What speakers do you have?The WXA-50 seems awfully tempting, but I have no use for the streaming features. I hate to pay $500 for it, knowing that I'll never use it for it's main purpose... Are there any good alternatives without the streaming that are also similarly compact, measures well, includes optical input, and are hopefully cheaper, since they wouldn't include the internet connectivity hardware?
I know last year Amir had mentioned that there were "far better choices" if the streaming features aren't needed....
How much power do you need?
Will you use a sub? (which will reduce power demands on the integrated amp)?
All in all, I believe the WXA-50 is a pretty good value even w/o streaming features!