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181. Yamaha 6X/4X Recorder EIDE Tray
182. Yamaha CRW2100FXZ 16x10x40 External
183. Yamaha PSR-350AD 61-Note Touch-Sensitive
$59.99 list($99.99)
184. Yamaha NS-U40P 5-Piece Surround-Sound
185. Yamaha DJXIIAD 61-Note Dance and
186. Yamaha PSR540PC 61-Note Touch-Sensitive
187. Yamaha GX505 Executive Microsystem
188. Yamaha YST-SW305 Dual 8 Powered
189. Yamaha CRW8824SXZ 8x8x24 External
190. Yamaha CRW8824SZ 8x8x24 Internal
191. Yamaha CRW2100EZ Lightspeed 16x10x40
192. Yamaha CRW6416SX External SCSI
193. Yamaha CRW2100SZ 16x10x40 Internal
194. Yamaha CRW-F1ZDX 44x24x44 External
195. Yamaha RP-U200 CAVIT External
$241.65 list($299.99)
196. Yamaha HTR-5640 6-Channel Digital
197. Yamaha CRW3200FxZ 24x10x40External
198. Yamaha CDC-506 5-Disc CD Player
199. Yamaha HTR-5560 Dolby Digital
200. Yamaha PSR270PC 61-Note Touch-Sensitive

181. Yamaha 6X/4X Recorder EIDE Tray with SW and Accessories Retail
list price: $799.95
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Asin: B00004Z9PT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
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182. Yamaha CRW2100FXZ 16x10x40 External FireWire CD-RW Kit
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B00005ARKR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 25266
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Yamaha 16x10x40 external FireWire CD-RW drive lets you record and rewrite up to 700 MB of data or music on a disc. This external CD-RW drive can record on CD-R discs at the top speed of 16x, writing a 74-minute CD in less than five minutes. It rewrites CD-RW discs at the speed of 10x and reads CDs at a sustained maximum rate of 40x. In addition, the drive lets you rip CDs--convert CD music tracks to WAV and MP3 files for creating music CDs on a PC--at a speed of 40x, allowing digital audio extraction of a 74-minute audio disc in less than three minutes.

The drive's Pure Phase laser system, found exclusively in Yamaha products, reduces reflections and glare when CDs are recorded, resulting in fewer errors on the finished disc. Reliability is also increased through Optimum Write Speed Control, which automatically selects the best recording speed for a disc.

The FireWire connection provides simple installation, reliable performance, and fast recording speeds. Compatible with PCs running Windows 95 and higher and Macintosh computers with operating system 8.6 and higher, the Yamaha 16x10x40 External FireWire CD-RW comes with a one-year warranty. ... Read more


  • Fast 40x read, 16x write, and 10x rewrite speeds
  • FireWire 1394 interface
  • Large 8 MB data buffer
  • 160-millisecond access time
  • Wasteproof write strategy

Reviews (10)

3-0 out of 5 stars CRW2100FXZ Burns Fine but Verification Fails Under Toast 5
Mine is connected through a PCI OrangeMicro Firewire/USB card. I use it with the latest version (5.0.1) of Roxio (Toast) Titanium software. The CDRW burns at fast speeds (x16, x14, x12, etc.) without problems, but when it comes to verfication, the software ALWAYS gives me "Error" messages. I've checked all the burnt CDs and they don't seem to have problems. I tried to use the CDRW with the bundled Toast software (4.1.2) and seldom got "Error" messages in verification.... They report that the Toast Titamium may have some compatibility issues with CRW2100FXZ since Yamaha has changed its recent firmware. They also say that Roxio and Yamaha have been working on these issues. I've upgraded my CDRW to the latest firmware (1.0n). I contacted Yamaha, and they told me to turn off unnecessary extentions--including Firewire Authoring Support and USB Authoring Support. I tried their suggestion but got the same results. My problem may be an isolated case because I'm using OS 8.6 with Firewire 2.5, which comes with OS 9.1; this may be causing the error problems in verification. I'm not sure. Or there may be someone else out there who is having the same or similar problems with CRW2100FXZ under Roxio Titanium 5.0.1. It's a little annoying that CRW2100FXZ, one of the latest (and of the best) Yamaha burners, seem to have compatibility issues with the latest version of the Toast (Mac).

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast and furious
This review is for a Yamaha CD burner on a Mac... SEE THE LAST PARAGRAPH FOR EXTENSION CONFLICTS...

I give this machine 5 stars because of the burners with which I have firsthand experience, this one is hands down the best. I crossed my fingers, hoping the speed numbers would hold up in real-world use, and it's true: I can write a 650mb data disk in around 4 minutes. I don't have to restart or optimize my hard drive to burn at max speed (16x). It does make a bit of noise but that's when mounting/reading a disc at 40x. The noise is not terribly distracting and it doesn't sound like the machine is coming apart; only that the mechanism is really building up some RPMs.

I can use this burner as a reader too... The only way I could get my Sony Spressa to burn a cd at all (with no reliability--that machine made its share of "coasters") was to disable most extensions. That meant restarting with the burn-cd extension set, then restart with the standard extension set and read the cd in the internal drive.

This drive ships with a version of Toast, which conflicts with iTunes. If you want to use iTunes, which does a good job of burning music cds but runs some sort of "compiling" routine first, which doubles your burn time, you must disable Toast in your extensions manager, and vice-versa.

TO MAKE THIS MACHINE OPERATE correctly on your Mac, you must open your Extensions Manager control panel and disable the following:

--iTunes (everything--at the top of the window, click on the column header "PACKAGE" to group all of the iTunes things together)

--Firewire Authoring Support --USB Authoring Support

You're welcome. This information is not on either the Yamaha or the Roxio (Toast) website.

UPDATE: MacOS 9, iTunes 2, Toast and iTunes can now be installed at the same time. iTunes still won't burn with Toast installed, but I like Toast for burning better, anyway.

1-0 out of 5 stars a year and a half later, it's broken
It's broken after very little use... the Yamaha support said we're better off buying a new one... very disappointing!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great burner, not disappointed yet
I've had this burner for about 5-6 months now, and have not been disappointed yet. It's extremely fast with firewire, and setup was a breeze. It also comes with some nice programs including Nero.

