Pros: design, features, ease of use
Cons: gets hot
This is my first AVR, used to have component audio back in the 70s, so this was/is all new to me & after reading forums & reviews, had narrowed my search to this model or a Yamaha & picked this one as it has phono outs & I still have a record collection from way back. This receiver has lived up to my expectations & more. Works flawlessly & is on most days a good 18 hours!! Either music or movies, it drives them all with nary a complaint. Only thing I've noticed is it does put out the heat so it has plenty of room to breathe as I've read many time over how an avr failed due to a melted board etc. I wouldn't have been able to afford this full price but was able to purchase it refurbed at A4L & was a great buy imho. Has more connections than I'll ever use, but nice to know they're there!! Is also great for streaming content from my htpc using dlna.