Why's that? I bet your dealer would love you to believe that high quality speakers "deserve" more expensive electronics, but that's an argument based on emotional nonsense. Speaker quality/price and larger physical size have got nothing to with how difficult they are to drive. Look at the specifications only. Across the Prestige and Premier ranges; all are around 90dB anechoic sensitivity for towers and centres and all are "compatible with 8 ohms", according to Paradigm. (Of the speakers mentioned, the 200B's are actually the hardest to drive, requiring double the input power of the 85F's to play at any given level.)
There's nothing to indicate your current Denon would have any trouble driving any of these speakers, including the Prestiges, to very loud levels at your 8 - 9ft distance, particularly when crossed over to subs.
My advice is to get the best LCR speakers and sub you can possibly afford now and worry about upgrading your AVR down the track when finances permit.[/QUOTE]
Hmm food for thought! Thanks.