Summary: I baptized this thing. Klipsch RF-7II front channels, RB-61 II surround channels. Anytime your speakers are bigger than your skull, you must take the following path. Setup>audio>Audyssey>dynamic volume ( turn it off) That was after a call to Crutchfield Customer Support, (I'm blown away by service...
Pros: Plays WAV from USB drives. Plenty of power. Display is reasonably dim. File systems move at a reasonable pace, and as fast as I can push the button when folders are open.
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: Easy to unbox and setup. The slim profile is excellent. Sound quality is more than adequate on my less than 5.1 system. I use this Marantz with 2 front speakers, a center channel, and a subwoofer. The on screen display is nice and clean and doesn't get in the way. Setup was painfree.
Summary: First let me say that I never review anything . I have received good service from online retailers and never said a word. I had an 18 year old Marantz that died . I spent several weeks researching receivers. I seldom watch movies and listen mostly to music. I have pretty inadequate speakers .
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.
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 unreada...
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: This unit was recommended to me by a friend. It is everything I expected in a new unit. It has a super easy user interface to set it up. I mean, I don't think it can get any easier. It sounds awesome.
Pros: Long warranty. I believe it is a 3 year warranty. You don't see that much anymore, and if it was built cheaply it would have the typical 90 day to 6 month nonsense.
Cons: I haven't found any yet, unless it came with a Logitech One touch so I could come back to 1 remote unit.
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.
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