Summary: The sound is warm and reasonably detailed. I'm pleased with the sound, and though it is not as good a separates, it will not disappoint. I'm coming from an Adcom 535 stereo power amp with a high quality passive pre-amp and a discrete DAC. I needed to simplify the audio set up and converge it with the video so I choose the Marantz. So the sound quality is fine but the interface unbelievably bad.