Best multi channel amp and processor good for 2 channel listening.

Hi All,

I am new to this forum and have a few questions in reference to HT processors.  I am starting from scratch and switching from a Krell S-1000 and S-1500.  I sold the processor a few months back and I going to list here the amp.

I am currently considering the new Bryston 9B3 and the SP4 and decision was based on upgrade ability and warranty. The speakers for HT will be Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home and for 2 channel Verity Otello’s.  My second choice was Classe but I was informed that they have all sales on hold, this is concerning.  I have not listened to either, my choice is based on reviews and the Bryston dealer.  My decision was also based they are both good for two channel, I am not set on this but it will help the budget and space.  I am looking for a warm and good over all sound; some might say 3 dimensional sound, clarity is also a factor.  Actually, all I’ve read in reference to Classe fits the bill.  I would like a couple of other choices to include in my short list and opinions are welcome. The budget for the processor and amp is approx. 22k.  

Thanks to all.....
I am also interested in the T2.  I currently own the T1.  I'm wondering about the trade-off between the T1 and it's external linear power supply vs the T2 and it's internal switching power supply.  Just how much difference does the power supply make?  Also I know you can upgrade the external power supply in the T1 to the same one used on the X1.  Which would be a better upgrade to the T1....going to the T2 or upgrading the power supply on the T1?  I know these questions are impossible to answer until someone has done extensive comparison of the units but Id be curious to hear from folks who have an opportunity to make this comparison.
Bwguy and Randyhat, we have the T2 on order out of the first ten coming into the country. 

The guys from Lumin seem to think that the T2 outperforms the A1 which does have the outboard power supply. 

The Lumin engineers are out of broadcast engineering, they have stated that their included new SMPS is really superb and they have worked very hard to make it quiet. 

The T2 is supposed to sound absolutely amazing, we ordered our demo without hearing it. The X1 is absolutely extraordinary if the little T2 sounds even close it will shake up that segment of the market.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ Lumin dealers
I own electrostats in a 5.1 configuration.  The only speakers that I liked more were some sonus fabers.  I have a bryston sp2 and i keep an eye out for the right deal on an sp3 with the 4k board.  Its difficult to keep up with hdmi standards which is why for now Im just not.  I think the bryston sounds better than anything else ive heard except for the classe ssp800 which was similar but ive found classe unreliable over the years and they arent upgrading video boards at all.  If I had the budget Id strongly consider the bryston sp4 or the datasat ls10.  
Hi frostdot,

What Sonus Faber do you like? I have an old pair of Grand Piano’s and still love them. I recently heard the Verity’s and fell in love all over again but I am thinking of still keeping the Sonus Faber for my Home Theatre and the Verity Otello’s for 2 channel. 

I am seriously considering the SP3 or SP4 but not sure which one. I am not going beyond 7.1, so what do you think? Maybe the SP3 with 4K? Any suggestions on the 2 channel amp to pair with this?
I’ll add my 2 cents...

The AVM60, in my experience, has been a great piece.  I own a pretty complicated room correction piece for my 2-channel setup, DEQX PreMate, and would not recommend it to anyone that’s not super interested in the minutiae of room correction.  The AVM60, very, very different story.  You load an app on your phone, run it and your done.  The onscreen GUI is really intuitive and very responsive. I’ve had some pre’s that lag when pressing a button, almost making you think the batteries are dying.  Updating the firmware, super easy, you plug an Ethernet cable in the back and navigate to the upgrade screen in the GUI.  All in all, I’ve had a very positive experience with it.  Not complicated, at all, very simplified.

I do not use it for HT bypass, as my 2-channel is entirely separated, so I can’t comment on that.