Summary: All I can say is WOW! I bought this to replace an old Sony unit I've had for over 10 years. I never knew those old speakers could sound so good! I plan to replace the speakers down the road, but I am very happy with the result I got from this receiver! Everything plugged in, and worked perfectly! It is listed as a "Refurbished" unit, but appears to be brand new, without scratches or defects of any kind!!
Summary: Sounds great. I'm not real picky when it comes to sound, but from what I can tell, it's excellent. I love the 4 HDMI connectors on the back - works great. Easy to use, simple to connect, this replaced my 15 year old Yamaha unit so hopefully it lasts just as long.
Summary: Did a lot of research, ended with this for low cost and voice boost. Replaced Pio 915 with no HDMI. This amp works beautifully, and to my ears the HT sound is NOTICEABLY better than my Pio. Seems like the distribution between speakers is much better, and absolutely the center channel voice is 5 times more understandable - no matter what setting I made my old Pio the center channel was low or muddy.
i am still trying to figure why they refer this unit an entry level receiver for the last 20 years i have been purchasing onkyo'
robert cohen, Amazon
27 August 2014
Summary: I was hooked on onkyo's for a while but need a receiver with hdmi so i have to upgrade did not want to spend a ton, i am still trying to figure why they refer this unit an entry level receiver for the last 20 years i have been purchasing onkyo's for $500+ i am pleasantly surprise at the sound quality my only hope long term it will endure as my other receivers but presently i am happy
Summary: This receiver sounds excellent and has many options for tone and speaker level adjustments. The automatic speaker level adjustment with the yapo mic worked flawlessly. I am very pleased with every aspect of the performance. I build high end speakers and used this receiver in a large setup for a friend and he loves it!
Summary: You guys already know the specs and everything, so I'll just comment about the unit's refurbished status. I do believe certified refurbished items are generally good buys. I've been using the receiver for around five months. Works great! Awesome purchase for $170, and I would purchase again in a heartbeat. I don't believe in paying an arm and a leg for AVR receivers because I would rather spend that money on good speakers.
Summary: Love this receiver,sound quality is awesome,specially for watching movies.With my klipsch quintet 5.0 home theater speaker system and yamaha sub- YST-SW012 8-Inch, sound is a very natural and crunchy.My only issue with this receiver is that adaptive DRC doesn't do so good for night time watching movies,the ones with format such as AAC 2.0 and other non dolby formats.Adaptive DRC works a very good on dynamic range of the sound with bd or dvd with orginal sound formats...
Summary: We were on a budget so I did a ton of research. All the audio-geeks bash this because its a Yamaha. I'm not an audio-geek. I'm a 42 year old average dude. To my wife and me, this thing is fantastic! The setup was super easy. We don't sit perfectly centered on our TV, but I was able to center the setup mic in between us and we both have great stereo affect. It fills the entire room with great sound. The thing I like the best is that it just works.