For receivers you can pretty much buy from anywhere (sorry, you missed the Boxing Day sale bonanza, that Pioneer VSX-1019 receiver certainly looks nice at C$400
Speakers, especially with a brand like you stated (which I don't know, must be a good one; I only know B&W, Paradigm, PSB, etc.), I think there may be 1 or 2 stores that carry them.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
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