I'm still getting used to this thing, but I'm pretty impressed with the overall sound quality. Dialogue has never sounded so good.
The fan runs quite frequently though. It can be noisy, irritating. They must not use heat sinks. I ordered an Aircom T8 to see if that might help keep this unit cooler. I surfed the Anthem thread at AVS and found numerous complaints related to the fan noise, so this might just be a trait of these AVR's.