Yamaha reviews

Yamaha A-S1000 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha A-S1000

The model A-S1000 is a bit lighter version of the older 2000th, devoid of balanced inputs and outputs. However, this device is quite heavy too, more than 20 kg, and is stunningly well made. The "double mono" principle is also realized here without any economy on the components. Powerful indicators of...
Yamaha A-S201 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha A-S201

There's no doubting Yamaha's pedigree in hi-fi. It has been a major player since the early sixties, and has always invested heavily in new technology to give its products the edge. The new A-S201 is an evolution of its S200 entry-level integrated amplifier, and has been designed with convenience in mind...
Yamaha A-S500 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha A-S500

There's no mystery to Yamaha's formula - take one rather chunky power amplifier circuit, stick it in a big box with lots of facilities and sell it for rather less than anyone would expect. Meet the A-S500, then. We reviewed its more expensive A-S2000 big brother, and it's a case of deja vu all over again....
Yamaha AX-390 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-390

Yamaha has wide functional possibilities concerning to other models. Except traditional for this price tier set (two pairs of communicating acoustic systems, input for connection vinyl player, disconnectable tone and the remote control), AX-390 also has 3 disconnectable main sockets (permitting the connection...
Yamaha AX-470 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-470

The amplifier has six inputs. Two inputs are intended for tape recorder and pick-up with moving magnet (MM). Tone, balance and volume compensation controls can be turned off by pressing "Pure Direct". The amplifier can work with two speakers' pairs. The terminals for cable connection give the opportunity...
Yamaha AX-490 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-490

Unlike all-round practice, smooth regulations of loudness appeared for the first time exactly in the amplifiers of Yamaha. In firmed customs AX-490 has the same regulation. Smooth loudness control greatly increases the possibilities of rightful tone balance installation at any volume level, not limiting...
Yamaha AX-496 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-496

The AX-496 is the middle model of three Yamaha amps, sandwiched between the 60 watt AX-396 and the 100 watt AX-596. The AX-496 delivers a chunky 85 Watts/channel, and is equipped with such niceties as proper 4mm binding post speaker terminals, and remote control operation with a handset that can also...
Yamaha AX-497 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-497

Yamaha keeps on developing its technology Top-Art with the use of the smallest length of audio path and powerful supply transformer. In the amplifier AX-497 everything is intended for playing phonograms with expanded frequency and dynamics ranges. Audiophiles' digital formats, DVDAudio and SACD, suit...
Yamaha AX-590 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-590

The amplifier AX-590 has big sizes and weight. But at the same time it has the widest opportunities as the amplifier of this price tier. For the first sight minimum amount of regulations are placed on the big front panel: volume control, record selector and three buttons (power on and two DIRECT modes)....
Yamaha AX-592 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-592

There is a stamp of a longstanding tradition on Yamaha stereo amplifiers. This is manifested in the tiny little things of their exterior so dear to our hearts, as well as in binding products company internal solidity. In the AX-592-specific amplification functions are represented in the set, significantly...
Yamaha AX-892 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha AX-892

The company "Yamaha" changed the design of its audio components by dressing them into titanium armor. The amplifier "AX-892" is one of these recruits, and it stands out for its impressive sizes and weight. But the feeling of heaviness is upset - thanks to successful design of the front panel. And, as...
Yamaha BD-A1010 Blu-ray player review
Blu-ray player Yamaha BD-A1010

Yamaha's new Aventage series is a crop of top-flight AV components that the blurb says is a dramatic and inspired leap forward. They are clearly not talking cosmetically, because the flagship DD-A1010 networked Blu-ray player is a chunky and traditional-looking beast. I quite like it. Under the hood...
Yamaha BD-S1067 Blu-ray player review
Blu-ray player Yamaha BD-S1067

Classic design, well made design. Besides Blu-ray and everything else (including 3D), the machine reads DVD-Audio discs and SACD. Ergonomics of the front panel (made of metal) is practically perfect: different size and shape of the keys transport management, the USB connector is located on the left where...
Yamaha C-70 Preamplifier review
Preamplifier Yamaha C-70