4-0 out of 5 stars Follow-up on my review (8/12/01)
This is a follow-up on my review dated 8/12/01. Since that time, I have replaced the old FireWire PCI card with a new one (made by a different manufacturer) and have upgraded Titanium Toast (Mac) to the latest version of 5.0.2. I'm happy to report that the problem of verification failure that I had experienced before has been eliminated. Now everything works fine with my CR2100FXZ under Titanium Toast 5.0.2. I don't know if it's the new card or the 5.0.2 updater (or a combination of both), but to be fair with Yamaha and Roxio, I'm changing my rating from 3 stars to 4 stars. Why 4 stars instead of full 5 stars? The Yamaha CRW has that loud noise (like a jet plane taking off) when playing back a CD. Otherwise, it's a fast and great CDW! ... Read more

183. Yamaha PSR-350AD 61-Note Touch-Sensitive Portable Electronic Keyboard with AC Adapter
list price: $499.95
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Asin: B00005K9DX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 8363
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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With 600 voices, 32 notes of polyphony, a 6-track sequencer, 3.5-inch disk drive, and stereo two-way sound system, the Yamaha PSR350AD is packed full of features for amateur musicians and beginners alike. It includes Yamaha's interactive Yamaha Education Suite with grading functions and a talking guide. You'll learn easily with 100 songs built in.

The PSR350AD contains a 3.5-inch disk drive for loading additional software and saving work. The disk drive allows you to write, arrange, and store songs, while recording at the touch of a button. If you enjoy downloading songs or MIDI files from the Internet, the PSR350AD will play back your files. In addition, the 6-track sequencer provides recording and editing capabilities for the budding rock star.

Stereo two-way speakers with bass ports provide a dynamic sound system. If you need to practice in privacy or you don't want to disturb your neighbors, a headphone jack lets you plug in your favorite pair. The PSR350AD also includes a sustain pedal jack, assignable to 11 functions.

The keyboard operates with an included Yamaha PA6 power adapter or six optional D-cell batteries. Yamaha provides a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more


  • 61 piano-sized, touch-sensitive keys
  • 3.5-inch floppy disk drive reads MIDI files
  • Interactive Yamaha Education Suite included
  • Download songs off Internet to play on keyboard
  • 608 authentic instrument voices with Advanced Wave Memory

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars psr-350
great quality sound. i love connecting it to my computer and sharing my midi files with my friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars keyboard fun
I started keyboard lessons this past summer and this specific keyboard really makes beginners sound great! I am ordering a duplicate for my mother for her upcoming 80th birthday.

5-0 out of 5 stars a great keyboard
Along with the PSR280 I have this one for home i love this one because it has a 3.5 floppy disk drive and because of the music database. I enjoy playing frank sinatra songs and many others. I sit for hours playing this keyboard and listen to the songs i sent to disk through the computer. I take the psr 350 data disk to my aunt's or uncle's house and impress them. The great thing is that you don't have to bring the whole keyboard to someones house, only the disk. I also love all of the expanded voices, great accompanent styles and the sound. This keyboard is worth its price ... Read more

184. Yamaha NS-U40P 5-Piece Surround-Sound Speaker System
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005B9AO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 32354
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Ehhhh, i'm not very satisfied
The system didn't have the sound quality i was looking for. I have bought this exact product in a store and the price is just not worth it. The package is small and so is the sound. My advice is to keep looking. ... Read more

185. Yamaha DJXIIAD 61-Note Dance and Techno Portable Electronic Keyboard with AC Adapter
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00004YAEH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 30487
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Yamaha DJXIIAD is the perfect keyboard for the aspiring music producer or DJ. This 61-key full-size synthesizer offers 70 dance styles--like rave, techno, rap, and hip-hop--with 10 variations in each style. You can easily program up to five of your own styles as well. The keyboard is equipped with 100 authentic dance voices, so you can be even more creative with your music.

The DJXIIAD also has a digital signal processor with reverb and chorus effects. The built-in speakers have bass ports and a bass boost control to ensure accurate and clear sounds. The keyboard is compatible with most MIDI applications. ... Read more


  • 70 Advanced Wave Memory dance styles, including rave, techno, rap, and hip-hop
  • Audio beats-per-minute counter synchronizes to CDs
  • Analog-style synthesizer filter section
  • MIDI compatibility
  • Bass boost system

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Bang for your Buck
I wanted to learn basic keyboard/piano-type keyboard. So for a long time I was looking for a good musical keyboard. When I saw this DJXII under 100 bucks I ordered it immediately.

This has got hundreds of bells and whistles with the keyboard I was looking for. I like it and I am learning keyboard right now.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
I have had one of these beat boxes for over a year and enjoy it. It's fairly easy to use and fun to perform on. It's not a "serious" instrument but it has capabilities that only a few years ago were costing much much more. The keyboard function is fairly limited and has no performance nuance like touch sensitivity, but it works in a pinch. It also has automated mixing and processing capabilities that took a lot of effort and time to execute a few years ago. It definitely allows non musicians (or non-keyboardists) to jam and create club music. Some of the grooves are very good, but most are pop and sure to sound dorky within a few years - but then again - retro gear will have its own appeal several years hence. Likewise, the effects are what are currently "in" in dance production. I like the ease with which effects can be sync-ed to the beat.

As to use by pros - it might be a good addition to a DJ to spice up a mix. I am a guitarist, and I have used this unit as a drum machine with a small combo and it sounds fine through a PA. It's a fun jam box, and the price is right.

5-0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun
Look, I'm an accomplished musician and while this thing is fun, it's not something i'd use in the studio. But i sure as heck would use while DJing to fill in between songs. If you are shopping for a keyboard to learn how to play honkey dorey songs, dont get this one. If you are seriously into Hip-hop, techno, and house, this is one cool tool to use!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not for MIDI users
The DJX-1 (PSRD1-DJX) was a great keyboard. I suggest you look for one of those on ebay or something. In many ways the DJX-2 is a stripped down version of the original. The sounds are fine and you can record your own beats and samples etc, but if you want to use it in a MIDI setup, forget it. Its "MIDI out" capability is only for saving your samples to a computer --- you cannot use the DJX-2 to output note information to an external sequencer (or computer or other keyboard...). Also, the DJX-2 does not include the industry standard set of 128 general MIDI (GM) voices. And who wants to look at alternating gray and white octaves???

5-0 out of 5 stars Great
The Yamaha DJXIIAD Dance And Techno Keyboard was a great buy. I looked at other keyboards but this one offered DJ effects such as hip hop and dance beats, which I was looking for. Great product. ... Read more

186. Yamaha PSR540PC 61-Note Touch-Sensitive Portable Electronic Keyboard
list price: $799.00
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Asin: B00004Z9PF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 47351
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Includes Yamaha software with drivers and XG files
  • 61 full-size, touch-sensitive keys
  • 3.5-inch floppy disk drive saves and retrieves files
  • Connects to a PC or Mac with to-host interface
  • 4-song, 5-track memory to record original songs

Reviews (1)

This keyboard has all the essentials you will ever need. Great keyboard with awesome sound, all the keys, and more! Plus, with new pc/music software you can hear your music on your computer, but thats not all! You can turn your music files into an mp3s...This is a great gift for people who enjoy making music and love working with computers , its perfect , and just in time for the holidays! ... Read more

187. Yamaha GX505 Executive Microsystem

Asin: B00005U7SE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 64271
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars it is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!
It has awsume sound and a nice bass to it. I heard some realy low tunes that i could never hear before with my old stereo. This s a nice system if you like to make some noise. ... Read more

188. Yamaha YST-SW305 Dual 8 Powered Subwoofer (Single)
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B000066AYZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 38087
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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  • 200-watt amplifier, dual spruce-cone drivers
  • Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology maximizes the speaker's strength and frequency response
  • Magnetically shielded for distortion-free placement near TVs or computer monitors
  • Auto power on/off, 40 to 140 Hz variable high-cut filter, volume control, and phase normal/reverse switch
  • 20 to 160 Hz frequency response for deep, house-shaking bass

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome sound for the money.
This thing is great. It introduced me to all my neighbors. It sounds really good for movies and for music. The only probmen is it's supposed to automatically sense a signal and turn itself on, but that feature doesn't always work. Usually I just end up leaving it on. You can throw some good parties with this thing.

4-0 out of 5 stars A bang for your $
Well the price was great,a slim line box thats easy to hide. I thought that two 8 inch speakers would be better than buying a huge 12 or 15 inch speaker that takes up a lot of space. I was wrong. Even though you have two speakers they are just too small for accurate bass responce at a high volume. thats why it is great for movies just not for music. Over all it is a decant product for what your paying for.

3-0 out of 5 stars yama-hee-haw
I purchased a YST-SW305 about three days ago. I needed a quick replacement for my current theater as I gave my friend the Klipsch KSW 12 I was uitilizing at the time.

I knew from the start that I was not going to get the same level of perfomace from the Yamaha that I was accustomed to with my Klipsch. The design differences are clear indicators that placement for the Yamaha will be critical. I prefer a bottom loaded sub with a rear port. This enables the frequencies from the sub to reflect off of a wall and have time to travel to the listener. Thus, the result is a deep, full low end sound. The Yamaha design is a front loaded sub with front facing ports. If I face it in the corner with the spaekers and ports to the wall, I have wires and an ugly rear pannel looking back at me. Sounds decent, but looks like hell. If I place the sub towards me to clean up the presentation, I loose about half of the potential from the unit. This is the immediate turn off.

Sound is not that bad when located properly. Careful when pushing the 305 to it's peak levels. One will encounter serious cone ripping distortion when you drive this unit too hard. At medium levels of volume, it will produce very clean and accurate bass for even the pickiest of enthusiasts. My reccomendation is to load your room with two of these units.

The bottom line is value. I purchased mine for [ cheap] ... At that price, I found it hard to pass up buying a second one for a fuller effect. I will probably keep these units for about 6 months and make my move back to Klipsch. I give this unit three stars only because of it's design. The bang for the buck is great.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dolby 5.1
This subwoofer clearly demonstrates the .1 in Dolby 5.1. Thought I was getting good bass with my Bose system (4 speakers). When I added this unit I found out what was missing. Excellent bass response. Movies and music sound the way they should. ... Read more

189. Yamaha CRW8824SXZ 8x8x24 External SCSI CDRW Kit
list price: $399.00
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Asin: B000050451
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 46683
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best SCSI CD-RW Burner Around and Cheap
This is the bomb. Works with Adaptec Toast 4.1.1 and Jam 2.6, perfectly. All of the yamaha CD-RW burners have been great reliable products in the past. ... . ... Read more

190. Yamaha CRW8824SZ 8x8x24 Internal SCSI CDRW Kit
list price: $349.00
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Asin: B000050453
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 43536
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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  • Store data and graphics files with floppy disk ease
  • Great for storing photos and videos
  • Backup and archive capability
  • Record a 74-minute CD in 9 minutes
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME CD BURNER
Yamaha did it again. This CDRW is moderately fast and easy to use. For the price it is one of the best out there.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Napster Users
This CD Burner is awesome! It has mutiple features and is so easy to use. It is great for transferring downloads from my computer and taking them in the car. This is the best purchase I've made all year.

5-0 out of 5 stars very good
very cheap for a good quality cd writer you will be very happy ... Read more

191. Yamaha CRW2100EZ Lightspeed 16x10x40 Internal EIDE CD-RW Drive
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B000050X97
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 13412
Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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With the Yamaha 2100EZ CD-RW, you can record and rewrite up to 700 MB ofdata or music on a disc. The write speed of 16x, combined with a generous 8 MBbuffer, enables you to record a 74-minute CD in less than 5 minutes, and the 10xrewrite speed enables you to record, erase, and record information up to 999times. Throw in a 40x read speed, and you won't need to purchase an additionalCD-ROM drive to play your favorite games. The Pure Phase laser system,exclusively found in Yamaha products, reduces reflections and glare when CDs arerecorded, resulting in fewer errors on the finished disc. Reliability is alsoincreased through the use of optimum write speed control, which automaticallyselects the best recording speed for a disc. For easy updating of drivesoftware, Flash ROM is included as well. ... Read more


  • Delivers 40x read speed, 16x write speed, and 10x rewrite speed
  • Automatically evaluates and selects the best recording speed
  • Record a 74-minute audio CD in under 5 minutes
  • Flash ROM enables easy upgrade of drive software
  • 8 MB buffer

Reviews (114)

5-0 out of 5 stars Quality Product
Well, after reading all the reviews that were here, and there were a lot of negative and a lot of positive reviews, i decided to give it a shot, plus 30 dollars rebate hook my attention finally.

So, thanks to, i received the product pretty fast. And i was ready to install it. Installation process was piece of cake: just connecting everything and that's it. My system: Pentium 3 450, 128 MB, 2 HDs - one IBM 10GB , second WD - 500 MB, and DVD Player, so i had just a one spot left for IDE. My Motherboard is ABIT BX. Windows 2000 Pro found it without any problems, there wasn't even a need to install any drivers. Since i had NERO Burning Rom, i decided not to install all the soft provided with this product(maybe some day i'll give it a shot, but i'm satisfied completely with NERO). So, i was able to make my first AUDIO CD in less then 5 minutes on 12 speed. On 16 - it's a little bit noisy, but still ok. Well, i already wrote several Audio cds and DATA cds, as well i tried copying from one cd to another. Everything is working smoothly as it supposed to be.

