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1. Yamaha RX-V650 7.1 Channel Digital
$199.99 $199.80
2. Yamaha HTR-5730SL 5.1 Channel
$449.95
3. Yamaha RX-V750 7.1-Channel Digital
$499.99 $328.55 list($549.99)
4. Yamaha HTR-5760 7.1-Channel Digital
$199.99 $179.10 list($229.99)
5. YamahaFull Function 5.1-Channel
$299.99 $292.95
6. Yamaha HTR-5740 6.1 Channel Digital
$39.99 list($59.99)
7. Refurbished Yamaha RGA-10 7-Watt
$249.75 list($399.99)
8. Yamaha HTR-5650 6-Channel Digital
$129.99 list($249.99)
9. Yamaha DP-U50 CAVIT External Audio
list($299.99)
10. Yamaha HTR-5540 Audio/Video Receiver
11. YAMAHA RX-V550 6.1 Channel Digital
list($999.99)
12. Yamaha RX-V995 Surround Receiver
$399.99 $274.00 list($439.99)
13. Yamaha HTR-5750SL 6.1 Channel
$280.59 list($399.90)
14. YAMAHA HTR-5750 6-Channel Digital
$399.99 $359.10 list($449.99)
15. Yamaha 6.1-Channel 630W A/V Receiver,
16. YAMAHA HTR-5590 Concert Series
$499.99 $449.10 list($549.99)
17. Yamaha Superior-Performance, High
18. Yamaha RX-V592 Home Theater Receiver
list($499.99)
19. Yamaha HTR-5660 6-Channel Digital
$799.99 $518.34
20. Yamaha HTR-5790 7.1-Channel Digital

1. Yamaha RX-V650 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver (Black)

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Asin: B0006IJHE6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 20805
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Yamaha RX-V650 receiver provides high sound quality, surround realism, and is easy to use. At 665 watts, it delivers enough power for any home theater system, making it a good, moderately priced choice.

The receiver includes Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx compatibility, quad field Cinema DSP and 29 surround programs. This unit is compatible with all the latest movie sound formats, including DTS 96/24.

Other features include analog mixdown, linear damping, subwoofer output, speaker A, B and A+B, preset remote control, a sleep timer and 4-station preset tuning. Add a direct stereo mode (great for classical programming,)easy menu set-up, and front connectors, and this unit delivers compelling audio.

Finally, the 100 watts per channel power makes sure you hear every whisper and feel each explosion. There's even a night listening enhancer and headphone jack, just in case you want to be thoughtful of the family.

The receiver is HDTV compatible and also provides S-video up conversion. Enhancements such as dialog lift, direct mode for 2-channel reproduction, and 2 zone capability ensure that no matter what your audio source, the RX-V650 makes it sound as good as possible.

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Features

  • HDTV (720p/1080i) compatibility; S-Video up conversion; wide-range video bandwidth (60MHz -3 dB)
  • 7.1 channel, 665W Surround Sound
  • Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification; Pure direct mode for high quality 2-channel sound reproduction
  • Quad-Field CINEMA DSP; compatible with all the latest movie sound formats including Dolby Pro Logic Iix; audio delay for adjusting lip sync (0-160 ms)
  • 9-Channel speaker outputs; automatic zone 2 or presence speaker selection

2. Yamaha HTR-5730SL 5.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
list price: $199.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B0001XAJ70
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 2158
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Amazon.com Product Description

For high-quality, future-ready home theater on a budget, look no further than Yamaha's HTR-5730SL audio/video receiver. The silver HTR-5730SL offers the convenience of DVD-Audio/SACD-ready analog inputs alongside discrete 5.1-channel surround processing and premium Yamaha sound technologies.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 103-watts-per-channel (at 1 kHz) HTR-5730SL handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. Non-Dolby Digital and DTS sources can benefit from surround processing, too. With enhanced directional steering over standard four-channel Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II provides 5.1 channels of surround processing from any stereo source--whether that's a TV broadcast, VHS tapes, or your favorite CDs, cassettes, and LPs.

A key benefit from a Yamaha receiver, of course, is Yamaha's proprietary signal processing, including Cinema DSP (digital soundfield processing), which creates aural "imaging" that not only makes your home sound like a theater, but also sounds better than most movie theaters. Based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, Cinema DSP is designed to bring out the full potential of movie sound mixes, reproducing them the way directors and sound engineers intended.

And, when you're listening to multichannel presentations late at night, you'll appreciate the night-listening enhancer (which minimizes extreme dynamic range) and Silent Cinema, which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary 2-channel headphones (not included). Silent Cinema uses unique parameters for each soundfield to ensure accurate headphone representations of each soundfield.

Then there's the six-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. Due to anti-piracy measures, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

DVD-Audio and SACD can each deliver up to six channels of discrete, full-frequency sound at greater-than-CD resolution (in the case of DVD-A, that means 24 bits, 96 kHz sampling rate versus 16 bits, 44.1 kHz for CD). In stereo or surround, the sound from DVD-Audio and SACD is packed with detail, yet smoother and sweeter from than the sound from even the best standard CD players. The HTR-5730SL accommodates decoded DVD-A/SACD signals and routes them to the appropriate speakers in your surround system.

The receiver offers four composite-video-based AV inputs, two stereo analog inputs, and two digital-audio inputs (great for DVD, DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc).

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, four AAA batteries, an AM loop antenna, an indoor FM antenna, a warranty card, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 103 watts x 5 channels (at 1 kHz): front left/right, surround left/right, and front/rear center channels
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II, discrete 5.1 surround processing for rich, enveloping audio
  • A and B speaker outputs, 40-station AM/FM presets
  • 4 A/V inputs, 2 digital-audio inputs; offers Night Listening Enhancer, Silent Cinema processing, and abundant Cinema DSP surround algorithms
  • Measures 17.125 x 5.94 x 12.375 inches (W x H x D)

3. Yamaha RX-V750 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver (Black)

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Asin: B0006MR3EI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 42275
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Product Description

Yamaha RX V750 is a 7.1 Channel Receiver with an astounding array of Home Theater functions, including YPAO acoustic customization, Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx compatibility, 700W (100W x 7) power, Quad Field CINEMA DSP and 29 surround programs. ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 17.125 x 6.8 x 16.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • 100 watts x 7 channels: front left/right, center, mid-surround left/right, and rear-surround left/right
  • Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, and DTS-EX Discrete 6.1 surround processing
  • Composite- to S-video/S-video to component-video upconversion simplifies TV hookups; HD 60 MHz component-video switching
  • 7 audio/video inputs (including phono), 6 digital-audio inputs; offers Yamaha Digital ToP-ART technology, 40-station AM/FM presets

4. Yamaha HTR-5760 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
list price: $549.99
our price: $499.99
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Asin: B0001Q2592
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 7963
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

For incredible quality and setup flexibility at an amazingly affordable price, it's hard to top Yamaha's high-current HTR-5760 audio/video receiver. With the HTR-5760 you get the convenience of DVD-Audio/SACD-ready eight-channel analog inputs alongside the latest 6.1- and 7.1-channel surround processing, multiroom control, and premium Yamaha sound technologies.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 95-watts-per-channel HTR-5760 handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition, the receiver processes Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24. The extended-surround formats create even more expansive soundfields through a center-rear surround channel, for which THX suggests using two separate speakers. The result is seven discrete full-range channels in addition to the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel: front left/right, surround left/right, front center channel, and a pair of rear-center channels.

A key benefit from a Yamaha receiver, of course, is Yamaha's proprietary signal processing, including Cinema DSP (digital soundfield processing), which creates aural "imaging" that not only makes your home sound like a theater, but also sounds better than most movie theaters. Based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, Cinema DSP is designed to bring out the full potential of movie sound mixes, reproducing them the way directors and sound engineers intended.

