Excerpt: It's a great receiver! Don't let the power rating fool you! It really caught the Yamaha charm. A lot of things on the front of this receiver are not standard features anymore. There are no video components run through it, so that stuff won't degrade the audio signal chain - great for using with a desktop PC and some bookshelf or floorstanding speakers.<br /><br />"Loudness" is as simple as this: It turns the mids down; that's it - and a little goes a long way.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, High End Stereo Receiver
Excerpt: If you need a basic stereo system (and a home theater system would be overkill for your purposes), this is an excellent unit. I would like a few more inputs for modern things such as a USB or 3.5mm input for mp3 sources. I considered units with Bluetooth and additional inputs, but they all had output features that I simply do not need to run my small stereo system. It does allow me to use remote speakers in other parts of the house.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality, Not Overkill