thank you so much, guys!
just to clarify my understanding...
JL600 is a better amp than the stock. and MS-8 is an amp with DSP. Which one is a better option? Any difference in terms of difficulty of installation?
My goal is to get on par with HK in terms of sound quality not necessarily of surround support.
Technic - does your suggested setup sound better than HK?
Amp itself seems to be running $500-$700 so obviously this aftermarket option isn't as effective as the HK option cost of $950 :-( oh well!