Good looking receiver. A tad on the weak side, if you don't play overly loud it should be fine. Only drawback I can see is if you value auto room equalization. YPAO is decidedly inferior to Audyssey MultEQ XT or XT32. If that is not important to you then that's a good deal.
Well, I was too late on the CL deal. Any suggestions in the $600 or less price range? I realize that's not a great budget to work with.
I get +3.4dB and what? I'm not opposed to refurbished, I just see a lot of great features I don't think I need. Even so, it seems like a tempting deal.
The reserve capacity of the amp is pretty major (of course, that will depend on what volume level you intend to listen at) and the superior Audyssey MultEQ XT room equalization is also considerably more powerful.