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Damn, that's a hefty receiver to put with a $300-$500 speaker budget. You haven't bought the thing yet, have you? I'd reroute some of the receiver funds to the speakers and get something like a TX-SR606 (or 706 if you need the preouts) and get a couple hundred more for nicer speakers (that'll have a bigger impact on your sound than an uber-receiver will.) Don't get me wrong, the 906 and 876 are nice, nice receivers, but it would make sense if your speaker budget reflected their pricepoints.
If the receiver is set in stone, though, look at The Speaker Company for some packages in that range. I'm kind of cool on Onkyo's own speakers, as they're a receiver maker that only makes speakers for their HTIB as a side project. Not exactly devoting a huge effort to making quality products in that area, if you know what I mean. Might also look at HSU or scour the web for some Polk or Klipsch packages.
Although I highly recommend reevaluating the receiver choice if you want that "movie theater" sound.
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