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5.7 out of 10

Yamaha RX-V659

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Great Sounds!!

Timewarpone, Amazon
16 February 2013
  • Summary: I bought this receiver about 5 years ago and still sounds awesome. I knew ahead of time it didn't have any HDMI. The main reason I purchased it was that it delivers 100w/ch x 7ch. I paired this receiver with an Infinity TSS-1100 surround sound 5.1 speaker system. I added 2 extra speakers to make it 7.1 and real glad I did. I only have 2 components hooked up to this receiver. My Directv HD DVR and a Samsung Blu Ray DVD. Both are hooked up with Digital Tos-Link Cables.
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Overall 10
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Yamaha RX-V659 is great!

mber467, Ebay
30 April 2010
  • Summary: The sound and the features are incredible. The first DVD I played was LOTR, The Two Towers. When the wall blows up at Helms Deep, the bass shook the whole house - without a subwoofer! It was great. Much, much better than my old HTR-5130. The options are awesome too. I was able to reassign the input ports to different names - VCR to CDR, etc. I liked the YPAO which automatically sets up the speakers. I can now listen to OTA HDTV in 5.1 - great!
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Overall 10
10

Great Product!!

6alpha, Ebay
30 January 2010
  • Summary: It was awesome!!!!!Best thing I have ever bought on eBay. Just what I was looking for. Has great sound and clarity. I absolutely love it!!!!
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha RX-V659 Home Receiver Top In Its Class

bluesjamm, Ebay
7 September 2009
  • Summary: Love the sound performance especially the Enhancer option for most inputs excluding cable TV input. This receiver has the power and adjustments to deliver great performance at any level of volume. I purchased the RX-V659 because of the amount of optical inputs along with the Ipod input. I don’t use HD Television audio, instead I still use optical digital inputs so I don’t have to change out all of my components just so they can all be HD inputs.
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Overall 10
10

Monster Sound, Miniscule Price

Benjamin E. Schwiderski "MDK2all", Amazon
31 August 2009
  • Summary: I wanted an upgrade from my old Yamaha 595a that was rated at a modest 75wpc. I wanted more power and 7.1. What an upgrade it is. What sold me on this model is the review at [...]. The power rating of 100wpc on this unit is indeed underrated. One of the most underrated amps of all time I'd say. It Kicks major pooper. Absolutely Love everything about this reciever but the power most of all.
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Overall 10
10

Great receiver

ebarjoc, Ebay
6 May 2009
  • Summary: This is the second one I own. The first is used with my television and surround sound speakers and works great. I purchased this second unit to power outdoor speakers. I particularly like the Zone 2 feature which allows me to control the volume of two sets of speakers independently.
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Overall 10
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RX V659BL

leopardjester, Ebay
30 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought this Amplifier to replace the equipment I had purchased in Germany 20+ years ago; while it was still functional, it did not have the surround sound characteristics I am looking ( listening ) for. This amplifier does everything I want and more. It not only does a 7.1 surround sound process, but has many other ' preset ' functions available at the front panel selection, such as 2 channel stereo, 7 channel stereo, Game setting, Entertainment ( sports ), Movie...
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Overall 10
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Yamaha RX V659

hepbob, Ebay
4 January 2009
  • Summary: I have a Yamaha reciever that I like, so I thought I would try another. It has a lot of features and with that comes added complexity. It had extra optical inputs that I needed because I love Dolby Digital surround and it allowed me to connect my DVR, PS3, and XBOX 360 so everything is in surround sound. The HDMI switching will have to wait until my next receiver.
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Overall 10
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Great receiver!

Garrick Warren Beyer "starman678", Amazon
12 April 2008
  • Summary: Contrary to a previous review - this receiver will set up easily & will output 5.1, 6.1 OR 7.1 (& more with a/b or extra zone). You just have to correctly wire your speakers (auto set-up will TELL you if you are properly hooked) & the 659 will do the rest. Auto set-up very close - I lowered center 1db for my preference - the rest was FINE!
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Overall 10
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Excellent Value

R. Anderson "DownWithMonsterCable", Amazon
16 March 2008
  • Summary: I recomend this unit for anyone. It is a huge upgrade from my five year old kenwood that I paid $400 for. When I was shopping for a new receiver I considered Onkyo, Pioneer, Denon, Yamaha. From my research I eliminated Denon because all I heard was that all Denon receivers are a pain to setup. Next I eliminated Pioneer because only the Pioneer Elite receivers compared to this Yamaha unit but, the Pioneers' were much more expensive. So it came down to Onkyo and Yamaha.
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