Summary: I had bought the Harmon Kardon AVR 2600 to replace an older Onkyo. I could never get the Harmon Kardon to sound as full as the Onkyo did. I did not have any electrical/integrating problems with it, it just didn't sound that good. I unloaded the Harmon Kardon AVR 2600 and replaced it with a Onkyo TXNR616. The Onkyo sounds so much nicer and fuller. Even the spouse noticed the difference.
Summary: Ok, I went from a sony w/10% harmonic distortion @ 110watts per channel to this: 65w per channel @ .07% . Incredible difference! This made my klipsch speakers sound harsh with music. movies it was great. I sold the klipsch and bought infinitry and OMG! This reciever and infinity speakers is unbelievable! best stereo ever! I can't imagine how well its big brothers perform.
hdmi board defect, save your money don,t buy a unit that is defect f
2 February 2013
Summary: do not buy the people who gave it 5 star work for the company or it hasn,t broke down yet. this unit is a defect with the hdmi board, trust me i bought 5 of them and all went bad , it just a matter of time before the board goes out then they want 150 for each board save your money
Cons: After about eight months of daily usage it decided to make a series of hideous 120 decibel snap, crackle, and pop sounds, and the screen said, "PROTECT." After calming my wife and children that it indeed was NOT the end of the world, I turned it back on and all was fine. I figured it must be dust. About two weeks later the same thing happened again. I removed all the speakers from the back to test for shorts, and it seemed to be ok, but after a few minutes it goes int...
Summary: After 3 months of non stop use I must say I am very happy. The only thing I don't like is how it sounds with the EQ on. It might just be my speakers but it sounds much better off. I just tweak all the settings myself instead of letting the unit figure it out. Had for a month now. Truly awesome sound and interface through hdmi. Remarkable video processing/upgrading as well. But the sound is just so warm and full. Movies are best realized in 7.1 with a great sub.
Summary: I have had this for several months now, and have only noticed a problem three or four times. I use it daily, for 80 percent home theater and 20 percent music. I paired it with a Polk RtiA4 center, Polk PSW505 subwoofer, Cerwin Vega fronts, and Klipsch rears. I have a new Samsung LED TV and comcast cable. I play cd's trough my panasonic DVD player.