And, when you're listening to multichannel presentations late at night, you'll appreciate Silent Cinema, which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary 2-channel headphones (not included). Silent Cinema uses unique parameters for each soundfield to ensure accurate headphone representations of each soundfield.

The receiver comes with YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) and a dedicated microphone to help you establish the best possible sound at your primary listening position. The optimizer uses the microphone to "listen" to the sound from the speakers and determine, based on its test-signals, how best to equalize the sound for your room. Corrections include speaker/subwoofer phase relationships, speaker/subwoofer distance measurements (corrects for differences down to 5 cm), frequency response (measures and optimizes each speaker's response using a parametric equalizer), and speaker level (measures and aligns the relative volume levels of all speakers).

Then there's the eight-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. Due to anti-piracy measures, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

DVD-Audio and SACD can each deliver up to six channels of discrete, full-frequency sound at greater-than-CD resolution (in the case of DVD-A, that means 24 bits, 96 kHz sampling rate versus 16 bits, 44.1 kHz for CD). In stereo or surround, the sound from DVD-Audio and SACD is packed with detail, yet smoother and sweeter from than the sound from even the best standard CD players. The HTR-5760 accommodates decoded DVD-A/SACD signals and routes them to the appropriate speakers in your surround system.

The receiver offers five audio/video input connections (all with composite-/S-video, two with component-video), eight fixed and assignable digital-audio inputs (great for DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc), and front-panel input connections with digital-audio jacks for your camcorder or other spontaneous hookup. The receiver's video circuitry is high-definition ready, too (60 MHz bandwidth), and it will upconvert composite-video to an S-video signal to simplify TV hookup.

Last, but certainly not least, the HTR-5760 benefits from Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) build philosophy. The culmination of the best digital engineering and design possible, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, easiest-to-use A/V components available.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, four AAA batteries, microphone for YPAO, an AM loop antenna, an indoor FM antenna, a warranty card, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 95 watts x 7 channels: front left/right, surround left/right, front center channel, and 2 rear-center channels
  • Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24 surround processing for rich, enveloping audio
  • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) with supplied microphone optimizes your system for your room quickly and easily
  • 5 audio/video inputs, 5 digital-audio inputs, 1 digital output; offers Yamaha Digital ToP-ART technology, 40-station AM/FM presets
  • Measures 17.125 x 6.75 x 16.56 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very affordable
Oh Boy ! Prices have come down on quality receivers. Not only do you get more ... but you pay less than the previous version. This one has everything a picky home theater enthusiast is look for:
1 - 7.1 ch amplification
2 - 7.1 preouts (to connect a robust poweramp)
3 - Dolby ProLogic IIx (don't watch movies without it)
4 - Microphone Calibration (not parametric as the name suggests) ... better than an SPL since this measures spkr delays etc.
5 - Adjustable SUB Crossover (down to 40hz)
5 - Construction and overall quality

For Home Theater and Movies ? 5 STARS (Audio in a movie disc is not audiophile grade, so this receiver is just fine for that)

As an audiophile 2-channel receiver ? 3 STARS (get a external good quality poweramp for this)

Suggestions to Yamaha:
1 - Upgrade firmware to allow receiver to use a specific setting as te default for all signals. For instance, if you have a 7 speaker setup ... you should be able to make the player default to Dolby Prologic IIx for any and all signals.

2 - Remove the TUNER and reduce the cost. If you want to listen to the radio ... use that clock radio ! or go out for a drive in your car.

3 - Give us a lighted remote. Any Home Theater component ought to have a lighted remote. I am sure you know why. Right ?

Overall a very good receiver. Good work Yamaha. Bye Bye overpriced Denon. ... Read more


5. YamahaFull Function 5.1-Channel 550W A/V Receiver, Offering Yamaha Unique CINEMA DSP
list price: $229.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B0009319RQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 4706
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Product Description

5.1 Home Theater Receiver High Sound Quality5.1-Channel, 550W Powerful Surround Sound (110W x 5 RMS)192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All ChannelsAnalog MixdownSurround RealismDolby Digital/Matrix 6.1 and ... ... Read more

Features

  • 14 Surround Sound Programs
  • Speaker A or B Selection
  • 5.1 Channel 550W A/V Receiver
  • 5-Band Center Graphic Equalizer
  • Night Listening Mode and Silent Cinema

6. Yamaha HTR-5740 6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
list price: $299.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B0001XAJ6Q
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 4971
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

For high-quality, future-ready home theater on a budget, look no further than Yamaha's HTR-5740 audio/video receiver. The HTR-5740 offers the convenience of DVD-Audio/SACD-ready analog inputs alongside the latest 6.1-channel surround processing and premium Yamaha sound technologies. Finished in traditional black, the receiver will disappear in your darkened living room during movies.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 85-watts-per-channel HTR-5740 handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition, the receiver processes Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, and DTS-EX Discrete 6.1. The extended-surround formats create even more expansive soundfields through a center-rear channel, resulting in six discrete, full-range signals in addition to the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel: front left/right, surround left/right, and front/rear center channels.

A key benefit from a Yamaha receiver, of course, is Yamaha's proprietary signal processing, including Cinema DSP (digital soundfield processing), which creates aural "imaging" that not only makes your home sound like a theater, but also sounds better than most movie theaters. Based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, Cinema DSP is designed to bring out the full potential of movie sound mixes, reproducing them the way directors and sound engineers intended.

Non-Dolby Digital and DTS sources can benefit from surround processing, too. With enhanced directional steering over standard four-channel Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II provides 5.1 channels of surround processing from any stereo source--whether that's a TV broadcast, VHS tapes, or your favorite CDs, cassettes, and LPs.

And, when you're listening to multichannel presentations late at night, you'll appreciate Silent Cinema, which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary 2-channel headphones (not included). Silent Cinema uses unique parameters for each soundfield to ensure accurate headphone representations of each soundfield.

Then there's the six-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. Due to anti-piracy measures, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

DVD-Audio and SACD can each deliver up to six channels of discrete, full-frequency sound at greater-than-CD resolution (in the case of DVD-A, that means 24 bits, 96 kHz sampling rate versus 16 bits, 44.1 kHz for CD). In stereo or surround, the sound from DVD-Audio and SACD is packed with detail, yet smoother and sweeter from than the sound from even the best standard CD players. The HTR-5740 accommodates decoded DVD-A/SACD signals and routes them to the appropriate speakers in your surround system.

The receiver offers four audio/video input connections (all with composite-/S-video, two with component-video), two fixed and assignable digital-audio inputs (great for DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc), and front-panel input connections for your camcorder or other spontaneous hookup. The receiver's video circuitry is high-definition ready, too (60 MHz bandwidth), and it will upconvert composite-video to an S-video signal to simplify TV hookup.

