After my old Sony STR-DA50ES retired after more than 12 years ago I was looking for a new but this time somewhat more favorable receiver. After a longer search much my choice on the Pioneer. Optics and processing I find outwardly very successful and harmonious. Connectors (HDMI and speaker connections, etc.) are secure and all cables have a good and secure grip. The calibration and adjust the speakers to the microphone works very well and is just for beginners, a very fine thing. When I was fired the receiver with a Blu-ray for the first time but very pleasantly surprised. I perceive clearly that I by no means expect what my old Sony had on performance and sound, but what the Pioneer delivers for the money here to sound me pleasantly surprised. Clear sound in film and beautiful and powerful sound pressure in music. Even in stereo mode, with CD music, comes from my B & W a nice clean sound. Network and Internet Radio function properly. All in all, I recommend the Pioneer each of good quality and sound for the small purse investigated.