Summary: I upgraded from an RX-V1 which was Yamaha's flagship reciever 15 years ago. It served me well, with only a couple minor repairs over the years. We wanted several things from our replacement receiver. HDMI switching, networking, DLNA, USB, as well as a little more power. The Graphic User Interface or GUI helps to manage all the options on screen it looks great and as usual Yamaha machines are pretty easy to figure out and set up. The sound quality does not disappoint.
Summary: This receiver sounds great. I found the menus clear and well designed, and the display useful (looking at you Marantz). The sound was a little too bright for me and my setup, but only slightly so. Lossless music via digital input proved that the DACs are very detailed with good separation.
Summary: electronics has got to be the best interest or hobby mankind could pursue . looked at many high end av components this unit is unbelievable, I would buy ten more just to have around when the other fails .
Summary: I recently purchased a Monitor Audio Silver Series 5.0 setup consisting of one pair of RX8 as front, RXCenter & RXFX for surrounds. I do not have a sub at this point so I can not comment on the LFE channel performance. I was on a quest to find the best sounding AVR, regardless of features, for my setup and I tried the following recievers with a max budget of $1250: Marantz SR7005 ($1699 retail) Marantz SR6007 ($1199 retail; not a flagship model) Pioneer SC-57 ($1999...
Logan J. Sneatlum "missin my green and gold (seattle sonics)", Amazon
15 September 2012
Summary: I lied I have 1.......not everyone in the house likes movies as much as I do.......so I rarely crank it up.........but when I do.....this thing shines.......I like the 2 simultaneous outputs as I have my projector hooked up to it as well......I am just gonna get some more speaker wire and hook up the front and rear presence I had fronts for a while but then I just figured out I can big amp my front speakers with the receiver itself......