Yes.Would you consider the Contour series to be suitable for both music and movies?
I think you need better amplification to get the most out of the speakers. I suggest a multichannel pre/pro and a used 5-channel amp. I'm running a Marantz AV8801 (which I need to upgrade) and a Simaudio Titan. I had a high quality Yamaha AVR in the system for a few months while the Simaudio was in Canada for service (my fault), and it was nowhere close. Alternatively, if you've already got the AVR, then I'd at least get a beefy 3-channel amp for the front L,C,R.And will a high quality AVR be sufficient to drive them, e.g. Arcam AVR20?