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SVS also has a new line of speakers that have been getting good reviews. If they are as good as their sub-woofers, then they should perform well for both movies and music. A 5.0 setup would run $3900 though but getting just the left & right and adding the rest as funds dictate wouldn't be a bad decision. The 45 day in-home trial is available for the speakers. Speakers tend to be a long-term purchase, so getting a really good set now would cover you for 10+ years. Many of us on here, including myself, just add additional speakers from the same company/line when new surround options are available. I myself prefer Definitive Technology since I'm 80% movies/TV and 20% music. I have a dedicated 2-channel setup with my computer for music using a DAC and Active Monitors.
No need to upgrade the receiver unless you want to go 11.x surround or want more media playback options, which can be covered by getting a cheap Roku or BD player. I have the Denon 5308ci which I had the 3D upgrade performed. When I wanted more power, I just added external amplifiers, which can be done with the 4308ci as well.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.