I was looking into getting the Minx 5.1 speakers and noticed that crutchfield here in the US is having a $400 off special if purchased with the Azur 551R receiver. I had not paid much attention to this receiver previously because I felt it was incredibly expensive, but at $400 off (making it $800 instead of $1200) I became a bit more interested.
Would this make a great pairing for a small and modest but high quality home theater setup? Or is that 551R kind of overkill?
I was originally looking at either the Marantz NR1402/1602 receivers to go with the Minx speakers.
BTW, this is my first home theaterequipment purchase. I am looking for compact in size, don't need every bell/whistle out there, high quality, good music capabilities.