Summary: I bought this receiver in 2002 from Best Buy and was it a great decision on my part. I really enjoy listening to my music and this receiver comes with optical hookups for very accurate sound. Most receivers now days are set up for home theater but this one has an option none of the others did at the time but now do because of it is called 5 channel stereo.
Summary: PRO: I've never owned Yamaha brand equipment. I would certainly buy again. this systems seemed to be very powerful and had NO TROUBLE driving my 200 watt speakers to perfection. it even made my Bose seem more lively then I've ever heard them. all sound ranges from quite to rattle the windows seemed to transition perfect. it has plenty of amperage to drive any speakers. I have 8 speakers (includes surround and zoneB)hooked to it with no problems.