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. The McIntosh was only a bit better. The biggest difference I heard from the McIntosh was in the mid range sound. The mid range were a bit more open and airy. However, this receiver is a amazing.
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. Unfortunately it was damaged during shipping. I was able to try it out before i sent it back and it was as described by many a warmer sounding receiver than the V1 and the Z1.
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. Its a definite improvement in sound but I dont think I buy into the air surround idea. Maybe its because my home is a little more open than what this is for.
Summary: Easy to install, Easy to use & configure. You can have it going in less than half hr. The subwhoofer and the central bar speaker are very effective.Ideal for use where you have space constraint or you do not want wires to be seen. Much better than competing products from the likes of SONY. Though not a true replacement for a full fledged Home theater system, it is good value for money.
Summary: I have alot of high end equipment and have been testing this for a week and would have to say it's the best receiver I have ever heard. The brochure bills it as a combination of high end seperates into one component so I put this to the test. First I compared this to a Nakamichi CA1/PA1 combination in 2 channel mode. My source unit was a Krell MD2 cd transport/studio processor. I used the pure direct input on the Yamaha to avoid any signal processing.