Highly recemended! this was the cheapest, most powerful Reciver!
29 November 2010
Summary: For the price I think I made out on this one. I had just spent most of my budget on the 61" TV I had been drooling over for months but instead of taking a breath after I found the cheapest price for the TV I wanted. I just ordered it. I gave no thought to sound or the fact that at the time I didn't even own a receiver powerful enough to push the speakers I had at the time. My mistake,and not to mention my very low budget. But I found this beautiful peace of equipment.
Summary: I purchased it for a gift for a coworker. He loves it and is his first real stero reciever. I paired it with a great set of advent speakers and a dual turntable for his records. He is a happy camper.
Summary: I guess it's a pretty nice tuner/amp for the money, but it is not very intuitive to use. Drilling down through several layers of menus just to do simple functions is a bore and requires me to keep the owners manual at my fingertips at all times. How long will it be before one of the grandkids misplaces it or tears it up? Guess I'd better make a copy. Also, it lacks the bass punch of the old, old Sony system it is replacing. That's somewhat disappointing.
Summary: I was a optimus man with all optimus components. When it was time to replace, I tried the pioneer. I knew of its great reputation, but have to admit I have been blown away by its capabilities and sleek design. Although bulky, it fits perfect in its designated spot and I was able to connect everything needed easily to enjoy my home theater system. Many features are a plus.
Summary: This receiver was comparatively very cheap. It has plenty of power and it sounds clean and undistorted even at high volume. It has all the needed setup options. It also has the capability of sending a full bass signal to my powered sub without stinting on the bass output to my 4 (over the top) full range speakers. You might think every receiver would do that properly. You would be wrong.
Summary: We bought this receiver because we wanted a way for my husband (who has severe hearing loss)to listen to the stereo output from our tv through headphones, while I listened to it from speakers on the wall. The headphones jack receptical is wired to cut out speaker output when headphones are plugged in, thus totally nullifying the reason for our buying the receiver.
Summary: This receiver replaces a Pioneer receiver I have had for 20 years. What a differnce! I currently have this receiver hooked up to Pioneer CS 99A speakers which are almost 40 years old. The sound is brilliant. I am enjoying playing with the different settings and am very pleased! I am not an electronic wizard but found the set up very easy. Everything worked the first time I hooked everything up. Remote works. Instructions are easy to follow.
Summary: Product does a great job for $135. My only complaint is no "Zone 2" functionality exists. There are A/B speaker settings but you can't run 1 input into Zone 1 and another input into Zone 2. I found setting up the receiver for the optimal sound settings to be a long trial and error process as the documentation is cryptic at best.
Summary: This unit works my stereo system just fine, running four speakers from the two mains, for that use, good value. Other speaker ports only put out low sound. Not sure if this how it is supposed to work. Could not get it to work the surround sound speakers fed from TV/DVD. No instructions/manual included in box.
Summary: The receiver came in perfect condition in it's original box and packing material with all the documents and accessories. It arrived on time and was a great deal for the money! If it would have had blue-tooth, or wireless rear speakers I would have given it 5 stars.