The C-70 uses solenoid/relay switching with gold contact surfaces to minimize noise and keep the actual signal switches in the circuits to which they pertain. (Conventional mechanical switching requires that all signals be routed to the front panel and back again.) There are both inverting and noninverting...
Yamaha CD-N301 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CD-N301

The days, when compact-disc was popular, convenient and accessible way of music storage, are over and probably forever. But not every music lover is ready at once to forget about carefully and lovingly amassed collection, changing the wardrobe with beautiful boxes into a black box of network storage. A...
Yamaha CD-S2100 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CD-S2100

Offered in this year the model CD-S2100 takes the second place from the top among optical disk players by Yamaha; only hard-edged CD-S3000 is above it in hierarchy. The words in the name of the device - Compact Disc Player and CD- must not mislead you, because the device can also play the material of...
Yamaha CD-S700 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CD-S700

Design of Yamaha CD-S700 is strict and laconic and, to my mind, just gorgeous. And if not a new fashioned USB interface on the front panel, the player can be easily taken as the thing of 90-ies of the last century. The serious approach is confirmed by great workmanship - today you will rarely meet such...
Yamaha CDC-565 CD-changer review
CD-changer Yamaha CDC-565

Management and design CDC-565 sustained ideological vein in the right, subject to the requirements that primarily apply to changer. The tray extends so that the disk can be seen, all five. To replace the discs during playback has its own button. Yamaha CDC-565 - only in the test apparatus with a searchable...
Yamaha CDC-655 CD-changer review
CD-changer Yamaha CDC-655

Yamaha's CDC-655 is one of a new series of five-disc CD changers featuring the company's PlayXchange design, which enables any of the nonplaying discs to be moved or replaced without interfering with the playback of the currently selected disc. The CDC-655 uses single-bit D/A conversion and an 18-bit...
Yamaha CDC-735 CD-changer review
CD-changer Yamaha CDC-735

Yamaha's entry won the quick-draw competition, thanks in part to its on-board table-of-contents (TOC) memory. Normally, each time a disc is loaded into playing position, a player must read the table of contents at its beginning to get track numbers, locations, times, and so forth. The CDC-735, however,...
Yamaha CDR-H1500 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CDR-H1500

Seeing the CDR-HD1500, you are probably thinking: something for the player unit heaped too. That's right - this CD-Recorder with HDD. However, in this review we have included novelty Yamaha not for the ability to record CD-quality (a function now prevalent even in advanced mp3-players), namely as an...
Yamaha CDX-5000 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CDX-5000

Manufacturers of CD players seem intent upon squeezing the very last bit of performance they can out of the 16-bit, 44.1-kHz sampling format that is the world standard for Compact Disc. And indeed, every time the pessimists conclude that nothing more can be done to improve CD player performance, someone...
Yamaha CDX-590 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CDX-590

Yamaha can afford to give you electronically adjusts the headphone volume with a linear scale on the display, but the level and changes in the linear output. On the one hand, this may be a disadvantage, because after listening to headphones require additional installation level. On the other hand, the...
Yamaha CDX-593 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CDX-593

CDX-593 is a younger model in the line of the company in which a firmed system of digital data processing Pro-Bit is used. The main advantage of this system consists in using of developed algorithm for "musical" digit-analogue conversion, which calculates restored stream of all 20 bits on the basis of...
Yamaha CDX-890 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CDX-890

The first in line of new generation players Yamaha is presented in our test. The main distinctive feature of this series is the use of firmed system Pro-Bit meant for precise reconstruction of original studio 20-bit recording form 16 existing on a disc. A traditional cover, hidden usually almost all...
Yamaha CDX-993 CD-player review
CD-player Yamaha CDX-993

In the international program a Yamaha player with numbers starting at nine, technically the most sophisticated. However, there are rumors that the meticulous Japanese are doing another "home" model with the ten ahead. But since, in the words of the famous humorist, her "they are there and consume" -...
Yamaha CX-1/MX-1 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha CX-1/MX-1

