I was totally fooled by what I thought was a good name!!!!
27 November 2002
Summary: I bought this receiver because it says that it has 6.1 discrete sound. You will be sorry to find out that H/K has deceived the market - THIS RECEIVER ONLY HAS 5.1 SOUND which makes it no different from all the other cheapies out there. It sounds exactly the same as the...Sony I had before this. I should have put the money into upgrading my speakers. I thought I was taking a step up --- Oh how wrong I was!!! Wish I bought the Onkyo.
Summary: I suppose this receiver may be acceptable for a small or noise restricted viewing area. The sound quality and presence is excellent although realism is far out of it's reach due to amplification wattage limitations. The difference between this receiver and even RCAs' now superceded, outdated RT2300 is like night and day. My older RCA receiver has twice the power, the same reproductions specs.