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Yamaha RX V2600

Yamaha RX V2600
alaScore 83

73 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Yamaha RX V2600. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 V2600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX V2600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Yamaha RX V2600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Yamaha RX-V2600

The Yamaha RX-V2600 is an advanced 7.1-channel A/V receiver with advanced autosetup capabilities, the ability to upconvert analog video to HDMI (with upscaling to 720p/1080i), and an XM-ready satellite radio function. In addition to its high-end build...

Multilayered menus and baffling navigation design may confound even experienced home-theater mavens. And while the HDMI video options are impressive, inferior processing and the lack of 1080p support puts the Yamaha squarely behind Denon's comparable...

The Yamaha RX-V2600's seductive sound is matched by its up-to-the-minute features and stellar build quality, but its video options fall just short of the best we've seen.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-V2600 Receiver Review

 

The Yamaha RX-V2600 is a paramount achievement in terms of the receiver market. Receivers are finally starting to pay almost as much attention to the second half of "audio-video".

HDMI 1.1 audio support ; Upconversion and scaling of SD analogue inputs to 720p/1080i via HDMI output ; Zone 2/3 remote with source select and XM controls ; Zone 2 with on-screen display (OSD)

No parametric EQ bands below 62.5Hz ; Spring clips for Presence/Zone 2/3 speakers ; Menu activity on DVDs causes HDMI dropouts to display ; No on-the-fly speaker level trims

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Yamaha RX-V2600 review

 

An epic tale of twins separated at birth

Full YPAO room EQ ; superb cinema sound ; multiroom ebility

Could use a smidgen more sparkle with music

One of the best value sub-£1,000 receivers on the market

Mar, 2008

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

Yamaha RX-V2600

 

The Yamaha RX-V2600's seductive sound is matched by its up-to-the-minute features and stellar build quality, but its video options fall just short of the best we've seen.

Advanced 7.1-channel A/V receiver with advanced autosetup capabilities ; Ability to upconvert analog video to HDMI (with upscaling to 720p/1080i) ; XM-ready satellite radio function ; In addition to its high-end build quality, the receiver offers A/B...

Multilayered menus and baffling navigation design may confound even experienced home-theatre mavens ; While the HDMI video options are impressive, inferior processing and the lack of 1080p support puts the Yamaha squarely behind Denon's comparable models

Summing up, not only were we pleased by the Yamaha RX-V2600's sound, but the sumptuous look and feel of the design makes this receiver a pleasure to use and helps justify its premium price. But discriminating videophiles will be better served by the...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Jamie Gemming (audioenz.co.nz)

Yamaha RX-V2600

 

Contrary to what you may think, the life of an audio reviewer is not all about overseas trips, wining, dining and fast women laid on thick in order to win a few good words in your next review. No sir, it can be a lot of hard work and frustration. You...

Overall, the 2600 is one hell of a piece of kit. While it might not have ultimate musical subtlety you shouldn't be too concerned, as it more than acceptable with tunes. Anyway this isn't why you should buy Yamaha receivers. You should buy them for...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Stevenson (smarthouse.com.au)

Yamaha RX-V2600 Receiver Review

 

Considering the PX-V2600 features a full-fat 1080i/720p video scaler and HDMI switching for under $2500, this latest model has all the right credentials to be an absolute first-class bargain before it's even out of the box.

Full YPAO room EQ; superb cinema sound; multiroom ability ;

Could use a smidgen more sparkle with music

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Apr, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com)

GREAT freaking unit!!Wonderful quality and ease of use.

 

For the money, I could not find better and still a thrill after two years of use.

Handset is a snap after you run through it and give a chance. Not convoluted at all. To make this unit do what an older set would do you would need lots of knobs on the front. Clarity of sound is off the chart and extremely easy to set up the sound.

At first I too thought the wireless handset was a mystery. Until I started using it for awhile. Then it became much easier to use. But nothing to whine about and bring a review to it's knees for Christ sake!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (shopzilla.com)

I like it.

 

HDMI upscalling and versitility

Extremely complex and difficult to figure out

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Outstanding A/V receiver.

 

This is my second Yamaha receiver and I am impressed by the power and sound quality of the RX-V2600. Video up scaling feature to 1080i was the main reason we bought this unit. We almost bought the RX-V2700 for 1080P upscale but our screen does not...

Outstanding sound and power, THX Select 2, all the decoders you would want

Automatic calibration not as accurate as it could be, remote is somewhat confusing

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (shopping.com)

World class A/V receiver

 

I just purchased the Yamaha Rx-v2600 and like the previous interviewer, initially thought the set-up would be daunting.

Easy set-up, and warm sound

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Sep, 2006
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Product Specifications

Yamaha has endeavored to produce products and services that satisfy the diverse needs and desires of people worldwide. Its products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship, and customer oriented services. These products and services under the brand name of Yamaha are highly regarded by a large number of professionals, institutions, business people within the related industries, and consumers. PRODUCT FEATURES: Quad-Field/Tri-Field CINEMA DSP and 22 surround programs with 5 THX Select2 programs; Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 compatibility; Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0 - 240 ms); Analog mixdown; Extended remote control codes, dual remote terminals for Zone 2 and Zone 3 and Dual +12V Trigger outputs; Dialog lift; Selectable 9-band subwoofer crossover; Subwoofer phase select; Night Listening Enhancer ensures that all programs (including Dolby Pro Logic IIx); SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP; Speaker A, B or A+B selection, with Virtual CINEMA DSP; Capability in Zone B; Two-Line FL display; Max volume setting; Initial volume setting; Channel mute; 6 System memories; Direct-Access (Macro-Command, Learning and Preset Capable) remote control unit with macro-command buttons and illuminated buttons.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:910Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

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 / THX Surround EX decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.2in
Height:6.7in
Weight:38.4lbs
Width:17.1in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Parametric

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:V2600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital