I looked at the Marantz as well, but it was a little too expensive for me. I found an HK 3490 on craigslist new for $260. J&R has them in stock right now for $449, but if you call they will give you a better price. They just can't advertise the price online. I love my 3490. If the 3490 is too expensive and you don't need the Digital inputs, then go for the 3390.