John your assessment of the Marantz vs Denon lines is what most folks arrive at. The Marantz are a bit more expensive, you decide if it is warranted. I got the Denton X4300 as Best Buy was clearing inventory when the 4400 was coming to market, big mark down. If you have the time wait for a sale if buying new. There aren’t many Marantz SR that show up on Canada Audio Mart either, and that like all used markets is buyer beware! If you can listen to both and check features you really Need, then wait for a good price. Good luck hunting!
Just picked up a very clean pair of empty Heresy HFB cabinets, so I'm thinking about converting my old beat up HBR pair into some Crites CS-1's. Anyone have some K22/K24/K28 woofers available? Risers would be nice as well, although I know I can get those from Crites directly too.