Summary: I bought this receiver even though I knew some work would have to be done to it. The seller was honest about the conditions of the receiver. The seller contacted me immediately after I purchased the item. He communicates well and stays on top of things. We arranged for me to pick up the item since we both lived near by which saved me some shipping money.
Summary: I have had the Onkyo SR-701 for 4 months now and I think it really is a very good receiver, especially for the mid-range price tag it has (at Circuit City it was $760 at the time, though I got mine from EBay for less). This is a receiver with a lot of available connections which I frankly do not care for, but you can connect two completely different sets of speaker systems to it if you so desire.
Only receiver on the market with a Phonograph Pre-Amp
Sherrill Leslie, Amazon
12 February 2004
Summary: I am a huge audio file and a fan of Onkyo. I have had an Onkyo TXSV515ProII for a long time that was a super receiver until it died recently. With a new receiver I pretty much had my mind made up to get a new Onkyo but I compared others just to make sure I was getting the best choice. I looked at Dennon, Harmon Kardon and Yamaha and none of them compared to the Onkyo for features and sound quality.