So, I had basically decided that I was going to get myself an RX-A3030, given that the 3040 is coming out and I expect(ed) that the 3030's would be available on close-out. I'm currently running an RX-A800, but I'm expanding and I want the ability to go to 11.2 in multi-zone configuration(s).
But, now that I've started searching, I am kind of coming up empty in my local area (note, I'm in Canada, so the internet choices are a bit more limited given that the US sites either won't ship to Canada, can't ship to Canada due to warranty restrictions, or if they will it is very expensive).
This morning, I got an email from a dealer I had contacted a few days ago (he is all out of 3030's) saying that the 3040's are ready for shipping. He offered me the same deal on the 3040, that my local dealer offered me on the 3030 about 2 weeks ago. This dealer is about 2 - 2.5 hours drive away.
So, I guess I'm now wondering whether I should just go for the 3040? Based on my research, the 3030 would do everything I need; other than Atmos (which I'm not likely to be using in the near future), what else does the 3040 add?
Even with my "luck" so far, I'm still thinking that there might be a deal to be had on the 3030 somewhere over the next couple of months, or even getting a used one from a serial-upgrader. But, my biggest fear is that there won't be a deal and/or they vanish completely, and then this introductory deal I've been offered on the 3040 will be off the table as well, and I'm stuck waiting another year.
Anybody got the 3040 yet?
Boston Acoustics Classic series L/C/R + front presence; Fluance XLBP Bipole surrounds; 2 x PSA XS15se
Yamaha RX-A3040; 3 x Emotiva XPA-100; Emotiva BAS-X A500