Those include: Arena, Jazz Club, Stadium, Theatre, and Disco. Sorry flash made front facia look scratched Which it isn't. If money is not a problem, buy a high-end Yamaha, Sony, or even Pioneer 6. Official subreddit for Official Facebook Group at What is about? It has taken me some time to set up this receiver. In a 15'x10'room the 505 is awsome. The remote is the worst part about the unit.
Don't be rude, don't be a jerk. If you're looking for more advanced options such as 5. However, once you're used to that it will be okay. You can't do direct tuning at all, which is quite a burden, but the automatic scanner does a fine job. Also, if you're using this remote to operate other equipement, it may be difficult to remember what each button does because the annotation is somewhat unclear.
As far as I know, even the most expensive Kenwood receivers are just like this one in this sense. The buttons are too small as well, and it needs to be pointed pretty much at the receiver. Overall, I'm very pleased with this reciever. Anyways, it's not bad, but it just looks cheap. While it looks nice, the front panel is made of cheap plastic, and I have a feeling the color of it may start to come off at some point under some conditions. Other gadgets: In addition to what has been said, this receiver has a few other nice features.
The bass is very crisp and clear. At one quarter volume the Windows are rattling. I wouldn't recommended it for music listening though. A very good value for less than 200 bucks. I found the manual poor, but Im an tech junkie, so I would have liked a schematic too. He may have exaggerated but many others have said similar things about receivers in this range. A Kenwood system remote is included of course! But, if you listen to music or watch tv programs then it really really sucks.
Great for gamers has optical port and av ports to hook up audio and other devices. Nice clean power for our home theater room! The set-up takes a little bit of work but is not all that complicated. This is a great receiver for the beginner to start a home theater with plenty of hook-ups. The book is good with a diagram if you get stuck. Quick to run through the pre sets for sound selections.
The full array of both analog and digital connections includes a phono input. It also reads the number of speakers you have hooked up and channels the surround to those automatically. If your thinking of getting into home theater this would be a great place to start. Adjustable bass and treble provide a good basic setup. I have had no problems getting base sound from the 505 as I selected deeper sounding speakers when I bought the system with this in mind. Aside from all of that, once you're used to it - it's not at all bad.
A larger, lighted remote would make this one a 5 star within it's category budget 5. The sound sucks at high volume, and rear surround channels are not getting the juice they should, or at least it seems that way. It is better than I had originally thought it would be. Amazon, Newegg, Slickdeals, Woot etc. Of course the display sucks too. You get around 6 analog stereo inputs, a 5. This unit is flexible and powerful.
My advice, if your short on cash, and want a reciver, just for movies, Kenwood will get you by. The additional settings for specific environment reproduction jazz, music hall, etc. Make me an offer local pick up only. Please be prepared for members to give you alternate and possibly significantly more expensive solutions. There is also, of course, an option to manually tell the receiver how to decode the digital data.
They mostly do a fine job, but if you're connecting some high quality devices, it is recommended to connect them in the traditional analog way preferably with reasonable interconnects. It is highly recommended to put your money elsewhere. I hooked up my speakers up to the unit and it sounded like crap. Lots of inputs, with customizable input settings for the digital connections. There are 40 channel preset memories. I tested it out with some heavy bassed rap by the Wu-Tang and also some treble based songs by the likes of Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.
The receiver's capabilities for stereo and Dolby Pro Logic via analog signals are also very nice. Excellent value, and pretty good performance. Home theatre sound is very good, and straight two channel audio is quite clean. The overall build is cheap as it is plastic, controls are weak, and the remote sucks altogether. I bought the Kenwood vr505 as a starter unit and matched it up with a set of Prolinear dual driver towers. It is not the best for stereo if this is your main use, but it does the job well for home theater. Not enough digitals, or S-videos.