Today I won a Harman Kardon AVR-7300 on the Bay for $786 directly from Harman. This is the latest flagship from Harman and lists for $2399. This unit is a refurb but with full standard warranty and all accessories. For $786 this has to be a heck of a good value on a receiver that can do 7x110w simultaneously, high current of up to 60amp.
To me, refurb is a good thing. They have tested this unit up and down, in and out, and on top of that you get a full warranty and not just 90 days.
I am writing this because I'm seeing that they are selling quite few of these nowadays and they are all selling around $800 plus/minus a few bucks. I thought you should know. It should be a great unit to drive any polk and especially those speaks that you feel are a little bright. The Harman is slightly warm so you don't get listening fatigue as quickly. Of course, this is personal taste.
Some extra goodies from the specs:
* DCDi by Faroudja® image processing, which up converts all inputs to high-resolution component video 480p, not bad if you don't have HD tv signal...
* Mic in remote for easy HT setup at home called EzSetTM
*Weight is 69.3 lbs !!!
*Toroidal power supply.
And much much more...
If you have $800 to spend and you want the best bang for the buck, I don't think there is much out there that comes even close IMHO.
Here it is: