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TBoy
Notre Dame Fan
Kalamazoo
Member since Dec 2007
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Solid new AV receiver from Yamaha
I posted a comment about this in another thread but since there was a receiver (2 channel) recommendation thread today, I thought I'd share my experience with a brand new AV receiver from Yamaha.

Yamaha is just rolling out two new AV receivers, the RX-V4A ($439.00) and the RX-V6A ($599.00). The V6A has 7.2 surround, zone 2, dedicated phono input, all the cinema, wifi and streaming tech, and will have 8k video capability when that is available, and 100 watts per channel. My Yamaha RX-A2000 recently fried itself and so I've been looking for a replacement. This receiver, at about a third of what I paid for my old one, has everything I actually used on my old one plus all the modern decoding and pass-through.

However, the real bang for the buck is a Costco only version of the RX-V6A, which is labeled as the TSR-700 (different number but identical to the RX-V6A). I went to Costco in Lafayette last night and picked up up a TSR-700 for $399.00, which is extremely reasonable.

It's a really good piece of hardware, but the setup required a lot of manual adjusting. One difficulty is that these things no longer ship with a full manual. You have to go online to read the manual, which is required to properly set up speakers and zone 2.

After about two hours of research and work I got the thing working properly in my main 5.1 surround and zone 2, which is out back by the pool. It has plenty of power for my use and sounds great. The newer Yamaha Music Cast app took some getting used to, but it works well.

This review isn't for the folks who have already heavily invested in high end hardware. However, if you have a good set of 8 ohm speakers and are looking to update an AV receiver for video, gaming and streaming, this is a fantastic dollar for feature product, especially the Costco version.


weskarl
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re: Solid new AV receiver from Yamaha
I picked one up the other day - had some extra bookshelves laying in boxes and had been casually looking. Really liking this receiver for the price. CEC works great, enjoying the hell out of the surround experience, and driving my system with no issues. YPAO was pretty dead on with distances measured, need to pick up a real center channel now.

Only thing I’m having issues with is getting the OSD (option and setup buttons) to come up when my Apple TV 4K is in Dolby Vision. If I switch to 4k HDR or anything lower, no issues. Got some new 48 gbps HDMI cables on the way from Monoprice just in case, but I’ve got high speed cables (18gbps) and no issues with sound or picture quality. Not a huge problem but sometimes I want to check audio playback on Plex
This post was edited on 10/14 at 5:05 pm


MDB
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2019
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re: Solid new AV receiver from Yamaha
Thanks. May check out Costco here in BR. I already have a high-end Yamaha Aventage RX-3050 and love it but I need to replace my master bedroom receiver. Sounds like it fits the bill.


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