Summary: beautiful looking receiver with its glossy black front and balance of knobs and buttons. relatively straight forward to hoop up and program for 7.1 speaker arrangement. great sound and power. really liked the ability to either auto or manually program the speaker aspects.
Summary: I have been in the audio business for over 35 years. The sound matches a Mcintosh, the only differince. it does not hold it's resale value, but who cares, at this price a bargain in technology. Buy the Elite....
Summary: I love absolutly everything about this AMP, the sound is great and the ease of setup is fantastic. I replaced a Harmon/Kardon AVR 625 with this amp and I am very happy so far. Worth the purchase.
Summary: Once again Pioneer Elite has proven itself. Although I run a Marantz THX amp with this receiver, I did check it out under its own power and had all the power anyone should need. The receiver itself has everything, it decodes everything, (right now anyway).