The RX-A1000 is an awesome receiver. I'd recommend it to anyone!!
3 weeks ago
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!!
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: Amazing Receiver! The Setup was easy and ability to automatically recognize correct format is outstanding and accurate. The network attached firmware upgrade is the way to go. As a network music player, it has help bring all the sources of music throughout my home to where I can use it the most. Never going back.
Summary: The A1000 is very clean but still maintains the ability to be musical.Some are over analytical and some too polite, this Yamaha gets the mix about right.I'm not really a big Yamaha fan as the last few I auditioned were awful, although they were cheaper models.I am one that has considered Yamaha too bright for my taste.I've found when you care about sound even cheaper models sound good, (Harman Kardon).
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean and still musical, Great Sound Quality
Summary: The sound is crisp and clean. My first "higher end" receiver. I bought this model because a friend of mine who works at a high end retailer thought it would be a great step up from my old RXV557 and boy was he right. If your thinking about this RXA1000 just do it, you will not be unhappy. It will however take you some time to fully figure it out. The on-screen display is great and I have it hooked to the internet and love the music options avalable.
Summary: I use this product in a home theatre as well as the centerpiece of a high end music system. I am a "Yamaha Man" since 1975: this is my 5th Yamaha receiver. I was very much into DSP in the 80's and 90's with the Yamaha Sound Field processor. I moved on to 5.1 receiver in 1999 and with this product into 7.1. I can honestly say that the RXA-1000 Aventage reminds me of my first Yamaha from 1975 in that is well constructed with a precision feel to the unit and controls.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control, Difficult To Set Up