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Yamaha YHT 390

Yamaha YHT 390
alaScore 79

90 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Yamaha YHT 390. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Yamaha YHT 390 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha YHT 390


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Yamaha YHT 390 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YHT-390BL Home Theater in a Box (Black)Yamaha YHT-390BL Home Theater in a Box (Black)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (

Best Kept Secret in Home Theaters!


Make sure to calibrate this receiver correctly:

This is a phenomenal system for the value!

No real cons for the product! Just go buy it! NOW!

Mar, 2009

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Very Happy


Been using the system for a couple of weeks and still not sure I have it figured out 100%. The sound quality is great. I assume most any available system would have exceeded the 25 year old standard stereo system this replaced. I prefer to have...

Plenty of connections, options, and great sound.

So many wires and options...

Feb, 2009

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Great sound!


First of all, you could THROW the box off every delivery truck it was shipped on and it would probably be fine. Everything has it's own box and there's enough padding that nothing could possibly be damaged. Set-up was pretty easy, except for sound...

Awsome some or the money.

Difficulties getting rear speakers at an appropriate volume and multiple manuals.

Feb, 2009

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Good Solid Choice


Sounds good. For the price I wasn't disappointed.

Minor one. Speaker cables are very thin gauge.

Feb, 2009

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Great system; not 'great system for the price,' but 'great system.'


I'm extremely pleased with this system. I had another Yamaha HTIB system before this, but it was damaged during a recent move. I was happy enough with Yamaha's quality that I bought this one. The sound quality is excellent; I've heard setups in the...

Excellent sound quality when properly tweaked and using quality speaker wire, convenient preset "listening environments," strong & natural bass response, nicely finished cabinets (this system looks far more expensive than it is), good tuner reception,...

Mediocre included speaker wire (at this price, buy yourself a lower gauge spool to use), manual isn't written/translated well, too many multi-function buttons on the remote, and the unit will likely intimidate people who aren't tech savvy. HDMI inputs...

Feb, 2009

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great sound when set up right


The sub works just fine when set up to be musically correct. Crank it up so the movie explosion shakes you, and it will protest. I have it at about 3/10.

Best sound for the money. Detailed adjustments (but see cons)

Not for a plug and play type, menus are not trivial to navigate, out of the box sound weak, needs to be set up right.

Jan, 2009

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The box that arrived looked like it fell off a truck in a rainstorm, but each component was boxed individually inside and in pristine condition.

This thing has some pretty impressive sound. I hooked it up in my living room to a 46" flat panel. The volume goes from -45db to +45db. I have not yet had it very far over 0 and at that point this system is shaking the house. I compared this system to...

The speaker wire could have been better (thicker). Also, the settings for this thing could have been a little more user friendly. The guide for this thing is thick. The remote is a little out of control for sound system. but its nice to have the...

Jan, 2009

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Great quality for the price


For the poor audiophile, this is a good choice.

Good quality speakers for the price. Good power for a small/medium room. EXTREMELY ACCURATE SOUND. Yamaha quality!

The sub is rather weak (it can quack on really loud, bassy music) but this only occurs when cranked wayyyyy up. With the money you save, though, upgrade the sub.

Jan, 2009

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Great system


This is a great system. Dunno why I'm writing this review instead of listening to it. The cable that comes with it is garbage. It's loudspeaker wire. Buy something else.

Powerful. Lots of sound field options. Configurable. Loud, clear. Lots of inputs. It has a real receiver. The HTIBs with DVD players are for suckers.

Where are the mounts on the front speakers? Am I missing something? Cheap cables.

Jan, 2009

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I have been doing a lot of research on a reasonably priced 5.1 system. Took me a few months and I finally decided that this was the one to get and boy was I right.

Large speakers = Loud sound. Nice and crisp....whether you play in 5.1 or 2 channel encoder it sounds amazing. I knew this set would sound good based on the reviews I have read and from what many people in the business have told me. But this system...

Depending on what you are planning to hook up you may need to get some optical cables and extra HDMI or RCA cables. I hooked up my 360 and PS3, and it was complicated but I had to hook up the 360 using the component cables from the 360 to the receiver...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Yamaha Makes Great-Sounding Home Theater Easy with This One-Box System that includes a 100W 5-Channel Receiver with SCENE, 8 DSP Programs and iPod compatibility, plus Five Speakers and a 100W Subwoofer.


Input Channel Qty:6
Output Power / Total:500Watt/600Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS 96/24 ES / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1/Dolby Pro Logic / DTS-ES decoder / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 ES / Dolby Digital EX
Components:AV receiver / Speaker system/AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:CINEMA DSP / Neural Surround / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Virtual CINEMA DSP/Virtual CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Neural Surround
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha YHT

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Type: None