It's official. I've become one of those "cat people" you hear about. And the picture to the left of this paragraph is absolute, incontrovertible proof of that fact.
I've been shopping around for a good 7.1 A/V receiver; I finally narrowed it down to a Sony, a Denon, and a Pioneer Elite unit. Each of them is fairly large--one is about 35 pounds, the other two are about 30 pounds each, and all three are about 7" high x 17" wide by 17"/18" deep.
I have just enough space in my A/V rack for the unit.
Problem is, Anna likes to sleep right where you see her curled up in that photo... and if I put the receiver there, she won't be able to get into her favorite early-evening sleeping space.
So it looks like I'm going to forego the amplifier and get by with my current, more limited, sound system unless/until Anna decides she'd rather sleep somewhere else.
Yep... one of those cat people...