Excerpt: Unbelievable AV Receiver! Audioholics Online A/V Magazine says: About a year ago, during my review of the venerable Yamaha RX-Z1 flagship A/V receiver, I stated “ Some day Yamaha is going to build a bigger, badder, and more feature packed Receiver”. Well it just so happened that day was toda...
Yamaha RX-Z11BL 11.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
4 November 2008
Excerpt: The grand daddy from Yamaha! 11 freakin channels! (+2)... This receiver is meant to be the ultimate in AV and for 5000 dollars, it looks like it's pretty nutty! Here's some of Amazon's product description Product Description From the Manufacturer Yamaha introduces a new benchmark for home theater...
Excerpt: Ever wonder why some special events seem to happen once every four years? Every four years we get an extra day, we have a presidential election, we have an Olympic game, and, incidentally, Yamaha seems to release a new flagship receiver.
Pros: Benchmark performance, Unparalleled multi channel experience for music and movies, One box solution for whole home audio and video distribution
Excerpt: More canals than Venice.My very first home theater system in the mid-’80s had a Yamaha DSP-1 surround processor at its core. Yes, Yamaha has been in the multichannel business for that long, and yes, I’m that old.
Excerpt: According to Wikipedia, a flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels that is usually the fastest, largest, newest, or most heavily armed. In terms of home-theater electronics, a flagship model is the company's top-of-the-line design, with cutting-edge features, capabilities, and...
Excerpt: When it comes to top-shelf stereo receivers, Yamaha’s new RX-Z11 sets a high bar for feature-rich high definition amplifiers. Sure, it’s got your XM-HD, HD Radio, Dolby True HD, and neural surround.
Pros: More channels than a basic cable package. Plenty of HDMI inputs (five) for all your gear. Pumps out rich sound with detailed separation at low, medium, and traumatic brain injury inducing volumes. Attractive backlit remote with LCD screen. Easy auto calibration.
Cons: Excellent price point, assuming you are Oprah. Back panel resembles a migraine headache. Just moving the behemoth might put you in the hospital with a ruptured disc. “Quick Start Guide”? Oh please.