Last, but certainly not least, the HTR-5740 benefits from Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) build philosophy. The culmination of the best digital engineering and design possible, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, easiest-to-use A/V components available.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, four AAA batteries, an AM loop antenna, an indoor FM antenna, a warranty card, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 85 watts x 6 channels: front left/right, surround left/right, and front/rear center channels
  • Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, and DTS-EX Discrete 6.1 surround processing for rich, enveloping audio
  • Composite-video to S-video upconversion simplifies TV hookups; also offers HD component-video switching (60 MHz bandwidth)
  • 4 audio/video inputs, 2 digital-audio inputs; offers Yamaha Digital ToP-ART technology, 40-station AM/FM presets
  • Measures 17.125 x 6.31 x 15.375 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great home theater receiver
I replaced my Sony str-dee 335 which was a 5.1 channel receiver and 100W per channel. The Yamaha 5740 has a much improved power output and a very clean sound. It easily fills a large room and powers my large floor model Klipsh speakers quite well. I believe the technical specifications above are wrong, and it is 100 W per channel. It is interesting to note that Sony reports power per channel but only when running one channel at a time. There is a sharp decline in power on the Sony product when all of the speakers are running. The Yamaha is much better in this regard. I don't particularly care for all of the different sound options (concert hall, jazz hall...), but they can add some new variety to old music. Thankfully, the receiver has a "straight" button which cuts out all of the different sound field options and just plays the media as intended. My only real complaint is that the receiver needs one more digital inputs for optional devices (such as an x-box), but I am able to hook up my TV, VCR, DVD and X-box without too much trouble, but I had to set it up slightly differently than the manual suggested (for instance I have to have my VCR on to get stereo TV broadcasts). The Yamaha compares very favorably with higher priced Dennon units. I find this to be a great buy, and would purchase it again. ... Read more


7. Refurbished Yamaha RGA-10 7-Watt Guitar Amplifier
list price: $59.99
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B0002NIIZO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 2319
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Amazon.com Product Description

This 7 Watt guitar amplifier has been professionally refurbished for excellent quality at a reduced price. Ideal for new players and practicing professionals, this handy amp provides the basics of amplification. It's made of quality Leather-look vinyl over particle board, and features a 4" speaker, headphone jack with controls for volume, treble, midrange and bass. ... Read more

Features

  • 7-Watt practice amplifier for electric guitars
  • Exceptional quality refurbishment
  • Controls for volume, treble, midrange and bass
  • 4" speaker, particleboard construction with faux leather covering
  • Headphone jack included

8. Yamaha HTR-5650 6-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B0000ALX5Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 26238
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

High convenience and high quality doesn't have to mean "high ticket." Yamaha's HTR-5650 is loaded with features and exclusive Yamaha technologies. Easy to set up and operate, the receiver can power two rooms at once (one in surround sound, the other in stereo), and it offers the convenience of DVD-Audio/multichannel SACD-ready six-channel analog inputs alongside the latest 6.1-channel surround processing.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 80 watts-per-channel HTR-5650 (95 wpc peak) handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition, the HTR-5650 also processes Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES, which create an even more expansive soundfield through the use of a center-rear surround channel, totaling six discrete full-range channels in addition to the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel: left, center, right, and left, center, and right surround.

Exclusive Yamaha technologies include Quad-Field Cinema DSP (based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, this processing is designed to highlight the full potential of movie sound mixes), Silent Cinema (which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary stereo headphones, not included), and the company's YSS-938 32-bit DSP chip providing 25 unique surround algorithms with 44 variations to help you perfectly match your simulated acoustic space to your video program.

Non-Dolby Digital and DTS sources can benefit from surround processing, too--with enhanced directional steering over standard four-channel Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II provides five channels of surround processing from any stereo source--whether that's a TV broadcast, VHS tapes, or your favorite CDs, cassettes, and LPs. Pro Logic II delivers full-bandwidth stereo surround channels with 40 dB of left-right separation.

And, when you're listening to multichannel presentations late at night, you'll appreciate Silent Cinema, which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary stereo headphones (not included). Silent Cinema uses unique parameters for each soundfield to ensure accurate headphone representations of each soundfield.

Then there's the six-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. If these formats are so high-tech, you might wonder, why do you need analog inputs to appreciate them? Because, for reasons of content protection, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog, rather than digital, signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

The versatile unit offers nine video input connections (with three S-video inputs and two high-resolution component-video inputs), four fixed and assignable digital-audio inputs (great for DVD, DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc), and front-panel input connections for your camcorder or other spontaneous hookup. The HTR-5650 comes with a preset remote control.

Last, but certainly not least, the HTR-5650 benefits from Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) build philosophy. ToP-ART's goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of the best digital engineering and design possible, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, easiest-to-use A/V components available.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, remote batteries, FM wire antenna, AM loop antenna, a user's manual, warranty information, and registration information. ... Read more

Features

  • 6.1-channel digital receiver with 80 watts per channel (x 6)
  • Decoding for DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Digital EX, and Dolby Pro Logic II
  • 24 distinct sound programs with 44 variations meet every sound need
  • 3 optical and 1 coaxial digital inputs; 3 S-Video inputs and 1 output; 2 component-video inputs; 1 optical digital output; set of front-panel A/V inputs
  • Measures 17-1/8 x 6-15/16 x 15-3/8 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 25 pounds

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Jmaybrick
I truly love this receiver. One of the things that initially attracted me to it was the 480 watts of power. I couldn't wait to take it home and see how my CD's and DVD's sounded on it. What amazed me was not only the really great bass responce, but the clearity. I watched my Phil Collins DVD and it was like I was actually there in front of the stage. For the first time I really feel like I now know how the artists truly sound. I can honestly say, I know I got my money's worth with this receiver! Thank you Yamaha! Jess ... Read more


9. Yamaha DP-U50 CAVIT External Audio Soundboard
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00005I9PU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 15178
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Designed for the serious high-tech audio enthusiast, Yamaha's DP-U50 personal sound processor brings sophisticated DSP (digital signal processing) right to your desktop. A two-channel device capable of decoding Dolby Digital as well as DTS (Digital Theater System) surround signals, the DP-U50's Virtual Surround capability simulates multichannel sound in installations where multiple speakers are not practical.

Note, however, that the DP-U50 does not contain an amplifier. To get sound you'll need either an outboard amp with a pair of speakers or a pair of active speakers with onboard amplification.

Yamaha provides a fairly generous set of hookup options, including USB, three sets of stereo RCA analog inputs, two optical digital-audio inputs, one coaxial digital-audio input, stereo preamplifier outputs, a subwoofer output, one optical digital-audio output, and a front-panel headphone jack that simulates surround in stereo headphones.

Although you can hook it up to your PC or Mac using analog audio cables, you'll surely want to take advantage of the advanced features available through the DP-U50's USB port. Simply download the System Application software with the supplied CD-ROM to adjust DSP parameters, Virtual 3-D effects, dynamic range, the seven-band graphic equalizer, and a lot more right from your computer. Yamaha also supplies a remote control, but we prefer computer or manual control, given that the unit will likely be just an arm's length away.

The DP-U50 is handsome and well built. Its vertical chassis is finished in an elegant, beaded silver with four input-selector buttons at the top, a small display window in the middle, and an oversized volume knob--for adjusting the volume of active speakers or headphones--down below. (Even though its vertical chassis takes up relatively minimal space on your desktop, by the time you add an amplifier and a pair of speakers you've devoted a lot of valuable real estate to a sound system. Like we said, this rig is for serious enthusiasts.)

Matching the DP-U50 with good speakers and amplification brought an astonishing sonic improvement over the relatively decent outboard speakers that came with our Mac G4 Cube. Never before have music CDs been so wonderful an accompaniment to work, so much cleaner, fuller, and more detailed than they are with this system--and a subwoofer makes it even better. And though we're not often impressed by virtual surround simulation, we must admit that the DP-U50's DSP makes games and DVD movies a lot more fun.

The only drawback we see to this unit comes from the existence of Yamaha's AP-U70 personal amplifier, which offers everything you get here, plus amplification (saving you a step, but costing you a little, too). Whichever way you go, the investment in a computer sound system of this quality is substantial. And, thankfully, so are the rewards. --Wayne Garcia

Pros:

  • Excellent design and construction
  • Effective DSP and Virtual Surround modes
  • Terrific connectivity options
  • USB connection and software access to advanced settings
  • 2-year warranty

Cons:

  • Space consuming
  • Requires additional amplification
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Features

  • For use with any USB-equipped computer, computer game, or audio source (such as CD, minidisc, or cassette player)
  • Virtual Dolby Digital and DTS (Digital Theater Systems) Virtual 5.1 reproduce multichannel sources with just 2 speakers
  • 8 DSP modes
  • 7-band graphic equalizer
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Here is a way to improve PC sound
First of all, it looks sophisticated on your desk, and indeed improves the sound unless you have upgraded your soundcard already. Even so, Yamaha gives us effects (Europe concert hall, Jazz club, church, etc) and they really do make a difference!

