Summary: I was in love with this receiver before I ever owned it or heard it (just from specs, other reviews, and the price alone meant it had to be good right!?). My first surround sound was a budget pioneer, then the kenwood sovereign 5090 (my first big dollar AVR), then the Harmon kardon 347 (my first...
Pros: Good sound Easy to set up (walk through) Looks nice Lots of connection options Simple remote that is backlit
Cons: CD for owners manual Not sure about the claimed 125 watts No cooling fan(s) Options will not allow you to have full control (choose "this" option and you can no longer adjust "that") The app is terrible I just hope they have more software upgrades coming!!
Summary: This is the 4th receiver i have bought in the last two years, as i have not been satisified with any of the previous three. I had two Denon's and an NAD. I wanted a warm, rich, full sound that made me want to put music on and sit back and just listen.
Pros: The sound, looks so very premium, love the little blue circle, great light-up remote, extremely easy to set up and configure.
Cons: Does not bring me coffee in bed.....otherwise, none.