I plan on posting a video tomorrow of the unit in action.
I played uncompressed .wav files though the unit and it sounds simply amazing.
Remember that the speakers are old Creative FourPointSurrounds that I've had since 2002, so it could always be better. My original plan was to shoehorn my Rotel RC-931 integrated amplifier along with my Acoustic Energy speakers into the unit.
I took the path of least resistance in order to get the unit up and running. More mods will follow.