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Yamaha DSP-Z 11

Yamaha DSP-Z 11
alaScore 86

26 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha DSP-Z 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 9 of 9 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (16)

Consumer review by:

Awesome Receiver RX-Z11


The receiver was double boxed by Newegg and for good reason. The outer box was damaged but no damage to the inner box. Newegg is definitely the number one choice for all your electronic purchaces!

Everythig you'ed expect from a high end receiver. Sounds great and feels like they took thier time building the product. The unit picked up my home network without a hitch. Played the songs on my media player perfectly

Like everyone else is saying the remote stinks

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Yamaha Z11


Great machine for A/V hobbist.

Awesome machine, great sound, very flexable. Many features. Great price. Thanks New Egg

Not much. Very heavy. Takes two to move. Time consuming to set up due to the many, many features. Manual could be better

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Amazing upgrade!


Sound is much much better than my old Yammie HTR5240 - even using the same speakers

it doesn't wash the dishes


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Because of the 24 hour sale on Saturday you had on this receiver, you made me buy it. This was a fantastic deal, and is why I'm constantly on your site. Also, the shipping is so fast. Newegg is alway my first choice!

This receiver is fantastic, it looks stunning, built like a tank and offers a total solution for audio/video home theater. I have setup 2 zones and I'm able to control this via an internet browser connection on my laptop. This is especially handy when...

Unit not double boxed

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Superb Audio & DSP


Newegg didn't double box when ship the unit out, my unit almost get damaged during shipment. Double-boxed this expensive & heavy unit would be more secure & recommended.

Top of the line Yamaha Receiver, high quality build. Powerful amplifier section, best DSP in the market. Very big transformer and capacitors, got a lot of reserved power. It can drive 3.2 ohms speakers without any drop out

Just make sure that your audio cabinet is strong enough to handle 75 lbs unit

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Great Audio Section


Yamaha appears to be blowing these units out in preparation for a new 2010 model. Get one before they are gone! With the current economy, the next flagship from Yamaha will likely be significanlty cost reduced and something will be missing compared to...

This is my second Z11. It has a fantastic audio section, equal in performance to many external discrete audio amps. When buying an AVR, heavier is better! Most low and mid-end AVRs have high power ratings, but if you read the fine print, are only...

The HDMI ports get loose over time and the cables can fall out. Remote is weak and has limited range. Aftermarket remotes work quite well with the Z11. The Z11 can get very warm if shrouded in an AV Rack. Recommend it be the top component in any stack....

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Awesome Audio


I have the Z-11 in an 11.2 set up. Awesome THX movies. Best music audio ever, clean and clear. Newegg's price is fantastic!!!!!!

Just read the specs., see Yamaha website for more info., Z-11 has been on the market for 2 years and there is nothing better than this in a single AVR ; Excellent Audio and Video. 75Lb. Top Quality build


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Yamaha DSP-Z11 review


The first amp I ever owned was a Yamaha, vintage 1978. It had 10W per channel in stereo and four controls – and one of them was on/off. Fast-forward 30 years to the eagerly-anticipated DSP-Z11.

Awesome sound ; unbelievably flexible ; THX Ultra 2 Plus... we could go on

Even hardcore AV fans might struggle to utilise 11 channels

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital EX + DTS