Summary: I love music, but I would not define myself as an audiophile. I do recognize that this unit produces clean, clear hi-fi sound. I bought it for all it was supposed to be able to do, for its features. I wanted 7.1 in the living room + another zone in the bedroom, but I cannot get this set up, and I will not bore you with the details except to say that the supplied mic does not detect the surround back speakers, although I can hear the test signals.
Summary: RX-a1010 Yamaha Receiver was been to authorized repair shop once for two problems. The distortion issue was reported, but not corrected. No amount of cool features makes having to leave television turned on to listen to music acceptable. Unit plays music from optically cabled Apple Airport Express perfectly as long as television connected to HDMI out is turn on. If I turn off the TV the sound becomes distorted and unlistenable.
Summary: Basically I did a lot of research on the best receivers and this one comes highly recommended. We wanted a receiver with great sound and a lot of power and we weren't disappointed. Connecting the receiver was a bit challenging and we almost called in a professional but we finally figured it out. Love all the features and would highly recommend it.
Summary: I finally got my Yamaha RXA1010 surround hooked up in my theater room. WOW!!!! This thing really sounds fantastic! It has all the features of much more expensive units on the market but at a reasonable price. Seens to be pretty easy to use and the on screen capability is impressive. Would definatly recommend this unit to anybody.
Summary: Does almost everything. Full HD audio/video switching. All controllable with a phone app; runs my 5.1 home theater, and sends audio signal to a zone 2 for my deck and patio. Built in apps like Pandora and Rhapsody. Sound quality and power are both good. Great purchase. Only got 4 stars as it doesn't quite compare to my higher end equipment, and it only offers a ethernet connnection (no wifi). But for mass produced audio components, it is top notch.
Summary: This is my second Yamaha. I upgrade my Yamaha from the RX-V667 to this model (RX-A1010) This is a great receiver. Has a bunch of connectivity and has some internet application access (i.e radio) The installation is not too difficult. Only the sub configuration has some tricky thing, but it is not impossible. The receiver has a lot of power and its sounds are clearly and crystal. Y deffenitly recommend it to a friend.
Summary: We purchased this for the features and good luck with other Yamaha products. So far, my wife and I are very happy with the sound, relative ease of use and the myriad of connectivity choices. We wish the remote control was backlit. The manual is a bit daunting but Yamaha has been helpfull in answering the two questions we have had to date.
Summary: I recently purchased this receiver and it is less than a week old at this point. All appeared well till I ran into an issue this morning. It is specific to the USB port. I tried 3 difference iPhones and plenty of cables I had but none of them helped. The issue is essentially that when I play music through the USB port, I constantly hear some noise (sort of an interference).