Summary: didn"t come w/ a remote control, bummer,can not use all options on unit,also came in amake shift card board box ,one of the back feet was broke off,unit looks great ,other than what is wrote above,,,
Summary: This receiver has a lot of listening options. They are very clear and you will not be disapointed. It does not blow you away with watts but if thats your thing then get a more powerful receiver and buy yourself stock in Beltone. You,ll need it!
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: THis is an older receiver but it's performance and sound are outstanding through Cerwin Vega Bookshelf Speakers. The THD or total Harmonic Distortion is .06% with a total of 75 watts / channel @ 8 ohms. That is an outstanding performance level and the 75 watts can get you an eviction notice, no problem. If you want an outstanding performance from a home theatre set up on the cheap go for this Yamaha HTR 5560. You'll be amazed at the sound.
Summary: I have had it with consumer malipulation! I have Yamaha's HTR-5560 receiver and it is a nice one but my Sony DVD just crapped out on me and I bought a Yamaha DV-S5950 as a replacement. Clue, the DVD player's ONLY digital audio output is component (RCS plug), the Yamaha's ONLY component digital audio input is assigned to the CD component - the rest, including DVD is optical. What the %$#@!
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). I thought it was the DTS decoding, which my receiver didn't have, or the larger speakers. I only have bookshelf speakers, Bose 201s and VCS-10 in the front and 161s and VCS-10 in the back. Now movies at my house put theirs to shame.
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. Buy a keyboard, drum set or any band instrument and they're there for you. Home audio? Who? What? My receiver has suddenly started turning off in the middle of a DVD or CD.
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. But if you are mainly interested in music, I'd look at a newer Onkyo, Marantz, or Harmon Kardon.
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. Sure, there are some similarly priced receivers that offer more features but I think if you listen to them with the same speakers in the same enviroment you will be pleased with the Yamaha. The receiver has multiple inputs, but digital and analog.