I believe the general consensus is that a replacement for the 4311 will NOT be coming out in "a couple months". I also believe that Denon is able to manage their inventory of 4311s via retainers; some selling at, or close to, MSRP and those that discount significantly. Units seem to have been purchased at, or sub, $1300 recently. The elasticity of demand is unknown, but at $1200 my guess is many currently on the fence will jump on the opportunity, and even more at $1100. My guess is you will never see $1000 for 4311.