Summary: This receiver sounds very good. The sound is pretty clean even at pretty high volumes. The amp hiss is virtually inaudible. I wish the menu was more intuitive and easy to operate, but for the price that I paid I cannot complain and I had an Onkyo receiver before so I am used to the menu a little.
Summary: This is my first AVR, used to have component audio back in the 70s, so this was/is all new to me & after reading forums & reviews, had narrowed my search to this model or a Yamaha & picked this one as it has phono outs & I still have a record collection from way back.
Summary: I bought this receiver over a year ago and have 7.1 audio setup with Boston A70 fronts, (admittedly bombastic) JBL HLS center, 4 Boston series 7 Subsats for wall-mounted surrounds and rears, and a Boston CS Sub 10 subwoofer.
Summary: This Onkyo HT-RC180 7.2 channel A/V receiver replaced a top of the line Yamaha receiver, barely three years old and retailing for twice as much. The Yamaha was excellent in every way and I hated having to replace it but, as is common in the world of consumer electronics, innovation had overtaken it...
Summary: Love this receiver! Hooked it up to Mordaunt-Short Carnival speakers & they sound great. Don't have any previous experience to compare it to, just know what sounds good! Was a snap to setup!! Took all of 30 min maybe.
Richard C. Drew "It's 106 miles to Chicago, w..., Amazon
7 December 2010
Summary: I've owned a lot of electronics, all makes and many models. I had not upgraded my core system for many years, and knew it was time for a change. I'm a fan of Onkyo (I have another Onkyo AV receiver in the living room) and was looking for one with network connection and more power.
Summary: This was one of those things I had to be coaxed into, because well it's a lot of money. Now that it's all set up and we've been using it for a few weeks I wish I would have caved a lot sooner! This is fantastic. It's like a party for your ears.
Summary: Pros: Enormous amount of power with extremely high quality,with no distortion. High number of inputs and outputs. 1080P up-scaling on all video inputs. I am upscaling from 1080I to 1080p and I could see the difference.3D like. Seeing is believing..Awesome! Every input and output well labeled.