i have a marantz sr7005 that I really like and it only cost me $899 at acc for less. I bought it earlier in the year. Of those choices, the denon 4000 has the latest audessey room correction technology that everyone is raving about. If money is no object, most on here would probably say to get that one. The marantz is supposed to be somewhat "warmer" sounding especially on music and i tend to agree compared to my old top of the line yamaha receiver. However, many on here will tell you there's no difference bw amps all things being equal. Some people have said they've compared both doing a/b switching and swore the marantz sounded warmer and/or helps to take the edge off somewhat due to the use of their HDAM technology. Many have said as well that MA and marantz are a good "pairing". With that said, the denon has the most sophisticated room correction technology. I've never heard the denon receivers, but I really like my marantz. I'm actually looking at the exact same subs as you. I have an older paradigm sub I'm looking to replace and I've been leaning towards the same SVS sub you're looking at. It's actually more comparable to the bigger hsu 15h sub that is $300 more based on reviews. I'm not crazy about the metal grill though. PSA is the one unjust came across the other night; I'm wondering what difference it makes to have the woofer firing out instead of down. Still do the research on that. Also, i'm trying to determine if 2 svs pb1000s would be better than one 12 NSd. Hope all that helps. Acc for less.com is great for getting a good deal on receivers as well. You might be able to get the new marantz 7008 at a discounted price there. Congrats on the new speakers!
Thanks again. I have heard a lot of good things about Marantz and Denon and I might end up getting the one that is cheaper since they are very close to one another in terms of specs. Of course Denon's Audyssey is one thing that I need to look at. I also like the Yamaha Aventage series, but not sure if that would be a good pairing with MA.
I am not sure if I will have room for two subs, so currently I am leaning towards the SVS PB12NSD for their superior warranty over the other two. I am not sure if I can make out any difference between HSU or SVS I did a lot of online searching and the reviews are pretty much even.
I just started a new thread in the speakers forum for sub and receiver recommendations so that others can give their inputs. Thanks a ton for your help again. You helped me find an awesome deal today! Very excited