I am starting to piece together a 5.1 setup. I have spent a lot of time over the past week doing my research and reading various reviews. I went to Best Buy and had the opportunity to demo several setups. After hearing a few different things I am leaning towards the Def Tech Procinema 1000s, PC 2000 (Center), and a Martin Logan sub. I was told by the salesman at best buy that the ML sub would produce better sound with less distortion than the PC 1000 sub. For reference, this setup would be 60/40 for Music/Movies. I am not a gamer in any way.
My question is around the Receiver. I have read very good good things about the Denon 1912. However, the salesman was steering me more toward a pioneer elite receiver. While in no way was he trying to convince me, he felt that Pioneer offered better ound quality and "Crispness" than Denon. He said the Denon had a tendency to sound " Softer" . I don't think he was reffering to DB level, but just a softer tone. That said, I am failry new to this and was wondering if anyone has any comments, or can point me to any posts for reference. Thanks for your help.