Another option, get HC-1 MK2 for front LR and Center. Those are $68 cheaper than Ascend at retail price. If combined with the subs and HB-1 MK2 as surrounds, you may get a deeper discount.
Plus, according to Brian323, they are way better than the ascend, bigger soundstage, specailly if you place them on actual bookshelves. You may want to listen to his youtube video, you can hear the speakers as if you had them in front of you [tongue in cheek]
Yamaha RX-V673 | HSU HC-1 MK2 | HSU HB-1 MK2 - LR | Pioneer SP-BS22-SLR | BIC RtR-V44-2 (Presence)