Yamaha RX-V992 A/V Receivers

Yamaha RX-V992 A/V Receivers 

DESCRIPTION

Dolby Pro Logic/Digital - Yamaha's Digital Sound Field Processing, Cinema DSP, and Tri-Field Processing - 80w x 5 channels - multi-room capability - 5 composite A/V inputs - 4 s-video inputs - 3 analog audio inputs - 3 digital audio inputs

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 07, 2016]
Kevin Strickland
Audio Enthusiast

I've own a Yamaha rxv 800, 793 & 2500 but took damages due to natural disasters in Louisiana . Which now I have resided back northeast . With no home theater but a LG sound bar. Just waiting someday to purchase a Yamaha. I'm here to tell you patients prevails now i own a Yamaha rxv 992 ,661& 620 which found at them at the lowest price under 30.
00 for each receiver working in excellent condition all performing to highest quality. man did i get lucky , But must say the 992 just have jaw dropping power .I can live without the dts in this receiver also getting blessed with paradigm's which makes a perfect match.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 03, 2002]
Dilan Lee
Casual Listener

Strength:

Good value (second hand price)

Weakness:

To be discovered

From reading so much good critics about this amp, i feel lucky to have bought it second hand at only US$45.00 from someone who took extremely good care of his units. Although it doesn''t have DTS, but who cares at the price! Will need to buy the sprs and hook it all up later. Thus, will write here again for critics.

Similar Products Used:

Onkyo amp

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 17, 2000]
Gary
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

great sound, dsp

Weakness:

yamaha customer service

In loved this receiver until it broke down, it would not turn on it would shut down right away, took it to service shop Jan. 11/2000 and still have not got it back today is March 17, it sat in shop for 5 weeks then yamaha Canada desided it should be shipped to Toronto to be fixed at a cost of $29 in Febuary and I am still waiting. 4 stars for the receiver 1 star for yamaha

Similar Products Used:

595a

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 08, 1999]
Joe N.
an Audio Enthusiast

I just purchased one of these from a regional audio chain store for $500.00 in a factory sealed box with store warranty and mfr's warranty. They said it was the last one available in the area. Sorry folks. This receiver sounds great. I bought it primarily for music listening and a couple of the DSP modes are a little weird for music. I would have been happy with a high quality stereo receiver or preamp/amp separates. My wife however, likes to be surrounded with the sound. I was looking for a 5 channel receiver which played music accurately. This machine does the trick. I was using an inexpensive Pioneer for about 2 years which made me cringe when I played almost anything. It also did a terrible job of decoding Dolby surround sound movies and audio discs. Not so with the Yamaha. Everything is clean and imaged properly. Not as good as the Yamaha separates I had a few years ago but very close. Based on my experience I would recommend this receiver to anyone. By the way, I have read many complaints about how limiting the bass management is on this receiver. One complaint is that you can not use a subwoofer without selecting on of the DSP modes. This is not true. Some people should take the time to "read the manual". It explains very clearly how to set the subwoofer up. If you can't find this model give another Yamaha an audition.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 24, 2000]
Jim Rouse
Audiophile

Strength:

The 992 is very powerful. It is rated at 80W but actually measured 106W in the September 97 review in Video magazine. It is actually rated to drive 2 ohm loads, rare for a receiver. Although I cannot confirm this rating it drives my NHT 2.9's, 1.3A's, and Audiocenter One with ease. The 2.9's , by the way dip down to 3 ohms and are a nominal 6 ohm load. I've read several complaints of brightness, lack of power and of hiss on this website. Why, I have no idea. This receiver is plenty powerful and quiet. Its actual measured S/N is 82dB. Which is more than quiet enough. Those that think it lacks power should try using the -10dB switch on the back of the unit. This decreases the gain, allowing you to open up the volume control a bit more. Just because the unit reaches full output at the halfway point of the volume knob, doesn't mean it is underpowered! Also the unit does not sound bright to me at all. Perhaps it is the associated equipment or the listening environment itself. I also have not had any malfunctions of the receiver. It runs cool, and in the 17 months that I've owned it, it has performed admirably.

Weakness:

I suppose the remote's operation could be confusing to some, but I've had no problems.

An inexpensive, full featured receiver with plenty of power. Excellent AC-3 performance!

