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Yamaha RX-V667 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver (OLD VERSION) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 6 HDMI inputs (including 1 front input) and the latest HDMI 1.4 specification for true 1080p video upscaling
- Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, and DTS-HD high-definition audio decoding
- Multizone support (2 zones) with intelligent power amp assignment
- Full color GUI and iPod album art support
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready and yAired compatibility
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This item Yamaha RX-V667 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver (OLD VERSION) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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|Item Dimensions||21 x 17.5 x 8.88 in||17.12 x 14.88 x 6.75 in||17.12 x 12.38 x 6.38 in||18 x 21.2 x 9.6 in||17.13 x 15.25 x 6 in||13 x 17.1 x 5.9 in|
|Item Weight||26.65 lbs||22.1 lbs||17.86 lbs||22.4 lbs||22.5 lbs||18.1 lbs|
|Output Wattage||400 watts||145 watts||115 watts||100 watts||75 watts||700 watts|
|Additional Features||7.2-Channel, Compressed music enhancer, CINEMA DSP||—||7.2-Channel, 4K Ultra HD pass-through, AirPlay, Pandora, USB digital connection||Sleep Timer||High-power stereo output, 40 AM/FM station presets, Built-in port, Subwoofer Out, Power management, Preset remote control||Built-in bluetooth and wi-fi wireless audio streaming, Eco mode for reduced power consumption, 7.2 channel, 165 watts per channel maximum power|
|Warranty||2 years warranty||2-years||2 years warranty||TWO YEARS||2 years warranty||—|
Enjoy a revolutionary home theater experience with the Yamaha RX-V667 Audio Video Receiver. With 90 watts per 7 channels, 6 HDMI inputs (including a front input), multizone support, and the latest hi-def audio and HDMI specs for upscaling to 1080p, this receiver plays well with all your home theater equipment. Enjoy more than just your movies with SIRIUS-ready and paired compatibility, as well as iPod support for album art (when connected via supported dock, sold separately). There's also a full-color GUI for controlling all the action when connected via HDMI.Power Requirements: 120VAC, 60Hz.
From the Manufacturer
Yamaha RX-V667 Receiver: A New World of Functionality and ConnectivityEnjoy the latest in true high-definition entertainment with the Yamaha RX-V667 Audio/Video Receiver. In addition to full compatibility with the latest hi-def audio and video codecs, the RX-V667 offers true 1080p upscaling, plenty of HDMI inputs for all your devices, multizone support, and more--all along with the custom features you'd expect from a Yamaha receiver, such as SCENE setup, YPAO sound optimization, and Virtual CINEMA DSP.
6 HMDI inputs (including one front input) give you maximum flexibility
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The Yamaha RX-V667 is the latest in true high-definition entertainment
Six HDMI inputs (including one front input) and two analog video inputs give you maximum flexibility in your home theater setup�all with true 1080p video upscaling. Support for the latest HDMI 1.4 specification gives you rich, 3D video quality with Deep Color, x.v. Color, and Auto Lip-Sync compensation.
Advanced GUI and iPod Album Art Support and Compressed Music Enhancer
When connected to your flat-panel HDTV via HDMI, an advanced GUI overlay becomes available to control your home theater simply and easily. When your iPod or iPhone is connected to the Yamaha RX-V667 via a supported Yamaha iPod dock (sold separately), you can listen to your digital music with Compressed Music Enhancer and view album art while playing.
Compressed Music Enhancer is a sophisticated type of digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to improve the performance of compressed music formats such as MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.
Seven Channels of High-Definition Surround-Sound Audio
The RX-V667 receiver offers 90 watts per channel of rich, high-definition audio with support for the latest sound decoders like HD Audio, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. Its discrete amp configuration minimizes signal interference, further enhanced by low-jitter PLL circuitry. The RX-V667's intelligent assignable amplifiers let you perfect your surround sound setup or push a signal to a Zone 2 connection for enjoying in another room.
Achieve Surround Realism with CINEMA DSP
Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence.
Hear large-scale sound through
headphones with SILENT CINEMA
SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This variation of CINEMA DSP technology lets you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers--handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers. It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.
SCENE buttons automatically launch an operation
that will play the source controlled by that button
YPAO uses this microphone to analyze room acoustics and
automatically set the best sound for any room
Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD Viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening. Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod Listening, XM Listening, TV Sports Viewing and Action Game Playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. The SCENE names can be changed also.
Automatic Speaker Setup and Calibration with YPAO
Yamaha�s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room.
