Not to mention the exact numbers, but I've finally
gotten around to putting my new 3010 in the system and rewiring everything. It had been sitting in my floor for 3 weeks until I felt like pulling the entire system apart.
Considering the prices you see it at, I managed to get a full 450 below MSRP at a local 'big box' store.
It's certainly a deal at that price although when comparing it to older 'legacy' Yamaha products I certainly see where they've been cost cutting.
This is my fourth yammy through the years that has served as a surround processor, starting back with the 3090, A1 and V1. Still have a DSP-A1 in the game room that compared to the 3010 is a BEAST
. For that matter the 3010 is anemic when compared to it and especially the V1! Funny thing though is I had never, not once
used the amp section in the A1 or (or V1 actually) until I stuck it in the game room. (Always used Adcom amps, then later on moved to Sunfire Cinema Grands... Which I'm still using with the 3010!
As for 'deals', don't expect to pay anywhere near advertised prices, just not necessary. Should be easy enough to get 20%+ off if you're willing to 1:negotiate, and 2: flash some cash.
Found that most salespeople don't like tire kickers too much. (Plastic however is certainly the preferred purchasing method if for no other reason than to protect you after the sale.)