Summary: I have had this receiver for 5 years now and it has worked perfectly. This receiver is a true hi fidelity monster! The weight of this receiver is almost 2x more than any other receiver i've ever owned. It's also physically larger too, due to the Class A amplifiers.
After seven years, finally retired - not enough HDMI inputs
Daniel G. Lebryk, Amazon
17 January 2009
Summary: In it's day this was a very advanced high end receiver. It was the second wave of HDMI switchers, at an affordable price point - not $3,000. Today, these sale prices make this receiver an amazing deal. February 22, 2013 Update: Wow I can't believe I've had this receiver 7 years.
Summary: I recently bought this unit. I am completely pleased. The upscaling is perfect, not a hint of distortion. The sound is incredible. I've long felt that receivers either were meant for movies, or music, not both. This one does both incredibly well. It's 7 channel stereo is incredible.
Everything Yamaha Promised. Looks and Sounds Great!!
TJ Thelen "TJ Thelen", Amazon
5 September 2006
Summary: I have always been a big fan of Yamaha and never have been disappointed. When I was looking at purchasing a new receiver I looked at a few brands. I was mostly interested in the video side of things but wanted great audio as well.
Excerpt: Nach Lektüre diverser Prospekte, der Aussattungslisten und diversen Tests der aktuellen Heimkino-Receiver Oberklasse, habe ich mich der Papierform halber überzeugt und bei einem Internet-Versender den Yamaha RX-V 2600 geordert ohne ihn vorher gehört zu haben, weder in einem Elektronikmarkt (dort...