Summary: this unit is outstanding, user frindly, I love marantz its one of the top of the line recievers you can buy. i rate it and pioneer elite about the same. people that know the marantz name know what i'm talking about . i recommend marantz to anyone. you can't go wrong!
Summary: I bought it because of the reputation Marantz has for warm rounded sound. Even though it is lacking in the most advanced technology that I could have got on a similarly priced new Onkyo or Sony, they are not in the same league as Marantz when it comes to sound reproduction.
Summary: Great reveiver for the money. Only thing that a really don;t like is the static coming out of the speaker everytime I tuen off the system. I usually have the bring the volume to -75 db to minimize the noise.
Cons: Static in speaker whne turning the system off