Summary: It really sounded good out of the box but something was missing. No in ur face sound, but then again I thought that should of sounded like my old Teac Receiver & thought well maybe it's me. Had to turn it up 26 to 39 vol. to really get the sound.
Summary: Excellent Receiver. It has a built in phono-amp, which was rare among receivers. I really have no complaints. It doesn't run hot, the sound is clear, and is powers my large Polk Audio cabinets with no problems.
Summary: I selected this unit for a relative based on it's "phono" function. Additional benefits were the simplicity of the controls for someone that just wants to 'turn it on and it work'. They have been very satisfied.
Summary: This is an excellent value for the price. The only issue that I have is that both speaker outputs (A & B) will not play at the same time. I just bought a switch to run the A speakers to that has 6 pairs of connections for speaker outputs that solved the problem.