Yamaha RX-V2500 AV-receiver

I may have found an instance of covert meddling although, I really could find no hint of the Illuminati, Skull and Bones or the Priory of Sion.

Besides the allegedly independent oil companies acting in the manner of a cartel, a practice that is subtle and inexplicable exists inside many hifi businesses. I will be uncertain as to the name of the small sect, but their foundation rule seems to ensure that each receiver setup is not as logical and time consuming as you possibly can. Yamaha has been a member of the gang, but over the previous year they've deviated in the group using their revolutionary and courageous YPAO automated setup system. After the others find how simple the RX-V2500's new GUI (Graphical User Interface) would be to browse I'm confident that they are going to banish Yamaha from their group.

I reviewed the excellent RX-V1500 and would have been happy if I had been forgotten about by our editor, Michael and not called to require the receiver back. Michael assured he would have something unique to replace it, although I was disappointed. The RX-V2500 is what he delivered.

Rather than featuring dull fundamental white writing on a black backdrop, the onscreen display of the RX-V2500 is in as well as large, daring colour. It reminds me very much of Sky TV's clear-cut set up displays, just it is more easy to work with and has way more choices.

Yamaha's superb YPAO is even less difficult to use it is with the newest GUI. Plug in the mic, reach pops out of your loudspeakers, pay attention to the whizzes and go on the menu and you are able to go.

Why can not the black max play like this?

Using Yamaha's S550 DVD player as the source for music and both DVD's, the RX-V2500 performed. Top Gun was wonderful with excellent backing music, whizzing bullets and thunderous airplanes. Together with the 6.1 DTS soundtrack, the RX-V2500 was competent to make excellent use of the additional two surround speakers, providing a thoroughly engrossing soundstage. Although was a scene in Wimbledonwhere the world is being circulated by a Mexican Wave.

At $2499 the RX-V2500 costs than similarly defined RX-V1500 but I believe the difference is money. The 2500 has a few minor variations even though both receivers seem similar. The 2500 attributes a third directly underneath the volume knob while most of Yamaha receivers got two knobs, one on each side of the front panel. This is a lot easier to use simply relying on the remote and changes the tone and programme settings of the receiver. I believe the newest onscreen display may be worth the additional cash all.

The receiver itself looks amazing, it is straightforward to setup and use, has all the outputs, inputs and decoding choices you may ask for and will dazzle you with its spectacular, effortless operation.

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