Product is great.

Thanks AMAZON.COM _ Thanks YAMAHA _ Thanks NERO

5-0 out of 5 stars Very FAST and reliable!
This product is exactly as it is advertised. I've purchased this cd writer during December 2000. I did not want to write any type of review on it till I made the necessary tests. Honestly, you can burn data in about 5 minutes or less. I use the Fuji 16X compatible cd's and they all worked fine. Audio CD's are ripped extremely fast, but you need to download their software online. So far when backing up any data files including mp3 files, you can do it within the 5 minutes. The drive isn't perfect. The 8 megabyte buffer was great in minimizing or eliminating most cases of buffer underruns. I have made over 200 cd's with 2 cd becoming coasters. The coaster was done by burning MP3 into audio format at 16X. It works fine at 8X. I tested it at 12X and it wasn't successful so I did not attempt to burn the cd. Wave files into audio files was succesful even at 12-16X. The other coaster was created when I tried to do a cd to cd copy. It failed at 16X. 4-8X works fine. This probably happen because my cdrom drive reading speed is 20x or 24x. I don't know exactly why, but it does work but at lower speed for this type of burning. You'll probably be better off with a SCSI drive if you intend to do cd to cd copying as it isn't as CPU intensive like IDE, otherwise you can save some money and get this one for almost $100 cheaper. Installation was simple. I would suggest you also download the latest firmware if your drive doesn't have it already. I have a Pentium 2/350 with 512meg ram. I have owned and tried a few other cd writers and by far this is the most reliable and fastest one I've seen to date. (HP, Ricoh, Plextor (without the burn proof ones), etc.) I have to give it 5 stars because of the time it saves me in burning CD's and with very few coasters created.

Read all the reviews and decided we could make it work on our system without major upgrades-- PII, 350mghz, 64 RAM, Win98. From the completion of the install, we could only record data. Every time a disk went in, the system froze. This was copying from a cd, from the harddrive, etc. Spent a minimum of 16 hours on the phone with tech support to no avail. One tech rep had me blow out my video card (sixth call). We upped our RAM to 256. We had the same issues. From what we we reading, we figured upgrading to WinME would solve the problem, but quite frankly, we don't want to go with WinME right now, nor should we have to for this to work! I don't think the problem is the drive, it is the software. Our problem with that is no other software is offered to support the drive, tech support is not aware of this compatibility problem, and the minimum requirements are not correct. We returned the Yamaha 2100ez a week after purchase and snagged a Plextor 16x10x40x! Exquisitely perfect from the moment of install!! We use the Plextor software because CDCreator 4 did not work with this drive either but at least they offered more options. AND IT WAS CHEAPER!! GET THE PLEXTOR, it's much quieter also!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great, but not the best!
This rewriter is very good in terms of for your basic CD copying and so on. It says it offers buffer underrun protection with 8MB of memory but if you do a copying directly from disc-to-disc, you would still get buffer underrun error. I had some failed copying due to this error. The best way I found to be successfully making copies would be to copy to harddrive first then copy to your blank disc. This way has proven no problem to me so far, although it takes longer to do it. This device does sound very loud but it shouldn't be a big problem if you don't mind it. It's all-around above average rewriter and it's good for its price. The new ones with faster speed should be a good buy with decent price.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid this one
This product is plagued with problems. The very loud sound is the least of it's problems. I have Win2K. Using the drive just to play CDs freezes the system for several seconds any time you insert a new CD.
The CD burning software is very flaky. It has lots of bugs and does not recover well from abnormal shutdowns. Have to reinstall it. Occasionally, while buring a CD the whole system crashes halfway through the process. ... Read more

192. Yamaha CRW6416SX External SCSI 6 X 4 X 16 Reader
list price: $195.00
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Asin: B00004Y57K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 43695
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best!
The CRW4416SXZ is the answer to your data storage, back-up and transfer needs. No other storage medium is so cost-effective. No other medium can be read by 200 million computers world wide. And no other medium lets you record music and play it back on your stereo or in your car. Yamaha sets the standard for CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) drives.Yamaha quality, reliability, speed, features, bundled software and reputation are just a few of the resons why. The included software for PC: Easy-CD Creator, DirectCD, Adobe Photo Deluxe BE, Adobe Page Mill 3.0; Macintosh: Adaptec Toast, Adobe Photo Deluxe 2.0, Adobe PageMill 2.0. ... Read more

193. Yamaha CRW2100SZ 16x10x40 Internal SCSI CDRW Kit
list price: $429.95
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Asin: B000050X99
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 27836
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Yamaha 2100SZ CD-RW drive stores up to 700 MB of data or 80 minutes of music on CD-R and CD-RW discs. Delivering 40x read, 16x write, and 10x rewrite speeds and boasting disc-access times of 160 milliseconds, the 2100SZ records a 74-minute audio CD in just under five minutes. Using a generous 8 MB buffer along with a waste-proof write strategy and automatic recording-speed selection, the 2100SZ ensures reliable storage of data, photos, graphics, or music on CD. With included software you can use the drive as for music management, image cataloging, or as a backup and archiving tool.

Compatible with both PCs and Macs, the 2100SZ kit includes a SCSI 50-pin cable to connect with your computer and comes with a one-year warranty. ... Read more


  • Internal SCSI drive to store data, photos, or music on CD
  • Delivers 40x read speed, 16x write speed, and 10x rewrite speed
  • Records a 74-minute CD in just under 5 minutes
  • Compile your favorite songs on your own audio CDs
  • Optimum-write-speed control automatically selects the best recording speed

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great performance in CD-R, top notch CD-R/RW
This is my 2nd CD-RW drive and the 1st I had was an external parallel port HP CD-Writer running at 2x/2x/6x. Being able to burn at 16X was a real treat! Just 4:30 minutes to burn was really great. After the awful experiences with buffer underruns I used to expect from my older drive I didn't really think 16X was possible unless you had a SCSI Hard disk as well. But I was so wrong!! It ran beautifully at 16X with my Quantum 20GB EIDE Hard disk. It is generally understood that you need to defragment the hard disk to avoid fragmentaion and increase performance, so I had been running regular defragmentations and my drive was relativeley defragmented. My only problem was when I tried to burn a CD-RW at 10X as the drive indicates the software would only show me 2X and 4X speed options. And at 4X it would take around 20 minutes which is far too long. I later realised all of those old CD-RW disks i used to use on my older 2x burner was only capable of speeds upto 4x. You need to get the '10x certified high speed' CD-RW disks to burn at the highest possible speed.

