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8.9 out of 10

Yamaha RX A820

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Overall 10

Shell Shocker Nirvana

Michael H., Newegg
19 July 2013
  • Summary: Had been in the market as a loyal newegg customer for a dual zone airplay capable receiver for listening to music. Had priced out sonos,but multizone gets pricey quick with that. Already have a Yamaha v373 receiver and polk rm6750 5.1 speakers and thought they were a nice bang for the buck system for my tv room, which was not a real big room. Wanted a 2 zone stereo essentially for the main floor in my house to listen to music and also drive my patio and garage speakers.
  • Pros: 2 Zone, Parametric EQ, Network abilitys
  • Cons: No Spotify app yet
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Overall 10

Awesome HT Receiver

Paul B., Newegg
18 June 2013
  • Summary: Actually I bought this primarily as the INTERFACE between all my new and legacy Media Streamers, NAS's, DVD's, DVR's etc and a 60" Pana Plasma. Basically NO TV has all the hookups I need. This Yamaha comes as close as anything out there. I could actually have used an Optical out and some S-Video's In...for various needs but again this has just about every kind of hook-up anyone needs for now. Yamaha is great for multiple and complex hookups.
  • Pros: 8 HDMI's in 2 Out
  • Cons: Not really the Power House Sound System I had anticipate but more than adequate for my Co-op situation.
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Overall 10

All around excellence

Timothy C., Newegg
18 May 2013
  • Pros: I bought this receiver on sale from Newegg, the deal was too good to pass up. I have been researching receivers for 3 years now and went from Onkyo (too many problems) to Denon (very good but 2013 quality went down), then finally to Yamaha's. the only thing that the Yamaha's were behind the Denon's in was YPAO instead of Audyssey MultEQ XT. Unfortunately because Denons weren't getting good reviews on their 2013 models it was the current Yamaha A720 or A820 vs Denon 21...
  • Cons: No video airplay.
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Overall 10

Better Than Advertised

Jeremy S., Newegg
14 May 2013
  • Summary: This AVR is paired with
  • Pros: Sleek, clean, classic Yamaha look. Enhances normal TV sound to clear distinct words so you are not having to crank the audio to understand what people are saying. Movies (Blu-rays) are even better. The DTS-HD and TrueHD are as good or better than going to a movie theater. Pandora was a snap to setup and the audio on 7 channel encoding is amazing.
  • Cons: I'm an audiophile and I have tried to find something not to like. Sorry, can't find anything so far.
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Overall 10

Great Reciever

Kevin L., Newegg
30 December 2012
  • Summary: Do not use YPAO. Just set it up manually, you will be a lot happier. If you do make sure you go into the manager and set your speakers to small (not large) otherwise it will turn off the sub.
  • Pros: Lots of features very crisp sound, I would definitely buy it again. I have hooked this to polk floor speakers and a klipsch woofer and I love it. This is my first not out of the box set up and it was a breeze. It has a very nice user interface.
  • Cons: I wish it had HD radio, the next model up has it but it costs a lot more.
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Overall 10

Excellent AVR

Scott F., Newegg
4 November 2012
  • Summary: When I first ran the YPAO I used the 8 point measurement and it sounded awful. The center channel was muffled to the point where we couldn't even understand basic dialogue. My LAVA 12 sub barely had any output. I called Yamaha support at 2a.m. and the rep was miffed so he asked me to call back the next day and speak to a level 2 tech. This guy was most helpful. He said the multi-point had confused the receiver. We reset the unit, and did a single point auto setup.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality. Easy to set up. Great features, especially after the firmware update that came out a few days ago, adding Pandora, Sirius/XM, etc. I have it in a large entertainment center and it is cool to the touch. The parametric EQ is wonderful and brought my 5 Polk speakers to life. My LAVA sub is no longer boomy, just deep and tight, but not overwhelming unless I really crank it. The corner placed sub blends beautifully and that was my biggest worry for...
  • Cons: My Onkyo NR605 HDMI board went out after 4 years so I needed an update. When I first set up the Yammy, it sounded really terrible and my family thought I had made a big blunder. You have to spend some time getting the right settings but it is well worth the effort, so it's not really a con at all. You do have to reset the unit to factory default and start over if you screw up the YPAO. Luckily I got it right after one reset.
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Overall 10

No surprise here

Attila S., Newegg
28 October 2012
  • Summary: I assume if you don't get a lemon this Yamaha provides you with beautiful sound, easy of operations through their intuitive GUI, real easy connectivity and ton of features. This Yamaha replaces an older unit (HTR 6090) which also gave me pleanty of enjoyment of music and video, but cannot handle 3D and did not have network connectivity.
  • Pros: Works seamlessly with everything I connected to it so far and set up was a snap. Blu-ray, Cable, internet radio, streaming from PC-s.
  • Cons: Remote control buttons on the lower end are a bit small, but the scene buttons make setting the environment easy.
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Overall 10

More than satisfied...

Keith R., Newegg
26 September 2012
  • Summary: I recently purchased this receiver elsewhere, and I am absolutely satisfied. I currently have a Polk CS10 center channel and 2 JBL ES80s hooked up to it for audio and a PS3 and a AT&T Uverse cable box hooked up for my video needs. I am getting nothing but phenomenal audio and video performance out of this receiver. I occasionally use my iPhone and Alienware laptop via the USB and HDMI ports on the front of the receiver and have no complaints.
  • Pros: The convenience of the USB/HDMI/Audio ports on the front of the receiver. Airplay once I set it up. The plethora of HDMI connections available. Sound and audio performance.
  • Cons: None to speak of as of yet.
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Overall 10

Klangstärkster Reciever seiner Klasse

nickname, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: Nachdem ich über Monate Testberichte gelesen hatte war der von mir bevorzugte Denon AVR X4000 im Angebot. Als Kontrastprogramm habe ich noch diesen Yamaha und einen Onkyo TX-NR 626 bestellt, um meine Entscheidung mit diesen etwas günstigeren Receivern zu rechtfertigen ;-) Ich wollte einen Receiver finden der vor allem Stereo gut kann und mit dem ich auch vom IPhone streamen kann.
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Overall 9


Mamoa, Prisjakt
29 March 2014
  • Summary: Japp, blev mycket imponerad av denna lilla stärkare. Mycket bra ljud från PS4 X360 HTPC och extreamer. dock kör jag på de rena signalerna då alla deras "ljudprogram" är totalt värdelösa. Vem vill sitta och kolla på metallica med eko från någon sunkigt hak i USA. Kör 7.2 i ett dedikerat biorum. Den hade fått en 10a från mig om det inte varit för ljudenprogramen.
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