Denon AVR4306 @ Carlton Audio Visual $2750
They've just been superseded by the 4308 which is wireless but I can live with a network cable running around my living room for the sake of $1200 or more in difference.
It was given excellent reviews on cnet etc when it first came out early 06.
Prices for the same unit elsewhere range from $3300 up to the original release price of $3900.
I'd buy it.