Bhp had the onkyo 818 for 599 shipped not too long ago. How does the onkyo 818 compare to this?
probably about the same difference
the obvious difference is a different amp design of the two
otherwise you should choose the feature set and operating manner you like better
not sure what type of room correction the 818 has...I think you have jump a a level or two in Onkyo to get Audessey XT32...many swear by it