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Yamaha RX-V557

Yamaha RX-V557
alaScore 84

9 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 7 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 95/100 and users rate it 100/100. The average review date is Mar 11, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 218261 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 14, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V557 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RXV557 6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RXV557 6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

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Yamaha RX-V557 XM-Enabled 6.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - Short Review

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Conveniently match the tonal quality of your center channel to the rest of the system. The RXV557 brings 80 channels of superior digital audio into your home using XM's revolutionary Connect-and-Play technology. All you need to get the crystal clear digital sound of XM Satellite Radio is this Yamaha XM Ready Digital Home Theater Receiver and the Connect-and-Play antenna accessory Up video conversion (composite to S-Video and component, S-Video to component) as well as down conversion (S-Video to composite) is automatically applied to incoming signals. This way you are always assured of getting the highest possible quality. Direct stereo causes the input stereo signal to bypass the DSP circuitry so the pure signal is output without any processing or data loss whatsoever. The Audio Delay function for Lip Sync, matches the audio to the timing of the output of the video on the screen, correcting the audio-video time lag. Yamaha has added HRTF and "Virtual" technology to create a realistic surround movie effect using standard, two-channel headphones. Enjoy explosions, music and sound effects without disturbing others. In this mode, sound effects will not overpower dialog with sudden increases in volume levels. The RXV557 provides a choice of 9 subwoofer crossover frequencies: 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160 and 200 Hz. The RXV557's rear panel has input jacks to accommodate an external decoder, making the receiver ready for any other 5.1 channel format, including DVD-Audio and SACD. Analog Mixdown allows you to enjoy 5.1-channel sound from only four speakers - two front and two surround. The center channel and subwoofer frequencies are mixed into the two front channels. Up to 40 Preset AM and FM stations can be programmed (8 stations x 5 groups). These groupings make it easy for family members to access their favorite stations or to have musical genres, such as all jazz stations, grouped together. For convenience and versatility, the receiver can switch back and forth between two sets of speakers at the touch of a button. Yamaha's heavy-duty binding post speaker terminals accept a wide variety of connections, including banana plugs, spade connectors, and heavy-gauge cable.

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
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Quad-Field CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Surround System Class:6.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: 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