Approach that uses Yamaha to create their products, the company defines as the net: no compromise and external decorations - all to achieve, perhaps the purest sound. Feature of this ideology is as simple as possible signal processing and the possibility of its direct transmission with the use of extremely...
Yamaha CX-2/MX-2 Amplifier review
Amplifier Yamaha CX-2/MX-2

Extremely solid -looking couple: that before that aides - two "heavyweights". First impression - one more "minimalist" design since Preda is only available input selector and volume control. However, if you tilt the lid, then immediately get out "ears" tricked traditionally (in the sense of service)...
Yamaha DSP-1 Surround Processor review
Surround Processor Yamaha DSP-1

With the DSP-1, Yamaha claims-and delivers-exciting and realistic modification of the stereo sound field. The model designation stands for Digital Sound Field Processor, but this only hints at what the unit actually does. Used with auxiliary amplifiers and speakers, it can make music sound as if it were...
Yamaha DSP-A1000 AV amplifier review
AV amplifier Yamaha DSP-A1000

Back in 1986, Yamaha introduced what was probably the very first home digital sound-field processor, the DSP-1. Yamaha's engineers had measured the acoustical characteristics of a wide variety of concert halls and other establishments where music was performed. Then, using digital signal processing and...
Yamaha DSP-A2070 AV amplifier review
AV amplifier Yamaha DSP-A2070

A veritable tour de force of digital signal processing, Yamaha's new top integrated amplifier, the DSP-A2070, shows what can be done when a company takes a good hard look at the connection, switching, and signal-processing demands of an elaborate home theater setup. The A2070 has, for example, connections...
Yamaha DSP-A3090 AV amplifier review
AV amplifier Yamaha DSP-A3090

Hard on the heels of Yamaha's first venture into Dolby Digital (AC-3), the RX-V2090 A/V receiver and DDP-1 AC-3 decoder, comes its second-generation AC-3 componentry: the DSP-A3090 integrated amplifier with built-in Dolby Digital decoder. I'm pleased to report that the new unit has solved the bass-management...
Yamaha DSP-A590 AV amplifier review
AV amplifier Yamaha DSP-A590

Although the model DSP-A590 a Yamaha is the "youngest" in the family firm AV-amplifiers, it has a very solid and immediately commands respect appearance. Inside this powerful "gray box" is DSP-sound processor company Yamaha, an acronym which stands for Digital Soundfield Processing (instead of Digital...
Yamaha DSP-AX2 AV amplifier review
AV amplifier Yamaha DSP-AX2

DSP is a great power in multi-channel sound of home cinema: it is able to form a frequency response of any shape, add strictly dosed reverberation or time delay, mix existing channels, synthesize new ones in any proportions and so on. Yamaha itself writes algorithms for Digital Sound Processing, produces...
Yamaha DVD-S2700 DVD-player review
DVD-player Yamaha DVD-S2700

By modern standards DVD-S2700 - almost a rarity. Sales of this player, who has long been crowned ruler theater components Yamaha, began in late 2006. This is a typical universal supporting media DVD/CD/SACD, fully adapted to multi-channel systems and endowed with all possible video outputs, composite...
Yamaha DVD-S830 DVD-player review
DVD-player Yamaha DVD-S830

Corporate titanium color body is in harmony with the traditional amber display - it is informative, easy to read his testimony. Metal panel DVD- player Yamaha DVD-S830 low height looks elegant as not overloaded controls. Initial installation is available in two versions: simplified (the device itself...
Yamaha DVR-S150 Home Theatre System review
Home Theatre System Yamaha DVR-S150

Handed control buttons on the top panel of the main unit, allowing you to place the unit at a low altitude. However, if you need to see when configuring the display (such as when you install the tuner presets that the remote control is not available), the user will have to sit in front of the machine...
Yamaha DVX-S80 Home Theatre System review
Home Theatre System Yamaha DVX-S80

Yamaha designers follow the principle of construction of AV-system of separate components. CinemaStation S80 - is full (Hi-Fi-caliber) DVD-player and AV- processor (all six power amplifiers - in a subwoofer). Faceplates blocks, made of frosted glass, look impressive, but somewhat stylish unity violate...
Yamaha EQ-550 Equalizer review
Equalizer Yamaha EQ-550

