Originally Posted by Eldiablos
I'm wondering if the A100 will satisfy my concern on the build quality. I mean if I can get it for the same % off as I have seen the 4311 for. As much as build quality is important to me, I can't see spending $1000 more for slightly better build quality
That is the dilemma, for me I chose the 4311 for the following reasons.
1). I needed one now.
2). The Receiver will be behind smoked glass, so most of the supposedly pleasing front panel improvements are lost on me.
3). I honestly can't tell a difference in sound on FLAC content from the 4810 to the 3310 when played in Stereo. i just don't think this stuff is perceptible to middle aged ears.
4). the better speaker connects are nice on the 4810 and I would imagine just as great on the AVR A100 but for the extra bucks and since I will pre-out most everything, it's just not worth it to me.
5). Feet mean nothing to me. They are feet.
6). I sort of dislike Piano Black anyway and have concern its a trend that will come and go. Could be totally wearing about this but my other equipment isn't piano black.
Now, the warranty has some value but my dealer sort of threw this in because of my problems with the 4810. This means it's a dollars choice on this item.
I guess for you, perhaps my logic could help you. Is the receiver going to see the light of day? Do you care about upgraded parts? Do you like glossy black? Do you like exclusivity? Answer this stuff and you may have made s choice. Good luck.