I came across this babyfor $1300. The salesman said that he would cut something off the total price if I get the HK 7300 which is on sale for 1399. I don't know what he'll take off, I guess it's a secret until I come in ready to buy. I have the AVR 500 and I received a mailling from Circuit City about renewing my 5 year service aggreement for the HK 500. Does anyone have this baby, am I going in the right direction in reference to this amp. It will be my first step into seperates for home theater and it looks like a good deal. What do you guys think.