A price of equalizer is quite high and can seem to be excessive against other electronic monsters, but you should take into account included measuring electret microphone and built-in pink-noise generator. So, it has quite enough possibilities for its general function. Divided channel-by-channel regulation...
Yamaha HPH-MT120 Headphones review
Headphones Yamaha HPH-MT120

This model belongs to the budget segment, but is addressed to, say, beginners to professionals. And as useful and enjoyable bonus to headphones attached CD-ROM with software distribution audio editing WaveLab 7 LE. Submitted HPH-MT120 as traditional phones monitor gated with a very unpretentious design....
Yamaha K-1000 Cassette Deck review
Cassette Deck Yamaha K-1000

Among the growing number of top cassette decks that include DBX noise reduction is Yamaha's $795 K-2000. But if that's a little rich for your budget, there's also the K-1000, reviewed here. For $200 less, it provides most of the premier model's features, including DBX noise reduction and Dolby B. And...
Yamaha KX 690 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Yamaha KX 690

Traditional left cassette location, a great indicator of thick yellow-orange color and cover conceals almost all non-operational controls - all this with poluvzglyada easily recognized handwriting firm. In Yamaha KX 690 has not only automatic parameter setting records in accordance with the characteristics...
Yamaha KX-1200U Cassette Deck review
Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-1200U

The KX-1200U is, in fact, one of the Yamaha RS (Remote Series) components that can be operated from a single master remote. However, the supplied RS-K12 remote-which operates the basic transport controls and tape/source monitor switching-is specific to this deck. Other controls on the remote include...
Yamaha KX-W592 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Yamaha KX-W592

Externally the phone looks attractive. A well-designed flat panel uniformly filled with large and comfortable buttons placed very thoughtfully. Graphic controls on the panel clear, while related, are marked with color and more, but not enough contrast. But very nice bright yellow display undoubtedly...
Yamaha NS-1000M Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-1000M

The Yamaha NS-1000 is produced in two versions, domestic and professional, the former in ebony with dark brown front grille, the latter (NS-1000M) slightly less expensively in plain black with a perforated protective metal cover over the low frequency unit; both are supplied in left/right matched pairs....
Yamaha NS-50F Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-50F

Design. Three drivers: 1.18 inch (30 mm) tweeter with textile dome and two identical 6.3 inch (160-mm) mid/bass heads work with two frequency bands NS-50F. The firm does not give the information about the dynamics (the material of diffusers and other specific features of their construction). The attempt...
Yamaha NS-515F Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-515F

Experienced audiophiles know studio monitors of famous brands well... Yamaha NS-515F - an innovation in the lineup, positioned by the company as a front theatrical pair. The design is laudable in all respects. Light translucent membranes of the heads are made of polymer PMD (Polymer Injected Mica Diaphragm)....
Yamaha NS-555 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-555

Yamaha NS-555 commands respect in its weight (20kg) and gorgeous multi-layered piano lacquer finish. The bodies create the impression of exceptional damping and seem to be cast from concrete. Apparently, such approach to design is one of key moments of concept "Natural Sound", which Japanese developers...
Yamaha NS-6HX Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-6HX

Among the extensive range of products speakers index HX occupy top positions in the class home systems. This model differs from the more powerful NS-8HX only in the absence of the second woofer. Rectangular housing of 25 mm MDF trimmed Canadian maple veneer and polished quality. Highlights the combined...
Yamaha NS-777 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-777

Black, lacquered, with slightly convex side panels Yamaha NS-777 has record sizes. The walls of the speaker systems are made of 12-mm MDF plates. Horizontal struts increase the rigidity of construction. There is a minimum of absorber inside. Translucent membranes of both woofers and midrange are made...
Yamaha NS-9502 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-9502

Featured speakers NS-9502 - a logical continuation of the popular NS-series - are among budget models and top-end series Soavo. Despite a decent size and weight (one weighs 24 kg), not feeling too massiveness. Mainly because of the rounded side panels and graceful legs, feet. However, the overall...
Yamaha NS-9900 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-9900

