Welcome to the forums. Too bad about the WAF thing. Could you fill us in more on what is acceptable to her in the way of size and appearance and placement options for the speakers? Can the fronts be hidden behind an acoustically transparent screen or do you use a tv? Is your current avr acceptable to her? You shouldn't have too much of a problem keeping the amps out of sight but then that depends on the available space/furniture.
"I realize that somebody playing free music isn't as commercial as a hamburger stand. But is it because you can eat a hamburger and hold it in your hand and you can't do that with music? Is it too free to control?" - Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) discussing commercial success in the music biz