No HDMI Pass Thru or Switched Power for Sub-Woofer
Mark Hayter, Amazon
11 December 2014
Summary: Great AMP. Pros: Quick setup and Great sound quality. Many adjustments for speaker and room size. Mic for quick room setup but can be tweaked as needed. Cons: No switched power outlet for sub-woofer and no HDMI pass thru.
Summary: As for value for the buck I cannot complain. I got exactly what I wanted; a simple, powerful, great sounding and cheap AV receiver. To date I am pleased with my purchase. It arrived punctually and in good condition.
Summary: This unit meets all of my expectations EXCEPT, it doesn't have and A-B selection for a separate set of speakers (in my case they are on my patio. My previous A/V receiver had this and I assumed that they all did. Apparently not so. But otherwise seems to be a good receiver.
Summary: This is my preliminary review since I just installed this new receiver and I have printed the manual (it comes on CD) but have not read it yet. The enclosed setup instructions are basically "attach some speakers and turn it on".
Summary: A no-nonsense solid little unit that delivers exactly as advertized. A minor quibble with an HDMI TV sound playback which required an additional cable, but nothing else. Sound quality is very good.
Impressive sound and performance for a value priced receiver!
Richard R., Newegg
30 June 2014
Summary: I'd highly recommend this receiver!! For my modest priced 5.1 setup I don't think a pricier model (got it on sale under $200) would have given me any noticeable benefit. I've got most of my devices hooked up with HDMI except for broadcast TV which I have connected with optical seeing as my slightly...
Pros: Sound quality and volume output is great for my 5.1 system. I can easily blast the sound louder than I'd want to without deafening myself and it still sounds clear. It has a plethora of different optimization settings which seem helpful. There's even a setting which helps to improve the sound qua...
Cons: The optical volume seems a bit quiet from some devices. May just be a limitation of older optical technology. Switched those devices over to HDMI instead which worked flawlessly.
Good value, DD+ decoding for Netflix 5.1, Very Low Wattage
27 June 2014
Summary: Pros: [+]Good value - Received brand new main unit with scratch protection film still on it [+]has CEC control to turn off AVR with TV power / remote. [+]has ARC audio return channel to send digital audio back to the receiver from the TV [+]has two optical inputs.
Summary: This is used with old speakers from a sony all-in-one system and the Yamaha sub-woofer I purchased with this unit. Sound is very good, but it sometimes takes two tries to switch mode. Options missing that I would like include inputs for a TV antenna and PC.
Summary: it is very good. i got the factory refurbished and there is not even a single scratch. damn! works well with my polk audio THX series speakers and acoustech PL200 sub. there are few annoying things. banana plugs can only be used for center and front speakers, only spring conenctions for the rest.