Rated 5 out of 5
by TechsMex Big Bang for the Buck
Paired with nice speakers and enjoying brilliant quality. Amp can pack a punch and maintain fidelity over a broad spectrum. Vinyl through this amp puts a sentimental smile on my face.
Using reference headphones and sound is superb. Also, it appears Sony did a fine job of selecting the proper capacitors to deliver the best quality possible in this price range. I might have considered a product with this power at twice the price.
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeanPrimera Great Budget Hifi for All, including Audiophiles
Overall, this is a great hifi stereo receiver for what you pay. The sound is full, uncolored, faithful. You can't beat it. Unfortunately it does not have a built in phono pre amp like most older stereo receivers, but that is almost impossible to find from any manufacturer these days. The arguable upside to that one "drawback", is that you have plenty of line inputs to choose for your own external phono pre amp which you can upgrade to highest quality of pre amps, better than any stock pre amp ever offered in a receiver before. So that con can actually be a pro, deepening on how you vinyl lovers look at it. Anyway, great product all around! You'll love it.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by romasa Versitile, Reliable and User-Friendly
I use this receiver to select and amplify audio input from my HD radio tuner, DVD player, computer, and TV. I send the selected audio to speakers in the same room and to a second receiver in a different room. Often I do this using the remote from bed in the dark. This SONY receiver facilitates all these tasks with only moderate effort on my part. The sound produced is smooth and strong. Editing the LED input name display allows me to quickly check the input source. The receiver remote can be set to control other SONY devices such as the DVD player. With all its capacities, the price of the receiver seems very reasonable.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by h024 Excellent
It's very good!
I am very pleased to get this receiver.
Sound quality is excellent, simple and low price.
September 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vallagard Good for the Price
It's an entry level A/V receiver. You don't get much and it's only stereo. If someone was looking at setting up a stereo system i would recommend this. Again, It's very basic, but it gets the job done.
December 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigpoppy Great low cost reciever
I puchased this unit to use on my covered patio. Its connected to 2 outdoor speakers for music around my pool. It's fantastic. Even the portable audio jack works well. I listen to Pandora radio with no problem.
May 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MusicDude OK for the price
Bought this for my backyard/pool area. Reception very good for am/fm. Have it hooked up to kicker outdoor speakers, sounds good but lacks loundness bass. Love the iphone/pod plug in the back along with my xm radio. But still lacks that umph factor from the old time amps with the loundness button.
September 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by UncleRob Returned
The sleep feature has 3 settings plus "OFF". Every time the system was turned on the sleep feature had to be reset to "OFF". Even after selecting the "OFF" setting the receiver would still automatically shutoff after 2+1/2 to 3 hours. Tech. dept. could not help solve the issue so I decided to return it. It wasn't determined whether this receiver was defective or poorly designed. Ask regarding the sleep feature on this receiver before purchasing.
June 8, 2012