Yamaha RX-V667 AV-receiver

A successor to the RX-V567, the V667 is much more than a pretty (new) face. It's, actually, had rather a cosmetic facelift, using the front panel clearly delineated into the low part as well as a top screen for all the controls, including transferring the key volume control downwards.

This sends sound 'upstream' to the receiver so that that you do not need to make use of a different sound cable into the rear.

The RX-V667 additionally returns to some distinct amplifier layout (in place of opamp periods in the last version), aiming for better sound quality and better management of low-impedance loudspeakers. There is also support from sources including 3D Bluray players.

Setting up

Obtaining the matter from its own carton, the initial thing you notice is the remote, which can be completely horrible.

Yamaha comes with a simple loudspeaker calibration feature called YPAO, entailing plugging in a mic that is particular and choosing the vehicle set up option, so provided that you keep really silent while this works its magic and do a little tweaking later, and we found it acceptable.

That is somewhat perplexing.

You must purchase an elective 'YDS-12' dock - or the YID W10 wireless variation - in the event you would like to join your Apple player to the receiver, however once plugged in it is possible to pick and play melodies from your own iPhone and control the receiver's volume amount.

The graphical screen on the receiver itself reveals plenty of useful information, including which loudspeakers are joined and if ARC is used and outputting a signal. The RX-V667 also can show a graphical user interface (GUI) in your TV screen over what is already there, keeping what you had been seeing in view although saving you needing to look down in the receiver's own built in display. This works on 3D TV.

Among the six HDMI interfaces are now able to be on the very front of the device, which will be definitely ideal, helpful for testing, but in addition for hooking something up briefly in the teen's room, such as, for instance, the games console or a camcorder in your family room.

Characteristics and functionality

With music and film DSP picks, along with several 'scene' buttons that can change between preset CD, Blu ray/DVD, TV and radio settings, there is plenty of 'one-touch' convenience. Nevertheless, you must wonder at a few of the DSP settings: there is one for 'Concert Hall Munich' at the same time as 'Concert Hall Vienna', as an example. Do they actually improve the listening experience, creating such differentiation that it is critical you choose the one that is right for what you are listening to or seeing?

This shuts down other internal circuitry as well as the video, in addition to the front panel screen, providing the power amp stage with a shorter route to restrict any potential hindrance to get a sound encounter that is purer. More extreme than using among the concert hall DSP settings, this actually does appear to make replica that is cleaner.

The RX-V667 creates 7.2-channels of output signal at a maintained 90 watts per channel, with 130 watts a channel accessible should you need to drive a channel separately.

You will find two different electricity supplies in the carton; analogue for sound and another using a corresponding jump in power consumption over the RX-V567 of nearly 50 percent - up to 400 watts. But while it is not likely to be more affordable to run than the past version, the firm's 'ToP-ART' (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology), an inhouse dedication to utilizing the very best available parts, pays off here.

The 1080p video upscaling, with the addition of part upconversion again improved the last version, is excellent. The absolute versatility of the RX-V667 - management bass-heavy rap, to ancient scores that are soaring, with equivalent fidelity like Avatar to Bluray epics - makes it a serious competitor for film and music enthusiasts on a budget.

There is even ability to get an additional zone via two terminals that are different, although we did not get to examine that.


The RX-V667 is a significant advancement on the version it replaces significantly in electricity improvements and the distinct amplification.

It is a large improvement over its forerunner, a performer that is terrific and exceptional affordability.

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