Summary: I know it a old receiver, but it is a nice amp with a lot of features, nice sound good output and nice look, buttom is that this amp dosent have output controlled with the volume, that sucks when you want to install more amp to it. I resolve this using a pair of High to RCA converters, you must ground the negative of the RCA output of the converters connecting to the body of the receiver, doing that I have two amp connect to the receiver.
Summary: Had this product for over 2 years! It is a great reciever, well built and has great audio & video quality, truly deserving of a Yamaha name! The only missing part I had a problem with was that it was missing HDMI I/O ports (that is the reason why i took one star off in features attributes rating)! That probably wasn't that great a deal when this was built(wish they were a little more far sighted) but is defenitely a great deal in today's HD world!
Summary: I've bought many receivers in the range of 18 years for Kaoke systems, movies, and music. I mostly bought Sony products, but this one isn't bad. I've notice the sound they put out on my infinity speakers are better than from my sony receivers. Infinity tweeters are great, and sometimes too much power is not good. So I recommend this product to users who want to enjoy music in a softer manner and not wild with their subs.
Summary: This unit is a good entry level receiver with plenty of inputs. It has alot of sound fields and plenty of options for setting up number of speakers, placement, distance etc. The only drawback I found was it doesn't have an audio output for the TV. So if you hook up a cable/satellite receiver or a DVD player, the only audio that can be had is thru this system.
Summary: Nice looking receiver, good sound for the money, but absolutely nightmare to program. You can not tune to next station without manual!!! Once you save your favorite stations you are stuck with them, unless you want to spend another afternoon cursing over manual. Please avoid...
Summary: I've had the receiver for about two months. I use it with two floor speakers and one center speaker. Before I had Sony after that Technics and now Yamaha. Yamaha sound quality was very well distinguished at the moment I hooked it with the same speakers. Very well defined mid-range I never herd such a clear vocals before. It also handles low and high frequency sound very well.
Summary: Great receiver. Replaced my 600 watt Philps Home Theater in a Box. Despite less total wattage it sounds awesome. I am using it with Sony speakers which I am also very happy with. Although I have not heard it with a subwoofer yet (Athena 10 inch is in the mail), it almost has as much bass as my old system which, which did have one. The sounds are crisp throughout all the levels. And it sounds awesome when using it with an optical on DTS.
Summary: I just bought this item 1 week ago and i love it. I replaced my pioneer reciever which finally gave way. It is easy to use and the sound it great. I did not need alot of watts per channel i live in an apt so the 550 watts of power it offered was great. It does the job and the price was right. I recommend this product. It beats my old pioneer and yamaha has been around in the business of music equipment for along time you can trust the name.
Summary: I just got this. bought it when it was still being sold direct by amazon. it's a nice unit for the money. the video input jack for the vcr is dead on mine. I already have a couple of xm receivers as well as one in my car. For some reason i thought I could just hook up one of my antennas, activate the unit, and have xm without plugging the audio out into the yamaha. I guess i should have remember "xm ready" is like hd ready....no tuner.