Am debating about going with one of the models. I know the 2802 is last years model but it has preouts, more wattage(probably doesnt matter), and is made in Japan. Retails for about $100 more than the 1803. The 1803 has front a/v input and optical input and something called a 32 bit Melody DSP which the 2802 lacks. Think its made in China? I remember reading sometime ago there were some QC problems with the 1803 and not being that powerful.