Summary: It just feels like Marantz cut a lot of corners with this receiver. You would swear it's a $300 receiver when you feel the heft, very lightweight and cheap feeling. Also, the remote is pathetic, it's like a throwaway remote you would get with a $35 DVD player. Not befitting a $1,200 receiver. I have owned numerous Marantz receivers, and none of them felt this chintzy. I believe some of this has to do with them moving production to China instead of Japan.