The VSX-D412K A/V receiver will have you surrounded: it features Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound decoding, 96kHz/24-Bit digital processing, plus four Advanced Surround modes. One of these modes is 5-Channel Stereo, a.k.a. "Party Mode", which routes the full-frequency stereo signal to 5 speakers at full 100-watt-per-channel power, without having to use a digital sound processing (DSP) chip. The 100-watt-per-channel power is also available in the surround mode, along with 100 watts x 2 in normal stereo mode. For system connectivity, you're provided with 2 digital inputs and a full complement of audio and video inputs/outputs. The VSX-D412K is DVD-Audio ready and includes an AM/FM digital tuner; and for convenience, a front-panel quick-setup function and a remote control are included.