What's in the Box
Optional Accessories for Added Connectivity (Sold Seperately)
The Yamaha RX-V667 Receiver Unit YPAO Microphone Radio Antennas for AM/FM Preset Remote Unit
Receiver Comparison Chart
Yamaha YDS-12 Universal Dock for iPod and iPhone--The optional YDS-12 Universal Dock lets you connect your iPod or iPhone to compatible Yamaha receivers. It's "Works with iPhone"-certified to ensure you get the most out of your portable music library. Yamaha YID-W10 Wireless Dock System for iPod and iPhone--The optional YID-W10 ensures that you enjoy maximum sound quality and no lip sync (AV matching) problems. Yamaha YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver--The optional YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver docks to compatible Yamaha receivers so users can enjoy music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, Windows PCs and Macs.
|HDMI Upscaling||HMDI Audio Return |
|3D Ready||SCENE Buttons||YPAO |
Auto Speaker Setup
|On-Screen Display||Zone Control|
|Version 1.3 |
(4 in/ 1 out)
|Version 1.4a |
(4 in/ 1 out)
|Version 1.4a |
(4 in/ 1 out)
|Version 1.4a |
(6 in/ 1 out)
Output Power: 630W (90W x 7) Dynamic Power/Channel (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms): 125/160/190/230 W Frequency Response (AV5, Front L/R, Sp Out): 10Hz - 100kHz +0,-3dB Total Harmonic Distortion (AV5, Pure Direct, Front Sp Out): 0.06% (20Hz - 20kHz, 5W/ 8 ohms) Signal-to-Noise Ratio (AV5, Pure Direct, Input Shorted, Sp Out): 100dB (250mV) HDMI (Audio Input Assignable/ Output): 6/ 1 SIRIUS: 1 Analog Audio (Input/ Output): 5/ 2 Component Video (Audio Input Assignable): 2 Zone 2 Audio Out: 1 +12V/0.1A Trigger Out: 1 Dimensions (WxHxD): 17-1/8" x 6" x 14-3/8" Weight: 23.1 lbs
Top customer reviews
Lipsynch problem: It's your player or your disc or Netflix, not the receiver.
Sound sucks: No, your speakers suck. Why would you buy a $400+ receiver and use cheap speakers.
Customer service is terrible: I wouldn't know. In my opinion most customer service sucks. I just google the problem.
Setup is too complicated: I guess this depends on the individual and the setup. For me, speakers go into the speaker jacks and HDMI goes into the HDMI jacks. I'm a tech nerd though, so I read the manual front to back so I know what it is capable of and how to do it.
Tip for console users (Xbox and PS3): make sure HDMI settings are on bit-stream. Let the receiver do the decoding, not the console.
Update on the Consoles: I noticed that I was not getting full 7.1 on Blu-rays when I should have been. It turns out that the old shiny black PS3 doesn't stream DTS-HD, so I changed it to a linear conversion and it worked great. I've learned that the newer flat-black PS3 does bit-stream the 7.1. In summary: Old PS3 - Linear PCM, New PS3 - Bit-stream.
I've always been a huge fan of Yamaha gear, not only for the way it's built, but because their surround featres tend to be much more natural than what I've heard on competing units from Sony and Pioneer - and I've had quality issues in the past with Harmon / Kardon. So, going with the RX-V667 seemed natural.
While I was sad to see that Yamaha is no longer licensing Neural Surround anymore, they've definitely improved on their built-in sound fields, so it wasn't too bad. What the huge, massive, major leap forward was, is the new GUI. Older Yamaha receivers that had on-screen displays were definitely for the more technical customer, but the new GUI is great. Everything is logically placed, and it's super responsive.
Two minor quibbles: Yamaha still has a "secret" menu for things like setting speaker impedance. If you're running 6 ohm speakers, the setting isn't in the GUI. And the next quibble: instead of having a handy manual that tells you what the button sequence is to get to this setting, Yamaha includes a CD with the manual instead of an actual manual. Environmentally, that's probably good (not that CD's are the most environmentally friendly thing around). In terms of convenience, it left something to be desired.
Now... in switching out receivers, I noticed that the 667 is a bit lighter than the 663, and was a little concerned. But once I ran the auto-config with the included microphone and put my system through its paces on some Blu-Ray discs, my concerns were completely alleviated. Even though they're rated similarly, I couldn't get over the sound quality on the 667. "Impressive" doesn't begin to do it justice. The new amplifier design is simply phenomenal, almost making me wish I had made the change earlier.
And with that in mind, I purchased this in June 2011, just as newer (but almost identically-featured) models are hitting stores. So, you can get an incredible deal on this unit right now, as everyone makes room for the new models. Having preordered my 663 in the past, I can tell you that there's really no value at all in having the freshest receiver possible, unless you have AV geeks at your house constantly, or for some unusual reason, are looking at a receiver in this range and don't already have something Pandora-enabled to connect to it.
- Excellent sound quality
- Six HDMI inputs
- Easy to use graphical user interface
- Analog video upconversion
- Supports audio return channel
- 3D Compatible
- iPod dock sold separately
The sound on the Yamaha doesn't seem as "rich" as the Onkyo, but it I feel that it seems more balanced as a whole. I do like that I can "passover" my amp just to watch my TV (Panny Plasma, I forget the model #) so I don't have to listen to the news in the morning in dolby surround (great for when there is a sleeping baby directly above my living room).
Now here is my only gripe and it doesn't have anything to do with the performance of this machine. The price was $550, but 2 weeks later it drops to $419!!!! Can't say I'm thrilled about that but thankfully Amazon was willing to help me out and allow me to return the machine and then buy a new one at the new price. Although, the company actually loses money on me having to return the old unit for the new but if thats how they want it! I am also not looking forward to rewiring everything, but to save $130 I'm all for it!
Only con I have for the machine is that it doesn't have networking capability, but I believe that has been added to the newer, more expensive model.
Bottom line, if you want an easy to set up system with little hassle, this is totally the unit to have!