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IMO those are two receivers that are not worth buying, as there are much better ones available for the same price or less from Denon, Harman-Kardon, and Marantz.
If I was recommending something in that class to a friend, my first choice would probably be the Denon AVR-1913.
My second choice would be the Harman-Kardon AVR-1710.
Either of those will drive those speakers well with better sound quality IMO.
Don't get hung up on power ratings, because the differences are essentially meaningless and misleading.
For any REAL power output information, you need to look at the Home Theater magazine test results, which often are less than HALF of what the manufacturer tries to imply.