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The nice thing about the SR5005 is that it has bass management (Audyssey MultEQ XT). While a very good quality 2-channel receiver, the HK 3490 offers no bass management and the subwoofer connections are full range. Since you are planning on 5.1 later the SR5005 would seem to make the most sense. Great choice on the speakers.
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