I know we're not talking in the $$$$ range here as both sell presently between $300 and $350 on Amazon. They were chosen in part by their cost, I have owned both brands before (HK being my first in early 70s), and that they possess digital inputs which many lesser amps and receivers (other than 7 channel AV) do not have.
I intend on running audio from my 2011 MacBook Pro via USB and an HRT Musicstreamer II into one of the analog inputs with possibly an Apple Tv with SP/DIF output and maybe my Bluray player.
Now, if I do use the HRT which outputs via RCA jacks for my highest quality audio, are there any better sounding amps or receivers around these prices? What about NAD, Yamaha, Denon, etc? I really dont care to do an A/V receiver with 4 to 6 channels I'll never use, just something 2 channel that will do justice to my lossless music and the HRT MusicStreamer.