Wow, thanks for all your replies guys.
Elihawk, I checked the ascend acoustic cmt340s and they look a little short. I know this might sounds stupid to most audiophiles but I'm also looking for a nice piece of furniture.
Geoff4RFC, do you think the Pioneer SC-1222-K would be powerful enough?
The website says: 600 watts all channels driven power output. Power rating on receivers is little bit confusing so I'm not sure what this means.
Jay1, these will be against a wall so...