Production of speakers, according to many, is not the main activity of the Japanese corporation. Meanwhile, the world-famous studio monitors NS-10M used by thousands of engineers around the world for decades. Abbreviation NS in the model name stands for Natural Sound. Strictly speaking, all home phonics...
Yamaha NS-B500 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha NS-B500

Among the models of the Japanese giant monitors NS-B500 in the role of versatile, capable of voice, even the front channels. System have an original design a closed housing, resembling a truncated pyramid shape with rounded corners. The assurances of the company engineers, this decision ensures maximum...
Yamaha NS-B700 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha NS-B700

Miniature speakers Yamaha NS-B700 in the company directory provides space rear speakers, but we will test them as bookshelf stereo pair. Like all models in the 700 line, they are equipped with 30-mm tweeter original design. A key feature proprietary DC-Diaphragm that dome and voice coil frame of an integrated...
Yamaha NS-F101 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F101

Massive housing Yamaha speakers are made of plastic and painted silver. When creating speakers engineers used three-way circuit configured in a gated enclosure, where a high-frequency region corresponds to a 19mm speaker, and the middle and lower ranges of "service" 4 drivers 100 mm diameter, two for...
Yamaha NS-F140 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F140

Yamaha NS-F140 speaker systems look much heavier than their own weight (less than 10 kg) and more serious than their low price. Directly a 16-cm MF/LF speaker with a conical diffuser and a dome tweeter (3 cm) play sound. On the back part of the body there is a bass-reflex port, but, it is not very deep...
Yamaha NS-F160 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F160

The appearance of Yamaha NS-F160 cannot be accused of being too utilitarian. Sidewalls have smooth edges and laminated films, expertly imitating the veneer of natural wood. Protective grills are removable, carefully faceted. In short, at first glance, nothing hints at the low-cost status of the model....
Yamaha NS-F700 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F700

A 16-cm woofer and 13-cm midbass with the branded A-PMD diffusers are used in NS-F700 speaker system. This composite material of white color, consisting of polymer with the addition of mica, has high rigidity at a mass, which is considerably lesser than widely used polypropylene. Ground mica effectively...
Yamaha NS-M525 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha NS-M525

Neatly assembeled two-way NS-M525 monitors immediately give charge of positive emotions. Each element of the construction is carefully made, there are no gaps or any signs of simplification of the technological process. High-quality drivers are used here: aluminum tweeter with an inch dome and 13-cm...
Yamaha NS-SW500 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer Yamaha NS-SW500

Externally body NS-SW500 resembles a truncated pyramid, one of the side faces which imposed reflex port. At the head 25-inch diffuser made by proprietary Yamaha. It is based on the pulp, which is to provide additional rigidity carbon fiber reinforced and wood fiber. Driver powered by built-in analog...
Yamaha NS-SW700 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer Yamaha NS-SW700

The cabinet is shaped like a truncated pyramid, the top of which are placed controls, including key and Standby. At the base set of 25-inch driver working at a special lens (Technology QD-Bass). Two low-noise vented port located on the side walls of the housing. Amplifying part is very solid - firm...
Yamaha Piano Craft CRX-E600 Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Yamaha Piano Craft CRX-E600

The system is based on the Hi-Fi-canons: each component - a separate body, its power supply and a set of connectors; management - the system bus. The basic package includes two parts: the stereo receiver RX-E600 and DVD-player DVD-E600. If desired, you can buy branded tape and MD recorder, the more that...
Yamaha R-N402 Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Yamaha R-N402

Yamaha R-N402 like the older model (R-N602) is made in a consistent concept - this is a symbiosis of advanced network technologies and classical approach in the circuitry and in the design. This easily allows the receiver to pretend to the central place in modern musical system. MusicCast technology...
Yamaha R-N602 Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Yamaha R-N602

A prime example of the symbiosis of the latest technological solutions and classical approach in both circuit technics and design is a stereo receiver - Yamaha R-N602. By combining in one case an amplifier on the discrete elements, FM tuner and multimedia network player, which supports the proprietary...
Yamaha R-S202 Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Yamaha R-S202

