Options for simple 5.1 home theater amp
Hello, I have a several home theater A/V sources that I switch with a 4x2 HDMI switch, which also provides spdif output. Currently I simply use that output as the single input to an ancient 7.1 receiver (Sony STR-DG820). I'd like to replace that receiver with an amplifier (or receiver) which supports 5.1, volume control, similar power output, and a trigger to turn it on/off with automation. I don't use the other receiver functions, is is only an audio amplifier. A smaller size would be a plus.
I have searched a bit but haven't found a simple solution other than another big AV receiver with a lot of features I won't use. Any ideas on if there is a device that provides this functionality?