Summary: I needed to replace an earlier Onkyo receiver that bit the dust after just a couple of years of use. The Onkyos have the ability to plug in an old style record turntable without a preamp, and I like that feature. Plus they are easy to wire and use. The instruction book is a little confusing with respect to the different ways to plug in your devices, but if you read it carefully, eventually it begins to make sense.
Excerpt: I like that it has 6 imports, but I was disappointed that one is for Aux and One is for PC. The only problem with is that when setting up the remote for the other devices, it only takes codes for that type of device. I have a blu-ray player and a DVD/DVR player, and wanted to hook them both up, but have the DVD/DVR in game input, which I cannot use a DVD code for.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
Summary: If it was not for the complicated instructions on setup and use I would have given it a 5. Just recently used the blue tooth feature to play songs from my tablet, love this feature. A lot less buttons that my old Onkyo.
Summary: It works great. My only regret and disappointment is that I did not realize when I bought it that unlike the two or three amplifiers in this class I have purchased, this one would not have "Tape Out" connections. I can't imagine why this feature would be eliminated. It is certainly one of the most common of uses to want to be able to record anything that the amp is playing.
Summary: This took me a couple of days to set-up, rerunning wires and adding banana clips. I was steered to this initially for its phono component. Then after reading user reviews and professional reviews decided to try it. I found it important to understand the layout of the user guide, it's online. It's basically 3 sections. One, an overview of the box with everything labeled. The second superficially goes over what it does, and references pages in the 3 section.