REDUCED TO $1350. Excellent condition Anthem AVM20 THX ULTRA2 with latest V2.21 firmware. One of the very few I could live with for music as well as movies. Excellent sound and incredible flexibility. Truly a great pre/pro. Black in colour. Might trade for a pre/pro I haven't had before. Can add cash. Universally well reviewed and supports every decoding format possible and has a very transparent analogue direct. Advanced bass management with notch filter. Can't touch this quality for $1400. Burr Brown Opamps, full 24/192 DACS and short signal paths contribute to the excellent sound quality of the AVM20. AnthemLogic-Music and AnthemLogic-Cinema modes, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete, and THX Ultra2/THX Surround EX with four optional modes. The AVM 20 v.2.0 offers a unique list of THX audio setup options that give its THX processing an unusual set of adjustments. These include back surround speaker delay fine-tuning for 7.1 setups and Boundary Gain Compensation, in addition to a full list of bass-management capabilities with the ability to tailor crossover-frequency settings independently for each speaker group (fronts/rears/surrounds/center/subwoofer) in 5Hz increments. Anthem has managed to take a great product and improve it -- as promised and under budget (the projected price for the AVM 20 v2.0 was $3500). The new preamp/processor/tuner retains everything that was promising about the original while improving the few areas that users even mildly objected to -- that's impressive. If you aspire to an excellent home-theater system that could satisfy picky audiophiles as well as hard-core cineastes, the Anthem AVM 20 v2.0 should leap to the head of your must-audition list. Or maybe you should just take the plunge and take one home -- it really is that sure a thing.