Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 with Airplay

They are on sale on Amazon for 300 bucks. I don't know much about it, Cnet gives it a solid review, does anybody have this at home? If yes, do you think I should jump on this deal? If not this, any other cheaper alternatives? 

I have apple tv connected to my TV, so do I need a receiver that has built in AIrplay?  

Also if you have this receiver, what speakers are you using with this? 

Thanks!

BTW here's the deal