Yamaha R-V703 A/V Receivers

Yamaha R-V703 A/V Receivers 

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[Jun 22, 2020]
rockt9244


Strength:

just bought this unit at a thrift store for $15.00. it is an Excellent receiver. good bass, good treble, everything is nice. Very loud with good speakers. high highs and low lows. and the antenna work excellent. pulls in stations from 50 miles away. Very Nice !!!!!

Weakness:

none. works 100% perfect.

Price Paid:
15.00
Purchased:
Used  
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Jun 26, 2001]
Arthur Ball
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

all the inputs, look, competant in everything

Weakness:

musical sound is thin

This is my parent's and although it does everything well, it does not excel in anything. For the price I suppose that is good enough and better than some. The musical quality is not nearly as good as our previous Yamaha RX-300U but then it does a lot more too. I have gotten into good music and find this receiver lacks the oomph and detail that the Sony has (Sony is 100wpc). We have large Infinity speakers that I know can do better than what this Yamaha receiver lets happen.

Similar Products Used:

Sony DE615, Pioneer V8000

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 13, 1998]
Allan Goldarbit
an Audio Enthusiast

Just purchased this unit. it is the same as the RXv493. Has 80 watts per channel. Old unit was Onkyo A807 Integrated Amp and T-407 Tuner. The Onkyo sounded superb. I didn't think the Yamaha would hold a candle to it. Boy was I surprised! My "acid test" for receivers has always been to play a CD of Luciano Pavarotti sing the aria "Nessum Dorma." Most amplifiers clip at the end of this aria which has a huge crescendo, vocally and instrumentally. I expected the 703 to crunch. It didn't! The sound was actually as good as the Onkyo, although different (and at half the price!), plus I now have surround sound, dsp, etc., all the goodies that I never had before. This has got to be the best value for the dollar on the market today!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 09, 1998]
Jeff Keimer
a Casual Listener

I purchased this unit thru Crutchfiled and was very pleased with the sound and featires UNTIL I found that you can not go directly to a specific FM pre-set station from the remote, nor can you specify the frequency of the station from the remote. Rather, you must "step thru" the pre-setstations using the channel up/down button on the remote. This is a major draw back if you are across the room when you do this, as you can not read the smallish station read-out on the unit so I found myself "hunting" around trying to call up the station I wanted.
With all the buttons Yahama does have on the remote (so many they confuse my wife) it is amazing to me that Yahaha overlooked the few buttons that would meet this need.

I will probably be returning the uint because of this draw back, which is a shame as I really like the sound and the special effects concert hall sound features that Yamaha has done so well.


OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 22, 2000]
Jon
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Excellent sound.

Weakness:

A differnt front layout would be nice, but not necessary. Type hard to see.

Surprising sound, for the price. Was 10x better than my last receiver. Doesn't cut out, and made my old speakers sound, good.

Remote is not the greatest. But It doesn't affect the sound. Better than most remotes out there, but still good. Better than NO remote.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 14, 2001]
Gman
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Inexpensive, 5.1 Ch inputs, Power, Yamaha name, remote

Weakness:

MUSIC!!!, no DD/DTS

Yamaha R-V703
A decent entry-level receiver from Yamaha. I bought it off ebay for around $100, and ran it for only 2 weeks before upgrading.
The Yamaha had fairly decent power and punch. Using the 5.1 inputs (my first experience with Dolby Digital) was definitely it’s strength. As with many home theater receivers, when you switch to stereo you need to be skeptical. The Yamaha is extremely tinny (although powerful) in stereo/music mode. The DSP’s are fun for an hour, but anyone who appreciates fine music knows they are worthless. They have some value for analog home theater, and the pro-logic worked well with a VCR. The remote is very nice for a programmable (not learning) remote—button placement and setup are easy and works very well. Remote rates 4-stars.

The system performed very well when linked with a DVD for home theater—I’d rate it a 3-star for home theater, and definately a 5-star for value judging by my $100 price (for home theater).
Musically I’d rate it only a 1-star, 3-star for value. Average the two (music/home theater), and you get a 2-star overall, and 4-star value (assuming you pay $100-$150 for the receiver). I’d recommend for someone looking for primarily a home theater receiver—if you enjoy and listen to lots of music, stay clear of this one.

Similar Products Used:

Harman Kardon, Marantz, Technics, Pioneer, etc...

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 25, 2000]
Daniel
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Very good sound quality, allows you to program all devices(cd, tv, vcr, etc.) into one remote, very easy to use remote(unless you are stupid), and I've always liked the look of Yamaha recievers.

Weakness:

Low watt output, but still gets the job done.

I have enjoyed using this reciever. It looks great and sounds great. Though it only has 80 watts per channel, it's price makes up for it. I would deffinately reccomend it to anyone wanting a reciever in this price range.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 08, 1999]
Bob Hoerl
a Casual Listener

Just bought the Yam 493 (same as 703)and am satisfied for the money I spent ($243). I wanted a Denon but my HT budget was spread across Boston Accoustics VR950, Pioneer DVD and Yam 393. As you can see, I cut costs with the reciever. It is not too bad though. I think the effects are kinda dumb, and the layout of buttons is disorganized, but the sound quality is good for movies and hifi.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 02, 1999]
Yen
an Audio Enthusiast

purchased this amp one week ago. 80 wpc!! I think they over rated it. It clips and it sounds thin. I will return it soon.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
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