Originally Posted by Spinal Tap
I believe that is a refurbished model. Do you have any experience with a refurbished model? Ive always wondered but never had the guts to take the plunge.
Can you help me understand a little more what makes the more expensive models better?
Yeah, refurb makes me nervous, too. I believe accessories for less has a good reputation, maybe some people with experience can chime in? I typically buy my AVRs when they are being clearanced for the new models. I have never dealt with them myself, I have gotten clearance Onkyos and Denons from Crutchfield, and Amazon, and my experience, Denon very good, Onkyo horrible.
For me, the rear height channel capability, and the top of the line Audyssey Platinum suite make it worth it for me. Everything else it may have is fluff, for my uses. I love Audysey Platinum for it's ability to just bring the best out of your speakers and subs in your room. YMMV.
You could also contact
he is very knowledgeable on Denon and Marantz receivers, and I believe he can sell them to you for a decent price as well.
Basically, it comes down to, if you buy the cheaper one, and you decide to upgrade to 4 heights, you can't. The better Audyssey will do a better job of integrating up to 9 speakers and up to 2 subs. That, to me, is worth the money.
I am going to be off the Internet for at least 13 or so hours, so maybe someone can verify my choice, or find a better one.