Excerpt: I bought this a few months ago as my first foray into true home cinema surround sounds. I matched this to a Marantz CD/DVD/SACD player, and a mordaunt short speaker package - WOW! You will not know what hits you - first play was Gladiator, I was blown away by the tremendous but composed bass, sounds coming from behind and around me!
Pros: Highly spec'ed, great value for both cinema and stereo
Cons: Doesn't play stereo like a dedeicated stereo amp .