCR & surrounds. Surrounds and Center are all NOLA or Alon speakers and L/R are Triad silver. Two channel currently is Rogue persius Atlas tube preamp, Jolida JD1000RC amp. Same source into the Marantz using (temporarily) same mains L/R showed the truth that it cant compare to the dedicated two channel sound. Then again the two channel system would be boring for HT.