Personally I feel the denon 4311 has much more to offer as a processor then the Emo unit, not to mention the quirks the Emo has. I would get the denon and run it for a bit by itself to determine the need for additional amplification. If you feel you need more power any of the Emo amps would do fine. I really like the xpa series and I find they are in what I consider the sweet spot of emos line up...price vs performance they are hard to better.
I don't need snobs to tell me how to think, thank you!