Kano is right as he has been all day today. I have a long time Klipsch dealer who has also sold Denon and Elite receivers and I have heard both combos many times over the years and the Elite's are a far better match with the bright Klipsch. Check out dynaco.com for very good Elite prices and I suggest you look at the vsx-54. It would be perfect for your budget and your speakers. Also check out Pioneer's website. pioneerelectronics.com I think. The Marantz receivers would also be fine but for Klipsch I don't think there is a better match than Elite's and I say this from many years of hearing them together, not because I personally like the Elite lin so much. As in sports it all comes down to match ups.