Thanks EBN. This is great info.\n\nI'm perfectly fine to wait till Jun-Aug; though a factor will be how long it'll take to trickle down to the Philippines. Availability may not be as quick as the US.\n\nI did read about the Sabre DACs in other reviews, but the differences between the A2080 and A3080 are good to know. I don't believe I looked into the A3080.\n\n\nSince EBN mentioned some DAC specs, and I know most audioholics around here do not think DACs are a factor anymore, so let's take a look of the numbers.\n\nYamaha's ES9006\/9007 for models below the flag ship RX-A3080\nTHD+N : -102 dB, that is 0.000794%\n\nDenon\/Marantz's AKM4458 for models below the flag ship AVR-X8500H and AV8805\nTHD+N: -107 dB, that is 0.000447%\n\nSo Denon\/Marantz's have the better DACs in terms of THD+N, but I don't think even certified golden ears can tell the difference between 0.000794% and 0.000447%.\n\nI recommend the X3600H based on my experience with the X3400H, X4400H, and the bench measurements of some D+M and Yamaha models by ASR and Audioholics.com. And, I admit, I don't go by ears\/brains, to me that's an impossible task for many reasons, and can say, been there, done that many times in the past.