Stereo receiver is very popular class of equipment in the 70-ies of the last century, which are called the Golden era of audio. This is the combination of amplifier and tuner in one case. For half a century since then broadcasting has migrated to the Internet, but radio stations still work. This means...
Yamaha RX-1100U Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Yamaha RX-1100U

Of all the audio-video receivers we've tested to date, the Yamaha RX-1000U is arguably the most sophisticated. It is certainly a far cry from the typical models that combine mediocre audio behavior with basic video switching, all in the hope that the novelty of the combination will obscure the lack of...
Yamaha RX-397 Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Yamaha RX-397

Stereo Receivers Yamaha survived unscathed fashion for home theaters and not become extinct as a class that almost happened with integrated is the same brand. Here and now the company offers three models of different price levels, of which we chose to test younger - RX-397. To date, she, no doubt, stands...
Yamaha RX-797 Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Yamaha RX-797

At the designing of the front side of RX-797 the designers refused from modern minimalism and didn't hide the controls behind a special door. Here there are input selector, the regulations of volume, tone on HF and LF, loudness and linear input selector for connection a tape recorder. On the right side...
Yamaha RX-950 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-950

In creating Yamaha's flagship stereo receiver, the RX-950, the engineers' goal was to provide performance equivalent to that of high-quality separate components. To this end, they employed Yamaha's patented Hyperbolic Conversion Amplification (HCA) circuit, which is claimed to provide true Class A amplification...
Yamaha RX-A810 Aventage AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-A810 Aventage

Appearance Yamaha RX-A810 is sustained in a recognizable trademark style. Facade is divided horizontally into two unequal parts: the lower dressed in noble black-aluminum, top closed dark plastic cover that hides a large information display. On the border of these zones lined flat keys minor modes of...
Yamaha RX-SL80 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-SL80

This is the device that made the record for sharpness - only 55 mm! With the body of the same height Yamaha produces DVD player DV-SL100. Built quality, design and weight of RX-SL80 cause a great respect. For better coordination with load there is the switch of speaker systems' resistance, and for cooling...
Yamaha RX-V1067 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V1067

In terms of design and quality of finishes to produce at least one claim to Yamaha RX-V1067 is absolutely impossible. The front panel is made of metal and has a noble titanium color. In its upper part by a dark plastic cover hides larger display. On the facade stand handle large input selector and volume...
Yamaha RX-V1500 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V1500

Titanium finish RX-V1500 technocratic and elegant, but requires other components to be executed in the same design. This - the only negative Yamaha. But in general, the unit can serve as an example of functionality: the selector is rotated, the audio is assigned to a small "dial", less important buttons...
Yamaha RX-V1600 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V1600

In 2005 the company Yamaha presented the line of THX-receivers. All models had success, but the developers, decided not to rest on laurels and introduced the second generation of devices. In the nearest consideration, it occurred that the receiver Yamaha RX-V1600 is the cheapest one from the line and...
Yamaha RX-V2067 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V2067

New line of Yamaha, currently consisting of eight AV-receiver, reflects the most current trends in hardware, uniting not only audio and video technologies, but also some solutions from the computer sector. Today we look at them on the model RX-V2067, occupying the listing of the second place. To emphasize...
Yamaha RX-V2092 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V2092

You know you're aging when encountering a still-living tradition gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, like the one I got when I saw Yamaha's "Natural Sound" logo on the RX-V2092. And when I flipped down the hinged door and saw a "Tone Bypass" button and an independent recording selector ("Rec Out"), the feeling...
Yamaha RX-V2400RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V2400RDS

In computer engineering time working principle of Plug & Play, when all the problems in setting up the installed equipment takes the computer itself. In a home theater initial setup (Setup) time delays, levels of amplification channels, and sometimes the frequency characteristics are usually performed...
Yamaha RX-V3000RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V3000RDS

Yamaha RX-V3000RDS - quite expensive model. What is special about it? First, it has eight amplifier channels, 6 of which can give 160 watts into 4 - ohm load (standard DIN: 1 kHz, 0.7 % harmonic distortion) and a pair for the front effects shakes 25 watts. Yamaha has long offered an extended configuration...
Yamaha RX-V340RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V340RDS