The sound is not audiophile smooth, but the soundstage is pretty deep and wide. It is also clear and free from un- pleasant coloration.

You can also use this to put effects on any system between a CD player and an amp or a receiver. Worth the money and does what it saids it will do. I got mine for only $50 - check the web for a sale.

There are many other ways of connecting a computer to a stereo to improve the sound now - one is a product called Xitel (on ebay). Another way is through Phillips Mini systems like this one :

http://www.smartbargains.com/prod.aspx?s=SE1&ev=0&evn=&deptId=2&catId=5&prodId=2010223647

This Phillips sounds sweet! It's a new technology and sets new standard in price/performance ratio - The digital amp. It's creating a buzz among audiophiles - many are buying it for a bed room or a gym.

Yamaha does give you more flexibility in effects - from a computer. Yamaha also makes upscale one with an amp built in, though not that powerful - RPU-100. You can get it for less on Amazon now! (Beginnig of 2004).

You just have to add a nice bookshelf and it would beat most computer speakers. You can also add a sub (yamaha has a sub out)

This is a good product since the web is full of mp3 music, and it's a pity to play it on small computer speakers. If you are a music lover, and have accumulated a sizeable mp3 library, you will be amply rewarded to get this to connect it to an amp and speakers.

3-0 out of 5 stars cool but not cool enough
its a cool toy and it sounds pretty good. however for the price it's a little lacking. However this would be an option for someone that has a space saver or a laptop, ... Read more


10. Yamaha HTR-5540 Audio/Video Receiver
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B0000658AQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 12865
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 5-channel surround receiver with Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, and Dolby Pro Logic II processing
  • 75 watts per channel x 5 channels
  • Offers 5.1-channel analog audio inputs (compatible with multichannel DVD-Audio or SACD players), Auto Priority Input Selection, Auto Decoder Selection, 40-station AM/FM presets
  • Silent Cinema, Virtual Cinema DSP, Quad-Field Cinema DSP, and 21 other surround algorithms
  • 4 composite-video inputs, 2 outputs; 2 digital-audio inputs (1 coaxial, 1 optical); spring-clip speaker terminals

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Yamaha takes the cake
I have been useing this reciver for about 2 weeks now and i am plesantly suprized in its quality and ablity to push sound. I am an audio buff, everything has to be perfect. I run 2 sony mains both containing 2 10"subwoofers, a 4"main, and a tweet... they are 8ohm and run at 200watt max. The Yamaha is prefect for them! I have a total of 5 10"subs now and when i run movies like Twister I get such pounding bass that my father thinks lightning has struck the house! For my center and surround speakers I run boston acoustics, they are 100watt max all running 5"mains with tweeters. The ablity of the reciver to push sound to all 5 speakers with a loud volume is amazing. I ran a test CD after i finally got the thing tuned like i liked it and found absoultly no holes in the range, from 10 to 20,000 hertz you will hear a clean clear drive with no power loss. The pop and crackle from my old reciver is completely gone!

4-0 out of 5 stars Quality Sound
Replaced my 100 Watt Kenwood Surround receiver with the Yamaha HTR-5540 receiver, and what a difference. The quality of the sound is incredible. This unit offers a optical input from my DVD player which really boosts power and quality. This unit has as much power as my 100 Watt Kenwood. I consider this an UPGRADE from the Kenwood. The sound options are numerous and the installation was a snap.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I wanted to replace my 2 year old Sony STR545 receiver for my home theater / stereo system and thought the price was good on the Yamaha 5540. I was stunned at how much of an improvement in sound quality and quantity the Yamaha made. The sound is so much fuller and substantial when playing both the dvds and cds. It's an extremely up to date receiver with Dolby Prologic II and Digital 6.1. I have both SACD and DVD-Audio so I wanted a receiver with the analog jacks which it does have. As others have said don't let the 75 watts listed concern you as the sound is much, much stronger and louder than my old 100 watt Sony ever was. I love this little baby!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent under $500 receiver
Brand new 2002 model. Clean, Crisp, sound. Just look at all the reviews of Yamaha receivers...most all of them are rated from 4.3 to 5.0. Impressive. This model is all of the above and more. Wanted the HTR 5560 but thought I don't really need all those "bells and whistles". Just wanted a excellent receiver that will give me the decoding plus enough extras to choose from. I don't need a 1,000 settings just enough for me to enjoy the movies...remember speakers make the system.

Strengths:

Clean, crisp, sound. Very polish. phantom rear center a plus without adding that extra rear channel.

Weaknesses:
Limited input/output in the back. All you need are the audio input/output. All video are directly to the T.V. (best connections are always directly to the T.V. anyways...if you want switching buy the HTR 5560. You'll pay extra though. ... Read more


11. YAMAHA RX-V550 6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

Asin: B0006IJHDW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 71469
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Product Description

Yamaha RX V550 is a 6.1-channel receiver that provides full Home Theater enjoyment with functions including Dolby Pro Logic IIx compatibility, 540W (90 x 6) Power, Quad Field CINEMA DSP, 29 surround programs and custom installation capability. ... Read more

Features

  • Discrete 6-Channel amplification for high sound quality
  • 90 watts x 6 (8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Digital ToP-ART and high current amplification
  • Direct Stereo Mode
  • Dialogue Lift

12. Yamaha RX-V995 Surround Receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS Decoding
list price: $999.99
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Asin: B000021Y6C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 42293
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Top-of-the-line 5-channel home-theater receiver
  • Discrete power transistors
  • Built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
  • 5.1-channel inputs for external decoder
  • New Yamaha-designed IC chips

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Now it's my favorite!
Replaced a Denon 3200 with the Yamaha, and immediately noticed a substantial difference in bass output and channel seperation. It also blows the Denon away with DTS and DD listening options. I have an Onkyo, 2 Denon's, and the Yamaha (OK, I'm a Home Theater Junkie! ), and the Yamaha is now my favorite, and it wasn't the most expensive! My wife says that music sounds much better with the Yamaha than with the Denon it replaced. Definitely a 5-star receiver.

5-0 out of 5 stars Yamaha RX-V995 Is Super
This is such a feature-ladened high quality Dolby Digital Receiver that is blows the others away! My last receiver was a Denon, but I will tell you that this is heads and tales above the Denon. This Yamaha receiver is able to accurately reproduce the Dolby 5.1 format in all of its glory fully enabling the expressive power of Dolby Digital!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Value
This receiver is packed with quality sound and real punch! You will listen to incredible realism in the 5.1 channel configuration. Couple this bad boy with a DVD some Klipch Speakers, a good TV, Top Gun and your "good to go" Mav! A great buy!

