Summary: I really like this stereo because of it's unique sound on music. I replaced a JVC 8010 a while back with a Yamaha RX-V1600 and have since gone through 4 pairs of speakers trying to get my good sound back. I finally realized it wasn't the speakers and starting searching for another JVC when I found this newer model. This one sounds sweet just like the older one I had. The Hybrid Feedback Digital Amplifier is what I believe is the key difference in the sound.