Excerpt: Flagship is one of those words like ultimate and reference that just can't seem to get any respect these days. The next time we see last year's "ultimate" product superseded by this year's "improved" model, I think we should all complain to the manufacturer.
Excerpt: High quality sound & video, as expected. Home Theater Sound says: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a product garner more universal praise than the Yamaha DSP-A1 audio/video integrated amp/surround-sound processor. And for probably the first time in history, all the critics were right: The Ya...
Summary: I judge the Yamaha RX-V1 to be not only an excellent
product, but also a great step forward from the DSP-A1. Its new and improved enhanced
versions of DTS and Dolby Digital put it in a class by itself. If the RX-V1 came with
these surround modes only, and the ability to bypass them for two-channel listening, it
would still get a hearty recommendation from me. But by no means should anybody be bashful
about enjoying the multitude of other modes Yamaha has made available.
Excerpt: “Yamaha’s statement receiver, the RX-V1 has in it just about everything you could imagine for a home theatre system, and a few more things you might never have thought about at all. As such, it is a very complex component that should be installed and set up by a professional. Once that is done, and the parameters relating to room size and shape with respect to multichannel operation are optimized, it is quite simple to operate….