i have the Onkyo 701, and couldnt be happier with it. great features, plenty of power, and an awesome remote. the Onkyo instruction manual is easy to read and follow, and set up is quick and easy.
just a quick note.. the only real difference between the 701 and the 801, is that the 801 has the net-card feature that allows you to link directly to your computer and play music data from your computer throught the receiver. if this is not a feature that you are interested in, then just go with the 701. you might be able to save a few bucks. just my opinion.
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