Havent been on in awhile..realize you already went in the direction of the Bit-one.
While there are a few members here who are STRONGLY against the MS-8, its important to remember there are plenty who would HIGHLY recommend it.
Everyone is allowed their opinion..and experiences, systems, and tastes vary...different strokes for different folks...
For others in the future who may find this thread, I would suggest auditioning the MS-8 in person if possible, or at the very least research for yourself. There is an endless supply of threads on even more sites devoted to this topic alone...the provided link being just 1.
I, having used both the Bit one and MS-8, prefer the MS-8. The MS-8, in my system, did as much for my system as 6 months of tuning the Bit-one...and thats without the center channel which is where the MS-8 shines.
Sure, the bit one is an amazing processor...but for those of us who would rather enjoy their music rather then spend a year tuning, tweaking, and pulling out RTA's every weekend...well, the MS-8 is in a league of its own...imho.
And regarding sound quality, I would put my system up against anyones on this forum (in a Tacoma or otherwise) and not be embarrased.