There is a family traits Yamaha: decorative grooves on the front panel and fluorescent display with amber indications. Clear division between the work areas at the receiver Yamaha RX-V340RDS not, as the main control center developers find a full-featured remote control - initial installation is only...
Yamaha RX-V350 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V350

Despite of the fact that Yamaha RX-V350 is the youngest model of company's AV-receivers, its equipment is impressive. The same 32-bit processor, YSS-938, as in the older models is used in the device, but its possibilities are not fully involved here. However, the support of DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, Dolby Digital...
Yamaha RX-V359 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V359

Let see what Yamaha offers in economy class to its fans - particular in the model RX-V359. However, it is more logical to start with what it doesn't offer. So, there are no connectors for the connection of video cam or game console on the faceplate - you have to supply the signal from these devices in...
Yamaha RX-V390RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V390RDS

The receiver has a classic design, simple operation, VHF and CB allows you to connect three audio and two video source signal. The preamplifier has a center channel output to connect to an additional power amplifier. RDS tuner is equipped with the following set of features: output indicator on the scoreboard...
Yamaha RX-V393 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V393

Built-in digital signal processor DSP (Digital Sound Processor) at receiver Yamaha RX-V393 has six modes, designed to increase the surround effect of conventional stereo. There is even a mode for mono, which can be useful for old movies and TV broadcasts. Normal Pro Logic, seen something...
Yamaha RX-V396RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V396RDS

This unit is on the concepts of fleeting fashion relatively old. It does not belong to the latest generation of the company AV-receiver, which determines his lack of decoder digital audio format DTS. However, given the almost complete absence of carriers with similar coding (eg, DVD-ROM drive), it seems...
Yamaha RX-V440 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V440

The design of Yamaha audio products stays unchanged for many years. Such consistency makes the apparatus of this brand recognizable at the first glance. But sometimes it is hard to determine which generation an offered for sale model refers to - as it is so new and advanced. A potential owner of RX-V440...
Yamaha RX-V450RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V450RDS

Externally, the Yamaha RX-V450 - almost a copy of the popular AV-receiver RX-V440 from last year's lineup (EISA-medalist of 2003, we wrote in October), but, in our opinion, the novelty has become even more attractive. Here, for example, instead of digital to analog converters 96 kHz/24 bit in all channels...
Yamaha RX-V459 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V459

Its main competitors RX-V459 model loses three counts: it is not too solid remote control (though - programmable), no digital outputs and automatic calibration. However, the absence of the latter more than compensates for the new 64-bit processor with an incredibly advanced features all the settings...
Yamaha RX-V492 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V492

This is an extremely full-featured Yamaha with digital sound processor and RDS sound decoder. The receiver's features include the ability to limit the level of output power amplifier (-10 dB), availability of linear outputs for connection of an active external subwoofer and an active central-channel...
Yamaha RX-V530RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V530RDS

Yamaha is true to itself: the black case of RX-V530RDS receiver and orange fluorescent display with multistage Dimmer - indispensable during the initial setting because there are no screen menus. You can perform this procedure from both front panel and the remote control of the most conservative shapes,...
Yamaha RX-V540RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V540RDS

The front panel of the latest apparatus a Yamaha clearly divided two triangular grooves in work areas, making it easier to search for the appropriate governing body. Initial setup of the receiver Yamaha RX-V540RDS is only available from the remote control on the testimony of a luminescent...
Yamaha RX-V557RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V557RDS

Design receiver Yamaha RX-V557RDS as otherwise can not be called great. Traditional panel of dark silver aluminum on which the products are easily distinguished Yamaha, goes well with the amber display. Set the front connectors - minimum. The amplifier circuit is composed of six channels, i.e. designed...
Yamaha RX-V590 RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V590 RDS

AV-receiver RX-V590RDS is a big brother of RX-V390RDS. The device has the typical design for RX series and firm traditional easy and plain control, which allows changing operating modes very readily. Pressing any of the keys generates the appearance of corresponding symbol on the display, which shows...
Yamaha RX-V620 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V620