5-0 out of 5 stars NATURAL CLEAN SOUND
FOR YEARS I HAVE HAD MY EYE ON YAMAHA RECIEVERS, WHY BECAUSE IN THE 70,S, I WAS INFORMED THAT YAMAHA ENGINEERS ACTUALLY WENT TO SEVERAL LOCATIONS, AND TOOK SOUND READINGS FROM CONCERT HALLS, JAZZ CLUBS, CHURCHES,DISCO CLUBS, ETC, AND THEN TRANSFERED THIS INFO ONTO COMPUTER CHIPS, AND INSTALLED IT IN THEIR RECIEVERS. JUST RECENTLY I PURCHASED THE RX-V995, I AM USING IT WITH 2-MAIN JBL,S, POLK AUDIO CENTER AND REAR SURROUNDS RT-35, AND VELODYNE SUBWOOFER 12". AND MAN LET ME TELL YOU THAT SOUND IS SO REAL, SO CLEAN AND NATURAL IT PUTS YOU RIGHT THERE. IT HAS SEVERAL MOVIE CHANNEL SETTINGS, EVEN ONE FOR OLD CLASSICS, AND THE SURROUND SOUND, HEY ITS AWSOME.AT THIS TIME I AM STILL REVIEWING THE 60 SOME PAGE MANUAL THAT CAME WITH IT, THERE ARE MANY FEATURES THAT I HAVEN'T EVEN LEARNED TO USE YET, BUT THE UNIT IS SO FLEXIBLE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR OTHER REMOTE CONTROLS INTO IT,AND USE JUST THE ONE. YOU CAN ALSO ADJUST YOUR SPEAKER LEVELS TO ACCOMODATE YOUR PLAY BACK MODE, YOUR IN FOR A REAL TREAT WHEN YOU PUT ON A CLASSICAL CD AND USE THE CONCERT HALL SETTING. THERE ARE MANY AUDIO RECEIVERS ON THE MARKET, BUT IF YOU WANT THAT NATURAL CLEAR SOUND THEN I ADVISE YOU TO CONSIDER ONE OF THE YAMAHA NATURAL SOUND RECEIVERS, YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED, YOUR SOUND WILL BE AS REFRESHING AS GLASS OF COOL SRING WATER ON A HOT, MUGGY, SWEATY DAY. ... Read more


13. Yamaha HTR-5750SL 6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver (Silver)
list price: $439.99
our price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001Q258S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 2879
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Amazon.com Product Description

Bringing ease of use, broad format compatibility, and high sound quality to forward-looking home theaters, Yamaha's HTR-5750SL audio/video receiver offers the convenience of DVD-Audio/SACD-ready analog inputs alongside the latest 6.1-channel surround processing and premium Yamaha sound technologies. The receiver's stylish silver appearance will augment many decors.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 90-watts-per-channel HTR-5750SL handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition, the receiver processes Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, and DTS-EX Discrete 6.1. The extended-surround formats create even more expansive soundfields through a center-rear channel, resulting in six discrete, full-range signals in addition to the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel: front left/right, surround left/right, and front/rear center channels.

A key benefit from a Yamaha receiver, of course, is Yamaha's proprietary signal processing, including Cinema DSP (digital soundfield processing), which creates aural "imaging" that not only makes your home sound like a theater, but also sounds better than most movie theaters. Based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, Cinema DSP is designed to bring out the full potential of movie sound mixes, reproducing them the way directors and sound engineers intended.

Non-Dolby Digital and DTS sources can benefit from surround processing, too. With enhanced directional steering over standard four-channel Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II provides 5.1 channels of surround processing from any stereo source--whether that's a TV broadcast, VHS tapes, or your favorite CDs, cassettes, and LPs.

And, when you're listening to multichannel presentations late at night, you'll appreciate Silent Cinema, which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary 2-channel headphones (not included). Silent Cinema uses unique parameters for each soundfield to ensure accurate headphone representations of each soundfield.

Then there's the six-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. Due to anti-piracy measures, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

DVD-Audio and SACD can each deliver up to six channels of discrete, full-frequency sound at greater-than-CD resolution (in the case of DVD-A, that means 24 bits, 96 kHz sampling rate versus 16 bits, 44.1 kHz for CD). In stereo or surround, the sound from DVD-Audio and SACD is packed with detail, yet smoother and sweeter from than the sound from even the best standard CD players. The HTR-5750SL accommodates decoded DVD-A/SACD signals and routes them to the appropriate speakers in your surround system.

The receiver offers four audio/video input connections (all with composite-/S-video, two with component-video), four fixed and assignable digital-audio inputs (great for DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc), and front-panel input connections for your camcorder or other spontaneous hookup. The receiver's video circuitry is high-definition ready, too (60 MHz bandwidth), and it will upconvert composite-video to an S-video signal to simplify TV hookup.

Last, but certainly not least, the HTR-5750SL benefits from Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) build philosophy. The culmination of the best digital engineering and design possible, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, easiest-to-use A/V components available.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, four AAA batteries, an AM loop antenna, an indoor FM antenna, a warranty card, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 95 watts x 6 channels: front left/right, surround left/right, and front/rear center channels
  • Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, and DTS-EX Discrete 6.1 surround processing for rich, enveloping audio
  • Composite-video to S-video upconversion simplifies TV hookups; also offers HD component-video switching (60 MHz bandwidth)
  • 5 audio/video inputs, 5 digital-audio inputs, 1 digital output; offers Yamaha Digital ToP-ART technology, 40-station AM/FM presets
  • Measures 17.125 x 6.31 x 15.375 inches (W x H x D)

14. YAMAHA HTR-5750 6-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
list price: $399.90
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Asin: B0007IN1ZG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 75130
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Product Description

Free Shipping on the Yamaha HTR-5750 Silver: 6.1 Home Theater Receiver High Sound Quality6.1-Channel, 630W Powerful Surround Sound (105W x6)Digital ToP-ART and High Current AmplificationDirect Stereo Mode for High Quality 2-Channel Sound Reproduction192kHz/24-Bit DAC for All ChannelsSurround RealismQuad-Field CINEMA DSPCompatible with All the Latest Movie Sound Formats including Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24Audio Delay for adjusting Lip Sinc (0-160ms)29 Surround Programs (51 Variations) Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMAEasy to UseSelectable 9-Band Subwoofer Subwoofer Phase SelectSeaker A, B, and A+B SelectionHigh Picture QualityS-Video Up ConversionHDTV (720p/1080i) CompatibilityWide-Range Video Bandwidth (60MHz -3 dB) 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC for all Channels Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover Subwoofer Phase Select Analog Mixdown Direct Stereo Mode Straight/Effect Switch 2-Channel Mode High Dynamic Power, Low Impedance Drive Capability Linear Damping Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response forDVD-Audio/SA-CD Compatibility Subwoofer Output Speaker A, B, and A+B Selection (Front L/R) Program Name and Sound Field Indications 4-Layer DSP Processing Board Center Graphic Equalizer Virtual CINEMA DSP Preset Remote Control Unit Sleep Timer 40-Station Preset Tuning Auto Preset Tuning ... Read more

Features

  • Discrete 6-Channel amplification for awesome sound quality
  • 105 Watts x 6 (8 ohms, 1kHz); 95 Watts x 6(8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Digital ToP-ART and high current amplification
  • Sound Processing - Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo - 6
  • 192kHz / 24-bit DACs for all channels

15. Yamaha 6.1-Channel 630W A/V Receiver, Offering Yamaha Unique CINEMA DSP and XM Satellite Radio Ready
list price: $449.99
our price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00099XXVA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
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Product Description

6.1 Channel Receiver Offering Outstanding Sound and Picture Quality, with a Wide Range of Desirable Features such as 630W (105W x 6 RMS) Power, Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, XM Satellite Radio Ready and Component Video Up ConversionHigh Sound Quality6.1-Channel, 630W Powerful Surround Sound (105W x 6 RMS)Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All ChannelsDirect Stereo for High Quality 2-Channel Sound Reproduction Advanced FacilitiesXM Satellite Radio ReadySelectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover / Subwoofer Phase Select 4 Digital (3 Optical and 1 Coaxial) Inputs Surround RealismDolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic lIx and DTS 96/24 Corn patibilyQuad-Field CINEMA DSP Programs and 14 Surround ProgramsNight Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMAAudio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync (0รข160 ms) High Picture QualityComponent Video Up Conversion (Full)HDTV (720p/1080i) Compatibility. High Sound Quality Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification The Digital ToP-ART design concept combines the latest and best technologies, parts and circuit designs to maximize sound quality. High Current Amplification uses superior components to achieve high current power with low impedance from input (power supply circuit) to output (speaker terminals). 192kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels The HTR-5850 uses extremely high performance l92kHz/24-bit DACs for all 6 channels. They perform accurate sound field reproduction for high quality multi-channel sources, and for two-channel stereo, provide outstanding separation and precise musical delineation. They deliver superior low level linearity with excellent full-scale performance. Direct Stereo Direct Stereo causes the input s ... Read more

