Summary: I bought this receiver "dead", to use it for a project. I wanted to use the power transformer the caps the sink and the case to build an amplifier, then I realized that I can fix it. I like this receiver any way, especially now and I hope that soon I can use all of the features it provides.
Summary: Great receiver!!! I never use a subwoofer in my setup, and always set all speakers to large (including the center). I think it's the only way to test and push the receivers to their limits. This one did an ok job powering a set of JBL E100's, but did an awesome job powering the E100's when taking advantage of the 1707's bi-amp feature. On top of that I was using the JBL EC35 center and the E50's for rears, and in dolby digital this setup sounded amazing!!