Summary: I purchased this to use as a substitute for an Onkyo HT-RC180 (sent for HDMI repair) in my mancave. I push a 7.2 system with PSB towers, midrange and rear surrounds. I have added two 10 inch powered subs and small wide left and rights. This is a 5.1 amp, so paired it with my PSB towers, mid, rear surrounds and 1 sub. Obviously it doesn't have the punch and amplifier capabilities of a THX2 certified amp and it wasn't driving as many speakers and only 1 sub.
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Summary: Well I took a chance on this refurb receiver and came up aces all around. Got this amp to build a 5.1 surround sound system for audio and home theatre system. Have had for about a year now and it has worked perfectly. It has many settings and variable concert sound modes. It is easy to operate and senses that my TV/ Satellite receiver is on and automatically goes into to satellite receiver mode.
Summary: Great receiver for the money. Wanted a stereo gift for my 13 yr. old son. His Aunt and Grandparents agreed to pitch in and I bought some refurbished Advent Baby IIs off eBay as well for my part. Why a AV receiver? Good room to grow with subwoofer line out, USB port for flash drive music and his iPod and I have the big brother RX V 1020 and have had a great experience so far. Later if he wants a surround system he's set.
Summary: This is our third Yamaha receiver. We've had the first one for over 8 years and it continues to work flawlessly, it just didn't fit our new stereo cabinet. This new unit was simple to connect (we're all Hdmi now) and simpler to control, even though it has more features than our old one. Same YPAO speaker setup, which we find indispensable as a first pass tuning-in of the speakers. Surprisingly, the first pass was the only one needed -no additional tweaks required.
Summary: Yamaha makes great products. I purchased one of the refurbished products and the extended warranty through Amazon. The product seems to be in perfect condition. Easy hook up and user friendly. Has a USB port right on the front which allows easy hook up for iPod/iPhones and generates great sound. Love it.