Also I experienced what some users are complaining about as "Bad media" when you insert blank CD-R media. But this was only before I rebooted for the fisrt time after installing the software. I figured out this was attributed to EasyCD 4.x which I was using, when I switched over to Nero burning rom the problem was gone, still if you use adaptec I expect there must be a patch that fixes this problem or just reboot the system as it will work fine once the PC is rebooted.

I have now burned hundreds of CDs and even with my hard disk not being defragmented, and have had very few buffer under run errors. I have even burned across the network at 12x and no problems. (but this may not be a wise thing to do)

My Configuration is as follows... Gigabyte 6VX4X motherboard Intel PIII-700Mhz FC-PGA (using slocket adapter) 256MB PC-133 SDRAM (IBM) TNT 2 M64 32MB (AGP) Adaptec 2940UW (PCI) DLink 10/100 NIC (PCI) Acer 50X Max EIDE CDROM Quantum 20GB EIDE HDD

4-0 out of 5 stars Noise for speed and performance
Ok, so I've read pobably 30-40mreviews about this drive. I bought thism drive before I read anything, but the price and timing were right when I bought this. I run a PIII 750, 256RAM, several HDs. Mind you I'mrunningna full SCSI system, no IDE equip what-so-ever. I've tested the drive on 2 scsi controllers, (1)PCI Buslogic Flashpoint adapter (2) Symbios Logi 896 (22910 PCI adapter). I've gone through probably 100+ disks, 1 or 2 miswrites due to data error (typically files in use or not available), note NOT BUFFER UNDERRUNS. The drive is noisy but expected, most noise comes from internal fan or mechanical gearing to guarantee drive spinning at 16x for duration of burn. Also using Nero Burn for all disc creation, ranging from Audio CDs, MP3 CDs, Video-CDs, data backup, direct disc copying and basically anything else one can do. To reduce noise try mounting drive away from other components and using drive rails to reduce external vibrations.

4-0 out of 5 stars superb writer
I thought theres something wrong with my writer, but i find out one ram card is defective after i chnge it it runs ok. thanks God, Praise Jesus!

1-0 out of 5 stars SCSI Interface Trouble
There is some general interface issue with Yamaha new CRW2100. In Adaptec EasyCD Creator under CD Information I get "Bad media" error. After rebooting first CD is read fine. Reinserting CD causes the error. I tried different media (Verbatim, Memorex, Maxell, HP, Sony, Yamaha), different OS (Win2000, Win98SE). I upgraded Easy Creator to version 4.02e (Yamaha patch) and 4.03 (Adaptec patch). I was so desperate that I downgraded my Tekram PCI DC390 (which works fine with Toshiba DVD-ROM and HP DDS streamer) to Adaptec AHA1542CF. Nothing helps, still the same error and it is impossible to burn CD. I saw very similar problem review about IDE equivalent (CRW2100EZ).

Still I did not receive any respond from Yamaha support.

If somebody is going to post a god review about CRW2100SZ, please let us know your configuration (OS, motherboard, SCSI adapter)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast drive, but requires a high-end system to work good.
This was my first CD-RW, and my computer, which is 2-years old, barely kept up with this thing. Unless you have a PII-300Mhz with SCSI hard drive, dont even bother because you will be dissapointed at not being able to utilize the drive' maximum recording speed. Actually, I could not burn MP3 audio at 16X becuase my the conversion from MP3 to CDA was enough to cause buffer underruns, I had no choice but to burn audio at slower speeds. Aside from that, this thing is way ahead of its time and is almost worth the $. ... Read more

194. Yamaha CRW-F1ZDX 44x24x44 External Firewire/USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive
list price: $379.99
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Asin: B00006HYSG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 27812
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The sleek new Yamaha CRW-F1ZDX external CD-RW drive offers the ultimate performance in CD recording and features the exclusive DiscT@2 CD laser labeling system. It delivers ultrareliable and super-fast recording speeds, allowing you to burn a CD in less than three minutes.

The Yamaha CRW-F1ZDX external CD-RW drive features both FireWire and USB 2.0/1.1 functionality, and works with either a PC-compatible or Mac computer. Note that speeds will be slower when the drive is connected to a USB 1.1 port.

The CRW-F1ZDX comes with a one-year limited warranty. ... Read more


  • 44x write, 24x rewrite, 44x read speeds
  • Records a full CD in 3 minutes
  • Yamaha Safeburn buffer management system for less errors
  • Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording System Full-CAV writing technology
  • Firewire and USB 2.0/1.1 interfaces (cables included)

195. Yamaha RP-U200 CAVIT External Audio Soundboard with Receiver
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B00005I9PS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 35296
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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  • 5-channel digital home-theater receiver for PCs
  • 14 watts' RMS power to each of 5 discrete channels
  • Compatible with all computer audio formats, including MP3, WMA, DVD, and computer games
  • DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1-channel decoding
  • Compatible with Win 98, Win 98SE, Win ME, Win 2000, Mac OS 9.1 or higher

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent external audio device for your PC or audio devices
I would have to say this was one of my smarter purchases. As one of the previous reviewers stated concerning their initial purchase of the TSS-1B, I did the same. I replace it with this unit and the sound quality is much better. I am not taking the old TSS-1B speakers and attach them to this unit, for I intend to sell the TSS-1B. I opted for Yamaha's NS-U50 for my primary speakers, plus added a Sony Sub, soon to be replaced by a Yamaha. I really like this unit, it is very versatile and I have also hooked a tape deck and a minidisk deck to it, where I am transferring all my old tapes to digital media. I found a USB audio recording program that allows this and it works great. I don't believe you can do any better than this unit for your PC's audio functions. I also got it from Yamaha Shop online for under $200. It was a good deal, considering what I have invested in the past for lesser quality audio devices for my PC.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent unit, great sound, and good solid build quality.
Comes with infra red remote control. Supports Dolby ProLogic, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 decoding for DVD playback on a PC. Has seven Digital Sound Field Processing settings. Headphone socket and nice large volume control on front of unit. Built in FM tuner (which can be controlled from the PC) and external FM antenna connector. Has digital optical (S/PDIF), digital coaxial, USB, and analogue audio inputs for connecting to the computer. Also two auxiliary inputs (one for analogue and optical, one analogue only), plus analogue and optical outputs for recording. Supports up to five (unpowered home theater type) speakers, 14 Watts per channel. Line level subwoofer output. Works fine with Windows XP. Paid $ 200 for mine from Yamaha:
Works well with the Sony SA-VE445H 5.1-Channel Surround Speaker System.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Nice product but at a high price
A year ago, I bought a TSS-1B, so I decided to upgrade it with the RP-U200. After some wire cutting on the speakers, I had my system working. To tell the truth, I didn't notice a huge improvement, but silent cinema is fantastic. The FM tuner also comes in handy, but the presets must be saved in the computer's HD. The remote control is also useful, especially when watching movies with a few people in a small room. Oh and lastly, the unit looks nice. :)

