Excellent overall value - especially here on Amazon
Bill Warner, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Excellent overall value - especially here on Amazon! I had a Denon AVR-1910 that started with the flashing red light around my power button. Internal fault probably a voltage regulator - it gave me 5 good years. This unit sounds better, has well thought out features, on screen display,and can connect to my waiting gigabit Ethernet. I especially like that I can have a separate feed into Zone 2 while others are watching my 5.1 system in the Main Viewing area.
First the sound quality is amazing, I have not yet changed the speakers
Jackson Banks "Umbrae", Amazon
21 August 2014
Summary: This was purchased as an upgrade to an older Onkyo system that was 7.1. The upgrades are clear. First the sound quality is amazing, I have not yet changed the speakers. Having more than a passing interest in audio I expected this to sound better, but my family was skeptical. As soon as this was connected and configured I gathered people in the living room for a test, and we were all surprised about how much better Music and TV sounded.
Summary: Sound beats other amps I've had. The sound scenes are effective. The video upscaling to my set's capacity is a nice feature. It's very easy to set up and use. The remote is useful and has pretty much eliminated the need for TV remote. I'm very happy with this receiver, and like it best of any I've had in the past (Pioneer, JVC, Fisher, Onkyo). Good customer relations....Yamaha seems to have customer care down to a science.
It has a wide amount of settings and the Kindle audio app for it works pretty good. I bought it because of Yamaha's reputation .
duckmike "duckmike", Amazon
13 August 2014
Summary: Does everything I wanted it to .It has a wide amount of settings and the Kindle audio app for it works pretty good.I bought it because of Yamaha's reputation for quality hardware and sound.While music doesn't sound quite as full as my old pro-logic Marantz that could be because I haven't got it fully tuned in yet.For movies especially 7.1 movies thou it really shines.My set up is Front: Klipsh Heresy II's,Center:Klipsh RC 62,Front Sub Velodyne VDR-10BV:Side Satellites...
Awesome entry/mid level receiver with abundant features.
Subbarao V., Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: Ordered through amazon and received it in two days. There is no paper manual with instructions, but there is a CD that you can load for the complete manual. However for anyone with basic knowledge in home theater electronics, setup should be no brainer. I have a 7.1 setup and a dedicated home theater room with Polk RTIA5 fronts, CSIA6 center and 80F/X-RT surrounds with a BIC F12 sub.
Summary: This is a great receiver that provides clear crisp audio output. I am very pleased with the results but will warn folks that it takes a while to get set up. The manual is thorough but takes time to work through and decipher. Once everything has been setup the end result will provide many hours of pleasure. The YPAO speaker setup was a breeze and certainly made the correct adjustments for the room. Do not hesitate to buy this one as you will not be sorry.
Summary: Very easy to setup with the auto-calibration. did not like the sound at first until I realized that their was some goofy Yamaha sound field activated. Set it to straight through mode and did some manual adjusted to the individual speaker volumes and this thing sounds great. Much better then my previous Sony Receiver. Highly recommend to anyone needing to replace an old receiver for their home theater.
Summary: Upgraded from a Denon AVR-391 This receiver has greats sound, and great presets - I don't mind not having a full EQ setup (I'm actually a professional Theatrical Technician, it was worried that I would miss having that much control - but the Automatic setup through YPAO was really good) This is in a fairly small room, so I never have to crank the sound I'm a much bigger fan of a clean sound with good balance than loudness - which this unit delivers.
Summary: Great receiver - no headaches during setup. Recommended. Produces better sound than my ole Pioneer, but it was over 10 years old. She was a good one and I'll miss her, but not too much as my new one is younger, smarter and a lot sexier....