Originally Posted by snarks
4311 still the best bang for the buck even though the model is starting to get older ?
I believe it is at the present close out pricing. I haven't checked but from what I have read the Onkyo 3009 is coming down in price quite a bit as well. I have the 4311 that I am using as a prepro and I'm very happy with it. The 4311 replaced an Onkyo 886 that was great as well. But the addition of XT32 and slightly better SQ for music with the 4311 makes it an excellent choice IMO. If you feel the need for the latest features out whatever they are (I haven't checked lately) then you might want an AVR that has been released recently.