Summary: A beautiful receiver for this price point. A very good replacement for old, low-wattage equipment that was just limping along losing functionality.
I have found the Yamaha RN500 to be easy to set up and connect. It delivers plenty of power for the average stereo.
Pros: Nice looking, easy to connect & set up, dual zone binding posts accept big wires, TOSLINK inputs, sounds great, Crutchfield
Cons: Nothing to scare you off: small remote buttons, unglamorous display, large size
Summary: Absolutely love the Yamaha R-N500. The options (internet radio, Pandora, etc.) exceeded what I expected when first researching this product. I connected this receiver to Monitor Audio Bronze speakers & sub woofer and have more power & stunning audio than I have ever had -- I had no idea what I was...
Pros: Great product/features & cost. Crutchfield service/shipping got this to me within days!
Summary: The reciever works well with my Klipsch speakers. There are lots of options to connect other sources to the reciever, and the reciever does a nice job amplifying external source input.
Pros: Its a nice box, classy looking, and it makes Jerry and the Grateful Dead sound awfully good. I would definitely recommend the product to potential buyers
Cons: I'm having an issue connecting the reciever ethernet port to a router in another rrom. I don't want to run cable so I will need to find a way to implement a wireless connection. My old Marantz has front panel filter buttons which I can use to eliminate high and low frequency background noise. ...
Summary: I went through a number of Surround Sound receivers. While they all sounded good to great for TV and Movies, none were very good for music. My main purpose for a receiver is music first, surround media second. Something had to give.
Pros: very good to great sound quality
very easy setup
lots of connection options,
a good Android App
DLNA built in
Cons: no built in WiFi
Bluetooth not built in
lack of built in apps like TuneIn and iHeart Radio
no rear fade adjustment
Summary: Excellent piece of equipment with one exception. The only way to connect it to your home network is through the ethernet port on the back - no built-in wifi. Perhaps I missed it, but this was not clear to me from what I read about the product.
Summary: I connected this to a couple of Paradigm Atoms and a Velodyne sub and paired up via Bluetooth with the Yamaha YBA-11 adapter. Pandora,ITunes and my cd's all sound excellent- just got this unit a couple of weeks ago--5 stars!
Pros: Amazing sound quality/strong Bluetooth reception
Summary: I purchased an Onkyo TX-8160 from Crutchfield to replace a 19-year-old Yamaha receiver that bit the dust. Buying the Onkyo was a mistake; Yamaha's engineering and construction quality are obviously better.
Pros: High quality of engineering and construction. Plenty of power. Have always liked Yamaha's loudness system, which increases bass & treble at low volume level. Good display. Autostandby power management. Lots of inputs, including phono.
Cons: More expensive than Onkyo TX-8160 (but worth it). Inability to listen to all the Net Radio stations I would like to, directly on the receiver (which isn't Yamaha's fault; support of all competing Net Radio systems is impossible). For unknown reasons, Yamaha turns off the display when you put the...