Summary: i do not own this receiver but i can point out a potential unintentional flaw with a few of the reviews i have read. all i really want to say is that this receiver pulls a max of ~1586.6 watts, the average home circuit for kitchen, bedroom, or living room allows for 15 amps at 115~120 volts.
Summary: AFTER SETTING THIS RECEIVER UP, I TURNED UP THE VOLUME IN A LARGE ROOM WITH VERY HIGH QUALITY SPEAKERS AND WAS SHOCKED BY THE LACK OF PUNCH IN A RECEIVER THAT THE SELLER STATED PRODUCED 170 WRMS PER CHANNEL.
Summary: My first SONY I still have and it's 20 years old (STR-D2070). Still works perfect but I wanted new technology. I went for the 5000ES and can say I'm beyond impressed. I have pushed it to the limit over the past couple years and it has never failed.
Summary: Sony replaced an older es model of mine with this after my old one broke. It took Sony "9 months" to replace the receiver. After numerous calls to rude operators with no answers I finally threatened to sue. Only then did I get my replacement.
Summary: Theres a reason this is a this is a $ 1500 unit. I can't elp but to be impressed by the unreal sound quality of this receiver. This is from a guy who has a Mark Levinson system for music. I know music. This receiver blew my mind.