Summary: Looks good and sounds great! Basic set-up was easy, and after Audessy tuning the sound quality is full and rich (to my non-audiophile ears). I wanted this unit mainly for stereo music, and it lives up to the Marantz reputation. I am quite pleased with the quality of music from the tuner, iPod, mp3s on a thumb drive, and Pandora, but especially impressed with cable TV - with two front Polk speakers, a sub, and a center speaker the audio is truly amazing to me - I was...
Pros: - Overall quality feel of the device and great sound from all sources - Pretty good user's manual - Excellent remote! Well laid out and very functional - function labels are even readable for old folk like me - Manual source selection with a large knob, rather than small push buttons with unreadable labels - Audessey - made it simple to get high quality sound - my manual tinkering couldn't really improve on the Audessey settings (except the Dynamic Volume setting as n...
Cons: - Wired-only ethernet connection - I added a network bridge to enable a wireless connection - Single USB port on the front - would have liked to see one on the back also to leave iPOD plugged in without seeing the cable snaking around to the front
Summary: I have, until now always owned Onkyo amps but have found them to be too bulky and heavy for average entertainment centers. I opted to go with something light and more compact this time around and was pleasantly surprised. I have to admit this is a very nice compact unit and delivers everything I was looking for in the way of an amp. Would definitely recommend!
Pros: light weight, low profile, big sound and switches the HDMI sources without the amp being powered on which is rare to find.
Cons: would be nice to be able to stream video as well
Summary: Everything Just Works! Was worried that 50 watts per channel was not enough but could not tell between the NR 1504 and NR5007 receivers. Awesome. I would recommend this and Crutchfield always!
Summary: Great sounding receiver. I have some older speakers for now, so I found setting them up manually was better. My room is 15 x 18. The only difficultly I had was that I did not have the volume high enough in the beginning. You need it at least around 40 - 50 to hear anything.
Pros: My entertainment center only had about 5 1/2 " space for a receiver, so this fit great. Easy set-up.
Summary: My top reason for choosing this model is the size (I never understood why these units had to be 6 to 10 inches tall) but I didn't want to compromise too much on features and definitely not at all on quality. I am glad it proved to really exceed my expectations. Sounds great with 3 channels and a sub. Wasn't looking for high volume levels, but it gets plenty loud enough to me.
Pros: Easy to use (I haven't opened the manual yet). Network features are nice to have (connected to SiriusXM and my Media Server (using my NAS)). I also like that you can operate the TV and Cable box with the receiver off (members of my family seem to have trouble operating more than 2 electronic devices at one time).