Omaura TF AMP
Chris M., of Omaura fame, sent word that they are about to release the TF AMP will be hitting the market soon :). From what we know so far, the specs are pretty dang good and could easily use your HTPC and this as a Pre/Pro replacement. This, of course, assumes we can get True HD and other lossless HD formats figured out. Here is a pic from the back and the specs.
Bang & Olufsen ICEPower Class D amplification
50 watts per channel
On-board Creative Audigy with USB connection
Optional audio inputs for PC-side audio processing