So this unit is good, but is a bit expensive. For around 150-300 US I believe that full 5.1 PC sound systems can be bought, and they work well. ... Read more

196. Yamaha HTR-5640 6-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B00009YK7P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 28931
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 6.1-channel digital-audio receiver with 75 watts per channel x 5
  • 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; 2 fully assignable digital inputs (optical and coaxial)
  • 3 composite-video inputs and 2 outputs; 2 component-video inputs; 2 audio-only analog inputs and 1 output
  • 17.125 x 6.3 by 15.375 inches (W x H x D), weighs 25 pounds

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars from bose to yamaha
I recently bought the Yamaha HTR-5640 and couldnt be happier about my switch. I have owned a Bose Lifestyles 8 Series II for about 2 years prior to the Yamaha. It will now be in my bed room as a secondary system. The problem with my Bose is not sound producton, it just is'nt prepared for the present or the future. I currently have my Yamaha strapped with a 6.1 Yamaha speaker package and notice a lot of different ranges of sound I wasnt hearing with my Bose. This reciever comes with 3 component outputs and 2 digital and also has dvd audio inputs. For $299.00 thats a steal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding receiver!
I have had this unit for two weeks now and have to say it is the finest home theater receiver I have ever owned! Unlike some, this is my third receiver in 12 years and have gone thru all of the growing pains in surround sound from 4.0 to 5.1 ready to 6.1 now.
Having purchased two Sony receivers previously, the first lasting 8 years and the most recent only 4, this is where I looked at first. Unfortunately, I see the same problems I found in my last unit are still present today(small, pathetic, cheaply made buttons on the front of the reciever that fail quickly, clip type speaker wire connectors, and the inability to fine tune every aspect of the sound, not to mention their claims of 100 watts per channel(this is input power folks, not output!)). So, where does one start to find a better replacement? Consumer Reports, Amazon, and e-pinions are great places to research this info.
I looked at some theater-in-a-box deals,which are tempting, but ultimatley have an achilles heel. Either the amp and sub are great and the speakers are trash or the speakers are great and the amp is trash and the sub is not powered. Anyway, you get the idea. Companies are out to make money, so they are not going to give you anything for "free". Best bet, build your own!Yeah, it will cost more, but you will get a quality system you will be more than happy with and your friends will be envious of. The place to start is with the "brain"-the reciever.
This one offers everything from hi-power per channel(75watts@8ohms,120watts@6ohms!), dedicated sub-out, screw down binding posts that assure complete connection of your speaker wires and keep them from ever touching(no shorting out!), an unbelievable DSP system combined with dts-es/dolby digital ex/pro-logic2, a built in graphic eq just for the center channel speaker(for perfect dialogue timbre), the ability to control the sound level of each speaker individually, a rotary selector(no cheap buttons) for picking your source, optical in for dvd player, a coaxial in for cd player, 6.1 surround, and more sound modes than you'll ever need(each one can be fine tuned to your tastes/sound environment). It also comes with a programmable remote that can control all of your other components with the codes already in the manual. It also sounds amazing! Music and movies sound imaging is the best I have ever heard at this price(and higher).
For those of you grumbling over no s-video inputs in the back, I say: so what? I plug my dvd s-video directly into my tv anyway. If i were to plug it into my amp, I would at least have to buy another s-video cable(Monster ain't cheap baby!) and possbily downgrade my signal thu the bridging process. Non-issue unless you have multiple dvd players and only 1 s-video on the back of your tv.
A word of warning: proper set-up requires the ability to read! Yes, as with all home theater systems, one must read the manual! Sure, hook up everything according to all the diagrams and then stop! Read the set-up section and don't stop til you reach the end of the manual. Now, go back and follow along with the directions as you set up all of your parameters into the amp. Trust me, this sounds basic, but people just don't do it! And it is imperative if you want your system to sound as good as it possibly can. Engineers did not spend time and effort designing a beautiful sound system based on your room dimensions to have you pick the inappropriate room size or speaker size into the system:ie: picking large room and large speakers when you have a meduium sized room based on the measurements in the manual and small satellite speakers. Remember to choose carefully when you are setting up and if you don't understand what to do, read it again or look in another more detailed section of the manual. I guarantee it will make a difference.
OK, off the soap box and onto the remote. The remote will control all of your other components once the proper codes are put in. Yes, its tricky and time consuming but in the long run worth it. Unfortunately, this is the systems only weakness. It requires you to press the amp button anytime you want to adjust parameters other than sound. Otherwise it follows with the source selected(tv,dvd,cd). This takes a little getting used to but no big deal. Another thing is, as with all systems i have had, the manual. Informational detail should be all in the same place, not spread out thru the book. Again, no big deal.
Overall, I am completely satisfied with this reciever! I have mine matched up with the yamaha nsp-436 6.1 speaker package and it sounds awesome!!!! Get yourself monster cables for all connections(speakers and all of your sources) as well as your sub out. You don't have to get the most expensive cables the middle price ones will work out great and use optical in for the best movie sound from your dvd player. This system will make you happy! Good listenening!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent receiver with many options
I got this receiver with the yht-440 home theater in a box system. This receiver is excellent for the money (especially if you buy it as part of the yht system already mentioned). It has plenty of inputs and plus, the most important part, DOLBY EX AND DTS ES CAPABILITY (6.1 channels)! This means an extra surround channel that adds tremendous depth to listening to music, movies or any other input source. The display is clear and well set up, and the speaker inputs are ALL BANANA (something competitors, like Onkyo, lack in receivers of comparable prices, at least with "b" speakers, which are spring clips). Overall, this is an excellent receiver if you don't have a ton of equipment that requires digital inputs (which, if you do, you are probably looking at more expensive receivers to begin with). My only complaint, and it is definitley serious, is that this receiver lacks s video inputs, which has become a standard with most video equipment. Why yamaha has chosen to forgo such inputs is beyond me (though DVD players and video game consoles benefit from the comonent video inputs on the back of this receiver).

