I bought this unit at Crutchfield because of their 60-day, no reasons needed return policy (I will be returning it) and because of their knowledgeable staff of consultants. Even though this product is user-friendly and lists the volume in pluses rather than minuses, the sound to my ear is too bright and a little lacking in bass. I had to put the bass at +3, which is very unusual for me as my speakers have 8" woofers. I also had to tone down the treble to -6. The sound is clear but devoid of warmth. I also auditioned the Integra DTM-6, (which sounds exactly like this unit does) and the difference in power is only slight. It has HDMI capability, though that is not important for me. I am returning the unit because it alters the sound of women's voices. It gives them a silvery hue which isn't actually there. It makes Joan Sutherland sound like Kathleen Battle and Montserrat Caballe sound like Beverly Sills!
Pros: HDMI capability. More than enough power.
Cons: Sound is too bright. It alters the sound of women's voices.
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If you don't want to go with Home theater receivers, I definitely recommend this.
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This receiver is perfect if you want to listen to high resolution discs (SACD, DVD-Audio, Blu-ray audio) in stereo. Very few stereo receivers (and no stereo integrated amplifiers) have HDMI inputs, but this one does. There's an array of other inputs, including optical, coax & RCA, one set of which is for a turntable for the noveau luddites. It's got plenty of power to drive a set of 8 Ohm speakers. Also, it has good old fashioned knobs to adjust the bass, treble & balance. (It also does AM/FM, Bluetooth and a lot of Network stuff, should you care.) I'm using mine with a Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K UHD Universal Blu-ray player. If you're fed up with your overly complicated surround receiver, check the DTM-7 out.
Pros: - Stereo - HDMI inputs - subwoofer output - beefy (100 watts per channel) - bass/treble/balance knobs
Cons: - no HDCD decoding
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