Summary: I have purchased numerous Sony ES series receivers over the past years, but Sony has continued to cut back on their build quality over the years, and their receivers are now JUNK. My Sony 5500ES receiver completely failed after just 10 months of use! Even when it did work, the sound quality and performance was sub-par compared to other receivers at this price point.
Summary: I purchased this high end receiver with high expectations. Although it is sleek looking it has very poor sound quality and very limited audio adjustments. It seems to be cheeply made and poorly engineered. It is adequate as a video hub, however, very poor as a home theater receiver. Their is no onboard graphic equalizer to tweek your speekers. It simply has base and treble adjustment. I was so disappointed that I sent it back and purchased a Denon 4310 receiver.