Summary: I was searching for a quality receiver and was able to buy this one for five hundred dollars when the new models came out. I think the original price was 1000.00 dollars. Plenty of power, plenty of hookups, simple to set up. I've had mine for four years and it has never let me down. One reviewer stated the only negative for him was the absence of a cooling fan.
Summary: Having transitioned from Pioneer Elite, this machine has all the whistles and bells, plenty of power. The equalizer is a plus, but the absence of a cooling fan is the only negative that stuck with me!
Summary: It have almost all that have found in the newest models, I just miss the Neural surround from newest models, but at change in newes models I miss the THX certification that for me is most important thing, this line have the same kind of power outputs like the RX-V1400, RX-V2400, RX-V1500, RX-V2500 & RX-V2600 that are all discrete components made, not the Surface mout like the RX-V2700 & up that at large have false contact problems for the heating inside the unit, that is...
Summary: I purchased this unit off of Amazon about year ago. The seller sold it as an open box buy. I paid 400.00 for it and when I received it, it turned out to be factory sealed from Yamaha (not refurbished). This was a pleasant surprise. I had an older high end Yamaha unit that would not fit in my glass entertainment cabinet. So this was a viable option. I have used Yamaha receivers for about 20 years and none of them have ever died.
Summary: I am happy with this receiver and my Home Theater sounds great coupled with my Axiom Epic Grandmaster Speaker setup. I paid $750 for this receiver through amazon in October 2006. Thought about going up to the $1500 price point but realized I didnt need the added functionality. A few complaints, 2 of them rather minor. 1. Volume readout text is too small. WOuld be nice to have larger text so I could actually see what level I use for different listening situations.
Summary: The best of the Yamaha's AV receiver for its value. It is easy to operate and the front conections allows your children to plug their x box or PS2 easly . Also HDMI allow you to control all your other components with the Yahama remote.