I had both the 4400h for a month and then the 4500h. For whatever reason I didn’t like the 4400h at all. I couldn’t get any decent bass out of the receiver even when set to double bass and large front speakers crossed over to full range. I returned the 4400h and settled on an only RZ830. While the SQ wasn’t quite as good as the 4400h, at least that receiver put out decent bass.
Then I saw the 4500h on sale for $850 at my local Fry’s and gave it another try. While it looks identical and has the same features as the 4400h, for whatever reason, the 4500h sounded better and didn’t have the same issue of weak bass I was getting with the 4400h.
Given that you can find the 4500h for $850 if you check and wait for the right deal, I would definitely get that over the 4400h.
Last edited by GlenH; 03-23-2019 at 08:19 PM.