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Yamaha RX 797

Yamaha RX 797
alaScore 80

115 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Yamaha RX 797. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 797 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Yamaha RX-797 Receivers


We recently had the entertainment room in our home renovated which obviously required me to completely dismantle my multi-component AV system and stand-alone Yamaha/Denon stereo system. I could not locate my 797 User Manual so I checked out a few...

Nov, 2017

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Yamaha RX-797 Receivers


Boy oh Boy... I'm currently 16 and my dad got this receiver to power a pair of Polk Audio lsi15(s) when I was 12 and man do these things sound amazing. Here in Dubai where temperatures and dust is a huge problem, no matter how long I keep this thing...

Mar, 2017

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Yamaha RX-797 Receivers


Bought this receiver used to replacing a Harman Kardon AVR10 which was used to power the tweeter-midrange section of Aerial 10T speakers. The Aerial's bass section was driven by another pre-amp / power amp. This was a temporary setup as I sold the...

Jun, 2014

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Yamaha RX-797 Receivers


Amazing amp, have it hooked up to a pair of totem dreamcatchers and the sound is absolutely incredible, I have a nice pair of sennheiser 595's with a little dot mkIII tube amp and I thought that was good, but this is a whole different ballpark.

Mar, 2011

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Yamaha RX-797 Receivers


I have my 797 bi-amped with a Onkyo M282 to four Polk RtiA3's. Two of the Polk's are bookshelf speakers in a concrete basement, and the other two are floor standing speakers upstairs in the main living part of my house. The sound is nothing short of...

May, 2010

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Yamaha RX-797 Receivers


I bought this amp after auditioning several sub-$500 models, including lower priced Yamaha models, Harmon Kardon and possibly one other brand. I chose the RX 797 because, in the showroom, it sounded far cleaner and richer than the other models....

Mar, 2010

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I love my new receiver


I am grateful to Frank for his helpful advise. Also , I am surprised with the bright sound.

Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Power

Apr, 2009

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Yamaha RX-797 Receivers


1bought this Yamaha 797 to replace my old Kenwood km-205 power amp an control amp.(1987)I have owned Yamaha stuff through the years and was really suprised at the total lack of 2 cahannel amps out there.I'm running a pair of Cerwin 715s and have...

Mar, 2009

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Yamaha RX-797


Beautiful!!! The Yamaha makes my Onkyo sound like a coffee can full of broken glass. My turntable sounds great too. I have it hooked with a pair of Polk Monitor 60's. I will be in the market for a subwoofer soon and plan to upgrade the speakers. Buy...

More options than I will use. Great sound

Did not get here fast enough. Just kidding

Mar, 2009

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Nice system that provides nice power


Used for speaker system in a wedding - provided crisp clear sound/power for the whole event. Moved to family room for internal stereo - very clean sound.

Good Power, Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up, Durable, Accurate Controls

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Receiver Yamaha RX-797 combines Top Class High Power and Pure Sound Technology with ToP-ART, CD Direct Amplification and Linear Damping, plus convenient features such as Multi-Zone Control Capability.

Audio System

Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Type:AV receiver


Headphone Jack: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control