Summary: I bought this stereo receiver to power some small Athena bookshelf speakers in my office. The power rating is supposed to be 100 wpc but it doesn't seem to more than 20 wpc. I paid $100 when I could have done better spending $10 at a garage sale.
Summary: I picked mine up used at a flea market for $40. this is a great little receiver. I have had mine for around 6 years now and I have had it hooked up to a set of Cerwin Vega towers, two sets of JBL book shelf speakers, and an Acoustic Research powered woofer.
Summary: Bought this model about ten years ago, and mine still looks and sounds brand new - and it has been used a lot. No clicking or any other noise. It isn't as good as my NAD C-740, but shouldn't be at less than 1/2 the price.
Great features, quality, and performance for the price
Jason Drew, Amazon
18 August 2006
Summary: Well, the output from this amplifier sounds comparable to another fairly high-end unit I have, so that is good. It's a well balanced sound with no notable features (I'm not into megabass). Two other positives. First, it can drive A and B speakers simultaneously (or one at a time).
Summary: Really great bass sound though the treble could be a bit better... this could be a result of 10 year old JVC speakers, but I think it is the system. still if you are on a budget and looking to build an audio center, this is a good place to start. Even at almost max volume, there is no distortion.
Summary: This a good quality receiver. The price is comparable with most of the other receivers in this class. The big difference that I see is legendary Sony quality. I own many Sony products and have been pleased with their performance. I think this is one instance where a "name brand" will pay off.
Summary: This receiver has been great. There is a bad solder joint on one of the speaker outputs but it is easy to fix and I just need to take the 30 min to do it. This thing has been moved about 5 times so I would expect something small like a solder joint to go.
After four years of use, the receiver makes loud clicking sounds
Paul Bowles "arthistoryliterature", Amazon
2 February 2000
Summary: Less than four years ago, my Sony receiver began to make loud clicking sounds and occasionally to not work at all (no sound at all). By playing around with the knobs in front and back, I was able to get the sound back, but it still makes sporadic loud clicking sounds.
Summary: Heute möchte ich euch von meinem guten alten Receiver berichten . Vor etwa 3 Jahren schenkte ich diesen , meinem Freund und noch immer sind wir zufrieden mit dem Gerät. Ich wollte schon immer mal einen neuen Anschaffen , aber solang dieser noch läuft bin ich zu geizig :-)Und nu läuft er und läuft...