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: 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.