Looking through these 2 threads, there is some comparisons. I know one is a receiver the other is a pre-pro. I currently have an Onkyo 885 pre-pro and have the bug for an upgrade. I was dead set on the 5508 but started reading about the 4311. Does anyone have experience with both?
I am unconcerned about the relay clicking. That will not be an issue because I don't have cable or satellite.
I was going to have to buy another 2 channel amp to power the height/width channels but wouldn't have to with the Denon. I have always been under the impression that a dedicate pre-amp is the cleanest source but now it seems the newer receivers are blurring the line.