Summary: This receiver looks good, feels heavy (like it has big components) but has very little power versus it's wattage rating. Sound is thin and hollow. Unit was hooked up to excellent speakers and just plain underperformed!
Summary: I bought it from another retailer at a much lower price (~$50). It would receive 4 star for that price. And my current rating based on the >$100 price, at which point you could really get a (much) better one from a better brand. The good: 1. Has a subwoofer preamp out. This is the only functional reason that I chose it. I guess nobody would pair any high end full range speakers with this cheap amplifier. So to get enough bass, a subwoofer is much needed. 2.
Summary: I had not seen a Sherwood receiver in more than 20 years, but I remember them as being a quality item at a reasonable price. Sherwood still delivers the value! I wanted a STEREO (NOT 5.1 or surround) amplifier with decent power. This unit has great response for my Bose 901s and has quality controls and features.
Summary: I purchased this in 2012 for my garage. I remodeled my garage in the fall and finally got the receiver up and running in a couple of months.I had two speakers inside and also hooked up 2 outdoor speakers. Both were rated to handle more watts than this receiver puts out. Every time you would take the volume past 50, the receiver would just turn itself off. When new, you could turn the volume to 75. After than it would only go to 64.
Summary: Very nice stereoreceiver for the price. Sounds clean, and seems to have plenty of power for 4 pairs of speakers when used with an impedance matching speaker selector. All functions work properly. Overall very pleased. Would not hesitate recommending this receiver.
Summary: I am satisfied with the unit. I'm using it for stereo mode only. As previous ratings had stated about a lack of bass depth, I also ordered a good sub bass speaker too. I would recommend the sub bass speaker if anyone wants some decent bass. The unit has only a treble and bass control (no loudness selection). Outside of that, I was impressed with the design of the unit for its price.
Summary: I bought this Receiver just to power a moderate little sound system for my garage/workshop. That building is about 150 feet from my house and I didn't want to use any kind of wireless application. The Sherwood has proven to be a great unit for the price paid!