Summary: Sounds great...but have not had time to read the manual and set up the system with the mic. Commercials sound level is not consistent with shows/games, so I need to learn how to fix that too. Center channel on sports broadcasts seems to be too quiet too.....probably some way to fix that too.
Summary: This is an awesome receiver. I have a mix of 4 and 8 ohm speakers. I did a lot of research before I bought the Denon because most manufacturers tell you their product can't handle the low ohms. Not Denon, they said their receiver would handle it, and it did. I tried the auto setup using the mic.
Summary: I did a lot of research before settling on the 2309. I listened to several systems and the sound quality was well worth jumping up to this level. It is also the only one in this price range that had 4 HDMI inputs.
Summary: When I first started to hook up my new 2309 I was expecting to have a difficult time to get it going based on many reviews that I read. To my surprise the hook up was easy. When I got it going I was blown away by the sound.
Summary: I was a little nervous ordering this based on reviewes from people who had a difficult time setting this baby up. I ahd alloted two hours of setup time to intergrate into my setup, and debug, etc. I was done in a little over 1/2 and hour. And most of that time was the audyssey/mic setup.
Summary: I use this receiver as my main home theater/audio hub in the main room (about 15' x 20'). I was honestly a bit worried about getting everything set up based on reviews I've read. Many people have said that the OSD interface is antiquated and difficult to use. I tend to disagree.