I just picked up this receiver on Sunday from 6ave. My girlfriend got it for me as an early Christmas gift. I got a great deal on it at just around the four figure mark. I thought this to be an excellent price from an authorized dealer.
Anyway, I connected it yesterday and ran MCACC. It did a pretty good job calibrating for my room acoustics. I still have to compare what the receiver came up with against my own finds using the trusty old Radio Shack meter. I plan on doing this over the weekend.
I have the receiver connected to my Def Tech speakers: 7002,CLR2500,BP2X, and Super Cube 1. I am VERY pleased with the sound thus far. I can't imagine how much better everything will sound with a little more tweaking.
BTW, MCACC set my fronts and center as large (which they are) I then took the advice from a couple of people in this thread and made my sub Plus. So I get sweet thunder from ALL three front speaker PLUS my Supercube. It sounds fantastic.
I will post more findings later in the week. But initially, I really like the sound. I do have to crank the volume to -15 to get it at a decent level, but this may be some characteristic of this particular brand/model. My 5 year old Denon didn't have to go past -20 to produce the same volume. Anyway, more on that later when I do more testing and tweaking.
Thanks for all the great advice in this thread,