Picked up the Elite VSX 53TX a few days ago, did the auto calibration, worked amazingly!! Man, this receiver rocks!!!!! I love the sound it produces, nice and clear, LOUD as hell, and just plain bad a$$!!!!!! I love the looks, everything about the thing is amazing. Definite sound difference over the Harman Kardon AVR 520 I had before it, the Elite seems to be more in your face and more defined with the highs, the HK's definitely are warmer for sure! They both sound amazing though, I love the HK's, and will most likely own another one in the future, but for now, me and the piano finish Elite are a happy couple. The features rock, quality of the product is amazing, heavy as hell too, longer than the HK AVR 520 too! It has a great owners manual, great power and control, easy OSD menu, and much more. I am very happy with it and can't wait to play with it some more! I would highly recommend the Elite's to anyone looking for something new. I am running Klipsch RF-7 mains, RC-7 center and RF-5 rears off it, just amazing sound is all I can say.