Summary: The receiver works good. The sound is pretty good. The bluetooth and internet menus are difficult to navigate. Also, the Audyssey will work for me b/c i only have 5 speakers and I cannot find an option to tell it to use 5 speakers instead of 7. It gives me an error each time b/c it cannot find 7 speakers.
Summary: I am using this in my ManCave and I am really pleased with all the features it offers. The wifi works great even with my router a long way away. The new Onkyo App works through the wifi/ router so I can turn on the system using my apple device Iphone/Itouch/Ipad when out in my patio and stream music. I set up the patio speakers on the second zone since it is available if you are using 5 speaker surround instead of 7.
Great amp... Um, on secondary thought, really good amp.
David Lauterbach, Amazon
21 October 2013
Summary: This is a secondary amp for me. It's in a secondary location (garage). I have it hooked up for 4.1 stereo (with an external homemade patchbay to flip the L/R and F/B fields for "Outdoor Movie Night). Is a 7.2 amp overkill for a 4.1 system? No, I needed the wattage and experience has taught me that there may be eventual expansion required, or this amp may be in a different room one day.
Summary: Although, I have not had a chance to explore the entire component yet (due to my time schedule), but so far whatever I have used it looks perfect. The only thing missing in this was a good Product Manual which I would highly recommend the seller to include or ask the manufacturing company to put one. Thanks!
Summary: Overall I'm very happy with it. The size and design is about as expected for an A/V receiver. I chose this model in part because of the powered zone 2 which I use for the patio speakers. Unfortunately it does run a little hotter than I expected, I'm concerned about leaving it in an enclosed cabinet area and it obviously isn't very small or sleek so putting it out to be seen is less than desirable. One complaint is the interface.
Summary: the unit works great, but i cannot really customize anything without going to a room with a computer and loading the instructions on disc. the quick setup sheet shows you where the wires go. thats it. i learned how to use pandora by sheer luck. there are about 10 sound environments for each device, but again there are no paper instructions. you can hook up 2 sub-woofers to the unit which makes for a lot of fun. you can also play your sound in 2 separate zones.
Summary: I probably blew out my 7-year old 5+1 Surround Sound Receiver (forgot the brand but it was good enough for my Sound Engineer friend to buy one for his sister) about 6 months ago because I occasionally hot-plug my MBP's headphone output to either a Turn-table input, CD input or AUX input, assuming that the headphone output provides a low-power signal. Then I made do with an even older Simulated Surround-Sound receiver ( a Sony) while I shopped for a new one.