I remember back before I got the 3802, I picked up an 1802. I was impressed, but a buddy who worked at 6th Ave called me a few days later and told me he could get me a smoking deal on the 3802. I returned the 1802 and got the 3802. The difference especially with music was night and day. Wasn't even close. Could be the fact that my speakers are 4 ohms and need the extra current, so you see what I'm afraid of. I live in jersey and have a PC Richards, best buy, and expo pretty much on top of each other. Going to hit them all later and see what they have.