The sound is amazing. Setup was simple. The iPad remote App is very cool. The sound calibration was simple. I had a Sunfire ultimate receiver prior to this, however the sound is much better on the elite.
Introducing the SC-55 Elite A/V receiver. It wouldn't be an overstatement to call the new Elite SC-55 one of the most revolutionary receivers ever produced. Or that the industry has ever seen.
Until now digital amplification - categorized as Class-D devices - have received little or no respect from a cautious and hesitant industry. Unable to conquer the challenges of "digital", A/V receiver manufacturers have sought refuge in the comfort zone of analog Class-A/B amplifiers. One problem with that is analog amplifiers have had essentially the same design for the last fifty years leaving little room for further performance enhancements. Another is that the multi-channel soundtracks now available on Blu-ray Disc simply cannot be maximized or enjoyed to their full potential through conventional analog A/B amplification.