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Yamaha RX Z11

Yamaha RX Z11
alaScore 80

22 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Yamaha RX Z11. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX Z11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Yamaha RX Z11 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Yamaha RX-Z11BL 11.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Mat Honan (

Review: Yamaha RX-Z11 11.2 Surround Sound Receiver


When it comes to top-shelf stereo receivers, Yamaha's new RX-Z11 sets a high bar for feature-rich high definition amplifiers. Sure, it's got your XM-HD, HD...

More channels than a basic cable package. Plenty of HDMI inputs (five) for all your gear. Pumps out rich sound with detailed separation at low, medium, and traumatic brain injury inducing volumes. Attractive backlit remote with LCD screen. Easy auto...

Excellent price point, assuming you are Oprah. Back panel resembles a migraine headache. Just moving the behemoth might put you in the hospital with a ruptured disc. “Quick Start Guide”? Oh please

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Gene DellaSala (

Yamaha RX-Z11 HDMI 1.3a 11.2 Channel A/V Receiver Review


The Yamaha RX-Z11 represents the pinnacle of technology in a flagship receiver. It's ability to transform your listening space into a concert venue or mega Cineplex is unrivaled thanks to the powerful arsenal of DSP processing, and robust amplifier...

Benchmark performance ; Unparalleled multi channel experience for music and movies ; One box solution for whole home audio and video distribution

Complex setup ; Erroneous YPAO results ; Mediocre remote

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

Yamaha RX-Z11 Preview


The Yamaha RX-Z11 is a 11.2 powerhouse that breaks all of boundaries of former Yamaha receivers and steps up to present more advanced features than anything else they have delivered to date.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (

Review: Yamaha RX-Z11 A/V Receiver


The RX-Z11 flagship receiver packs a punch via an arsenal of DSP processing, clever power amp assignability, and multi channel/multi zone receiver capabilities.

Ever wonder why some special events seem to happen once every four years? Every four years we get an extra day, we have a presidential election, we have an Olympic game, and, incidentally, Yamaha seems to release a new flagship receiver. I can’t tell...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Fred Manteghian (

Yamaha RX-Z11 A/V Receiver


My very first home theater system in the mid-'80s had a Yamaha DSP-1 surround processor at its core. Yes, Yamaha has been in the multichannel business for that long, and yes, I'm that old. That first system was sad in many respects, lacking both a...

If you like to fiddle about, the Yamaha will entertain you for years. It has some of the most advanced audio tweaking available today, but you don't have to tweak it if you don't want to. The RX-Z11 includes your basic food groups, like THX, Pro Logic...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: David Vaughn ( Yamaha RX-Z11 A/V Receiver


According to Wikipedia, a flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels that is usually the fastest, largest, newest, or most heavily armed. In terms of home-theater electronics, a flagship model is the company's top-of-the-line design, with...

Clean, dynamic, powerful sound, Excellent deinterlacing and scaling of 480i material, 5 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, Decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio

Does not pass below-black and above-white, Rolls off highest frequencies in HD material, Poor remote for main zone

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May, 2008

Expert review by: David Vaughn (

Yamaha RX-Z11 A/V Receiver


Yamaha's literature claims that the RX-Z11 "embodies the latest in HD audio and video coupled with the ability to get the maximum performance from any kind of source." But flagship performance comes at a steep price—the RX-Z11 checks in at nearly...

May, 2008

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Yamaha RX-Z11

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (

Yamaha RX-Z11 home theatre receiver


Eleven channels of power HDMI profusion automatic set-up and easy network access: Yamaha presents its greatest AV receiver yet.

The Yamaha RX-Z11 is for the home theatre enthusiast who wants the lot. If you have the money, you won’t be disappointed with this receiver.

Consumer review by: johndts4ever (

yamaha RX_Z11


i still have the rx-z11 and still have not found anything better to get the best sound you need to have good speakers and run 11.2 or 11.4 WOW!!!!!!!!! love it

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Yamaha introduces a new benchmark for home theater receiver performance: the RX-Z11. The new flagship takes high-end receiver evolution to another level with an enormous range of exciting features, capabilities and cutting edge technologies. The RX-Z11 performance sets a new standard in home theater experience.


Input Channel Qty:8
Output Channel Qty:11
Output Power / Total:1180Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder/Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Functions (KA):AV network receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:3D Cinema Sound / CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / SRS TruSurround XT/CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / SRS TruSurround XT / 3D Cinema Sound
Surround System Class:11.2 channel
Type:AV receiver


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

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control