I've purchased HK's since 1985, when I used to sell Hi-Fi gear. HK has always emphasized sound quality and this unit lives up to their reputation. I only upgraded from my old HK because I needed HDMI connections to cut down on the cable clutter. My last AVR-30 is still running and is now relegated to my rec room. So is my old stereo HK 795i. I was amazed by the ease of speaker setup and the automatic sensing of level, speaker size and EQ. The unit is also very attractive.