Summary: I recently purchase one of these and am mostly pleased with it however anyone thinking about buying this reciever should be informed that the sub woofer output is NOT amplified so you will need to BUY a powered sub woofer at hundred dollars plus to get this unit to perform correctly........
Summary: I purchased one of these because I used to own a Pioneer model receiver and the bass production was fabulous....until I tried to hook it up to a blown car subwoofer which ruined the receiver. So I decided to go back to Pioneer once again and I am pleased.
Need to be a rocket scientist to program this thing
Rolf Brauch, Amazon
19 March 2007
Summary: The programming mechanism is cumbersome and I have yet to master it - I've given up. My 40-year old Pioneer had nice simple knobs and switches on the front to control important issues like skeakers, bass, etc.
Summary: I HOOKED THIS UP WITH A SET OF JENSEN SPEAKERS AND SUB WOOFER AND HAVE THE MOST AMAZING HOME SOUND SYSTEM...IT WAS EASY AND HAS MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN OUR HEARING AND WATCHING TV AND THE STEREO.
Summary: For music, this Pioneer will do an "acceptable" job. But for movies, if you have a sub, this reciever is great. If you want to use it primarily for music, get a high current reciever, HK... and you won't be sorry.
Pros: Price -------------- I've looked everywhere and this seems to be the best reciever for under $xxx. There were Sonys that were cheaper, but I don't trust Sony recievers, unless they're ES line. But for their prices, Harman/Kardon would be a better choice. ======================= Sound ------------...
Cons: Complicated to use ------------- You HAVE to read the manual to use the features. I don't care if you're a sound guru, you will be lost if you don't read it. ============= Sound --------- The sound isn't really a weakness but my last reciever was a Harman/Kardon AVR20MKII and it sound phenomenal ...
Summary: This is a great entry level receiver. It is listed as a 6.1 channel. But it is also 7.1 capable. A good amount of power and features. Dolby Digital,Pro-logicII,DTS, and 5.1 inputs. Bottom line great unit for any beginner. The only flaw I see is the small crowded remote.
Summary: Got this receiver today to replace my 11-year-old Denon AVR-2000G 5.1 Pro-Logic Receiver for all the new standards (Dolby Digital, DTS, Digital-EX, etc). My Denon has 80w (@16ohms, 1kHz, 0.05% THD) per-channel of fronts and center, and 25w for rears.
Summary: Works great for my 5.1 channel. As my first home theater investment in our new family, I'm very satisfied with the price and product. The various audio features are great. Especially like the Dialogue enhancement feature for movies that get a little quiet.
Summary: This entry level A/V receiver does a fine job of powering my home theater 7.1 speaker setup. It has ample power to make the Infinity Primus Theater Pack(5.0) plus Primus 360 fronts and Sony SA-W700 subwoofer sing. No apparent distortion at any sound level I can bear!