I got it from Woot. It had a lot of potential. First, the biamp and 4ohm capability is one of the main reasons. It works well for this driving some magnepans.
But... I also got it replace my squeezebox which is being phased out for network audio functions. This receiver's network functions is about on par with a 1980s speed computer device. Any selection you make in the Network screens, whether Pandora, Rhapsody, Tune-in, etc, has a lag that is about 4-15 seconds long. same for going backward. Really unusable when you are trying to find a track you want to listen to. My squeezebox is about 8 years old and has instant menu performance. I don't understand why this is the case. Even a cheap cpu should fly with these task. Not only the speed, but the menus and organization is very unpolished. For example:
In Rhapsody, when you finally get to your music library, it only list all of the artist albums in one long list, not your chosen albums or tracks. Dozens of "unstreamable" listings to scroll through. Your Saved playlist will be there, but only the title of your list. the tracks aren't listed, and when you select play, you are unable to go back or repeat, only forward.
The wifi is useless unless your router is in the same room. Mine is only about 50 feet away and will barely connect. Often says "connection error" . Again, my Squeezebox sits next to it, and it gets 78-85% signal with no problem.
The remote is very hard to use. The buttons are small and take a long push to activate. There is no feeling of a successful selection either. The Onkyo android remote app is really bad. More frustrating than the regular remote.
Many more quirks make this a product that sounds good for all of the features, but was never finished. I would have bought their flagship network receiver if this one had been better, but have a feeling its the same box, but only with more watts. Still an unusable receiver for intended purpose.
Since I have purchased quite a few things from Woot and all have more shortcomings than I remember buying in the past from other sources. I'm beginning to learn whats going one here. The items are new, at a good price, but there is a reason they are there. They appear to be products that were problematic from the manufacturer, flunked testing and not fixed, or just poorly designed.
below is a typical Rhapsody screen after selecting Rolling Stones. This is the first type of screen you see after an artist selection. You then have to scroll thru pages of these, with many seconds of pause between, to find something.