If It ain't a Sony with the ES badge, then it isn't worth connecting to your speakers. I have picked up a few Sony receivers at goodwill and was very disappointed in the sound compared to the clarity of Onkyo.I needed to upgrade out of my garbage sony receiver, the Onkyo 809 was on sale at amazon for 446$ so i thought i would snag it, i didn't really want to spend double that for the 818 with the newer version of audyssey
hows the 809 been for anyone that has it?
should be a lot better than my 100WPC at 1khz the sony "put out" haha that thing was cranked and could barely get to 75db with my EMP e5's
the onkyo sure looks big! 17x17 x 7 tall i hope it fits somewhere