Summary: I upgraded from a 35yr old JVC receiver with 35yr old Mitubishi speakers and the quality of the jvc rx-D-401 is superb those old speakers rock with no hiss an a clarity they have not had for a long time,,,,thanks
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power
Summary: Just added the RX-D401S for my main surround sound receiver. The sound is excellent and the surround options are many. I love the separate volume levels for all seven speakers and the subwoofer. Would recommend for a person looking for 7.1 and HDMI capabilities at an affordable price.
Summary: I saw the JVC RX-D401S reviewed somewhere on the net as the best of the lesser-priced A/V Receivers. I certainly agree. My old receiver was a 3-year-old Pioneer that I have hated for all 3 years! It had all the bells and whistles, but none of its audio effects had much presence. The Pioneer was a much more expensive piece, but had neither crisp "highs" nor "lows". The little JVC outperforms the Pioneer in every category. It has presence. It has "snap".
Summary: I bought the RX-8000 and it kicks butt. I had a loaner Kenwood receiver and it took a degree from MIT to operate. I like the RX-8000 for its simplicity, appearance, and its functions. An all around great receiver for $500.00.
Summary: Only buy there high current unit JVC RX 8000. It has a lot of inputs both fiber optics and digital coaxil and even a fiber optic output, but no 7.1 chanell. High current is what to look for, for the best output in youe stereo unit...