Oh boy, made some good progress! The ns333s arrived, got the bluray in the loop, and today I picked up a Klipsch ksw-12 for $75. It had a rattle which turned out to be a wire that had fallen out of place and was making contact with the backside of the cone. Tucked it back out of the way and no more rattle. So for about the price of a "decent" HT receiver I've got a nice little system with plenty of headroom and possible expansion. Now just waiting on the new cartridge for the turntable, and really open her up!