The firm has a long tradition in the creation of sound fields in multi-household systems: a decade of its first DSP-processor firm noted a few years ago. In the RX-V620 for digital sources (Dolby Digital and DTS) are offered not only precision machining 32-bit processor, but a proprietary additive in...
Yamaha RX-V767 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V767

For those for whom the effect of 3D- video in theaters makes a lasting impression (and those, according to the notice on the relevant sessions, very few), and want to find more homes similar attraction, the model simply find. In fact, the choice at the moment is simple - take the Yamaha RX-V767, wait...
Yamaha RX-V771 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V771

The model RX-V771 is the latest addition to the catalog of Yamaha, which replaced the popular RX-V767. The novelty has received a network Ethernet interface with advanced functionality and a digital part with more perfected DAC - PCM1781. The number of HDMI 1.4 terminals impresses - 6 inputs and 2 outputs...
Yamaha RX-V777 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V777

Yamaha takes not only a considerable percent of the world AV-receivers, but is considered to be a leader in developing of innovative decisions for home cinema. The company has accumulated a huge experience in creating of audio components and combines it in the new models with the most digital advanced...
Yamaha RX-V800RDS AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V800RDS

Here are impressive number of DSP-processing modes, a lot of processing parameters, visual explanations in the instruction (you will easily understand what I mean, what reverb is and how its adjustments of time, delay and level affect the result; how does the room size and the reflection character from...
Yamaha Soavo 2 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha Soavo 2

Popular recently Soavo line was never as successful for Yamaha and again forced to talk about the company as a producer not only musical instruments, but also with high quality audio. And no wonder - the series has become the quintessential developments firm for many years. It is made in accordance with...
Yamaha T-D500 Tuner review
Tuner Yamaha T-D500

Back in the mid seventies, Yamaha's flagship CT-7000 wowed the world with its amazing FM sound quality. Since then, the company has been well respected for doing fine hi-fi tuners; the glory of the '7000 may be long gone, but the company's good name remains. This T-D500 is a very different thing though...
Yamaha TX-350 Tuner review
Tuner Yamaha TX-350

Yamaha has been getting heavily in to all sorts of sonic tricks of late with its AV products, but this tuner is a good, honest, straightforward piece of receiving kit. Entirely gimmick-free, it has the usual features: electronic tuning by up/down buttons with programme search, all three bands and 40...
Yamaha TX-590RDS Tuner review
Tuner Yamaha TX-590RDS

The device is available in a series of developer having a total for all products slogan "Natural Sound", and this, in our opinion, completely untrue. Sound when receiving FM assessed as excellent. Options FM tract too great sensitivity almost equal to the theoretical limit , signal to noise ratio is...
Yamaha YST-RSW300 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer Yamaha YST-RSW300

Massive housing includes a powerful digital amplifier peak power of 270 W, loaded on 25-inch driver with a long stroke. There is a magnetic shielding. Several unconventionally located reflex port with a rounded socket - on the right side of the housing. On the rear panel there is a gentlemen's set all...
Yamaha YST-SW205 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer Yamaha YST-SW205

Advanced YST series of Yamaha contains nine (!) models of subwoofers, among which SW205 takes the middle position. YST abbreviation (Yamaha Servo Technology) means the use of feedback systems in the amplifier, radically increasing the damping factor. Advanced YST is its modified variant, allowing to...
Yamaha YST-SW215 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer Yamaha YST-SW215

YST-SW215 is a small subwoofer with a recognizable shape of body. It is due to the use of the branded QD-Bass technology, the main point of which is the use of pyramidal diffuser for proportional distribution of sound waves. In YST-SW215 such system works with a 20-cm speaker, radiating down. The bass-reflex...
Yamaha YST-SW320 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer Yamaha YST-SW320

An active subwoofer with traditionally difficult for Yamaha abbreviation - YST-SW320 belongs to Digital Pro series. The first part in the name stands as Yamaha Servo Technology - this is the special control system for parameters of LF head by spanning the amplifier with feedback through voltage and current....