This is a Costco copy of a $700 Yamaha receiver that’s identical in performance and features. It’s pretty future proof, but will require a free board swap from Yamaha to do 4K 120fps and 8K pass through (due out this fall). Almost nobody needs that now. Works great and really upped the sound quality from my speakers. Very happy with this purchase.
Setup very difficult. No specific setup documentation Web page access great How to use DSP? Volume control slow and clunky. Front Panel useless Difficult to see if unit is ON / OFF Speaker terminals cheap. MusicCast set up difficult This replacing Denon.
I rarely like to purchase more expensive devices that are refurbished, but in this case I made an exception due to the 'Certified Refurbished' and the 2 year warranty which gives me peace of mind knowing it is covered just in case.I am in the beginner stages of putting together my audio rack using separates (amplifiers, processor etc.) and with this AVR having two front speakers pre-amps plus with all the technology it holds like 8K, Alexa compatible, Dolby Vision/Atmos, 100w/ch, there's just no other receiver that can compete (look at Denon, Onkyo with pre-amps starting at more than double this price). I am currently using an older Emotiva amplifier to power my front two so that my surrounds and height speakers get more wattage with less distortion and so far I love it. This same AVR sells on amz but the price there is over $400 so this is the best deal especially with the current chip shortage in electronics, you just can't ask for more. Happy home theatering!!!