I was all ready to order an Onkyo 898 receiver ($1100) when I started reading and hearing about the Sherwood R-963. The sherwood looks great (base management, etc), but I'm wondering about the availability and the price. I know the list is 2K, but does anyone have an educated guess as to what the street price might be. If it is going to be close to list, I will stick with the 898. If the 963 can be had for $1500 or so, I would seriously consider it, especially if I hear more good things about Newcastle. Also, where the heck might I find one? Thanks for your help.