Summary: This receiver has great sound but I especially like the built in free internet radio. Lots of choices from Rock to my favorite station "Bossa Nova Breakfast" (1960s Brazilian jazz). We have Pandora also but we prefer the Harmon Kardon choices. The receiver has a CAT-5 plug in the back. I use it in 2 speaker stereo mode and the music fills a 700 sq foot room nicely. Used primarily for music. The speakers are JBL 830 which seem well matched.
Summary: Running 2.1 with Klipsch F-30s and it sounds great. This is my first set up, but I know what I wanted to hear and what i wanted from this reciever. Setup was a piece of cake. All the features listed worked as they should. Shipping was great can't go wrong with UPS.
Use in Apple network with Netgear ethernet adopter.
7 April 2014
Summary: Works very well. Connected immediatly, volume control can be regulated via the amp, the remote or iTunes. Very impressed. Sound is very detailed and full. Obviously depends on the speakers you use. Be careful: it is deeper than many amps I have owned before, so you may want to check your Hifi rack dimensions. Big plus: it has a real on/of switch, so it is not always wasting energy in stand by mode. I am not using the 5.1 suround mode, so I cant comment on that.
Summary: I never thought I'd get so into a receiver with everything else in our house wireless. We just bought a new home with surround sound in the ceilings and hooked it up to VTuner/Internet Radio yesterday! Amazing! The sound quality is the best and it's so much louder/clarity without hooking up my iPod! Great buy and since you're getting it half off; why not buy!!
Summary: My previous receiver was a Harmon Kardon 525 model and I would estimate that I bought it about 10 years ago or so. I wanted to make a cool little guitar studio out of a spare bedroom, so rather than shelling out large amounts of money for a nice pair of studio monitors and the like, I just decided to use a receiver to power a pair of nice, yet conventional speakers and it sounds great. Certainly good enough for me.
Summary: Using this with a Bose (meant for TV) surround sound system for my music system in my living room. Phenomenol sound and the fact that this links up with the music from my iphone by blue tooth is just fantastic. So I walk into the house, and the music from my phone comes over the sound system!