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Yamaha RX A820
7.5 out of 10

Yamaha RX A820

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Overall 8
8.0

Good sound but not nearly as powerful as older Yamaha receivers. Transformer started buzzing at 3 years usage

Lawrence S., Newegg
28 February 2016
  • Summary: The warranty I bought through Newegg by Service Net processed the buzzing stereo back and had a full refund via Newegg gift card back to me within 2 days of the claim. I did ship it to Service Net quickly, though. Delayed return might get slower service.
  • Pros: The sound is very good for home theater and has acceptable power for music but really only enough power for some of my music in stereo mode, IMHO. Tons of features; way more than I could figure out and use regularly. YPAO worked great for my room but then, I followed a lot of common advice from A...
  • Cons: Power a bit lacking. Power supply transformer started buzzing pretty loud at about 3 years. There are a lot of failures in all stereo brands now (not just Onkyo!) but buzzing doesn't seem like a common failure mode for Yamaha so I only knocked it down 1 star for the buzzing transformer and kinda'...
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