Summary: As others have stated, the vmax is a no-go unless you want suckey sounding music. As I stated in a review for some Infinity speakers, when I tried to build my only other stereo in the mid '70s I learned to buy the speakers first and build from that.
Summary: but it looked used. and i was handling so many yukky things i did not bother to return it. Never order anything from New York/New Jersey. Stay with the midwest and west coast with electronics.
Summary: I bought this unit 7 years ago and it still runs good. No it doesn't have hdmi and all that high-def technology but with my 5.1 speaker set up, it still sounds really good. Was a good price and definitely have gotten my moneys worth.
Summary: Good receiver--decent sound--the remote is a bit antediluvian, but about a day after the warranty was up the receiver started going into 'protect' mode the moment I would turn it on--shutting itself off before I could adjust anything--apparently a short problem in one or more of the primary amp...
Summary: I've had a JVC digital receiver, but definately I prefer to listen to music on a stereophonic equipment desinged for it... of all products in the market today HK is a good choice for your buck!...delivers superb sound and solid low frequencies and clear high tones.
Summary: I have been using high-end separates for about thirty years, and they have deteriorated to the point where they had to be replaced. Since I am also thirty years older (77) I knew I didn't need a 200 watts per channel amp,Yamaha preamp and tuner any longer. All were sounding their age, with problems.
Summary: i bought the harmon kardon 3480 because my 22yr old pioneer died and the 3480 sounded good but i made one mistake i didn,t get new speakers. when i hooked up the 3480 and turned it on bang that was a wake up call so i ordered some new speakers and wow this receiver put out such clear sounds and also...
Summary: It works, but there are quite a few annoyances: 1. You can connect 2 pairs of speakers, but there is only one volume control so what is the right loudness in one room won't be in the other. 2.