Yamaha HTR-5630 Receivers

HTR-5630

  • 5-channel discrete amplification (70W x 5)
  • Provides DTS, DTS Matrix 6.1 (phantom), Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding
  • 96kHz/24-Bit Digital-To-Analog Converter
  • 21 different sound programs yielding 41 variations

User Reviews (5)

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GoldenEars7   AudioPhile [Oct 20, 2007]
Strength:

Great sound. Fantastic versatility. Rugged build quality. Great remote. Conservative output power specs.

Weakness:

None.

I bought this Yamaha receiver with the expectation that I would most likely return it because it wouldn't sound good. When I got home and hook it up, I couldn't believe the quality of the sound and the versatility. In the stereo mode it sounded as good as my NAD 116 pre-amp with a NAD 218 THX. In the 5 channel stereo mode it blew my socks off. I have a BA PV-600 subwoofer and the overall sound was so thick and rich that I felt as if I was in a club. It has been a very reliable unit as well. I was worried whether the 1.2 db of headroom might make the receiver clip at high volumes. I called Yamaha's technical support and they told me that if I keep the volume below -15 db I should have no problem. Before I spoke with them I never had to turn it above -28 db to have sound very loud. I usually listen at -40 db. You can buy more expensive surround sound receivers but the sound improvement will be quite subtle.

Customer Service

The technical department was very good. Haven't needed the service department.

Similar Products Used: Yamaha RX-V 995.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
J.C.   Audio Enthusiast [May 25, 2007]

Works great, lasts long time. I've been very happy for the several years i've owned the unit. I was moving this one to the bedroom and researching a HiDef upgrade for the family room. I'm trying a harmon kardon now, but after only a few days will be returning it to fry's electronics and going for another yamaha. What was I thinking...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Nilsuleion   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 12, 2007]
Strength:

great price
tones of options and different ways to connect your equipment to it.
great sound at normal listening level.

Weakness:

sub has its own volume nob
cant really crank it with good sound

I was given this as a gift Christmas of 2004 or 05, and i love it. i listen to loud music all the time and it has put up with the abuse i have given it. i have many different items connected up to this receiver and the sound options make all of them sound good. when you crank it really loud you loose some quality and it gets a little hazy but for how cheap the unit is it works great. the sub on it hits really nicely. the down fall is it doesn't automatically adjust with the volume nob and it has its own volume nob on the sub. but other then that its really nice. i would recommend this system to anyone that wants 5.1 surround sound at a good price. you will be impressed. it has been used and abused and i say this system rocks.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
msrosn   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 29, 2006]
Strength:

Price

Weakness:

Quality and Longevity are seriously lacking for something to go out this quickly with very little use.

Worked great for the 20 times it has been used. Then, one day out of the blue, I turned it on for a while, then turned it off, then a while later decided to turn it back on and it goes off by itself after 3 seconds. I tried to plug it into another outlet but still the same thing. We have had no power surges, wasn't turned up loud, the surge protector is a Monster brand one (paid over $100.00 for that surge protector) and every thing else connected to it works fine. I've tried contacting Yamaha, but no answer by phone or email. I own several of their products but will be getting rid of them to purchase another brand....I've had great luck with Pioneer, Harman Kardon, and Sony. This receiver has hardly been used and was the one in our bedroom. It should be still under warranty. (I sent card in when purchased but seems to be missing) and I can't find the receipt.

Customer Service

Seriously lacking, sent warranty card, but they can't find it, for product support you have to call long distance, not 800 number, sent email but to reply....WOW, they must not need customers to stay in business!

Similar Products Used: Harman/Kardon, Pioneer, Sony
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Rosalyn Newman   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 29, 2006]
Strength:

Price was resonable

Weakness:

Quality and longevity is seriously lacking

Worked great for the 20 times it has been used. Then, one day out of the blue, I turned it on for a while, then turned it off, then a while later decided to turn it back on and it goes off by itself after 3 seconds. I tried to plug it into another outlet but still the same thing. We have had no power surges, wasn't turned up loud, the surge protector is a Monster brand one (paid over $100.00 for that surge protector) and every thing else connected to it works fine. I've tried contacting Yamaha, but no answer by phone or email. I own several of their products but will be getting rid of them to purchase another brand....I've had great luck with Pioneer, Harman Kardon, and Sony. This receiver has hardly been used and was the one in our bedroom. It should be still under warranty. (I sent card in when purchased but seems to be missing) and I can't find the receipt.

Customer Service

Was seriously lacking....they don't use a toll free number for support, you must call long distance. I sent an email but no reply. Should be still in warranty but they can't find the warranty card and receipt I sent them. Wow!

Similar Products Used: Harman/Kardon, Pioneer, Sony
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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