Just picked one of these up for £500 with the wireless dock. brandnew in box. Was out to get the new rx-v 773 but thought this was a better unit for the money. Did i do the right thing ?????
The latest 3.15 firmware update adds Napster to this unit for those who are interested.
Still a really good amp but soon to be replaced by the next model so some good offers may be available.
Last I checked, the Yamaha costs almost 30% less than the Pioneer LX53. If you guys at WHF can show me where I can get the LX53 for less than 900 chuffs then I'd be very happy!
Got my RX-V2067 yesterday. For only 750 GBP here in the middle east.
Setup is quite tricky if you are used to the older YAMAHA receivers, but once you get the hang of it, its clear that with the intuitive on-screen menu, its all a breeze.
Once set up, it blew my socks off. I previously had the RX-V1500. This thing makes you forget you are in your living room. The processing prowess of this beast is nothing short of spectacular. Music, movies - even MP3's using the USB input hidden behind the front panel (with compressed music enhancer 'ON') sounds amazing. Im having goose bumps and a permanent smile on my face. What an awesome investment. Im so impressed with myself getting this instead of the RX-V1067 (which is not available here in the middle east).
Im using Bowers & Wilkins speakers: DM 602 S3 for mains (a brand new pair I got last year in Dubai - still made in England) with the 685's for rears. Center channel is the HTM62 (what an stunning speaker!) and the sub is the ASW610.
All sing harmoniously together. As I have not heard the RX-V1067 I cannot comment on it(for some reason its not available here). But for whatever reason WHAT HI-FI decided to give this amp 4 stars, I cannot imagine how it could sound better or what it has do do to get 5 stars. I give it 6!
Buy with utmost confidence.
(Oh, the manual is only 149 pages long - happy reading) + the remote control is awesome (including the small one)
As other have said this unit is available for £850 against the Pioneer LX53 at £1050. Quite a difference!
I would also say at this level it depends on what speakers you are pairing this unit with. I have the RX-V2067 paired with Monitor Audio RS8 package and find the sound far more involving, with a better bass than my previous Sony STR-DA2400ES. The Pioneer LX53 would have been too clinical sounding with my speakers so I give the Yamaha 5 stars and the Pioneer 4 stars with my particular speakers.
I also noticed that the bass improved dramatically after using my new yamaha for a few days so wonder if you had allowed your review model (if new) sufficient time to 'warm up' (and especially allow the electrolytic capacitors to form fully)?
At this level of amplifier component paring and personal preference for sound becomes a big factor, just as one person prefers the sound of one speaker over another. Therefore star ratings become more subjective and in this case I feel you have under scored this unit.
Some dealers are now selling this for £650 making it a real 5 star performer, especially when paired with the right speakers.
Hi WHF Team,
Firstly wishing you a Happy New Year...!!
How does the RX V2067 compare "Sound Quality" wise to the older RX V1900...?
V2067 has only 4 star but the V1900 had 5 Stars.
Which has the better Sound...?
1. Which has the better Sound...?
Dear WHF Team
There is something I cannot understand! In the Nov issue, the RXV1067 got 5 stars when it was tested with the Onkyo TX-NR808. The review sounded that they were virtually on par.
I then went to audition both the Onkyo 808 and Yamaha 1067 at the dealer. In the end, I settled for the Yamaha RXV2067. My ears told me without even using a sub,that the 2067 had a much cleaner and musical touch than the Onkyo. Movies are delivered with a hack of a punch. Jazz (Fourplay albums) sound unreal!!!
The 2067 also cost R1000 (approx £100) less in South Africa than the Onkyo.
Thus, I am just wondering how thorough the test was? It would be interesting to have a head on test between the Onkyo 808 and Yamaha 2067 head on using the same music/dvd's etc.
Years ago (1992) the NAD, Rotel and Yamaha music amps were both highly recommended by a dealer in my twon. NAD and Rotel were pushed. I then listened blindfolded to each. The result: Yamaha.
Just wonder what would happen if one lietened in reviews without knowing which components are playing and then make a judgement. That could be extremly interesting.
The blindfolded trick was my answer.
Keep up the good work.
I still LOVE the mag, despite my comments.
Andre du Plessis
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This is a top-notch surround package for the money. It’s a worthy alternative to the award-winning KEF R100 5.1
A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
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