The Sherwood R-965 has been getting rave reviews all over the place. A quick spin at J&R revealed some great sound and only the essential features.
“In an industry infected with the deadly featuritis virus, Sherwood has made judicious choices, updating a good chassis with features that make a difference. The new and improved R-965 delivers reliably strong sound matched by superb looks. Its easy setup should help this receiver play with a broad audience, including both surround neophytes and more critical high-end users.”
Source: Home Theater Magazine
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