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. wished it had certified THX, but the sound technologies/decoders it does have are great.
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). Menu has a little to be desired, but it gets the job done. Having owned, Onkyo, Sony es, Marantz, and P elite (twice) I love the pioneer Elite..... Great receiver!!!!!!!!!!