Casey, i'm not even gonna sweat the 600$. i can wait until there are some reviews and comparisons between the yamaha unit and the two above.
Thanks for pointing that unit out.
On a side note, accessories4less is also an authorized yamaha dealer... So, i may be able to grab it for below retail from them.
Yep, that is interesting, from what I always remember and I may be wrong about this, "A4L" wasn't always a Yamaha dealer, concentrating mostly on Onkyo, Denon and later Marantz. With this new Pre-Pro from Yamaha under discussion, I would expect if they ever do get it, you may have to wait awhile.
I am assuming you are in the US otherwise, there hasn't been much to choose from lately for someone like myself, because, for some reason, it seems more and more of the A4L suppliers are banning sales of a lot of their stuff outside of the U.S. Of course, this was always the case with Onkyo for pretty much every U.S. based reseller that I have seen even including Amazon.