Yamaha AV-1 Mini Systems

3.14/5 (7 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by OCTAVIO VERA a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2002

Bottom Line:   
very good system, i like dsp on it,very stylish, invisible in the living room and hughe bass in the home entertainment center,

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   dow stereo/video



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Christopher Whitcomb a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I was stupid, didn't (at the time) know about these type of systems.

Weak base!
Poor surround sound from all five speakers.
Cloth is torn easy on speakers.

I haven't been happy with this system. It's now in the play room. I don't think my kids even like it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   best buy



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Overall a pretty good setup. Does'nt sound quite as good as the Bose or Polk, but also a whole lot cheaper and well worth it.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $699.00



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought the AV1 a while ago, at a great deal as it was one of the last ones Best Buy was carrying (like $450 for the setup). For products in this price range, it does an excellent job. It's very compact, and provides a fairly rich sound. It's in my master bedroom, which is just about the perfect size for this system. Music sounds decent, though there is a noticable miss in the higher notes. Home Theatre is OK, but the center was difficult to get to the perfect pitch where it was audible but not overpowering the fronts. (I guess thats what you get when you use the exact same speaker for all 5 speakers.) The remote is useful, not too confusing and glow in the dark (nice feature). The sound reproduction is fairly accurate, with nice setups for Concet Hall and Arena and such (not that I use them much, but they sound impressivly realistic). Overall I'm very pleased to have this for my bedroom unit for watching TV and the occasional movie late at night, as well as listening to CDs while I'm working or reading.

My setup is the AV1, driven by a Sony 550ES DVD Player, and a Sony 26" TV.

Notably missing is Dolby Digital support or DTS support, and the fact that all your speakers connect to the sub instead of the central unit is annoying. The cables that come with it weren't very high quality, and it'd be good to replace them if you get your hands on this unit.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Craig a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Don't get this system to rock out, but if you're a poor college student who want's surround sound in a bed room or dorm room for movies, T.V., video games, and such then you can't beat this system. I'll probably hold on to this sytem long after I've upgraded to better sound and use it for a spare bed room or office system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




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