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Question about Denon avr-x1000 receiver

I was wondering if this receiver would work well with my setup, which is:

Fronts - def tech StudioMonitor 350
Center - def tech cs-8040hd
Surrounds - def tech promonitor 800
Subwoofer - supercube 2000

This receiver has all the features I want, so the only thing I'm concerned about is the sound quality it will provide. Will its power output be enough to power my speakers? Will this receiver provide high quality sound in comparison to the competition?
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Yes.

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So 80 watt per channel is enough power for these speakers?
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Yes. Even 50W would be more than enough. On average they use < 5W/CH.

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Yes. Even 50W would be more than enough. On average they use < 5W/CH.
So when Denon increases power output in higher models (i.e. x2000 - 95 watts, x3000 - 105 watts), it's just a marketing ploy?
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Ploy? Hardly. But there is very little difference between models based on their power differences. Don't shop based on power, rather shop based on the features a higher model offers.

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Ploy? Hardly. But there is very little difference between models based on their power differences. Don't shop based on power, rather shop based on the features a higher model offers.
I'm just concerned because I read a review for the Studiomonitor 350's on hometheaterreview.com and they said these speakers "ate up budget power sources." Here's a a snippet of the review-

"It should be noted again, however, that this design needs high quality power to really open up. There's a lot going on in that box, and it needs good stuff to move. Not necessarily Krell monoblocks, of course, but entry-level receivers and tiny, second zone amps need not apply. So, from a pure loudness standpoint, sure they'll play plenty loud, but be prepared to either pay for that privilege or start your amp on a death plunge (which, of course, will cost you anyhow)."

This is why I'm a little worried that this receiver might not be powerful enough to drive the speakers. The reviewer doesn't really specify what qualifies as a "budget receiver" though, so I'm not sure if the x1000 falls in that category. Here's a link to the review:

http://hometheaterreview.com/definit...kers-reviewed/
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I'm also confused by what he means when he says "quality" power. Aren't watts just watts? Is the x1000 considered "high quality" power?

Sorry for all the questions, your help is very much appreciated.
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These are 8-ohm 90db bookshelf speakers which even the Def Tech specs say need only 20W to drive them.

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