I am getting a pair of Athena F2.2 floor speakers and now need a reciever. It will be used 90% for music, however the idea of a sub pre-out is attractive to me, as is the idea of possible addition of a center channel (tho not important). My question: From a 2.0 stereo mode in a medium sized room, would an analog stereo reciever with slightly more power sound any different than a less powerful digital surround sound reciever? Also: I was looking at the HK3380 which has a sub output giving me the ability to do a 2.1 system- is this bass management system anygood, or would i want to use a HT reciever with a digital input when using a sub. Thanks for all help.