Features

  • Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover
  • Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and Silent Cinema
  • 6.1 Channel 630W A/V Receiver
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready
  • Component Video Up Conversion

16. YAMAHA HTR-5590 Concert Series Stereo & Home Theater Receiver

Asin: B00007E6ZB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 30102
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Yamaha's versatile, high-power HTR-5590 is a stereo and surround-sound audio/video receiver that's loaded with features and technology to make your music and movie soundtracks sound as good as they possibly can. The receiver offers the convenience of DVD-Audio/multichannel SACD-ready six-channel analog inputs alongside the latest 6.1-channel surround processing and premium Yamaha sound technologies.

Exclusive Yamaha technologies include Quad-Field Cinema DSP (based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, this processing is designed to highlight the full potential of movie sound mixes), Silent Cinema (which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary stereo headphones, not included), and the company's YSS-938 32-bit DSP chip providing 25 unique surround algorithms with 45 variations to help you perfectly match your simulated acoustic space to your video program.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 100-watts-per-channel HTR-5590 handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition, the HTR-5590 also processes Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES (as well as DTS Neo 6 and DTS ES Matrix 6.1), which create an even more expansive soundfield through the use of a center-rear surround channel, totaling six discrete full-range channels in addition to the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel: left, center, right, and left, center, and right surround.

Non-Dolby Digital and DTS sources can benefit from surround processing, too--with enhanced directional steering over standard four-channel Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II provides five channels of surround processing from any stereo source--whether a TV broadcast, VHS tapes, or your favorite CDs, cassettes, and LPs. Pro Logic II delivers full-bandwidth stereo surround channels with 40 dB of left-right separation.

Then there's the six-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. If these formats are so high-tech, you might wonder, why do you need analog inputs to appreciate them? Because, for reasons of content protection, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog, rather than digital, signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

The versatile unit offers 11 video input connections (with four S-video and two high-resolution component-video inputs), a whopping seven fixed and assignable digital-audio inputs (great for DVD, DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc), and front-panel input connections for your camcorder or other spontaneous hookup gear. The HTR-5590 comes with a preset, learning, universal remote control. It features 11 analog audio inputs to match, including the multichannel input and a dedicated phono input for your turntable (and we think you'll be surprised with how good that can sound!).

Yamaha's Accurate Touch volume control lets you make delicate adjustments within a narrow volume range while still letting you adjust to very high or low levels quickly and accurately. The receiver's heavy-duty binding post-speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade connectors, and a variety of speaker wire, including heavy-gauge cable.

Last, but certainly not least, the HTR-5590 benefits from Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) build philosophy. ToP-ART's goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of the best digital engineering and design possible, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, easiest-to-use AV components available.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, remote batteries, FM wire antenna, AM loop antenna, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 100 Watts per channel to 6 channel surround
  • 9 192kHz/24-bit DACs ? one for each 6.1 mode channel + 2 extras for front soundstage
  • Built-in Dolby Digital & DTS (plus Dolby Digital Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES. DTS NEO - 6)
  • 32 Bit DSP with 39 music and theater modes
  • 6 Channel processing capability (pre-out for center rear channel)

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Yamaha does it again
My second Yamaha receiver. Tried Panasonic , Pioneer and came running back. Its the crystal clear sound that makes Yamaha the king !

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Receiver
This is great receiver for those who are just getting into home theater systems. Good power to 6 channels. Lots of DSP presets. Easy settings at least for me that is. Lots of inputs and outputs. It comes with an easy to use universal remote too.

5-0 out of 5 stars great A/V RECIEVER
my second yamaha A/V reciever my first was A 2nd from top rxv-2090 it came out on the fringe of home theatre it had a excelent amp but a little out of date as far as home theatre
decoding beeing its based on 5 channels not 5.1
knowing i needed a updated after hearing my girl friends get this! 300$ home theatre in a box i realized while my 2090 sounded better the timming was better on her cheep system . Still I am surprised at how much better the HTR-5590 sounded my first dolbly digital movie blew my mind don't forget i had a 1500$ 1995 model yamaha witch was very good too ,i would give it a 4.5 but no option for it here ... Read more


17. Yamaha Superior-Performance, High Powered 7.1-Channel 770W A/V Receiver, XM Satellite Radio Ready
list price: $549.99
our price: $499.99
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Asin: B0009K9RLO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
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Product Description

7.1 Channel AV Receiver Offering 770W with Many Exclusive Yamaha Features, Including YPAO Automatic Optimization, Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, Component Video Up-Conversion and XM Satellite Radio Ready.High Sound Quality7.1-Channel, 770W Powerful Surround Sound (110W x 7 RMS) Digital To P-ART and High Current AmplificationPure Direct for High Quality Sound Reproduction Advanced FeaturesXM Satellite Radio ReadyYPAO for Automatically Optimizing the Sound in Your RoomOn-Screen DisplaySurround Back Power-Amp Assignable (for Presence Channels) for the Ultimate Surround Sound System8-Channel External Decoder In put Surround RealismDialogue Lift for Enhanced Dialogue Sound OutputQuad-Field CINEMA DSP Programs and 14 Surround ProgramsNight Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA High Picture QualityComponent Video Up Conversion (Full) High Sound QualityDigital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification The Digital ToP-ART design concept combines the latest and best technologies, parts and circuit designs to maximize sound quality. High Current Amplification uses superior components to achieve high current power with low impedance from input to output. Pure Direct Pure Direct is a special listening mode that provides the highest possible signal purity. It can be used for both analog and digital sources, with two-channel or multi-channel inputs. When it is selected, the signal follows the most direct path and power to the video and FL display circuit is shut down. Certain modes are not operational and even the display is turned off, lighting for only a few seconds when a function is used. A blue display indicates that the Pure Direct is engaged. Advanced Features XM Satellite Radio Ready Thi ... Read more

Features

  • Component Video Up Conversion
  • All surround formats
  • 7.1 Channel 770W A/V Receiver
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready
  • YPAO

18. Yamaha RX-V592 Home Theater Receiver

Asin: B00000K4TY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 51486
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Dolby Pro Logic and Cinema DSP
  • DSP recreates the acoustic ambience of actual concert halls and other venues
  • Dolby Digital ready
  • Three audio and four video inputs
  • Learning and programmable remote control

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Sounds good, not remotely
I found the sound quality, especially considering the price, to be better than expected. The remote control, however, sends signals to the wrong pieces of equipment. This is a real problem when you want to adjust the settings (such as rear channel volume) and can't manage to get into the receiver via said remote. If your willing to chance exploring the remote's labrynth, go for it. (It was not the batteries, by the way) ... Read more


19. Yamaha HTR-5660 6-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
list price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00009ZY5D
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 18606
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Packed with connections and proprietary audio-enhancing technologies, Yamaha's HTR-5660 is your gateway to home-theater bliss. The receiver can power two rooms at once (one in surround sound, the other in stereo), and it offers the convenience of DVD-Audio/multichannel SACD-ready six-channel analog inputs alongside the latest 6.1-channel surround processing and premium Yamaha features.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 85 watts-per-channel HTR-5660 (105 wpc peak) handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition, the HTR-5660 also processes Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES, which create an even more expansive soundfield through the use of a center-rear surround channel, totaling six discrete full-range channels in addition to the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel: left, center, right, and left, center, and right surround. Want even higher power? The receiver offers 6.1-channel preamp outputs for direct hookup with a six-channel power amplifier.

