Summary: I wanted a "satellite ready" receiver and I found my receiver. [...] Very pleased with this one and you still need the tuner (SCH1) from Sirius to complete your satellite radio connection. Great with my bookshelf Bose speakers.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Setup, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Casual user, but I know good sound and electronics. Even with plenty of features, this stereo receiver is priced just right for my casual needs: paired with my Bose bookshelf speakers, it plays music clearly and precisely, and it gives TV and movies fantastic, full sound without expensive surround sound. Good tuner picks up tons of stations. Button controls feel solid. Volume, bass, and treble controls are smooth. Display Dimmer has three light levels.
Pros: Available iPod Dock, Controls Have Nice Feel, Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality, Solid Construction
Summary: My hearing wasn't bad, it was my old receiver! What a joy to listen to radio, records, or CDs with this unit. The sound, using just some basic JBL bookcase speakers, fills the main floor living space in our house. I'm more radio/music oriented, so I turn off the TV and listen while I read or work. Absolutely love this unit.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Setup, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I want to replace my old stereo receiver and also be able to play music and DVD sound from my computer on my sound system. But for phono, this receiver it turns out only picks up moving-magnet type cartridges--not moving coil type (I'd never heard of this distinction before) and not, it turns out, my Technics SL-D20.
Summary: We were disappointed when our Technics SA-425 receiver of 27 years stopped working. But the Onkyo TX-8555 is so far the perfect replacement with twice the power! Now the real challenge will be to see if it is up to the long life that the Technics receiver gave us. I have a feeling the Relability/Quality will not be a problem with this unit.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy Setup, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality