I was going to say, based on those choices you must be talking with Rex.Thanks for the excellent review! One thing I found interesting was the following: "A standard AVR would not be recommend for powering these speakers. A separate amplifier is recommended to drive this speaker to typical playback volumes."
I've been very pleased with how my f226be's sound paired with the Anthem MRX 1120 AVR. I'm considering upgrading to separates, but I am hesitant to drop another ~$10k into my system without knowing whether all that money will result in a noticeable improvement. For processors, I'd likely get either the replacement to Anthem's AVM60 or the JBL SDP-55 if/when all the features work properly without bugs. For amplification (I have 9 channels), I'd get either two ATI 4000 series of class AB (a 3-channel for the front and a 6-channel for the remaining channels) or go with class G in the JBL SDA-2200 for the f226be's and SDA-7120 for the remaining 7 channels.