I want to setup a 6.1 system with a pair of floorstanding speakers as front LR channels so that I may listen to music also. I intend to buy Mission M34 or M74, any advice?
For AVR, should I choose Onkyo TX-SR601/701 or Yamaha RX-V1400?
I have actually had better luck driving Mission speakers with a Denon receiver, than either the Onkyo or the Yamaha. Look at the Denon 2803, which I think is an excellent receiver at this price level, and a superb match for the Mission speakers you are considering.