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Like others have said, Sony is not the most respected reciever maker. Unless there are specific features of the Rec that you need, you can do better and likely for less! I think you can get a really good reciever for 300 dollars.
With a 2000 total budget, I wouldnt spend 750 on a subwoofer...500 or less is more in line with your budget. The klipsch 12 inch is great sub for 300-350 dollars!
I have experience with two speakers sets. If you want towers, EMP has two speakers that are great fir the price. The e5tis and the smaller center would be well w/in your budget. Also, the Ascend acoust cmt340s are great speakers, but bookshelves!
I have heard the AJ pioneer speakers and the EMPs and ascend are a class better!
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only