so only two channels was fine and I needed a phono input for my turntable
Tara T., Amazon
22 October 2014
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace my aging NAD AV716. I didn't need something for HT, so only two channels was fine and I needed a phono input for my turntable. After receiving the unit I did an A-B test with my NAD running through JBL bookshelf speakers using the Smithereens 11 CD. Starting with the Yamaha I found the sound restrained and lacking punch. Switching to the NAD (also 50w) the first thing I noticed was the guitar distorted, while it was clean on the Yamaha.
Summary: I feel that the 0.5db steps for the volume are ridiculous. It takes way too many turns of the volume knob to adjust the volume. There simply is no need for such a fine adjustment of the volume. Secondly, if I had my druthers, I’d like to have a switched ac receptacle on the rear of the unit – just like in the old days. I have a powered sub that will not switch itself on or off and that’s where I would have the use of such a receptacle.
Summary: Seems like a great receiver. Quality seems great and it performs pretty well. Only issue is that I need to turn up the volume quite a bit to get the sound level that seems normal. But, that may be the way I have it connected OR it may be that I am powering my Klipsch 100 watt speakers with a 50 watt per channel amplifier?
Summary: one of the best sounds receivers for the price, and it has a tuner... I need better speakers so I can turn it above 0 db.... I popped the ones I have. with too much bass in the face, I now have it running with the bass turned all the way down and it still sounds good