Yamaha RX-770 Receivers

4.72/5 (18 Reviews) MSRP : $550.00


Product Description

  • 4 AUDIO AND 2A/V INPUTS
  • 34 KEY SYSTEM REMOTE CONTROL
  • A/B SPEAKER SELECTOR


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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Gennadiy a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: November 7, 2011

    Bottom Line:   
    A lot of power, but sound is too bright. It doesn't fit for high quality music, high quality records. For original price 550.00 receiver should be more musical. Because of that-overall rating-only 4.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by clint grainger a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2011

    Bottom Line:   
    i love this amp it never dies it keeps up with anything i put through

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

    Product model year:   1997



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

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2004

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great receiver. I've had mine for several years and it has given real value for the money. Low distortion, high damping factor, plenty of power and a well formed sound with deep bass and clean highs. I listened to other receivers and to separates, including other Yamahas, Adcoms, Sonys and B&Ks, when I bought it and, in pure direct mode, I felt it held its own in much more expensive company.The tuner is very good, though not up to "separates" standards. It also runs very quiet, unlike some Yamaha products. Nice looking with a clear layout, too.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   1998

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   Tweeter



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: September 5, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    What a surprise!! I found mine in a thrift store with a pair of ADS M12 towers for 150 dollars.No remote though. I planned to sell the ADS and didn't even think the Yamaha worked because the pure direct function was on and I didnt think the balance knob worked among other things. But this thing surprises me every day since I hooked it up at home (see below).

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    Used product for:   1 to 3 months

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

    Product model year:   1998



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Thornton DeRosa a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: October 30, 2001

    Bottom Line:   
    I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that this Yamaha stands a bit above similar products I have heard over the years. In Pure Direct mode it has a relaxed, smooth, very listenable sound that tends just slightly to the brighter side. Nothing harsh and certainly much more musical than corresponding Sony, HK, JVC, Denon or Marantz gear.

    The RX 770 easily powers dynamic speakers to house rocking levels with nominal harshness. The amp mates well with less efficient, warmer sounding speakers but really does fine with just about anything. I recently hooked it up to some PSB Alpha Minis, and the sound was amazing, very musical. The Yamaha gets a little winded driving my Magnepans at high levels, but sounds great at reasonable volume. Normal hookup is to some KEF Coda 8, which also works well.

    The tuner is decent, though not quite up to the standards of (much more expensive) NAD receivers. Auto tuning is not sensitive enough, though it's easy to tune manually.

    This thing is rugged. It still delivers great sound despite two overseas moves, sometimes negligent handling and a pretty constant sonic flogging over the past four years.

    The RX 770 would be an excellent used buy for a killer two channel system. It makes inexpensive speakers sound very full and alive, and it will do justice to expensive gear. Though it's not my taste, it would do a great job blasting bass heavy floor standers.

    With Bill McNew's addition of a tube pre-amp you are closing in on audiophile territory. If you see a used one for sale, check it out.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   1997

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   audio shop in Honolulu




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