The RX-A1000 is an awesome receiver. I'd recommend it to anyone!!
19 February 2014
Summary: Yamaha receivers have a reputation for sounding good. I owned a Yamaha RX-V6663, and I was pleased with its sound. I am even more pleased with the sound of my RX-A1000. The receiver has a crisp, clear, clean, detailed sound. Setup was easy, and I really liked being able to use multiple mic positions for the sound equalization setup. If you love to tweak your receiver, which I do, the RX-A1000 is a tweaker's dream. It is possible to customize so many settings!!
Great Sound, of course. But I am FED UP with this Receiver!!!
Jeff N, Amazon
13 December 2013
Summary: I am fed up with this Receiver. Of course it has incredible sound. The sound is warm, even, bright, natural, and powerfully loud with no distortion ever. But there are so many things that don’t work well, or at all, or just need to be changed...... 1. NO AUTOMATIC SURROUND DECODING FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS!
Summary: Not cheap, but delivers the goods. 8 AV channels + 4 audio channels, assigned in slices, so read the manual first. Internet radio, DLNA and remote control (by web browser) make life easier (for my S.O.). Minor cons: Hard to browse MP3s etc. with DLNA on web interface. Remote could work better as a universal remote (may be poor docs) iMedaShare App on tablet doesn't work as expected Takes firmware updates, so issues may be fixed later.
Summary: The sound quality of the product is amazing. It is way much better comparaed to my previous Yamaha RX-571 or RX-371 products, however my previous RX-V2095 Product Review - has better specs for the THD but lacked the HDMI inputs. The Net radio is also great although it would be good to have access to more stations in the Bay area. The instruction on how to set up net radio need improvment as alsong with for other features such as setting the network.
Summary: I matched up the Aventage 1000 with Polk Audio RTi series speakers and I could not be more pleased. The tight response, throaty base, clean highs. The GUI for the A1000 is very easy to use. I also appreciate how easy it is up upgrade the firmware with the network connection.
Summary: UPDATE 09/07/11: It turned out the settings in my PS3 were not sending it full resolution audio streams. I had to change the Music settings to allow higher bit-rate and then change Video playback HDMI audio to send Bitstream to it. Also changed optical to bitstream just in case. Now the PS3 is sending DTS Master Stream to it and it definitely made a difference.