As you may be aware, Sony recently dropped the retail prices of the STR-DA3ES and 'DA5ES receivers from $1000 and $1500, respectively, to $800 and $1200, respectively. I called J&R Music World last night (1-800-221-8180) and found that they are selling the 'DA3ES for $599 and the 'DA5ES for $849. Not bad at all. The 'DA3ES could be the steal of the century if you don't need the extra features included with the 'DA5ES. Has anyone determined if the 'DA5ES sounds better than the 'DA3ES? On paper, they look very similar, except that the 'DA5ES has more features. For me, the biggest reason to jump to the 'DA5ES might be the detachable power cord.