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Yeah, the 4065 is very different from the 1522. For one thing you went from 5.1 to 9.2 channels. A huge jump there (you didn't indicate if you're using them all). You're also getting a lot more watts per channel than the 4065. Though THD is only .01 better (.08 vs .09). Can't comment on the GUI, but Yamaha has been dinged for that in the past. I would not be surprised if the Pioneer's was nicer.

A more comparable unit to your Pioneer would be the RX-A3010. It also has 9 channels, and up to 4 zones. THD of .06 (extremely good), pushes roughly the same power as the 1522. The A3010 appears to be an outstanding unit, in fact. Suggested retail of your unit is $1599. For that I would pay the extra $400 and get the Yamaha (list $1999).

But at 1/3 the price you got a screamin' deal. Bang-for-the-buck it would be very hard to beat! Very hard, indeed. At $599, you couldn't ask for more! And you have the Costco return policy to boot!

I think you did well. Hope you enjoy it. What sort of speakers are you running?

1poorguy (knows the next thing usually is "with this better receiver I really need better speakers to show it off!!")
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