Summary: I came from an era when component stereo systems was what you did. I still do that. I play several instruments and lay tracks down and mix them on a mixer. It is important to hear the music without inhanced lows or highs. When using the true sound button, what I jear is the way it is.
Great receiver, exemplifies yamaha's dedication to quality in manufacturing ...
fred spears, Amazon
2 July 2015
Summary: Great receiver, exemplifies yamaha's dedication to quality in manufacturing and quality in sound reproduction. I had some connectivity issues with my blu ray, all the new equipment using hdmi or whatever outputs, and this Yamaha didn't have that.
Summary: Great replacement for my very old -- and probably not very good -- stereo receiver. Lots of input and output plugs. Has direct wire connection for adding a sub-woofer (which is worth it for fullness of sound in the mid- to lower ranges) Clean design.
Summary: It produces great sound, and was exactly what I needed when my old receiver just quit on me. It was easy to hook up my three existing components, CD, tape, and turntable, and it has two sets of speaker connections to accommodate and play one or both sets of speakers that are situated in different...
this receiver is a fine purchase. There are many different input options and ...
Wayne A. Fox "IdahoFox", Amazon
10 January 2015
Summary: At 75 watts per channel and very, very low THD at life-size volume, this receiver is a fine purchase. There are many different input options and a dial on the front to send the signal to other devices such a high quality wireless headphones.
Summary: Received the S500BL a couple of days ago -- nice quick free shipping service -- and have it running to replace a 30-year-old Sony 500ES amp coupled to a 35-year-od Advent Model 300 amp/tuner. (Ya, I'm an old guy.) I use it only for audio, not as a home theater accessory.