Guys - Don't miss this deal. I am not kidding when i say that this made a night and day difference in my living room. I had denon 2809ci paired with my DIY ER18MTM tower, and plugged in the pioneer in this setup. The power and control of this receiver is mind blowing. Maybe it is the eq or the D3 amps, but the sound has an impact that was lacking earlier. My RS meter detected high 20s coming from my speakers!
No subwoofer needed! The highs and mids are very clean, and the bass is very fast and controlled. No bloat whatsoever. Really good price on a wonderful receiver. I probably would not have bought it at its list price, but 599 is a great deal.