Most of the higher-priced AVRs offer 11 or more channels of processing. In fact, the units that offer fewer channels of processing tend to have cheaper DACs and less power. I have a large library of motion pictures, and the audio tracks for the vast majority of them are in mono, stereo, or 5.1. Thus, I cannot see much need for 15 channels of processing just to get the best sound quality that the company offers. In fact, I’d be perfectly happy with a high quality 2-channel integrated amplifier, preferably one that offers independently controlled subwoofer outputs. The NAD M33 has an ARC/eARC input, so it seems to be a contender. McIntosh’s DAC2 module offers an ARC input. Any advice? Thanks.