Summary: I cannot describe with words how amazingly clean the sound emanating from this unit is. I paired this receiver up with a moderately priced Polk Audio front set and a cheap pair of rear speakers, yet the sound effects on this unit are unlike anything I've heard before. I played one of my Victorian Symphony CD's on the "Theater" setting, and I could have sworn I was standing at a music hall.
Summary: I new the music was going to be great coming from Harman Kardon. But i did`t know how great the H.D. was going to be. It is great. Even with the screw on speaker wire it`s been more than worth it. When i listen , i feel like i`m present at the event.
Summary: The AVR700 it worked ok for 3 months, after that I had to many problems: The music sounds great for me. I have 4 JBL speakers of 70 watts each. 1- Surround mode ( 5 Channel stereo) a lot of electrical noise and very weird sounds when I change mp3 tracks or when I change radio stations.
Summary: I got this during christmas sales for around 200 dollars. There is no equalizer, only "large" and "small" speaker designation which changes the frequency cut offs I'm assuming. There's a really annoying problem I have with it. Whenever I turn it on and try to use it with my computer through hdmi the audio will not come through until I cycle through the sources and go back to hdmi.
I cant say enough about this unit. Excellent is all i got!
3 January 2014
Summary: I soent some time reading reviews and looking for a receiver that would be the best for the price i was willing to pay. As receivers can cost a lot, i wanted to make sure i didnt get something cheap that sounded cheap. I bought this receiver because of the reviews and the price. Not cheap but not expensive and i can tell you that it sounds like it would cost 3 times what i paid. What an awesome sound it pumps through.