4-0 out of 5 stars almost excelent, but
I bought this 8 days ago from a retailer. It has great, clean sound, the problem is it allows you to input only two digital sources. It is difficult to see the wisdom behind to come up with such a good product with such inconsistency. This is the digital age. Competitors whose products are even cheaper than this one allow you to connect five digital sources in a combination of optical and coaxial input jacks. If you insist to have this option, you either buy a from a competitor such as JVC RX-7030VBK or SONY STRDE695 and save money or buy the next step up in Yamaha which of course means emptying your pocket. I can exchange this, and I will in the next few days, but not with a more expensive Yamaha. ... Read more

197. Yamaha CRW3200FxZ 24x10x40External FireWire CD-RW Drive
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00005V63C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 28762
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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  • 40x read speed, 24x write speed
  • Create your own audio CDs
  • Copy files to CD-R/RW with drag-and-drop ease
  • Rewrite to a single disc up to 999 times at 10x speeds
  • Compatible with PCs and Macs

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars A truly excellent burner--highly recommended
I've been running this burner for 6 months now on a Mac (OS9.2, G4 450) and it has performed flawlessly.

Setup is a breeze -- power the drive on and plug in the firewire cable. Toast recognises it, and it Just Works.

The 24 burn speed is awesome, and has to be seen to be believed (make sure you use media rated for that speed, though). I haven't burned a single coaster, whether at 2x (which I still think is best for backing up critical data) or 24x.

The other reason I would recommend this unit: quality. I've been running Yamaha CDR drives since about 1995-1996, and they all still work. My original 2x sits in a backup machine where it can work unattended, its speed not an issue. My brother uses my old 4x (which has to be about 5 yrs old now) and my wife uses my old 6x (which has to be about 3 or 4 yrs old) on her laptop, off a PCMCIA. Not a problem with any of them (and they're SCSI), even on my wife's PC. By contrast, I have an AOpen and an ACER in two of my PCs, and they act flaky every now and then, spitting out a coaster for no good reason, and acting up with CDRWs too.

This unit is firewire, but it seems to work even better than the SCSI ones. The case feels well-made and sturdy, and the tray action seems quality. The blue LED lights are nifty eye-candy and the front panel is logically laid out. The power supply isn't a brick, is interchangeable if (like me) you change continents, and doesn't get too hot. The burner comes packed very well in a sturdy box, and comes with some useful software if you aren't a power-user.

The only gripe is that the supplied firewire cable is a little short, but this isn't a problem if you sit it on top of a mini-tower. You may need to spring for a longer cable if you want to locate it somewhere else.

Overall, though, I love this unit and will buy another one. I did look at QPS before buying this one (as I have a DVDR from them which works great) but am glad I picked the Yamaha.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great intrinsic design and fast, but had scary problems
It can be terrifying installing new hardware and drivers on a PC and it was for me with the Yamaha CRW3200FXZ, but the terror was short-lived and it seems to be behaving itself. I bought this drive because the specs seemed to be superior to drives that have even faster write rates (up to 40X -- this one is 24X). I'd heard that 24X drives can achieve writing a full 700 MByte disk in 5 minutes. Well this one does it in 4 and for that it is worth five stars for me, but a few nits and my "terrifying" experience with it cause me to downgrade it to four stars.

First, the terrifying experience, caused by a bug in the driver. The enclosed Firewire cable that comes with the unit is a mere 27 inches long (pretty useless), so I had set it up on the floor (the only place it would reach the back of my PC). Then I cut 11 700 MByte disks (all different) without a hitch, and I was surprised and extremely delighted by the 4 minute burn time for each disk. My previous CD burner was SCSI and rated 12X yet it took a half hour to burn each disk (albeit on a slower machine). So I couldn't be happier about this speed, the very reason I bought this to begin with.

Then I went out and bought a six foot Firewire cable and had to disconnect everything to re-position the unit. To my annoyance, the unit did NOT automatically reconnect like Firewire devices are supposed to. So I rebooted my machine without plugging in the Firewire cable and as soon as the CRW3200FXZ driver announced its presence, to my horror, Windows 2000 crashed with the infamous blue-screen! I rebooted twice more and got the same blue screen crash. Out of desperation, before my fourth attempt, I hooked up all cables and rebooted again. To my great relief, everything booted up properly and the unit was once again fully functional. Now I'm afraid to turn it off! But the driver packaged with my unit was obviously buggy, which is one reason I downgraded my rating from 5 to 4 stars. I haven't yet checked the Yamaha website to see if there is an update.

A nit that I have with the packaging is the outrageously bright LED sitting on the front of the unit. You know those exceedingly bright LEDs that have been recently developed that they now put in headlamps and flashlights? Yamaha is using one of those on the front of their device! It's so bright when a disk is not in the unit (a bright violet) that you can't even look at it and it puts a purple glow in my entire bedroom at night! With a disk in place a not quite so bright (but still too bright) blue light emanates from that same LED. Yamaha should have used a standard LED, which is all you need.

The burn software that comes with the Yamaha for free I like better than the best-selling commercial product. I have just two complaints. To start a new job, you have to go through a wizard every time which requires four quick clicks of the mouse to run through it. Fortunately it remembers all its settings from one execution to the next, so it is only a minor complaint. What is superior about this software is the progress status it gives while writing the disk: everything you would want and more. The only thing I don't like about it (besides the wizard) is that it doesn't give you the exact byte count on the main dialog when you prepare the job. You have to go fishing for it inside the menu system. I had one disk that was right on the border of 700 MBytes (according to the progress bar) but I decided to let it rip anyhow. After grinding away for four minutes, it gave me an error indicating that the disk was unwritable! So I tried again and got the same thing. I decided to test this one and saw that I could read everything on the disk. Apparently there wasn't enough room on the disk to write some terminating status or something. But the disk was good!

So some minor complaints and a few minutes of terror. Other than that, the unit seems to be well designed (except get rid of the torch of an LED!) and it's blazing fast for its 24X rating.

