Summary: This is my second Yamaha receiver, my first one lasted 10 years and had started to lose components slots, like roku and XM. Since I could not find a local business that would even look at my unit and my only choice was to replace it. I didn't even hesitate I wanted another Yamaha. The sound that this unit drives to my speaker system is unsurpassed. Its easy to operate, and setup was done in minutes.
Summary: This is a nice item with fast service but you didn't mention that the center speaker connection doesn't work, I don't know if you knew that the speaker didn't work but if you did that was very dishonest of you.
Summary: Older, with no advances like HDMI, but very loaded and capable. Very well contructed and easy to use. Sound is great. Remote is a little funky and display a bit weak, but overall a good mid-level receiver for it's time.
Excerpt: Don't you just love the feeling you get when you arrive home and there's a letter or package waiting for you, especially when you know it's something nice? No? Oh, guess it's just me being easily pleased then. Naturally, a man with such a low entertainment threshold would be positively quivering like a jelly upon returning home to find his Yamaha RV-X596 Dolby Digital A/V amp had arrived from good old Upgrade Heaven, (for the then bargain price of £280).
Excerpt: This receiver forms the main part of my home cinema system and having only recently purchased it I am still getting used to it. However, first impressions usually account for a lot and I like it. I like it a lot. It is basically a DSP-A5 as mentioned by another reviewer, but has an RDS tuner built in. (It cost £290) The Amp is heavy, and you really feel like you are getting a quality item, which of course you are.
Excerpt: Firstly, let me get the “where did you get it?” bits out of the way. My Yamaha receiver came from www.letsbuyit.com for £259, very reasonable when you consider the Musical Images in Hounslow had a “shop-soiled” one in the window for £350! If you don’t want to risk Letsbuyit, and there seems to be a wealth of opinion why you shouldn’t at the moment, £259 is also Richer Sounds’ price (www.richersounds.co.uk).
Excerpt: I have recently taken delivery of a Yamaha RX-V596RDS Home Cinema receiver through Letsbuyit.com for £259 (list approx £400) – but that’s another story, see my opinion on Letsbuyit.com! The receiver is almost the same as the Yamaha DSP-A5 amplifier, with the addition of an AM/FM RDS tuner capable of remembering 40 pre-set stations. Hi-fi purists may frown upon receivers, preferring to buy separate tuners and amps but they haven’t seen the state of my hi-fi rack!
Pros: Value for money . Sound quality
Cons: Fiddly to set up . Spaghetti ! No dedicated digital input for a CD player .
Summary: Bevor ich zu meinem jetzigen Dolby Digital Receiver kam (Denon 3805, zu dem ich auch einen Testbericht schrieb), hatte ich einen Yamaha RDS 596. Anfangs war ich sehr zufrieden, doch inzwischen funktioniert er nicht mehr so gut Preis: Als ich ihn kaufte lag der Preis bei 999DM. Inzwischen kostet ein vergleichbarer Receiver von Yamaha ca.300Euro Aussehen: Der Yamaha RX 596 RDS ist sehr elegant und kantig geformt.
Pros: günstig, hat alle Funktionen die man normalerweise braucht