The SR-18EX was a true blue AV champ in its heyday. Great sound that was supported by great digital processing and backed by huge amounts of power (130W into 5 channels at 8 ohms). It was great as a two channel amp and at its elements when used as an AV receiver. As a two channel amp, it will easily rival any integrated amp or even pre/power combos costing up to $2,000. When duties call for some AV use, the SR-18EX will deliver some stunning realism to your movie enjoyment. Pictures out from its component video output may not have the same “intensity” as HDMI but that can be easily curtailed by running the HDMI straight into your TV and running the digital output from your video player into the Marantz where it will take care of the sound aspects of the movie.
Cosmetically, the unit looks good. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We don’t have the original remote but pulled a Marantz universal RC-2000 MKII remote that can be programmed to work with it. This hefty unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.