Hi all, I posted this in the shorter "unveiling" thread, but I would have stopped here if I coulda' found the darn thing, lol.
Can someone verify/correct me on something? If my recollection is ok, I seem to remember the Onkyo XXX7 and XXX8 series AVRs getting fantastically reduced- perhaps not immediately- but somewhere down the road they got somewhere near 50-60% of their original MSRP's. (?)
But then came the XXX9's and- again unless I'm mistaken- they seemed to never
see the substantial drop offs in price. Certainly didn't remain at list of course, but you simply weren't going to be picking up a 3009 for ~$13-1400 like I distinctly recall seeing the 3008 going for. And there wasn't really much in the groundbreaking changes dept between them, to boot (?...again, if memory serves).
Basically I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight on this current crop. I realize no one has a crystal ball, but I'm hoping this general economy- combined with a little bit of favorable Onkyo AVR price history- may make the 3010 available for around 15-$1600 somewhere no-so-far down the road.
Of course I have a perfectly useful and excellent-performing Denon 4311, but what fun would it be to keep it and go without useless 4k upscaling and DTS Neo X?!
At the same time, even I'm not desperate (or thick) enough to take a few hundred dollar bath on the Denon and pay $2,000+ on a unit that really doesn't come anywhere near justifying spending another $1,000 (over the Denon 4311).
My hope was that the 43111 would stick around and put a bit of pressure on these, but if indeed it's getting phased out and the Denon 4520 (at ~$2500) becomes the new placeholder, that hope is all-but extinguished of course and the 3010 will by default become the least expensive 11 channel option.
Time will tell of course, just wondering if someone has any additional insight or ???
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 8/14/12 at 8:58am