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by fullyautomated Combined Rating: 4.3
Pros: 8 HDMI inputs, AirPlay, WiFi, Bluetooth, Streaming Apps, 4K Upscale, 165W per channel, usb input, movies & music sound great, but I'm not an audiophile, updatable via firmware (ethernet or...
Pros Cons
  • Lots of features in comparison to the cost
  • Lack some features/calibration settings found on higher end receivers

Pros: 8 HDMI inputs, AirPlay, WiFi, Bluetooth, Streaming Apps, 4K Upscale, 165W per channel, usb input, movies & music sound great, but I'm not an audiophile, updatable via firmware (ethernet or WiFi)

 

Cons: Second zone isn't powered, firmware update/install takes forever, can't set center channel to large unless fl & fr are set to large, auto calibration isn't as good as Audyssey, dacs aren't on par with higher end gear, some people have reported problems with HDMI, HDMI passthrough only works for the last source you were using when the receiver was powered on, sub outputs aren't balanced, setup is a little confusing, & the remote is a bit cluttered/confusing (Almost all of these are very minor issues, but have completely turned off some people from buying this unit)

 

Conclusion: This receiver provides a lot of power, connectivity, & features at a relatively low price point. For the cost, I feel it's a very good receiver. I live in a townhome & at night usually have the volume between 11-15 (max volume is 74) while running a 5.0 setup consisting of four SP-BS22-LR bookshelves & the SP-C22 center channel. The SP-FS52-LR mains & the SW-8MK2 subs put out way more than enough bass to pi$$ off the neighbors, so I unplug them at night & still probably make more noise than I should.

 

My 7.2 setup:

Receiver: Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver

 

Main speakers: 2x Pioneer SP-FS52-LR Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker

 

Center channel: 1 Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Designed Center Channel Speaker

 

Surrounds: 2x Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers

 

Surround Back: 2x Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers

 

Sub: 2x Pioneer SW-8MK2 Andrew Jones Designed 100-Watt Powered Subwoofer

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