The RX-V571 is a strong contender in receivers. Quality, ease of use and functionality have all been improved. Notice the full set of top-notch Burr Brown DACS and 105 watts per channel for all 7 speakers! The Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality on any compressed source and the video upscaler improves picture quality up to full 1080p over HDMI. See your beautiful cover art via a new Graphic User Interface which makes control easy especially when coupled with the YPAO automatic setup and SCENE buttons. The front panel sports an HDMI connection and USB for a digital connection to your iPod or iPhone. The RX-V571 even creates virtual front Presence speakers using Cinema 3D DSP processing. Don’t be fooled, this receiver packs a big punch.