Yamaha HTR-5140 A/V Receivers

4.58/5 (36 Reviews)


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Dolby Digital A/V Receiver


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I bought this receiver yamaha htr5140 on craigslist for $30 and let me tell u for 60wpc this thing rocks! I have it hooked up to my cerwin vega ve12f floor speakers and polk audio center speaker and rear speakers and a polk audio subwoofer and it sounds like your in the movie theater. ive looked up the number on the output transistors and there 80 watt transistors so this receiver is underrated its more like 80 watts per channel rms per channel not 60 anyway i love this receiver its high current so it drives my vegas good there 150 rms each but this receiver pushies them well it was a $30 well spent.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sonalp Degirmenci a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2002

Bottom Line:   
WARNING 1: Do your research. Do not expect sales person(especially in BEST BUY) to help and understand your needs. They are after selling the product.
WARNING 2: There is a reason for price difference. Investigate yourself. Do not ask sales person. Go to all the Web sites you can find for the product you are interested in and analyse. Compare your findings with your needs. Then look at the price in your budget. If you can spend little extra to meet your needs. You do not want to be disappointed later.
WARNING 3: Compare the equipments you will put together. Try to buy all at once and test for comparability. If does not work the you want return.
YAMAHA HTR-5140 is a very good reciever with lack of outputs and inputs(especially digital). If you are beginner you will spend a lot of money and change many equipment until you learn and get what you need. This is exactly what all the companies are after.
HTR-5140 has one of the best sound quality out there for the price. Actually you get more than what you pay as far as sound quality. The sound you will get is not over processed. It is natural as the product named after. This quality will allow you to listen for low or high volume and for short or long time without headache. Nothing beats that.
I can understand the makerting strategy after creating many models(with small differences) to cover every buyer. However, as a consumer, I like to see less models with more flexibility. In the long run consumer appreciates that and goes back to the same brand.

Getting DTS work with SONY DVD player DVP-NC660? Forget about it. First mistake I made I did not get the YAMAHA with DTS or looked for digital decoder input for future formats.

YAMAHA HTR-5140 discountinued but under different model number same strategy is still exists. Get the upper models or consider different brand name does not play this game. Perhaps hard to find MARANTZ, AKAI, ADCOM. If not, YAMAHA recievers way better than PANASONIC, KENWOOD, DENON, AIWA and all the other junk.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   BEST BUY



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This was the first reciever that I ever bought and I am sure glad I bought it. I never have had a problem with it, and like previous reviews it has great sound for the power that it puts out.

If your just getting into the game and are on a low budget you can't go wrong with this reciever.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel a

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have been using this receiver for about 2 years now. Never had a problem. I initially bought a Technics SADX-940 which I returned in a week, due to 2 factors: it ran VERY hot, and it did not have the analog inputs that would allow you to use a separate sound processor, if you plan to upgrade or a new format appears. Overall I am happy with it, but I have to say that the Technics sounded much cleaner.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Product model year:   1999

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Baker a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This was my first home theater reciever. I bought this a year ago last february. I wanted to do a review from someone who had used it for while.
The first impression the unit makes is build quality, this unit weighs about 35 pounds. It has the look and feel of a quality unit. The hookup was fairly self-explanatory with the hookups plainly marked on the back of the unit. That was a good thing because the instruction book left something to be desired. The remote has all the features you could want, but it is small and cramped, and I have given to just doing everything from the face of the reciever.
The sound was great, from the box. I'm afraid I don't see where a previuos poster was coming from when he stated a need to buy great speakers to get decent sound from this reciever. I have had 3 sets of speakers hooked to this unit, from optimus (radio shack), MTX, and JBL. I got good sound from the optimus, and great sound from the other two sets. It shows good separation from all channels when playing in DD. It even plays music very well. As far as power goes, I have a very small living room, but the 60 watts per channel is plenty. On several occassions I have had to turn it down for fear of ticked off neighbors. I don't know how Yamaha rates it's power, but it blows my brothers light weight 100 watt per channel Pioneer away in quality, and power!
I had this reciever about 4 months when I plugged the amplified sound card of my PC into the pono input on my reciever. I was ignorant of the fact that amplified outputs will fry most phono inputs, which are not meant to be amplified. I heard a pop, and from that point on I had a constant static pop in all analog outputs,(the digital output to the DVD still sounded perfect). I took the reciever to my local Yamaha service station, and they sent it off for repair. It was gone about 4 weeks. In spite of the fact that I screwed it up, they sent the reciever back repaired under warranty with a letter explaining my mistake. You can't beat that for customer service.
Make no mistake, this is a very good reciever for use in all but very large home theaters. If it is your first home theater reciever purchase, avoid being underwhelmed, by spending at least twice as much on your speakers as you do on your reciever. Also make sure the first DVD you buy, or rent has an agressively mixed DD soundtrack. Some great titles are Saving Private Ryan, Days of Thunder, U-571, and Gladiator. A good reciever cannot make good sound out of a rotten soundtrack, or bad speakers!
I just bought a DVD player with built in DTS decoding. I will be hooking it into the 5.1 upgrade jacks on the reciever. I will update with informationon how this works out later.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $279.00

Purchased At:   J&R music




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