Summary: I received this item very quickly. It was packed and shipped very carefully. I have not fully used the system yet as it is intended to be placed in my basement, once it's remodeled. It will be the sound source for a new Sony 60" LED TV I plan on adding to my entertainment area. I did plug this receiver to make sure it turned on and was impressed with how it differs to other receivers I've purchased in the past. This receiver has more knobs than buttons.
Summary: I had many receivers over the year and this one is the best. Sounds great on my Martin Logan and Vienna Accoustics. For me, its all about the sound quality and this one is up there with the best and an incredible price...
Summary: I upgraded from the STR-DG500, and at least according to the model number, it is practically twice as good. Nice touches are the tuned calibration setting, which adjust the sound equalizing to match either flat response, response to match the front speakers, or according to Sony engineer specifications.
Summary: I looked for several months to find a receiver that had pre-outs and was less than a thousand dollars. Even though the STR-DG1000 retails for around 900, I found it for 430 after shipping after about 4 months of searching. This is an excellent system, not only does it have the pre-outs that I needed to amplify my Polk RTI-12s, it supplies sufficient power (120w/channel) to my surrounding speakers (Polk M-40s) and center channel (Polk CS-2).
Summary: great all around, all function receiver, it is great that you can find a receiver that passes audio and video through HDMI for such a great price. the home theater experience is un real, it really takes the work of setting up delays and speaker configuration out of the equation. I run PS3, a gaming PC, satelite tv, all through HDMI, I love it. A+++ all around, worth the money.
Good audio performance - Average overall performance
Amazon Customer "DRAM", Amazon
26 January 2008
Summary: I use this with a host of other equipment (Samsung plasma 50", D-Link Wireless Player, Toshiba DVD Player and Bose AM-15). I had to upgrade from my previous reciever (Pioneer VSX-D509S) only because I needed HDMI switching. I am a huge fan of this Pioneer power house. By the way, the STR-DG1000 came highly recommended to me. My experience so far has been average. As far as audio is concerned, the performance is amazing.