Yamaha RX-V660 A/V Receivers

Yamaha RX-V660 A/V Receivers 

DESCRIPTION

A/V Dolby Pro-Logic Receiver

USER REVIEWS

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[May 17, 2016]
Roger Wise
Audio Enthusiast

It's 2016. I've used it daily for 25 years. The light in the volume control died long ago. Not a single other problem. Sound is pure and lovely since day one. Blueray audio soars through it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 01, 2009]
tim
AudioPhile

Yamaha RX-V660 is awesome bought it in 1991 have never turned it off except for power outages. It is still going strong!!!!!!!!! would highly recommend you get one if you can find it.....

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 29, 2004]
reviewer007
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Everything - It's Yamaha...

Weakness:

Can't really pick any, again, because it's Yamaha

Since I submitted my 1st review (above), I thought I would give a further word or two now that I have owned this receiver for a good while now, long enough to really give it a good workout and evaluation. This revceiver, although about 10 years old, has proven that Yamaha have been right ontop of their game for many years. It has proven to be trouble-free and a great, great performer. Everything I quoted in my 1st review can be confirmed now as this unit looks good for its age and sounds excellent. I am using it only as a stereo receiver and coupled with a few other audio only devices, and it has lived up to Yamaha's reputation of being a solid performer. It is effortless to operate and basic enough in its outlay, so that even a newbie could operate it with ease... I have two other Yamaha A/V devices in my room - a Yamaha AX-396 amp and a Yamaha RX-V540 A/V HT amp/receiver, and the RX-V660 can stand proudly alongside either of these two with its head held high. The quality of sound is right up there with its younger cousins. I am so glad I bought this one when I saw it... This amp has audio and video capabilities but I haven't given the video side a try as I never bought it for this reason. If you want an older unit for a second or backup unit to be used for simple audio applications then I can fully recommend the RX-V660, if you can still find one. It has only 65 watts RMS/ch but makes damned good use of them. It's more than enough to blow the walls apart in a smaller room...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 07, 1999]
Amy Aham
an Audio Enthusiast

Dollar for dollar, this is Yamaha's best receiver. Its 65W to the front channels and 25W to the center and surround channels may not make it the most powerful kid on the block, but it still packs a punch. It has full Dolby Pro-Logic decoding with multiple DSP surround modes that produce remarkable ambiance. Yamaha, with their incredible in-house digital expertise, are the world leaders in DSP technology. The RX-V660 is the embodiment of that expertise. Although it lacks S-video and component video terminals, its RCA video terminals carry wonderfully detailed signals suitable for DVD. Since it doesn't have Dolby Digital or DTS decoding, DVDs are played in the classic Dolby Pro-Logic mode, which has exceptional spatial clarity. I bought my RX-V660 back in 1993 for about $500US. I'm sure a used one can be had for a couple hundred dollars now. Take my advise, and don't get a fancy new DD/DTS receiver with a gazillion watts of power - you don't need them. The RX-V660 comes with more power than you'll ever need, and it's made by YAMAHA, the BEST consumer electronics company in the world. It doesn't get any better than this - five stars!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 15, 2001]
Caspian
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Pre-amp outs,great DSP settings, very reliable.

Weakness:

Lacking AC3 or DTS or newer Dolby systems

I've had this A/V receiver for nine years without any problems at all! The pre-out is very important as my main speakers are B&O Beolab 5000's and have their own amp, same for my Velodyne sub so the receiver only powers my B&W DM302's(surrounds) and B&W CC3(center channel.) This receiver sounds excellent whether the source is video or audio, I've even had friends comment movies sound better at my house than at the theater! I'm looking to upgrade soon but I'm gonna have to look long and hard to find something that out performs the RX-V660!

Similar Products Used:

Luxman,Technics

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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