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Yamaha RX-N 600

Yamaha RX-N 600
alaScore 79

81 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Yamaha RX-N 600. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-N 600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX-N 600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Yamaha RX-N 600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-N600 Digital Network-Ready Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RX-N600 Digital Network-Ready Home Theater Receiver

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Yamaha RX-N600 review: Yamaha RX-N600

 

Yamaha RX-N600

The Yamaha RX-N600 is a 6.1-channel A/V receiver that offers connectivity to Ethernet home networks, USB storage devices, and (with an optional dock) the Apple iPod. It's also XM ready and supports component-video conversion from composite and S-Video.

There are no HDMI jacks, and the receiver lacks an automatic setup option. You can't configure the list of available Internet radio stations, and the USB playback didn't work with some of the thumbdrives we tried.

Digital music fans will find a lot to like about the Yamaha RX-N600, but its dearth of HDMI options will frustrate HDTV owners.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha RX-N600

 

Digital music fans will find a lot to like about the Yamaha RX-N600, but its dearth of HDMI options will frustrate HDTV owners.

Connectivity to Ethernet home networks, USB storage devices, and (with an optional dock) the Apple iPod ; Supports component-video conversion from composite and S-Video

No HDMI jacks ; Lacks an automatic setup option ; Can't configure the list of available Internet radio stations ; USB playback didn't work with some of the thumbdrives we tried

The 5.1-channel surround mix on The Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East SACD was more successful. The band's music was impressively dynamic and the disc transported us to the legendary rock theatre's acoustics. Our only quibble was bass definition,...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great sound, but alittle lacking on features

 

When I purchased this receiver, I had very high hopes, but some of that was let down by having the features you couldn't use. This receiver was the first NET receiver, but it seemed experimental. The features weren't thought out before making this...

Love the sound of this receiver, the access to the sources, easy to set up

No HDMI's, USB doesn't seem to work, but that's it.

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha RX-N600

 

This receiver works great for my needs. I wanted a single unit that would provide solid sound, and connect to my home network to play shared MP3 files from a Windows PC. I also wanted Internet radio capability, and there are hundreds if not...

Huge quantity of available Internet radio stations ; Plays shared music files and playlists from PC ; Very good sound. Rocks the house for DVD playback

Limited user interface for selection of Internet radio stations and selection of MP3 libraries shared from Windows workstations on network

May, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha RX-N600

 

Pretty Good receiver. When it was purchased it was not compatible with WM 11 but the firmware update the company emailed me worked on the first try.

Great Sounds, worked with my Sandisk titanium usb drive, on screen display made my set up a snap

Remote. Long delay for the firmware update since wmc 2.0 was unavailable

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha RX-N600

 

From my previous experience with Yamaha AV equipment the RX-N600 is poor. I think there are better units out there. The only reason I purchased this model was for the Ethernet connectivity which at best is pretty pathetic - can only view 8 titles at a...

Good sound ; 2nd Zone output ; Internet radio connection via LAN

Only 6.1 output ; Can't get Lan interface working with WMP11 ; No backlit remote

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha RX-N600

 

I was disappointed with the receivers internet radio navigation and ability to play songs from the pc.

Sounds great

I agree with this reviewer. I am returning my RX-N600 receiver. I purchased it to enable the streaming of songs from my computer and internet radio. The streaming from the pc does not work. You can see your pc from the receiver but no songs are...

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Yamaha RX-N600 is an all-new network AV Receiver providing full connectivity and the ability to play back content from your PC or internet Radio, while offering the world of XM Satellite Radio "Ready" with XM HD Surround and iPod compatibility via the optional Yamaha YDS-10 iPod Dock. Using a local area network (LAN) connection and Windows Media Connect technology ver.2 or better, Yamaha Network enabled receivers allow you to play MP3, WMA and WAV music from up to four (4) PC's. The receiver can even be used as a client for Yamaha's MusicCAST home music server, seamlessly integrating with the MCX-2000 digital audio server within your LAN. The Network Receiver also provides the ability to listen to any of the thousands of stations available on Internet radio when connected to a broadband Internet connection. By using the included vTuner data service that is enabled, looking for content on the Internet couldn't be easier, from your favorite Rock, Pop, or R&B to Podcasts that cater to your music interests. With a USB terminal on the front panel you now have a convenient way to play music from USB flash drives and portable USB music players. Yamaha Network Receivers get you connected to the vast music content available anywhere on your LAN and on the web. Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialog, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater! The decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo: 6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field processing. A THX Select mode is provided as an extra listening option.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:570Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV network receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:CINEMA DSP / Quad-Field CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Tri-Field CINEMA DSP
Surround System Class:6.1 channel
Type:AV network receiver

Connectors

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.5in
Height:6.7in
Weight:25.8lbs
Width:17.1in

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:N600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control