Onkyo HT-RC360 for $321.44 at Amazon
Currently, Newegg is selling the Onkyo HT-RC360 for a fantastic price of $321.44. This AVR is more or less identical to the TX-NR609 without the THX Select2 Plus Certification and Front USB Port. Amazon is selling the 609 for $379 as well which is $120 less than Crutchfield and $220 less than the MSRP.
For Brand New or A-Stock AVR's from an Authorized Dealer, these really are excellent prices. And given just how well the 609 did when Reviewed and Bench Tested by Home Theater Magazine, it really makes for an excellent start for someone planning on putting together an HT on a limited budget.
The biggest issue I have with these Models is a lack of Preamp Outputs and that both use Audyssey's 2EQ as opposed to MultEQ. However, for the price and if wanting to avoid Refurbished AVR's, these really are tough to beat for the money.
Speakers: Martin Logan Vantage (Mains), Martin Logan Stage (Center), Martin Logan Vista (Surrounds), Martin Logan Montages (Surrounds) Martin Logan Descent i (Subwoofer) Martin Logan Depth (Subwoofer)
Amplification: Aragon 8008bb, Parasound HCA-3500, Parasound HCA-2205 AT, Parasound HCA-1000a
AVR/SSP: Denon AVR-4520CI
Electronics: OPPO BDP-93, OPPO BDP-83 Pioneer BDP-05FD, Pioneer BDP-51FD, OPPO DV-980H, Panasonic DMP-BDT220
Gaming Consoles: Sony PS3 60 gb, Xbox 360 S (250 gb)
Display: Panasonic TC-P60GT50, Sony KDL-55EX500, Sony KD-34XBR910