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Yamaha RX V861

Yamaha RX V861
alaScore 79

59 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Yamaha RX V861. 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 V861 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Yamaha RX V861 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 RX-V861BL 7.1-Channel XM-Ready Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RX-V861BL 7.1-Channel XM-Ready Home Theater Receiver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Aperion Intimus 533 Cinema HD Speaker System and Yamaha RX-V861 A/V Receiver


If I didn't know better, I'd suspect some kind of hands-across-the-water design coordination in this month's Spotlight System. When the people at Aperion Audio hit upon the handsome cherry veneer finish that graces the Intimus 533 Cinema HD speaker...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Robinson (

Yamaha RX-V861 Receiver


Introduction With technology changing so rapidly, especially in the areas of high-definition content and flat panel displays, the rest of the consumer electronics industry has been forced to play catch-up. While many have stepped up, there are those...

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

The RX-V861 is a Home Theater Receiver that expands your entertainment horizons with a wide choice of sources and also has great features like high-definition video upscaling and deinterlacing, 1080p-compatible HDMI, Yamaha's new SCENE, XM ready with XM HD Surround, and iPod compatibility.


Output Power / Total:735Watt

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
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
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