Im looking to buy surround amp but do not need the amplification for the front 2 speakers which I will use my Audiolab amp. So the stand alone music side Im not bothered about. I would have gone for the Sony which I heard had a DAB tuner but this was proved to be a false report so does open the choice up more. I do want the amp to have Pro Logic IIx and preferably 7 channels output. So which of the 2 would you say was the better or is there any other I should be looking at?