Thanks in advance for any help.
New memberUsername: Edison
Post Number: 316
This place has better prices - http://www.vertigoonline.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?
AMBS667 - front
AVCCS - center
AMMS - back
AES - sub
For less than $700, you can get this complete surround.
New memberUsername: Hawk
Post Number: 61
Excellent receiver. I first heard one about a year ago shortly after I bought my Denon and I was looking for new speakers. Suffice to say the 742 embarrasses my 3803, leaving me with a severe case of buyers remorse.
I know of some speakers that are a killer with that receiver. Check out the NHT SB-3s and the NHT SC-1 center speaker. Now, the SB-3s have an MSRP of $300 each as does the SC-1, which is $900, but I priced them at Kief's (www.kiefs.com) for $235 each, which would come to $705 for the front three speakers. The sound is quite good as the SB-3s were so good they are now the reference bookshelf speaker for Stereophile magazine.
If that is a bit too much, then I highly recommend the Ascend Acoustics CM-170s. Excellent speakers, winner of many awards from a number of publications over the past couple of years. Check them out at www.ascendacoustics.com. They are priced at $328/pair, but as they are available directly from the manufacturer, they would go for twice or three times that if sold through dealers. Also won a small speaker shootout held by the delightfully crazy people over on the AVforum over a number of other good internet sales speakers (like Axiom). Match a pair of the CM-170s with a CM-340 center speaker and it will cost less than $550 for the front three speakers.
Anyways, those are two excellent choices for that superb receiver you have. Check them out.