Summary: This has been said before: I love the sound and the functionality on this device. I even bought the iPod adapter, which works great -- you can scan through your folders and titles of songs right on the Denon display. However, the user design is terrible.
Summary: The interface is a bit clunky as others have noted.....that was my original comment. After using this for over a year the bad user interface outweighs any benefit from the sound quality. Can't believe someone would design something like this intentionally.
Better than most low priced 2 channel receivers currently on the market.
1 January 2012
Summary: The EBay seller offered a good deal and I am pleased with the value. The sound quality is very clean with low noise. It sounds better than a good Harman Kardon receiver I have owned for almost 10 years. The am/fm tuner picks up stations fine and sounds good.
Summary: I have had my DRA-397 for just over two years and it always produced great sound....until it just died. It turns on but the audio input card has died and now it will cost more to fix it than I paid for the damn thing in the first place.
Summary: I've had nothing but trouble with this receiver. At no time did all the features work, something was always malfunctioning. The remote and front panel seem to work at cross purposes, and the user manual is worthless. There are few functions still working and one of the channels appears to be out.