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Just FYI, "Class A, A/B, D" refers to the amplification type. Nothing to do with WiFi, Bluetooth, Atmos, etc. or any other features the AVR might or might not have. That said, I've never personally been a Denon fan. The ones I've owned always sounded too sterile, too mechanical to me. I've owned a couple Yamaha's and was happy with those. Maybe check out the Aventage RX-A780 or RX-A880.
Did you end up going with the B&W M1's? Or are you still using the SVS Prime Elevations? How do you have them placed? I've sometimes found with calibration software like Audyssey, MCACC, ARC, etc., if the speakers aren't placed properly to start with, the calibration will produce some wonky results, often times resulting in an EQ that is way too bright. When you're doing your calibration make sure the speaker tweeters are aimed toward your main listening position and make sure the calibration mic is placed at approximately the same height as the tweeters. You should be using something like a camera tripod to hold the mic and moving that around from position to position.
Projector: Epson 5040UB | Pre/Pro: Anthem AVR 60 | Amplification: Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 3 for Mains, Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 1 for Center and Surrounds, Emotiva A-700 for Front/Rear Atmos | 5.2.4 Speaker Setup: Martin Logan Motion 60XT L/R, Martin Logan Motion 50XT Center, 4 B&W M1 Atmos | Subs: Velodyne DD-15, Martin Logan Dynamo 1100x