Exclusive Yamaha technologies include Quad-Field Cinema DSP (based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, this processing is designed to highlight the full potential of movie sound mixes), Silent Cinema (which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary stereo headphones, not included), and the company's YSS-938 32-bit DSP chip providing 25 unique surround algorithms with 44 variations to help you perfectly match your simulated acoustic space to your video program.

Non-Dolby Digital and DTS sources can benefit from surround processing, too--with enhanced directional steering over standard four-channel Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II provides five channels of surround processing from any stereo source--whether that's a TV broadcast, VHS tapes, or your favorite CDs, cassettes, and LPs. Pro Logic II delivers full-bandwidth stereo surround channels with 40 dB of left-right separation.

And, when you're listening to multichannel presentations late at night, you'll appreciate Silent Cinema, which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary stereo headphones (not included). Silent Cinema uses unique parameters for each soundfield to ensure accurate headphone representations of each soundfield.

Then there's the six-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. If these formats are so high-tech, you might wonder, why do you need analog inputs to appreciate them? Because, for reasons of content protection, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog, rather than digital, signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

The versatile unit offers 12 video input connections (with five S-video inputs and two high-resolution component-video inputs), five fixed and assignable digital-audio inputs (great for DVD, DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc), and front-panel input connections for your camcorder or other spontaneous hookup (including S-video and an optical digital-audio in). The HTR-5660 comes with a preset remote control.

Last, but certainly not least, the HTR-5660 benefits from Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) build philosophy. ToP-ART's goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of the best digital engineering and design possible, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, easiest-to-use A/V components available.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, remote batteries, FM wire antenna, AM loop antenna, a user's manual, warranty information, and registration information. ... Read more

Features

  • 6.1-channel digital receiver with 85 watts per channel (x 6)
  • Decoding for DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Digital EX, and Dolby Pro Logic II
  • 24 distinct sound programs with 44 variations meet every sound need
  • 4 optical and 1 coaxial digital inputs; 5 S-Video inputs and 2 outputs; 2 component-video inputs; set of front-panel A/V inputs
  • Measures 17-1/8 x 6-7/16 x 15-3/8 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 25 pounds

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great reciever for a great price
I was very impressed with this unit as I am not an audiophile but this is bringing me closer to being one. This is not one for the faint of heart of for those with no patience as it does take a bit of time and manual reading to set it up for your personal preferences. Once done it will be well worth the time and effort because the punch that it packs and the sound quality in my opinion are superb. The other reviews I agree with except the remote one. I highly recommend!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Class act all the way!
Most of what I have to say is covered in the other reviews, although I have to say that the reviewer who gave a 1 star rating just because of the remote was not doing this receiver any justice.

Setup was quite nice and simple. Now anyone who has never used a 5.1 or 6.1 receiver before might not find it that easy. But it's still quite straight forward if you read the manual. You can choose how many speakers you want to set up, anywhere from 2 to 6. Setting the volume for each speaker is also easy. The best part is that you can even change each speaker volume while listening to an audio input - makes it easier to choose a setting you really like.
Regarding the remote - yes, it can be a little intimidating at first. There's a LOT of functionality in the remote. And a lot of the buttons actually have double functionality (similar to a 'SHIFT' function on calculators). But after using it for a while, you'll get used to it. I certainly wouldn't condemn this receiver just because of the remote. In fact, it looks nice and even grows on you after a while.

As for sound - this receiver is absolutely awesome! I had a Denon AVR-2800 earlier that went bad. I loved the Denon. But this Yamaha receiver is even better - didn't think it possible. Of course, to be fair, I'm using the Yamaha in 6.1 mode while the Denon was only a 5.1 receiver. The extra 6th speaker (Rear Center) really sounds nice. Also, the simulation modes that this receiver has are fantastic. For those who are not aware, a simulation mode is needed to convert a 2 channel audio source (like broadcast TV, Tuner, etc.) or a 5.1 audio source into a 6.1 output. The extra channels are 'simulated'. I myself didn't understand the importance of simulation till I used this receiver. Typical simulation effects are 'Hall', 'Rock Concert', etc. and they're all fun to play with and sound great!

The only complaint I had at first was that the bass didn't seem to sound as deep as my previous Denon receiver (everything else like speakers and DVD player remained the same). The sound was (and still is) crystal clear, but only the bass seemed lacking. So at first I had to turn up the volume on my powered subwoofer. But then I played with some settings on the receiver - like making the bass come out of both subwoofer and all speakers and it sounded much better. In fact I had to end up turning down the volume on the subwoofer. But the point is that you have a LOT of control. There's even a graphic equalizer that lets you set 5 different frequencies, a bass and treble control, a LFE (Low Freqeuncy Effect) Level adjustment, etc.

As far as choosing from the Yamaha family of receivers, here are some tips you might find useful:
1) The HTR-5660 is the same as the RXV-640, the HTR-5650 is the same as the RXV-540 and the HTR-5640 is the same as the RXV-440. Apparently Yamaha changes the product code only for purposes of channel distribution, or something like that. So shop around for whichever one gives you a better deal. In my experience, the HTR series was less expensive than the RXV series.
2) When deciding between the HTR-5660 or the HTR-5650 or the HTR-5640, be careful. The sound quality of the HTR-5640 and the HTR-5650 should be identical, and I'm sure very good. But the HTR-5660 steps up in output power and it uses a more powerful amplifier section. Apparently, this new amplifier also improves a little on sound quality. As far as requiring a powerful receiver, I thought I wouldn't really need the output power of the HTR-5660. But I find that I usually turn it up to -30db (it goes from -60db to 0). It's always good not to have to stress your amplifier. So with a HTR-5650 or HTR-5640, I'd probably have to turn the volume up even more - and I don't really listen to anything that loud. My room dimensions may have something to do with this, but still - choosing a more powerful receiver may be more important than you think.
3) Yamaha (and perhaps other manufacturers too) come out with new models around the summer. So retailers may start to try and get these HTR or RXV series off their shelves, should result in a price drop.

Hope this helps - if you ever see a good sale on this receiver, go for it. You'll be really glad you did!

5-0 out of 5 stars TYTIGER
This receiver is 2nd to none for sound quaility and price...I have had Dennon and Kenwood receivers but none can compare!! For richness of sound and bass this is a great receiver..and if you have Bose speakers this is the way to go..in this other review the guy can't figure out the remote..he is not very smart! And it takes two seconds to adjust the volume of the speakers!! There is simply no other receiver under 1000.00 dollars that is better than this one.

1-0 out of 5 stars Good Receiver, Bad Remote
This receiver must have spent a good deal of time on this product in 2 ways: 1) to make a very good stereo and 2) to make the worst remote and menu system ever devised. The other review spends time explaining the good features of the stereo, so I'll spend my time explaining what's wrong with the remote and menu system.

First, there are features to the stereo that can only be adjusted using the remote and not the buttons and knobs on the front. So drop your remote or run out of batteries and oh, well, I guess you'll just have to watch all the big games in Sci-Fi stereo mode. Second, it's not intuitive at all. I'm sure that the makers of the product might tell me to find a manual, but good remotes and good web browsers have one thing in common: they should be intuitive enough to use without refering to the manual. It took me 3 months before I figured out how to adjust the volume on individual speakers and now I seem to have gotten it into 6 ch mode and cannot get it back to normal. Arrgghhh!

