Finally said what the he.. and took the top cover off. I noticed that construction is similar to a motherboard configuration. I checked to see if all connections, plug in connectors were properly seated. I noticed the board with the speaker jacks connected was not fully seated in its slot, (another example of why I hate UPS shipping). I pressed it down firmly and heard a reassuring click. Checked everything I could see, plugged in the power, turned it on and yes I have sound.
Anyone who has ordered this from either acc4less or 1sale I strongly recommend you take off the cover and inspect for shipping issues.
Thanks to all that helped out, now I can wait till after tonight's game to pull my trusty Onkyo 805 from the main theater and will see what all the fuss about Trinnov is all about!