Wait until CES.
How is the Cary the 'best value' at $3500 when you can buy an Integra 9.8 or 9.9 for way less than half the money? There is an Integra 9.8 on Videogon right now for $900.
If you'd like to spend even less money, wait 1 month for the Emotiva UMC-1 with ALL the bells and whistles for only $699. Use the $3,000 you save and apply it towards other equipment or better speakers...