Thanks Smurf for the advice, will check out those brands.
Cheers Rex for the advice on impedence, am reading it now.
I think I've decided to up the budget to a AVR-1912 as I've read the amp components/power supplies are a cut above the 309 and 1312/1612. The NR508/509 was a close second but a friend let me know his mate gets 30% off Denon here thru the wholesaler so that changes things a bit and I understand the 1912 is better than the 509
The Encore TF looks good and specs seem amazing and I am good at blowing budgets.. Can't find a listed Aus price as yet, will make a few call tomorrow.
Thanks both Guys,
If I'm making a mistake with the 1912 to run 6 ohms speakers lemme know but it will get ordered in 24hrs