Summary: I have mixed feeling about this receiver,125 watts RMS no way, Sounds about like 75 watts RMS my old Sony str da4300es blows this receiver away in power and clarity.The Sony has about 50% more output then this one and thats rated a 100 watt RMS. As far as video quality pass through that's good.
Cons: Output power, Music clarity is not up to par.
Summary: Replaced my Marantz SR 4001. Crutchfield cable labeling tabs are worth the extra time to minimize confusing the cables once it is placed in the cabinet. Also worth placing banana plugs on the speaker wire to make the hook ups easy, nonfrustrating, and reliable. The Audyssey microphone and quick set up were an engineers stroke of genius! Takes the guess work out of configuring and optimizing the audio for your space. A built in audio optimizer. How about that!
Pros: Marantz at a significant discount with telephone support. Easy set up and audio optimization with understandable on screen menus. Significant improvement of audio over the older Marantz reciever. Availability of basic receiver video adjustments that were necessary for viewing on my previously calibrated Samsung 60"
Cons: The video was altered after installation however, with Matt's help from Crutchfield it was easily corrected using the Marantz receiver video adjustments.