5-0 out of 5 stars No problems on Win2k
I use this on Win2K laptop from IBM, in conjunction with the Orange Micro FireWire PCMCIA card, a Maxtor 80G firewire drive, and the Iomega Zip250 firewire. It has worked great for me, no issues. ... Read more

198. Yamaha CDC-506 5-Disc CD Player
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00006HCJJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 55847
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  • 5-disc CD changer with PlayXchange (which lets you change 4 discs while the fifth is playing)
  • CD-R and CD-RW playback capability
  • Peak search seeks the loudest part on the disc to foster accurate tape and CD recorder level settings
  • 40-track random access and automatic programming
  • Yamaha S-bit technology for high signal resolution

199. Yamaha HTR-5560 Dolby Digital Audio/Video Receiver
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B0000658AZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 22685
Average Customer Review: 4.73 out of 5 stars
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  • 6-channel surround receiver with Dolby Digital EX, DTS, Dolby Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, and Dolby Pro Logic II processing
  • 75 watts per channel x 6 channels
  • Offers Yamaha Digital ToP-ART technology, 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
  • 5 video inputs, 2 outputs; front-panel AV inputs; 5 digital-audio inputs, 1 output

Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent option for the money.
This Yamaha receiver is a great mid-priced option for those who don't want to spend a fortune and yet are too descriminating for a boxed 'set.' Sound quality is clear and smooth, perfect for a mid-sized room. Sure, there are some similarly priced receivers that offer more features but I think if you listen to them with the same speakers in the same enviroment you will be pleased with the Yamaha.
The receiver has multiple inputs, but digital and analog. It also provides conponent video cable switching if you need this also. I have this receiver as part of a home theater system with a progressive dvd player, and widescreen HDTV and a nice matched set of surround speaker. I was worried at the time that the Yamaha was the weak element of the system, but not so... Dvd audio is incredible, especially using digital inputs and disks with decent Dolby 5.0 or dts soundtracks. Cd audio is also quite good and you have the option of changing the enviroment settings to suit your tastes... arena, rock, etc.
My two complaints are that the remote is not that user friendly and needs to be backlit. Buttons are small, as are the labels and the thing can be hard to use in low light. Also, there is only one digital coaxial input vs three (I think) optical inputs. This can be a problem if using multiple devices that don't all support optical cables. Hence, four stars instead of five but over all, for the price, this is a great receiver.

4-0 out of 5 stars Quality vs. Options
As a long time user of Yamaha and Sony products, the choice between the Yamaha HTR-5560 and the Sony STR-DE985 was not easy.
Both have similar base functions, specs and price.
The Sony has the "bells and whistles", where the Yamaha is known for their high quality of sound.
I decided to go with the Yamaha and I'm glad I did.
After going through the instructions, I found many more options then are listed for this unit.
I also found I could live without some of the Sony extras, like multi-room output, phono audio in and the remote unit macros.
The Yamaha sound is excellent and this unit has plenty of high quality power. It also has more digital ins and outs.
The reason I rated this receiver a 4 star is I would like to have a 3 or 5 band equalizer built in,
a remote that has at least the main buttons illuminated for ease of use in darkened rooms and sub woofer out that has adjustable cross-over settings.
So, the choice is quality vs. options.
I chose quality.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Receiver for the Money
I was absolutely amazed at the difference a receiver can make in the quality of your sound. I had a Sony, Dolby Digital, receiver for about 3 years. Some friends had bought Onkyo receivers that put mine to shame (TX-SR600 & TX-SR800). I thought it was the DTS decoding, which my receiver didn't have, or the larger speakers. I only have bookshelf speakers, Bose 201s and VCS-10 in the front and 161s and VCS-10 in the back. Now movies at my house put theirs to shame. This receiver has all the bells, whistles and sound you could possibly want for $$$$$$$$ dollars less than its closest competitor and the Owners Manual isn't that bad.

Ps. my receiver was defective when I received it. had a new receiver to me in 3 working day of the notice, not when they received the item. Kudos to for outstanding customer service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Another quality product from a quality company. Never had any problems with this receiver, and haven't ever wanted to do something, or hook something up that couldn't be done.

4-0 out of 5 stars Competent unit, with the best looks and the worst manual and
First the Pros:
The Yamaha receiver HTR5560 is truly one of the best looking units. Simple lines, a minimum amount of buttons, timeless, as these units have been for years (I did upgrade from a none digital RXV1070 unit)
To my surprise, Yamaha has kept its sturdy aluminum front plate and the uncompromising good solid feel of every button on the front panel.

The sound is truly remarkable. A huge improvement over the old none digital $900.00 unit. Dolby digital is absolutely incredible compared to the old Pro Logic and the DSP is still as much fun to play with as it used to be, however, Yamaha left one of my favorite settings out, the Church environment.

Very good designed speaker cable terminations, which make it virtually impossible to install a wire that would touch the next terminal and short it out.

Room for Improvements:
The user MANUAL is still bad, actually it got worse. The print is not as sharp and smaller, making it harder to read the almost invisible identifications of connectors in dimmed light (hey, who has the time to set it up during the day?)
The manual does not have diagrams with all the connections for the different possible set-ups. The diagrams do not show if you can hook up a DVD player with S-Video and continue with RCA to your old TV monitor. Also, you might find in your DVD manual the answer to why your unit never switches to Dolby Digital. Yes, you need to hook it up over an optical cable. The manual does not explain enough what all these different decoders do how they work and what the hardware andconnection requirements are.
Don't get me wrong, all the info is in there, but you will find a lot of important information just by chance. And, if this is the only place where Yamaha did the cost cutting, thumbs up.

The plane front panel requires that a bunch of operations have to be done by pushing buttons several times until you get to the setting desired. As a result, you do more with the REMOTE CONTROL. Unfortunately this unit is truly the weakest point on this receiver. Small buttons, no illuminated buttons, no LCD and not enough buttons for all the functions. As a result you are still going down the menu hierarchy for settings you might change for every CD or DVD. This is a pain in the neck and cuts down on the fun. Any of the aftermarket remote controls for $15.oo-20.00 can do a much better job, except for the DSP functions. I will try to get one from a RXV730 Yamaha receiver, the next step up from this one.

If you still use a record player, you are out of luck, or need to buy a pre-amp. There is no PHONO INPUT.

Also, no ON SCREEN audio information.

A word of caution when shopping: The features listed buy most sellers have tons of mistakes; the worst of all is the Tweeter web site (North East Region). According to Tweeter, this unit is almost identical to the RXV730, a $599.00 unit. Crutchfield seamed to have a much more accurate list of features and has top-notch photos of all angles and the remote.

Still, I think it is still a very good unit, sounds wonderful, very good price and it will still look good in ten years, just as my 12 year old RXV1070 does today. ... Read more

200. Yamaha PSR270PC 61-Note Touch-Sensitive Portable Electronic Keyboard
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B00004Z8WK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Sales Rank: 53833
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