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Yamaha RX V661

Yamaha RX V661
alaScore 83

151 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Yamaha RX V661. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX V661 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Yamaha RX V661 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V661BL 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RX-V661BL 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Gary Benfield (

Yamaha RX-V661 AV Receiver


Yamaha has produced an incredibly versatile AV receiver in the RX-V661. With tons of connections (including 1080p compatible HDMI (Version 1.2a) switching), this $500 receiver should be on your list.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (

Yamaha RX-V661B


The Yamaha RX-V661 is a solid, budget AV receiver with HD switching, but it's a tough sell when models with next-generation HDMI 1.3 features are about to hit the market.

HDMI switching for two sources ; Automatic speaker calibration

No analog-to-HDMI video conversion ; No onscreen menus with HDMI ; Only two HDMI inputs

In terms of video performance, the RX-V661 was fine. The RX-V661 doesn't do any upconversion, so we really only looked to make sure it was passing video signals untouched. HDMI signals from our Toshiba HD-XA2 looked just as good as they would directly...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Yamaha RX-V661 Review and Prices


If you are looking for an AV receiver that gives you access to plenty of power, features, and connectivity options, the Yamaha RX-V661 is a great choice. We were impressed with this receiver's value, features and ease of use. It is truly a "bring it...

loads of multimedia features

User's manual could be better organized

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

Yamaha RX-V661 Receiver Review


Starting on February 17, 2009 a new digital era begins when our national television, (conceivably switched completely into high definition), will be broadcast in digital only. With the Yamaha RX-V661™ you have almost everything you need for that...

The Yamaha RX-V661™ offers good value. HDMI™ and iPod™ connectivity make it a complete and attractive receiver. It has all the bells and whistles of the high-end audio-video receivers. It is available at a very low price; it is indeed an excellent...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Yamaha RX-V661B


It does what I need. Povide great sound, good price & many feature I can grow into. Yes, the new HDMI 1.3 will be avaialble soon. However, the components must be capable of such output. In addition, with that standard comes more expensive components.

Solid performer. Solid name brand. Solid sound

If you use the standard RCA plugs, be ready for cables everywhere

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Yamaha RX-V661B


Very nice product

Sounds wicked when hooked up to some good speakers

NOT ENOUGH POWER!!!! lol... no the power is ok, not sure

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Yamaha RX-V661B


I blew up a 3year old Sony ($1500) 3 weeks ago and bought this for $850 (from Harvey Norman). Could not be happier.

Spectacular sound, the easy speaker set up, and having a second zone so I can listen to music while the simple can watch Big Brother

Would have liked a more informative remote with a screen

May, 2007

Consumer review (



Great unit, Happy with purchase would highly recommend. Better to spend that extra money purchasing a quality product compared to some other av recievers that have fried on me.

everything you want from an av reciever. All features work with ease. Fully compatible with harmony remote 525. Value for money and sounds great. Stays relatively cool in cabinet.

Setup took a while.

May, 2009

Product Specifications

The RX-V661 is a 7.1 Channel home theater receiver with an amazing array of features including Yamaha's new SCENE, 1080p-compatible HDMI, improved YPAO sound optimization and iPod compatibility.


Output Power / Total:630Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Output:Built-in / Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Equaliser:Built-in / Yes
Equaliser Type:Graphic


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX



Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control