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Yamaha RX-V657

Yamaha RX-V657
alaScore 79

42 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 6 expert reviews and 36 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Dec 1, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 218261 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha RX-V657


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V657 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 RXV657 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RXV657 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martens (

Yamaha RX-V657 Audio/Video Receiver


I love components that walk softly, bear modest price tags, and offer big performance; and since Yamaha's new $550 RX-V657 A/V receiver does all three, it's become one of the sweetest surprises I've encountered in a long time. This little A/V receiver...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Yamaha RX-V657


Yamaha has offered the stiffest competition to Denon's midrange supremacy in the AV receiver market of late. And the RX-V657 could be the one that finally dislodges Denon from its throne.

Excellent specification, easy to use, outstanding performance

Cluttered design, not the best musical timing

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

Yamaha RXV657


Excellent Build Quality Remote Control has lots of functions and is easy to use Surround sound quality awesome for movies and CD's. Even better with a high spec DVD player such as Denon DVd1920 Pure Direct function enhances the sound even more. Night...

A little bit too big to fit in some LCD TV stands. The screen could do with being a bit bigger, however the display is lit in the right colour to enable the information to be easily read.

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Yamaha RX V657 is a 7.1 channel receiver offering many exclusive Yamaha functions including YPAO Automatic Optimization, Quad-Field CINEMA DSP, XM Satellite Radio Ready and Component Video Up Conversion.

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:7.1 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