I was looking to replace a 20 or more year old Technics receiver. I wanted a basic 2-channel one, & was comparing a Yamaha receiver with this Sony model, both were about the same price. What swung things in favor of the Sony was the phono input, which the Yamaha did not have. That was very important to me, as I will be using it for playing vinyl, CD's, & even tapes at times. The Bluetooth feature doesn't mean much to me, though maybe that'll change in the future....Anyway, very pleased with this receiver. It's easy to set up,& use. The remote is real nice, seems to have every function you could hope for. I think the only negative is the two big dials on the front of the receiver, one for volume, & one for input selecting, they look kind of awkward, & you're bound to use the remote instead of those 99% of the time, push buttons would've looked better, but that is a minor quibble. All in all, this is a solid unit at a very affordable price, very happy with it so far!
2 stars off for bass response. Maybe it is underpowering my setup, but there is hardly any bass to my 15" woofers. I thought 100w RMS would give them some bump, but not really. Maybe I just need more power. Other than that, the receiver is great! Bluetooth is very quick to connect, and very clear.
The first thing that caught is its modern black face good looks. Second I thought somebody at Sony thought about dedicating an input for Phono alone, I have an extensive LP collection and a nice turntable to support it. The Sony amplifier breathes new life into amplifying my music, whether it's CD, LP or the FM tuner, which I love. Let's not forget the remote control, which I use to control the entire show with. It said Open Box Excellent condition and it was, all items were included, including manual paper work and, of course, the remote. You have Best Buy to thank for their due diligence and attention to detail. I'm going to enjoy this powerhouse of an amplifier for many years to come. Thanks Again!
Using a DUAL 1019 turntable, and with the 4 speaker capability of this amp, I can listen to new sounds from my LP collection that I have not heard in a long time. It has great power output. Easy to use. Great buy.
Product Arrived as described. Hooked up easy with easy set up and my speakers sound great!