Summary: Great receiver! Oh how I missed yamaha! Coming from a Sony 7.1 Which was nice but sound seem distorted at times. And bass was boomy. I was previously using a yamaha so and thought let me try Sony. Again not bad just not a yamaha. The natural sound of yamaha is truly a beautiful thing. Great receiver!
An affordable receiver with high end features without a high end price!
A. Caldwell, Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: I purchased this receiver mainly because I was updating my old, dated Sony receiver from 10 years ago. This is my first HDMI receiver and I couldn't be happier. Being able to run video and audio on the same cable on the same input is very convenient. I have owned a lot of receivers in my life and this is by far the best. Without getting into too many technical aspects, this receiver really does give you a lot of bang for your buck.
Summary: I find I have to turn my TV on first which then automatically turns on the receiver before I can turn on my input for everything to work happy. If I don't do it in that order I often do not get sound. Other than that the sound is spectacular. The setup with the microphone is super cool and easy. It could use just a little more bass but has enough for my needs. My 10 year old speakers from my old receiver have come alive with sound they have never produced before!
Summary: I sounds great and probably works exactly as designed. My trouble is that it has too many bells and whistles. I'm usually pretty savvy on electronics and usually can get the swing of how to operate most electronic equipment, but the operation is not as intuitive as I had hoped. Like I said, it is probably operating perfectly and the problem is operator error, but I wish the controls were more easily set.
Summary: This receiver has all the latest HDMI and USB and optical connections, and an intelligent device that tunes the speakers to the room and the listener's main position. It's powerful enough for me! I wish I could switch two sets of speakers on and off independently but that does not come in this level of product.