Product Not in the condition that seller described
Eric Manuel, Amazon
24 April 2013
Summary: Seller claimed product was "Like New, only used a few weekends" I have the exact same reciever which is why I wanted another one..... electronics of this type are often changed slightly by the vendor annually. This particular model is about 2005-2006.... my current reciever (exact same model is in perfect condition) The one that I purchased that was claimed to be like new is hardly that.....
Summary: This is where science meets art. Versatile, powerful and solid. Yamaha makes wonderful products. I love the way you could output the individual channels to outboard amps in addition to the built in channels.
Summary: The Good I was looking for a decent receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS-ES. Normally these range anywhere from $300 to $500. I did not pay anywhere near that amount, but having had time to tweak this unit, I can say that I would easily pay that much and be very happy with my product. It is a 6.1 receiver, and since 99.9% of movies and content do NOT contain a 7.1 format (or 7.2 for that matter) I decided that 6.1 was really all that was needed.
Summary: I did alot of research and asking around before I decided on this receiver. I have alot of friends that have sound systems and they all recommended yamaha receivers. I thought their systems sounded by far the best, compared to others. I listen to alot of hard rock and heavy metal. The first song I played when I got the receiver was Ashes of the Wake by Lamb of God. I have this receiver paired with 2 Pioneer cs-c9000, 150Watts each.
Summary: The unit has good sound and works good but I dread even thinking about trying to set the settings on this thing. I have done it but they are very unintuitive. Also the remote has to be aimed so directly that I had to make the unit crooked on my shelf so that it points staight at where I sit. I can't even explain what I mean except everthing seems to be done out of sequence.
Summary: I have this A/V receiver paired with JBL E30 front satellites, JBL E C35 center, JBL E N24AWII for surrounds and JBL E250P sub. This receiver is great! I use it 60% for listening to music (stereo) and 40% for a surround home theater system for movies. This unit is very versatile, with the ablity to program different input connections, the ability to change zones for 2 sets of front speakers (same room or different zone), in addition the great programmable remote that can...
Summary: The HTR 5660 furthers the Yamaha reputation of delivering maximum value. With robust clean power to spare, and switching that is logical and well labled, even a fairly large living room can be transformed into an adventure theater or your favorite music venue. This was my first foray into the digital receiver world and I was replacing a high priced analog Pro Logic system. Mine sounds great in every mode---and there are many, with numerous adjustable parameters.
Summary: This replaced a pioneer vsx-d411 5.1 channel receiver that had been the life of my home theater for three years; and ya' know it worked good, it gave me a start in H\T, but, I wanted something better, so I looked around a bit and it was ether this, or a Harman/Kardon 5.1, and (don't buy audio equipment from electronics people) a Sony 6.1 or Panasonic 6.1 and you know what? the Yamaha was the right choice.