Summary: I've had pioneer equipment for ever but in the last 3 years have had nothing but them blowing up.I decided to change brands and this system had basically everything I was looking for especially in all stero mode.I have all JBL 2-e50's 2-e90's 2-e100's and a center and with the sub going beyond 8+ decb it kicks yet still has more to give. Reccomend a small cooling fan on top,still havent hit top volume yet it rocks!!!!!!!
Summary: If you are familiar with Onkyo receivers you know you are getting great sound already. I went from a ts-sr701 to this due to a need for HDMI inputs and outputs. An added bonus is you no longer need the monitor output for the on-screen setup it is all done through the HDMI output. Onkyo did it right again, great receiver.
Summary: PRO: I'm using this receiver mostly for home theater in a relatively small room and it absolutely provides excellent quality sound. Watching Blu-Ray in true 7.1 and DVDs in expanded 7.1 is just excellent. Sound quality is excellent for both movies and music! CON: The "zoom" feature for HDMI video switching. I run all my video sources through the receiver via HDMI and all sources are "zoomed" to the display.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power
Summary: The first Onkyo 706 I got was defective. I was experiencing audio and visual digital pops. Especially when viewing a program from the DVR. This also happened when the source was Blu-Ray DVD or Nintendo Wii. I returned the product and got a new one that so far functions perfectly! As long as you don't get a lemon this is a great product.
Summary: I have 4 HDMI Devices and this was the perfect solution. Cuts way down on the wires and the unit has a great self tuning for the speaker setup with the included mic. I;m very happy with this product.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up