Picked up an open box customer return 2010 last night at Best Buy. Got it for $705 out the door, with 5 year Geek Squad protection included. It comes with a three year Warranty from Yamaha as well. It replaces a Marantz SR5002 receiver that I had been using as a processor . I had a Marantz MM9000 5x150 watt external amplifier powering my Marantz SR 5002. I was curious to see whether the internal amps of the 6010 would be enough to satisfy me, after being used to the separates Marantz combo. I can answer that in one word...............YES INDEED !! I really like the power and finesse of this receiver. I will NEVER hook an amp up to it ! It would be a waste of time, and just more cable clutter. I am amazed at the power of the 6010. I did one thing that made a very significant difference to the sound of the 6010. The power cable that came with the receiver looked like dental floss. Very thin !! LOL I replaced it with the power cord from my MM9000 amplifier. The difference in the sound is amazing. Even my wife noticed it! Especially in the low end !! I would highly encourage others to upgrade there power cord as well. I hope that Best Buy lost the original, and gave me one off of a PC or printer . LOL I would hate to think that everyone got the same size cord as the one they gave me last night.
I found the 6010 relatively easy to set up, and thankfully did not have to refer to the "online manual" very much. Although I did do a firmware update, I have yet to use any networking features. There is one question that I do have . I am only running a 5.1 system. I am very confused as to what option to use in the Power Amp assign mode. Right now I have the "basic" mode checked off. Am I choosing the right option ?? I am not quite sure. I am getting plenty of power. This thing is gonna loosen the shingles on my roof. LOL By runnig 5.1 , are there any other default settings that I must change? I have already ran the AUTO calibration feature. I only see a 5.1 setup in the manual calibration screen. Any help would be appreciated as far as the right choice for my 5.1 setup in the Power Amp asssign mode. Once again, I currently have basic mode checked.