I don't have my avr 7200. I recently bought the avr 630 and when I added the anthem amp, the sounds quality did improve. The hights and mids especially did had more debth & fullness. I've since decided to exchange the 630 for the 7200 so as you wrote, I may not need the amp. Right now, I'm doing some research in case I still find the amp beneficial.
while it's frustrating to think of bypassing the hk when using an outboard amp, i'd still want the 7200 for the build quality- and the added power for the remaining channels )i'd be using a 2 channel amp, just for stereo) besides, right now with the closeout price for the 7200, it's a great investment. after i receive my 7200 and audition the amp again, i'll post the findings.
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