Released November, 2007
The Pros:11.2 channels - 140W x 7, 50W x 4. WiFi, LAN, USB. 1 HDMI input on the front panel.
The Cons:Four surround presence channels are useless unless you reassign them to auxiliary zones. Very expensive. At this price point, it should have one more HDMI input (it has 5) to guarantee you don't run out.
The Yamaha RX-Z11 ($5499) is the flagship A/V receiver in Yamaha's 2007 product line. It boasts an impressive 11.2 channels with 140 Watts delivered to 7 channels, and 50 Watts to the other 4. It has similar features to the much less expensive Yamaha RX-V3800 ($1699), but adds WiFi, and a 4 more channels.
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The other 2 models in the product line are the Yamaha RX-V1800 and Yamaha RX-V3800.
- 11.2 channel receiver, 140 watts per channel for 7 channels, 50 watts per channel for additional 4 channels
- 5 HDMI 1.3a inputs, with HDMI upconversion; 2 HDMI outputs
- Onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Ethernet jack with the ability to play MP3, WMA, and WAV files from up to four PCs, plus Internet radio
- 2 USB ports capable of reading USB Mass storage devices, including FAT32-formatted hard drives up to 2 terabytes
- HD radio tuner
- Multiroom functionality for four zones, with component video output for the second zone.
The RX-Z11 is expected to be available in November 2007.
User Reviews (16)
11.2 channels - 140W x 7, 50W x 4
1 HDMI input on the front panel
Presence channels for uncanny realism of the DSP modes.
Assignable amplifiers which allow 7.1 in the main room while internally powering two additional zones
Four surround presence channels are useless unless you reassign them to auxiliary zones.
At this price point, it should have one more HDMI input (it has 5) to guarantee you don't run out
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