I don't really have much knowledge in things AV only the sound i'm chasing
i liked the sound of the Hegel vs a Mac 275
so i got a second hand Hegel H360
but i use my 2's as a music only system
so i can't comment on how they would be in a ht setup.
i know the Hegel has a HT bypass
so maybe if you can get a listen
people bag the Hegels cause they are made in China, but that wasn't a big issue for me.
I use a peachtree nova I my HT setup (in bypass mode) to drive some aria 926's and love that for movies and games
but its a bit under powered for the 2's