Buy Used vs. Buy New (Marantz)


I have an opportunity to buy a Marantz SR-19 (not the SE) for the same price as a new Marantz SR5300.

Given that the newer model supports ProLogic II, and has 192/24 DAC's (vs 96/24 on the SR-19), does anyone have familiarity or observations about whether it's better to buy well-cared for used gear that was top of the line a couple of years ago vs. middle-of the pack gear from the current lineup?

Wouldn't the better power supply and more power make the sonic difference worth buying the old stuff? Or does the curve improve quickly enough that what was top of the line 3 years ago is now no longer up-to-par?

Thanks for any insights!
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