Summary: I purchased them for two: The first one in working condition by the reason of Brand Name,it's features and handle budget that sound great. And the other one in parts or not working condition in economic price by the reason for the parts and if I can solve; it would be the complete set for two and I'm lucky that I could find out the cause of the problem and could solve it, it's works perfect as the new one with sound great.
Summary: Sounds fine to me, but sports an obsolete connector for XM Radio. If you're going to use the second audio zone feature (and its handy 2nd remote) properly, you're going to have to buy a bunch more part.s
Summary: Ok at best. No way to control the bass, treble abalance and loudness knobs, so I don't even know why they have them on the receiver. I have to control and shape the sound through my computer, to which I have the receiver hooked up to. The bass coming from the unit leaves a lot to be desired. I personally would not buy the unit again. Very unimpressive as a fuctioning unit for which it was intended. It is a GREAT papper weight for the desk it sits upon.
Summary: I bought this receiver to power an extensive multi-room household system. It has the power to do that -- actual output at 6 ohms is 120W per channel. It can easily power several rooms at a time. Beyond high output, this receiver has surprisingly good quality, on a number of attributes: 1) Sound quality is very good. I'd describe myself as semi-audiophile -- picky about hi fi reproduction, without being cultish about it.
Summary: I have been designing and building my own audio equipment since the mid 1950's, mostly because the equipment built by others is not exactly what I want. But the Yamaha RX-797 was a pleasant surprise. Its "natural sound" blends the best of what solid state and tube equipment do best. It has the smooth, sweet mids and highs of tubes, but lacks the "loose" low end. And it has the "tight" low end of solid state amps. Yamaha did it right.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power
Summary: I replaced a 13 year-old Yamaha receiver with this one. It works great and I'm very happy with this purchase. My only complaint is that the A/B speaker selector is not a push-button and results in a very tiny "A" or "B" being displayed on the screen. My prior model had a larger display on the screen and a mechanical push-button which made it very easy to determine which speaker channel is selected. I switch back and forth often.
Pros: Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power