Summary: Weak Power supply and it is super sensitive radio signals. Very good looking but have already bought myself a new one tomorrow..Yamaha. Did not get the stupid remote when i bought it so dont know much about the adjustments missing. If you want a good looking amp...HK is best.
Summary: This was shipped to me in June 2006, since when it has worked flawlessly for an average of more than 8 hours per day. This receiver replaced a 5.1 unit which was rated at 120 W RMS per channel, and I was rather concerned that the output of this receiver would be barely sufficient.
Summary: I had the Bose 5.1 all in one system which cost $2000, this one has much much better full (rich) sound quality than Bose!!! I buy this for only $1000 in Costco. I tried a $180 audio toslink cable from audioquest (optilink-3), which had improved sound over a $70 monster cable in Best Buy.
Summary: Let me begin by saying I have owned several A/V and Stereo receivers over the years. I'm a retired electronic tech and appreciate good quality electronics. What you may call a moderate priced audiophile. I usually go for the Yamaha's or Denon's for quality build, sound and price.
Summary: Okay, I like this amp. I recently had a Panasonic surround receiver die, and I decided it was time to get a big boy amp, something built to last longer than a couple of years. So, first of all, the setup. I hate to say this, but no surround amp is at all easy to set up.
Summary: I like the receiver but it died after only two months. It randomly shuts down. The kicker is there aren't any service centers in the San Francisco Bay Area (2nd or 3rd largest metropolitan area in the country) and I have to ship this heavy paperweight on my own dime.
Summary: Awesome sounding receiver! I have this hooked up for 7.1 surround and it sounds incredible. It has plenty of power to push my Cerwin Vega front speakers (RE-25's). The sound is warm and pleasant.
Summary: The H.K. AVR-340 is Heavy. At first look and feel it seems to be built rather well. Some of the things that I found later that were of poor quality were the instruction book to set it up properly. It was, in my judgement, poorly written. A loy of the set up became "try this and see if it works".
Summary: I bought the AVR 340 to replace my robust, yet severely outdated, Denon AVR 5600. I could no longer live without component video switching and DTS. I am running a NHT speaker setup, including the power monger 2.5i's in as the front/main channels. Overall, I think this is a very good product.