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Excerpt: There has been something of a dry spell for new AVRs of late. Months have passed without seeing one then, like buses, Yamaha launches the five-model strong RXV-x71 lineup all at once. To celebrate the 25 years since the launch of its Cinema DSP technology, Yamaha’s fledglings get some cutting edge features and obligatory eco-friendly credentials, too.
Excerpt: There has been something of a dry spell for new AVRs of late. Months have passed without seeing one then, like buses, Yamaha launches the five-model strong RX-Vx71 lineup all at once. We got our hands on the baby brother the Yamaha RX-V471 AVR.
Pros: Class-leading sound, Useful features, Fabulously easy to use
Cons: No networking or zone 2 output, Little manual control of RoomEQ
Summary: The Yamaha RX-V471 is a well-appointed, highly musical AV receiver that punches above its budget price tag. It's well built, sounds great, and even throws in USB playback. After a couple of years out of sync, Yamaha is back in the groove.
Pros: Refined, well-rounded audio performance, High-quality digital-signal processing modes, Supremely easy to use, USB music playback
Cons: No Ethernet networking, Not massively dynamic, No album art support outside of iOS devices
Excerpt: RX-V471 er en ren 5.1-kanals receiver med iPod-kompatibel USB-indgang i front. Yamahas rumkorrektion korrigerer for én sideplads. Receiveren mangler netværksopkobling, men skal have for god brugervenlighed, selv om receiverens display ikke viser, hvad der foregår i opsætningsmenuen, hvor man er nød til at bruge den eksterne skærmmenu. Et problem for den, som bare har projektor, da projektorens blæsestøj vil gå ud over autokalibreringen.