"The 4306 is No Lightweight!"4.5 starson by Rockiteer
Pros: Great sound, great configurability, great quality.
Cons: Not a small time investment will needed to get going with this full-featured A/V receiver.
Summary: I bought my 4306 on March 4th on sale ($100 off list) at B--- B--, and so far, I'm very satisfied. There are a few things to be wary of as you get it set up, but you will ultimately be a very satisfied owner, if my first three weeks are any indication. Complicated it is, as I'm still learning things about it, even though I've used it just about every day since I got it.
A few people don't like the manual, and I agree it's less than ideal, but anything as complex and full-featured as the 4306 is not going to be easy to use straight out of the box no matter how good the user's manual. The Denon website has some helpful information including a very lengthy FAQ, and the AVS forum has lots of good info too. The wait for technical support today was not more than a few minutes. So with just a bit of patience, and discipline to go through the manual, you'll get to know the 4306 very well and it'll do all you want, and then some.
I like the different surround sound simulations for listening to 2 channel input out of my 5.1 speaker setup. I like having so many options for music sources. I like the RC-1024 remote which is programmable and serves as a good replacement remote for most of my components. I like the way I can rename the sources. I'm still getting used to the left control knob not being the FM tuner, but that's my old habits dying hard.