Summary: The reciever is good quality for the price. The shipping method the seller chose to use was not efficient. Rather than shipping UPS, it came parcel post. Not only did it take 12 days to receive the product, but the box was torn. Product was undamaged.
Summary: I was absolutely amazed at the difference a receiver can make in the quality of your sound. I had a Sony, Dolby Digital, receiver for about 3 years. Some friends had bought Onkyo receivers that put mine to shame (TX-SR600 & TX-SR800).
Summary: I agree with other reviewers that the Yamaha HTR-5560 sounds good for the money. The remote is a piece of junk and the overall unit is not the easiest to operate. But, the ABSOLUTE DO NOT BUY warnning is the total absence of support from Yamaha on their home audio products.
Summary: The amp section on this receiver is not as musical as I'd like. In fact, I use the preouts to channel the stereo left and rights to my older Onkyo that has a much better amp. The soundfields and digital separation are top notch though, and for strictly home theater you would be fine.
Pros: Good for home theater, but for music the highs are not as realistic.
Cons: Good for home theater, but for music the highs are not as realistic.
Summary: This Yamaha receiver is a great mid-priced option for those who don't want to spend a fortune and yet are too descriminating for a boxed 'set.' Sound quality is clear and smooth, perfect for a mid-sized room.
Competent unit, with the best looks and the worst manual and
hans j heer, Amazon
19 February 2003
Summary: First the Pros: The Yamaha receiver HTR5560 is truly one of the best looking units. Simple lines, a minimum amount of buttons, timeless, as these units have been for years (I did upgrade from a none digital RXV1070 unit) To my surprise, Yamaha has kept its sturdy aluminum front plate and the...
Summary: Normally I am loyal Sony customer. HDTV, DVD, VHS, Receiver, etc.. I recently upgraded my Sony to 5.1 digital and decided I really wanted 6.1. So the store where I made my purchase allowed me to return it. I almost bought a 6.1 Kenwood THX cartified and the salesman told me it was better than Sony.
Summary: I had a hard time searching for a good home theather reciver, yuo know with some many brands of electronics. I came to my chose by reading reviews in the internet. Knowing what were the companies that made better home theathers. I found a quality reciver in the HTR-5560.