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UCLA if you are set on Denon, the 3310 ($1500) is the way to go. It is the first Denon with pre-outs if you wanted to add an amplifier. Personally I would go with a 5 channel amp like the Emotiva XPA-5 and go with another company that has pre-outs at a cheaper price. Denon isn't designed for 4 ohm speakers. You may get years out of an AVR that cannot handle that load, but personally I wouldn't take the chance.
After you have the amp you can go to all separates down the road. Emotiva makes cheap pre-pros but they won't be out for a while. There are a bunch of companies out there though. Emotiva is typically price friendly.
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