Summary: I'm just going to make this short and make a couple of points. first, this amplifier doesn't have any weird behavior. extremely tone neutral and the speaker you use will be what impacts your tonal balance. clipping is soft at the limit, power delivery is not overrated as is so common with AV receivers. i picked this amp up for a 2.1 system with my PC using energy cb10 bookshelf speakers and an s10.3 sub.
Summary: Sounds good, easy to set up. The remote is odd, or maybe it's my brain, because I keep wanting to hold it upside down for some reason. The mute doesn't click the sound off but rolls it down, which I don't see the point of, and there's no visual front-panel indication of how loud the volume is set. But otherwise, good sound for a decent price!
Summary: An amazing unit! I purchased this to replace my Onkyo receiver which met its demise after 30 years of flawless service. The reason I chose Yamaha was for that sound that only Yamaha has. The clarity and depth realy shine when you switch on the pure direct switch. Very VERY pleased with this unit and I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for great amp that won't break the bank.
Summary: Set this up and it worked great, for a while. After some time it would stop working. The unit would be on, but the light indicating which line was the input was gone. I turned the dial and it still didn't work. I used the remote to set the input, but it still didn't work. I turned the power off and on and it still didn't work. Turn it off, waited a few seconds, then it worked when I turned it back on.
Summary: I cannot speak to the quality of the unit. I wish I could. The first one delivered came in a flimsy over-sized box with insufficient padding. The box was delivered by UPS broken open. I refused the delivery. Despite assurances from Amazon support, the second was packed the same way and showed signs of rough treatment. Yamaha packs these units carefully and the shipping label to Amazon was on their packaging, as well as a large "FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH CARE" notice.
Summary: I bought this to replace and old JVC unit with a blown channel. I am pushing some old Hitachi floor speakers with it and they sound much better than my old JVC. I am using 2 zones, one zone about 40 ft away in a exercise room pushing some P163 Infinity bookshelves, the other zone neck to my PC in my 'man cave'. It is a very nice amp but this is obviously a unsophisticated review.
Summary: This met all my needs VERY well, and I am very pleased. Love the clean and simple design, and really love the actual knobs. I looked at other amplifiers in the same price range, and lots of main functionality nowadays is relegated to the remote, or push buttons. I like old school knobs. You know. The kind you actually turn! The only slight nit-picky thing, and it is an extremely minor one, is the lack of a small white stripe indicator on the Volume control.
Summary: Just unpacked this unit from Amazon, and I like it in many ways. The sound is good, the interface is clean. It's basically what you'd expect from an integrated amp. However, I do have one criticism. Surprisingly, the subwoofer output is active whether you select the A or B set of speakers. If the intent is to provide multi-room capability, or even to provide the capability to use two different sets of speakers in the same room (why?), this doesn't work.