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: 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...
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: Have been setting up the AV Receiver with my older system components for a couple of days now and the setup is very detailed if you want it to be. The manual I first downloaded from Yamaha's website before purchase.
Summary: I bought this unit about 2 years ago and have enjoyed its power, crispness, ease of use and was overall satisfied. But, when I upgaded my home system with better speakers, custom installation and an hd dvd player the true performance of this unit came out. This thing runs my entire house!