Convenience of a receiver matched with the power of separates! A+++
Joshu Jones, Amazon
29 September 2014
Summary: Can't say enough good things about this monster! I bought a used copy about two years ago and have used just about every feature, and all continue to work perfectly. Sound quality is absolutely fantastic - I use Dolby PLIIx to decode my CDs to 7 channel surround and use the 7.1 analog connections in...
Summary: I have listened to many separates stereo piece costing thousands dollars more and I can honest say this the best all around receiver, I have ever heard. Some of the separates I have listen to are a McIntosh $25,000 2 channel speaker, power amp, pre-amp and cd system.
Summary: Crank it and lean back. No all in one unit can touch the power of a the mighty Z9. Sure, it may not have the fancy HDMI switching of newer and cheaper units on the market, but if your goal is to crank it, the Z9 is right in your wheelhouse. This thing is the 454 SS Chevelle of AV receivers...
Sounds amazing.Music and Movies take on added height and Realism.
28 December 2012
Summary: Very powerful and clean sounding receiver. I was initially in the market for a Denon 5803 because it is said they sound warmer than the RX V1, and RX Z1 that I currently owned and my speakers are of the bright sounding variety. I finally scored a 5803A on ebay at a decent price.
Summary: I have been a fan of Yamaha gear for some time and have owned a lot of their vintage gear , I was looking for a Receiver to run my sacd through for multichannel music and also thought it would be a decent addition to my home theater system also .
Summary: I have owned this receiver for 5 years now. I use Klispsh speakers for movies and Martin Logan speakers for music. This receiver is awesomely powerful. The sound is very clean even at high volume levels. 170 watts x 7 is nothing to sneeze at.
Summary: Although the older z7 is still illustrated in Yamaha's web page as well as the latest z11, the z9 is conspicuously absent. The z7 has 140wattx7 whereas the z9 has 170x7 while the z11 reverted to 140x7+50x2.
Summary: I was looking for a surround sound system to compliment my blu-ray player. I wanted something affordable and sleek. This system was around $500 at best buy but its the older model and you can find it for less if you hunt for it. I got mine for more than 50% less than when it first came out.