I found a Yamaha CX-A5100 11.2-CH MusicCast Preamplifier for $2,299.00... ready to pull the trigger and call it good... as opposed to denon avr-x3700h? pretty sure peng's supply of patience has been taxed to its limit lol... Peng? Anyone?\n\n\nThe 5100 does not have that xlr anomaly.\nFor the same price or a little more, I would get the 5200. I thought both are in short supply. Is the one you found brand new with full warranty?