who recommended ML, & krell, I know u mean well but it probably just won't work. Cause that means Sarah will have to get a processor just to run the krell. Plus Sarah does not want the ML cause she does not want to be like prager, or Kevin & his Klipsch system am I right, Sarah?
Sarah, have u heard the denon with the b&w in person? If that is what u have settled on, I'd recommend getting the denon as a factory refurb for $649 shipped. Still comes with 1 yr factory warranty (vs 3 yr as brand new) & save u some money. Use that saved money & put more into a more formidable sub.
If you have not not settled on the denon, then I'd recommend you give a listen to anthem receivers. And depend on whether or not u like a feature laden receiver like a denon which has a lot of Internet features, or if you're going to maximize audio performance. If you're really wanting some good sounds, then I'd say find an anthem dealer & audition it. I think no matter what you end up with, you will be pretty happy. Enjoy your system!