Will be back with an update when I test drove some more.
Extremely satisfied! Had really pleased me with 7010 but it was finished in black so I got this to the same great sale price (thanks sumo.se!). Currently driving 7.2 configuration with biampade fronts. After a few weeks, I can say the following:
+ Sound. In music, movies and games delivers incredibly high quality.
+ Picture. HDR and 4K on all inputs (get this capability), 3 (!) HDMI out. Gasp!
+ Design. Incredibly beautiful, while the layout of the inputs and outputs are well thought out.
+ Interface. Without remark.
+ Syncs well with Samsung KS8005 and Xbox Ones
+ HEOS support seems to make sense, have not tested yet.
+ Good support and easy management of ios / Bluetooth Devices.
+ Cool and nice! Was a bit worried when I squeezed it into the AV rack but a few centimeters more than enough (NorStone Tennessee bench)
- Such a shame that all the channels are not configurable, only the Height 1 and 2. This means that you can not get a 2 channel amp and assign the front are these if you want to go 7.2.4.
- Volume knob provides a cheap impression, feels too easy in any way. Too bad a premium product like this.
- The remote is cluttered. Looks and feels like an old Denon fjärra from 2003. T o m Sony does better fjärror (!)
- Although I have no use of the app (2016 ... anything) rather ridiculous and bugged out quite often when I tested the iOS version.
Conclusion: As good as it gets if you do not want to double that for separate pre- and power amp. Very affordable receiver even at regular price compared to the competition.
Have had it for about a week now.
Big difference to the sound, had an Onkyo 608 before.
The sound feels more fuller, more accurate bass sensitive and Atmos sound is great.
I'm running a 7.2.2 system now and will buy two to atmos later.
When the dogs ducks when it comes airplanes you know that Atmos works well ?.
The control sensitivity plasticky but that's the way I can get that is less good.
Then I would like to see that it says Atmos in the small display.
Have only had time to plug it in and do some basic settings,
Run so far only 7.1 XTZ99.26Mk2 with frontal systems + XTZ93.23 surround.
The first impression is really good! I went from SR5004 as I have been really pleased with.
Noticeably boost in sound quality, power and control
Good and simple guide for setup.
The only little negative so far is a bit tough "source" changes.
Will update more later