Great Sound Quality can't Bi-Amp and have 7.1 at same time.
RockOperaRat "RockOperaRat", Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: I am a listener who must hear everything from the movie or music. Every breath, whisper, every instrument within the orchestra (not just a blended orchestral sound). I have to clearly hear every hit on a drum/cymbal from Neil Peart's Drum kit to the point I can tell where on the drum head it was...
Best sound quality I have heard from an AVR, but the GUI is lacking
5 July 2013
Summary: I've been a Denon guy for many years. I caught this Sony AVR on sale for just over half the list price, so I decided to make a switch. The main thing to note is that the power and the quality of sound is impressive to say the least....really outstanding.
LTC STEVEN S. FITZGERALD "S. Scott FitzGerald", Amazon
2 January 2013
Summary: Didn't realize Sony made high end audio components - this one, granted a little on the pricey side, but well worth the cost - loaded with capabilities - setup was pretty easy - especially like the built in Ethernet Switch - audio output is great, and very impressed with the HDMI Pass-Through...
Summary: I've been with Sony products since 1998, yes it's about 14 years, before I’ve perches this model i used to have the DA5400ES 7.1 channel and it was great except for two things, it doesn't have LAN internet connection and can't pass Blu-ray 3D.
Nice But One Glaring Omission - No Front Width Channels
4 December 2012
Summary: I'm investigating all the high-end receivers and in particular their nine and eleven channel capability. The Sony is completely missing the Front Width (FW) channels. I searched through the owners manual and could find any reference whatsoever.