Summary: This is a good quality home theater receiver. My son has had an identical model for years, and both his and mine work great. The package and receiver case suffered some mechanical damage in shipment by USPS, but the seller worked well to provide me a settlement, and electrically the unit functions perfectly.
Summary: So, if you've stumbled upon this amplifier you either know what you're looking for or you've gotten really lucky. This is a small, but mighty amplifier i guess you could say referring to the price. I used to watch movies for hours pumping this amplifier and movie amplification is amazing - bullets flying left and right, cars driving past, screeching here and there. The modes are incredible buy it.
Summary: Many systems now days do not include a phono jack for record players. And even when they do sometimes the power and sound quality is very weak. I solved this problem by buying a mixer with a built in Equalizer and also a stand alone EQ to boost the power. I hook the mixer to the receiver through the CD input to the mixer's amp output, and then the EQ to the mixer's rec out through the EQs main input. You don't necessarily need a separate EQ as the mixer should suffice.
Solid performing amplifier w/ lots of sound field options!
9 March 2012
Summary: Quite honestly I purchased THIS unit for the remote. I already own the same one as well as a lower model from the same product line -- so obviously I really like this product line. In this case I managed to acquire a fully functioning 'spare' receiver w/ remote for the same cost as a replacement remote. Great score in my opinion!
Summary: Over the years I have had many receivers and amps some I thought were great at the time but there was something that I wished they would have or do to enhance a sound I wanted. This is the first that to date gives me whatever the sound is I'm looking for, so all I can't say is at last YESSSS!!!
Summary: Wow! Over 20% of electronics fail, but this certainly has not. Even being a used product, the power and presitge of such a product exist. Great sound can be blasted from this HTR, and simply have no complaints.