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Personally, I think Yamaha makes the worst receivers on the market. If asked by a friend to rank receivers, they would be last on my list.
My first choice would be a Harman-Kardon receiver, and my second choice would be a Denon or Marantz.
The Harman-Kardon 1650 receiver is far better in every respect IMO, and is available for under $350.
I can't speak regarding the quality of those speakers; I have never heard them. The one review I found on the 333 was basically pretty negative, citing a lot of problems and sonic faults. It didn't make me want to consider them.
In the absence of any positive reviews of them by objective sources, I would suggest that you consider some speakers that HAVE been praised repeatedly in reviews, such as PSB and Wharfedale and KEF speakers.
Since I have no idea what your speaker budget is, it's hard to make a specific recommendation. The Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 is a very good speaker that is $350 per pair. Is that in the ballpark?