Yamaha RX-V575 Network Home Theater Receiver

Yamaha RX-V575 Home Theater Receiver
Yamaha RX-V575 Home Theater Receiver. Image provided by Yamaha Coporation of America

The Basics

The Yamaha RX-V575 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver provides great audio and network features at reasonable price point. This receiver supports up to a 7.2 channel speaker configuration (seven speakers and two powered subwoofers) and is rated to deliver 80 watts per channel measured from 20<a herf="http://stereos.about.com/od/glossary/g/Hertz.htm>Hz to 20Khz, with 2 channels driven - .09% THD using 8-ohm speaker loads.

Audio Decoding and Processing

Decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio is provided, along with additional audio processing, including Dolby Pro-Logic IIx and Yamaha's Cinema DSP Surround modes. In addition, if you like to listen late at night on headphones, Yamaha also includes its Silent Cinema feature which provides a surround sound listening experience with any set of headphones.

Also included is Yamaha's convenient SCENE mode selection. The SCENE mode features is a set of preset audio equalization options that work in conjunction with input selection.

Zone 2 Audio

In addition, if you opt to use the RX-V575 in a 5.1 channel configuration (Zone A), you can reassign the surround back channels to Zone B which allows the same source that is playing in Zone A to be sent to connected speakers in another location. If the Zone A source is 5.1 channels, it will be mixed down to two channels for playback in Zone B.

Additional Audio Connectivity

Audio connectivity (in addition to HDMI and speakers) includes 2 Digital Optical, 2 Digital Coaxial, and 4 sets of analog stereo input.

However, the RX-V575 does not provide a dedicated phono input for connection of a traditional turntable. If you want to connect a turntable to the RX-V575, you must use one that has its own built-in phono preamp or connect a phono preamp between the turntable and the RX-V575.

On the other hand, Two Subwoofer preamp outputs are provided for connection of up two powered subwoofers.

Video Features

On the video side, the RX-V575 has five 3D and up to 4K resolution pass-through compatible HDMI inputs - However, no analog to HDMI conversion or additional video processing/upscaling is provided.

On the other hand, one of the HDMI inputs is MHL-compatible (enables access to high-resolution audio and video from compatible portable devices). The HDMI output is also Audio Return Channel-enabled.

Additional Video Connectivity

In addition to the 5 HDMI inputs, the RX-V575 also provides 2 Component Video inputs and 1 output, as well as 5 Composite Video inputs and 1 output. However, the RX-V575 does not provide any S-Video inputs or outputs.

More Features

Added features include iPod connectivity (via optional adapters) and direct iPod/iPhone connection via front mounted USB port, as well as network (DLNA) connectivity that allows access to internet radio (vTuner, Pandora, and Spotify Connect), as well as digital media streaming from a PC or media server. In addition, the RX-V575 is Apple AirPlay compatible.

Bluetooth capability can be added via the YBA-11 Bluetooth Adapter.

To make setup and use easier, the RX-V575 includes an onscreen menu display, as well as Yamaha's YPAO automatic speaker setup function.

NOTE: As of 2015, Yamaha has discontinued production of the RX-V575, for more current options, also check out my periodically updated list of Home Theater Receivers Priced From $400 to $1,299.

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