Similar Products Used:

Sony 835. Absolutely hated the layout of the controls and the sound wasn't up to par.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 02, 1999]
SD Niels
an Audio Enthusiast

I have the RX-V992 and it is awesome, it is very easy to use and it has many Top-of-the-line features. I recommend it to anyone contemplating the purchase of a state-of-the-art reciever

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 23, 2000]
xcon ron
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Best overall value for money at it's price pt, most features at price pt,best remote-it learns+not just rows of buttons but diff. sizes and shapes,2nd room capable,preamp out for second amp option, articulates acoustic and sparse arrangements with crisp detail up to moderately loud volume levels, dead quiet at cadences, dramatic and dynamic when the music kicks back in, cool looks, ~50% discounts on shelf modes after 1yr as well as left over units, bass management I found to be easy after reading and experimenting, no fan, ran cool with sub in use, TWO sub outs!

Weakness:

Overly bright on some music and sound tracks, only 2 digital inputs can be used at once, remote is large + a touch cumbersome, can rip your ears out with needle-like [treble] sensation at high volume, gets harsh in the top end in other words, manual not clear, obviously not proof read

Yes, this solid state baby sounds bright at high volumes and frankly can hurt you at the 10:30 position and up, buuuuuuut loads of power there especially when sub takes bass load off of amp, AND this baby articulates detail even at low volume levels, acoustic guitar is IN your room, scary realism in its some of its reproduction capabilities and spot on DSP manuevers which turn your head 'cause you thought it was YOUR phone,penny rolling on the floor, roommate closing the door, someones at your front door?-pause the dvd effect, dts not missed, I feel I'm set for a while in terms of it's ability to reproduce satellite and DVD audio. Hoooooooowever, I am, especially after confirming my bad ear feelings at loud-esque levels, getting either a tube amp or a nice high-end 2 channel amp to power music. Just can't crank it like I'd like to in my room although I am going to first try tame this beast's bright top-end with some room treatments like buying or making some treble sucking sound panels. Speakers; Tried Polk Monitor 10's, Cerwin Vegas, some JBLS, Radio Shack Lineaum's, Technics, Sonys, and finally settled on Ohm Walsh 3XO's with the Lineaums as rear channelers {pointed towards the rear upper wall corners for ever more diffusion of the surround channel]. Still too bright though, but I'm an obsessed, Stereophile, Absolute Sound, the Sensible Sound, Stereophile for Home Theater, reading kind of guy so...MANY of you may not have this same reaction and need or observation of shortfall. Or your room may be far more dampened or your speakers may be a lot more forgiving. Speakers with a warmer top-end might sound fine especially in a heavily carpetted and furnished room. I'm gonna try a tube amp for the front channel using the pre-amp out puts for the front channel anyway. Ive never had a tube amp and they are quite the talk of the town in the audio world now. Still, Ani DiFranco's "Out Of Range" album and Greg Brown's "The Poet Game" album are beeeautiful through this baby, as well as Cassandra Wilson's "Travelling Miles". Gonna go enjoy those discs now!!!!

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Kenwood pro-logic KXV 5500[#?]

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 22, 1999]
Bob
an Audiophile

Absolutley amazing. I can't say enough about this receiver. Thumbs up! May God rest Siskel.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 09, 1999]
John Revezzo
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Solid AC-3 perfomance,excellant in home theater application, outstanding stereo CD sound

Weakness:

Remote is to complicated. Must keep a list of settings with you at all times.

This unit is replacing my NAD separates. I was really pleased with NAD but I needed more jack options. My salesman at Tweeter ETC; Told me about AC-3 and surround sound.Looked over several units and decided the Yamaha had more than enough to fill my needs. CD's are remarkable. Movies are so realistic I find myself looking around all the time. I've matched this unit up with a full set of Klipsch speakers (synergy series), including sub-woofer. I'm in a small room and can't crank it up more than 10 o'clock. it blows you out of the room. Really would of liked it to have dts. A friend bought the 995. Can't recommend the 992 enough.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 27, 1999]
Rolly Tulaylay

Strength:

Various selection for effects, particularly for movie/cinema option.

Weakness:

It easily heats up. It maybe needs some sort of cooling system.

I'm using the 995 model for a week when it suddenly stop, sparks and smoke came out from the unit. This happens when the volume knob level reaches between 10 and 11 o'clock.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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