So you're going to ask me - is it fair that I've downgraded this item all the way to one star, just because of a remote. Yes. Would you buy a luxury car if it didn't have a cupholder? I consider it a good lesson for Yamaha: your customers should determine the design of your product, not your engineers. No customer would ever design such a convoluted remote and menu system, but I can imagine a number of engineers that would.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reciever at a great price
I'm not a hardcore audiophile, but I did a fair amount of research before buying this receiver. I found this unit has all of the features I was looking for, and at an exceptional price.

This receiver is basically the new version of the 5560. It adds 10 watts per channel for 85 watts each. It also now has digital audio inputs and s-video inputs for every video input including the front one. This receiver is also basically identical to the RX-V640 that Yamaha sells through it's retail channels. According the Yamaha website, the only difference is the coloring of the lettering on the front of the receiver.

There was a list of features I was looking for in a receiver and this met all my criteria. Support for both 6.1 channel Dolby Digital and DTS were a must. For my particular application 7.1 channel surround was overkill, and there currently aren't that many sources for it. Discrete circuitry for each speaker is a must. No spring clips for speaker connections. All support banana clips. I use a DVR and a VCR, so I wanted 2 AV in/out hookups. I have an oddly shaped room with less than optimal speaker placement, so I wanted the ability to adjust each speaker volume level independently. I don't have a HDTV compatible TV yet, but I wanted composite video support for when I get one. This receiver has 2 composite inputs and 1 output. Size was also a consideration for me as the receiver would have to fit into an entertainment center. The Onkyo I was looking at had similar features, but was just too massive to fit. The Yamaha was a more reasonable size.

Performance wise, I have been very impressed with the Yamaha. With the ability to adjust each speaker volume level independently, I was able to set it up to create impressive surround effects despite my less than optimal room. The Dolby Digital and DTS effects are impressive. When the receiver detects a DD or DTS source, it switches to those modes automatically. There are 40+ additional surround modes. Yamaha apparently went to a lot of trouble to develop them, but in my opinion they are mostly useless. I've settled on Dolby Surround II for most of my non-Dolby Digital AV viewing which is very impressive so far. 6 channel stereo is great for listening to music and really allows you to take advantage of your surround system. I've tried most of the other surround modes. Some are interesting, but I haven't found that I use them much. The included antennas for AM and FM reception are adequate and I found that my reception was much improved over my last receiver (Sony).

I found the remote and manual to be adequate and simple to use. I was able to adjust most of the settings on the receiver with minimal hassle. I was able to map all of the remote features to my Sony learning remote and it works fine.

If you are looking for a step above entry level receiver with many of the features and quality of the high end models, I highly recommend this model. I did a search on the internet and found many stores offering it at very attractive prices. I called J&R and they matched the lowest internet price and I had the receiver in 2 days. They also have a very reasonable return policy though I haven't had to test it yet. ... Read more


20. Yamaha HTR-5790 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver (Black)
list price: $799.99
our price: $799.99
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Asin: B0001Q259C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 6498
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Whether you're setting up a professional home theater configuration or simply love the idea of system expandability, Yamaha's high-current HTR-5790 audio/video receiver delivers the connections and the quality to answer your call. With the THX Select-certified HTR-5790 you get the convenience of DVD-Audio/SACD-ready six-channel analog inputs alongside the latest 6.1- and 7.1-channel surround processing, multiroom control, and premium Yamaha sound technologies.

When hooked up with the digital-audio output from a DVD-Video player or digital satellite receiver, the 110 watts-per-channel HTR-5790 handles 5.1-channel surround decoding for both major formats, Dolby Digital and DTS. In addition, the receiver processes Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24. The extended-surround formats create even more expansive soundfields through a center-rear surround channel, for which THX suggests using two separate speakers. The result is seven discrete full-range channels in addition to the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel: front left/right, surround left/right, front center channel, and a pair of rear-center channels.

A key benefit from a Yamaha receiver, of course, is Yamaha's proprietary signal processing, including Cinema DSP (digital soundfield processing), which creates aural "imaging" that not only makes your home sound like a theater, but also sounds better than most movie theaters. Based on a wealth of measured data in real studios and halls, Cinema DSP is designed to bring out the full potential of movie sound mixes, reproducing them the way directors and sound engineers intended.

And, when you're listening to multichannel presentations late at night, you'll appreciate Silent Cinema, which simulates 5.1-channel listening through a pair of ordinary 2-channel headphones (not included). Silent Cinema uses unique parameters for each soundfield to ensure accurate headphone representations of each soundfield.

The receiver comes outfitted with YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) and a dedicated microphone to help you establish the best possible sound at your primary listening position. The optimizer uses the microphone to "listen" to the sound from the speakers and determine, based on its test-signals, how best to equalize the sound for your room. Corrections include speaker/subwoofer phase relationships, speaker/subwoofer distance measurements (corrects for differences down to 5 cm), frequency response (measures and optimizes each speaker's response using a parametric equalizer), and speaker level (measures and aligns the relative volume levels of all speakers).

Then there's the six-channel DVD-Audio/SACD-ready inputs mentioned above. Due to anti-piracy measures, DVD-Audio and SACD players perform their own digital-to-analog conversion, passing high-resolution analog signals on to your amplifier. (And analog, after all, is what your amp feeds your speakers.)

DVD-Audio and SACD can each deliver up to six channels of discrete, full-frequency sound at greater-than-CD resolution (in the case of DVD-A, that means 24 bits, 96 kHz sampling rate versus 16 bits, 44.1 kHz for CD). In stereo or surround, the sound from DVD-Audio and SACD is packed with detail, yet smoother and sweeter from than the sound from even the best standard CD players. The HTR-5790 accommodates decoded DVD-A/SACD signals and routes them to the appropriate speakers in your surround system.

The receiver offers seven audio/video input connections (all with composite-/S-video), eight fixed and assignable digital-audio inputs (great for DSS, CD, laserdisc, gaming consoles, or minidisc), and front-panel input connections with digital-audio jacks for your camcorder or other spontaneous hookup. The receiver's video circuitry is high-definition ready, too (60 MHz bandwidth), and it will upconvert composite- and S-video signals to component-video to simplify TV hookup.

Custom-installation features include multi-sourced zone 2 and zone 3 audio outputs, an assignable +12V trigger output, main/zone 2/zone 3 independent power control command, an IR blaster port, extended IR code compatibility, and zone 2 speaker output.

Last, but certainly not least, the HTR-5790 benefits from Yamaha's Direct ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) build philosophy. The culmination of the best digital engineering and design possible, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, easiest-to-use A/V components available.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control, four AAA batteries, microphone for YPAO, an AM loop antenna, an indoor FM antenna, a warranty card, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 110 watts x 7 channels: front left/right, surround left/right, front center channel, and 2 rear-center channels
  • Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24 surround processing for rich, enveloping audio
  • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) with supplied microphone optimizes your system for your room quickly and easily
  • 7 A/V inputs, 8 digital-audio inputs, 2 digital outputs; offers THX Select certification, Yamaha Direct ToP-ART technology, 40-station AM/FM presets
  • Measures 17.125 x 6.75 x 17.1 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Music Hall/Theater in your house!
I've owned many good stereo/sound systems over the years, but I have never heard anything like what the Yamaha HTR-5790 with YPAO produces(Yamaha's RX-V1400 is virtually identical). In a room (350 square feet) of decent speakers (Infinity Alpha speakers: seven speakers and a powered sub-woofer), good cables and interconnects, and Yamaha's Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) executed, the HTR surpasses anything I have ever listened to in home systems. CD Music and DVD movies/music are redefined in the most awesome way!!!! Take time and read the manual, then set it up! Good listening! ... Read more


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