Summary: This is currently the be all end all in sound. New video processors come and go but the sound of the Z-11 is beyond anything else and likely will remain so for many years to come. I've only got 5.1 of the possible 11.2 setup and everyone who comes over comments on the amazing sound - especially during movies! It doesn't matter if it is Pavarotti, Lady Gaga, or Frank Sinatra it sounds amazing on this!
Summary: This item right now is rare for its price point. Down the road their will be more 11.2 tunners but for now this is the best one for the price. I have liked Yamaha for a long time and tried Dennon but my ear is tuned for what Yamaha offers. Easy to set up and is just a very powerfull unit with allot of options. The only two problems with this unit is that it is very heavy and gets hot over time. Make sure you have a solid base to put it on and good air flow.
Summary: The RX-Z11 possesses a host of video-processing options. It can convert any analog video format to any other analog video format, even component to S-video or composite video. This is an unusual but useful feature when feeding adjoining rooms. The RX-Z11 can also convert analog video to HDMI and scale it up to 1080p. Or you can choose to leave analog video alone and let it pass through to the display device with no scaling at its native resolution.
Summary: I've been a home theatre enthusiast for a long time now. Not many showrooms have this baby on demo and I've read a lot of reviews on the Z11. I decided to take the plunge and I'm glad I did! I've had yamaha's all my life and my previous amp (RX-V1700) was no light weight but compared to the Z11 sonically, it's night and day.
Summary: This is the 1st.Amp.that I have ever heard that has absolutely no h-i-s-s-s-s- I have not gone through all the features, but the ones I have done, work very well. I have not found it wanting in any area.
Summary: This critter is not for the technologically challenged! The remote is a great improvement over the one provided with the RX-Z9; but there are so many features to be learned that it can be daunting. However, for me, that's part of the fun! Sound quality is incredible and the feature range allows for customization to virtually any room.
Summary: This item is excellent. The sound quality is superior to other Yamaha systems Ihave had. The programming is a little difficult but once you know how to use the user interface on screen it is quick. Would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a high end receiver.
There's nothing out there that is better than this!
2 July 2008
Summary: I purchased this receiver a few months ago. I wanted to get used to it before writing a review. I own several stereos from various makers but this is the tops! There is all most nothing that this receiver cannot do. It includes a very simple remote for those that are easily confused by remote controls...as well as a full feature remote that automatically lights itself when you/your hand get near it (nice in a dark room!). Want to access your RX-Z11 via your laptop?