Hooked it up this week... sounds decent and it does have enough power to drive my gear which makes me happy. The sound signature seems REALLY weird to me listening to music, if I turn off all processing it is way more bass heavy, almost muddy, vs playback on other devices. As soon as I switch on any processing mode it sounds correct (or at least correct for that mode). :/ No idea what this is about. It does sound nice otherwise.
I am a little pissed that the remote is not universal. For a $600 MSRP AVR that is inexcusable IMO. Yay, now I have 4 remotes again instead of 1.
The AVR is VERY, VERY slow to switch inputs - so slow that it took me about 5 minutes to realize they were working as I flipped between them (I would wait a beat or two, get nothing, move on, rinse & repeat). Not really a major issue but something that is helpful to know, someone using it for the first time may think something is wrong when the input doesn't "turn on".
Don't get me wrong I think this is a decent amp but considering it is one from the top of their "consumer" line I do expect more. If I paid full price I would be disappointed, considering the discount I received I am satisified overall. It does what I need it to do.
Running it as 3.1 bi-amp setup right now, I have two surrounds I will eventually deploy if I can figure out a halfway decent spot. YPAO seems very accurate with measurements btw.
In case anyone is curious my speakers are Wharfedale EVO 30s (F), EVO2 (C), EVO (Surrounds), and a Martin Logan sub. I can definitely make my neighbors cry