Yamaha 7.2CH Network A/V Receiver w/ Bluetooth
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Jun 27 to Tuesday, Jun 28) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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For those of us who care, there’s no phono input, so turntable users will need an external pre-amp.
This is the model they were selling new at Costco for like 25 dollars more, so this price for a refurb maybe isn’t the greatest deal. However, this is a good receiver at this price regardless. I have to think these were probably just open box returns or leftover new stock. The comparable yamaha model sold for almost 800 bucks, and comparing its features to other brands will show that continues to be true. It doesn’t have the latest 9.1 or Atmos outputs, but there’s really not much source material that actually takes advantage of 7 channels much less 9.
I have been using it since November as a pre-amp with a couple high power external amps, so if you are looking for something with pre-outs with these features, this unit is hard to beat for the price. It was easy to set up and its menus are relatively easy to navigate.
Cons: It sometimes struggles to get the HDCP handshake working to my DVR or blu-ray player. There’s been a few times where I have to change the input back and forth to get it to work. I would say this is more of a nuisance than a serious issue.