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Yamaha RX V1

Yamaha RX V1
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9 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Yamaha RX V1. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

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Expert review by : Gene DellaSala (

Yamaha RX-V1 Receiver Preview


The Yamaha RX-V1 is the successor to the infamous and highly regarded DSP A1. The RX-V1 means business with its massive 20lbs high current power transformer and large heat sink area.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : SoundStage! (

Yamaha RX-V1 Audio/Video Receiver


I judge the Yamaha RX-V1 to be not only an excellent product, but also a great step forward from the DSP-A1. Its new and improved enhanced versions of DTS and Dolby Digital put it in a class by itself. If the RX-V1 came with these surround modes only,...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Brian Kahn (

Yamaha RX-V1 Receiver


Introduction Features, features and more features accurately describes Yamaha's latest top of the line home theater centerpiece, the RX-V1. The $3,199 (in black) RX-V1 does much more than any other AV receiver that I know of. The not-so-short...

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : Michael Trei (

Yamaha RX-V1 Receiver


Flagship is one of those words like ultimate and reference that just can't seem to get any respect these days. The next time we see last year's "ultimate" product superseded by this year's "improved" model, I think we should all complain to the...

Aug, 2000

Expert review by : Michael Trei (

Yamaha RX-V1 Receiver


Yamaha, however, could never be accused of hyperbole when it comes to their new flagship receiver, the RX-V1. Loaded with features, this model takes all of Yamaha's experience with DSP soundfield re-creation and condenses it into a receiver of...

Setup is fairly straightforward once you've run all those speaker cables, with onscreen displays that guide you through most of the process. Curiously, while there's an easy provision to set a delay for the center and surround back speakers relative to...

Aug, 2000

Expert review by : Audio Ideas Guide (

Yamaha RX-V1 Home Theater Receiver


Product Specifications

This Yamaha 8-channel receiver delivers finest performance and processing available for music and video sound. 8 channels are: L/R Main, Front Center, L/R Rear Effects, Rear Center, and L/R Front Effects (adds depth to sound image). Yamaha's Cinema DSP and Tri-Field Processing are included as are Dolby Surround Pro Logic and Dolby Digital processing. Yamaha's Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction) design philosophy maximizes digital quality and minimizes analog circuitry. Specifics include high performance digital circuitry using Burr-Brown 24-bit DACs for all input channels, a digitally regulated volume control, processor direct switch, high density Cinema DSP circuitry, utilizing the world's first 44-bit LSIs, two decoding LSIs, and low impedance drive amplifier featuring superior power transistors, and gigantic heat sinks. Discrete power transistors rather than IC chips are used in the amplifier section to provide the cleanest sound possible. The amp delivers 110 watts each to six channels and 35 watts each to the two front effects channels. Discrete surround is the most advanced and realistic encoded surround sound for movies. The new Dolby Digital system is a fully discrete system providing 5.1 channels of sound. Like Dolby Digital, DTS is a discrete 5.1 channel system. The latest technology for movie theaters, 6.1-channel surround is now available for the home. The additional channel provides a rear center for a more complete surround experience. Utilizing a 5.1-channel Dolby Digital or DTS signal, Yamaha's Matrix Decoder automatically extracts a rear center signal. Yamaha's exclusive Tri-Field Processing that applies Digital Sound Field Processing technology to Dolby Digital and DTS to create a true movie theater experience in the home. Building on its world famous "silent" musical instruments, Yamaha has added HRTF (Head Related Transfer Functions) and "Virtual" technology to create a realistic surround movie effect using standard headphones. The RX-V1's rear panel has input jacks to accommodate an external 6-channel decoder, making the receiver ready for DVD-Audio, or any other 5.1 channel format, should one be developed. When different input formats are connected from the same source, the RX-V1 automatically prioritizes them and selects in order AC-3 RF, coaxial digital, optical digital, and finally the analog input. On-screen display with speaker test mode allows you to easily establish, change, and adjust settings from across the room. The on-screen display gives you a visual readout of the receiver's settings on your TV or monitor screen. The on-screen speaker test mode makes it easier to balance speaker output from your listening position.


Output Channel Qty:8

Audio Input

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Audio Output

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Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / DTS decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:6.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Cassette System

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CD System

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Dimensions & Weight



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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX

MD System

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Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


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