Still happy and surround sound is really impress in this machine, never feels strained, even though I have large floor speakers around the CM10 as the front.
My fronts are now playing much more relaxed with a larger sound than with my old Onkyo 1007 which was a powerful receiver in his time.
Feels like it's happened a lot the last 5 years on the receiver front. Thinking of 4K, Atmos / X DTS audio, 3D support, HDR, Spotify and more. Yes it was simply time to replace my old workhorse who did a good job too, but that no longer keep up with progress.
Feeling right now no need to a final stage but will probably replace my old surround speakers as well so I get a complete CM series.
Upgraded from Denon model during, and a few years older. And can only say that the monoblock construction probably make a hell of a difference. Get a completely different pressure in speakers. If the B & W CM series straight through, and before I did not think I got any bounce in the base, but now it crisply and good.
Experiencing also that the channel display is much better in the movie. Get a much better surround sound feeling.
The reason it does not get full marks is because I think it sounds quite good when you listen to music in stereo. And that you saved on the remote control is lousy. Luckily, I had left one for an older model where you can access all quick settings directly.
+ Detailed Rich and clear sound but also good with the base.
+ Easy to set up, and the interface is neat.
+ Has all lullull, such as WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, etc.
- Listening to music in stereo lacks dynamism. Becomes flat soundstage.
Good sound, fun with nine channels and a calibration which makes beneficial in my REW measurement. Not made in China and measuring hopefully as good as 5200. Glad it plays HD-tracks album directly from the USB stick. Easy to use and an eco mode that allows it to barely lukewarm after hours of video gaming.
It lacks the 7.1 input and remote control could be better thereof 9/10.
I am very pleased with this.