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Yamaha RX-Z7

Yamaha RX-Z7
alaScore 81

29 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Yamaha RX-Z7. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good feedback, whereas many are critical about the size.

usability, price, design

size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-Z7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX-Z7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Yamaha RX-Z7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size.

usability, price

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-Z7BL 7.1-Channel High-End Network Home Theater Receiver (Black)Yamaha RX-Z7BL 7.1-Channel High-End Network Home Theater Receiver (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Gene DellaSala (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7 7.1 Channel Networking A/V Receiver Review

 

The Yamaha RX-Z7 offers benchmark performance in virtually every category with all of the latest audio and video processing features, along with a host of multi room and networking capabilities.

Benchmark audio and video performance ; Unparalleled multi channel experience for music and movies ; One box solution for whole home audio and video distribution ; Excellent Network Streaming and Web Browsing functionality

Runs hot and needs adequate ventilation ; Complex setup ; Lame secondary remote control with limited functionality

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7 A/V Receiver Overview

 

Yamaha is looking to expand their top end of their receiver line with the addition of the RX-X7 - a $2700 behemoth that is touting, among many other features, near unlimited connectivity and five HDMI inputs. At 140 watts x 7, the RX-Z7 uses Vista...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7 A/V Receiver Preview

 

Yamaha is looking to expand their top end of their receiver line with the RX-Z7 - a $2700 behemoth that is touting, among many other features, near unlimited connectivity and five HDMI inputs.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7 7.1 Channel Receiver Review

 

The Yamaha RX-Z7 offers benchmark performance in virtually every category with the only caveat being it generates a lot of heat. Armed to the teeth with all of the latest ...

May, 2010

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7

 

It is hard to find anything to complain about with the RX-Z7, except for possibly the price. But you won't find more features on a set at any price, and performance is excellent. If you're in the process of building a high-end A/V system, definitely...

7 channel 980W power output4 zone capabilityBuilt-in web serverSimultaneous dual HD video outVery generous I/O options

The Yamaha RX-Z7 Home Theater Receiver is Yamaha's latest offering in...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7 A/V Receiver

 

Features, Performance, or Both?

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7 A/V Receiver

 

In Akira Kurosawa's classic film Rashomon, a violent crime is followed by several markedly variable versions of the same story as told from the viewpoints of four different characters: the criminal, two victims, and finally a relatively neutral...

The feature-oriented POV isn't the only way to approach an A/V receiver-or even the best way. Performance is also a major consideration for the audiophile wing of home theater. If an AVR can't deliver the sonic fundamentals, it won't win a place on...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Audioholics.com (electronichouse.com)

Review: Yamaha RX-Z7 A/V Receiver

 

The RX-Z7 offers benchmark performance in virtually every category with the only caveat being it generates a lot of heat.

Inside, the RX-Z7 sports many of the attributes that defines their Z heritage, big meaty power supplies (large E-core and 2 x 18,000uF 71V capacitors), a big finned and tapered heatsink towards the front of the receiver to house all of the power...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Yamaha RX-Z7

 

Multi-zone/room set up. Can be controlled with iPhone/iPad yamaha receiver app ; Replaced an older Yamaha receiver.. sound quality is fantastic ; detactable power cord. binding post on all speaker connections. 1080p up-conversion using Pure Progressive...

Extremely heavy, will warp the shelf you place this receiver on (ie.. make sure it can handle the weight). Its very deep, so normal cabinets may not be able to support the receiver + the cable connects in back ; Makes a clicking noise when switch...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice amp!

 

This was on sale last week and was a bargain. The amp is better than a Yamaha 2095 that it replaces. Sound is noticeably more detailed, dynamic & clear, with the same speakers. The amp is heavy, 45-50 pounds, but you're getting a heavy duty power...

High quality amp section ; Internet radio ; Bi-amp capability ; HD Radio ; Web interface

HDMI 1.3a (no 3D support) ; Heavy ; GUI is a bit primitive

Sep, 2010
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Product Specifications

The RX-Z7 is a 7.1-channel network AV receiver. The RX-Z7 receiver provides an enormous range of exciting multimedia features, extensive custom installation capabilities, video adjustment features and cutting edge technologies. The RX-Z7 performance provides great enjoyment for the home theater experience.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:980Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD High Resolution / Dolby Digital EX
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Neural Surround
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV network receiver

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.4in
Height:7.7in
Weight:40.6lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:Z7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Turntable

Type: None