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Yamaha RX-V665 7.1 A/V Receiver

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Yamaha RX-V665 AV Receiver

Introduction

Part of what I enjoy most about this hobby is helping other people get into it. Given that, I'm a big fan of mid- to entry-level home theater equipment, since most people asking for advice about their first system are not looking to dole out beaucoup bucks, especially in this economy. Yamaha has a great history with their A/V receiver product line, with many excellent products in the mid- to entry-level range. I've owned the same Yamaha receiver (RX-V995) for an amazing 10 years now and it's still going strong. What's even more amazing, is how much receiver you get today, for half of what I paid for mine, 10 years ago. Yamaha's latest entry-level receiver, the RX-V665 at an MSRP of $550, is loaded with features and excellent performance.

Specifications

  • Design: 7.1 A/V Receiver
  • Power Output: 90 Watts RMS x 7
  • Codecs: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital (Standard, Plus, & EX), Dolby Pro Logic (Standard, II, & IIx), DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS (Standard, Express, 96/24, ES Matrix 6.1, ES Discrete 6.1, & NEO:6), and Neural Sound (USA Only)
  • Satellite, iPod, and Bluetooth – ready (Each requires additional hardware)
  • YPAO Automatic Parametric EQ and Speaker Setup
  • Dimensions: 6" H x 17.1" W x 14.4" D
  • Weight: 18.7 Pounds
  • MSRP: $549.95
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