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Stephenbr -- I replaced an Anthem D2V with an AP20... in my system, the AP20 sounds fabulous, far more alive than the Anthem. Bass management has not been installed yet, and I really don't think it is an issue! I am also running a 7.2 system (actually 7.3, as I also have shakers installed on my chairs) and the bass is very tight and integrates perfectly with the rest of the speakers.
I am not running Dirac yet as my mic pre-amp was being goofy and had to be repaired -- I just have not had the time to mess with it.
Finally, the AP20 does not calculate delays automatically like most other units. You need to input the delay you want for each channel at 1ms/ft distance from the sweet spot. Not a big deal, really.
The AP20 is a great piece, but is a far ways from plug-and-play. The set-up process can be laborious primarily because of a manual that is written for audio professionals and assumes that the installer knows what to do. Hopefully the new RS20i manual will fill in the blanks that the AP20 manual has.