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At A Glance: Yamaha RX-V2500 A/V Receiver

Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: Cinema DSP, several additional DSP modes
THX Certification: Yes (THX Select)
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Power Rating (watts per channel): 130 into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: –3 dB from 10 Hz to 100 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 6.75 x 17.2 x 17.1
Weight (pounds): 34.2
Price: $1,100

Video: component video (3), S-video (5), composite video (5)
Audio: coaxial digital (3), optical digital (4), 5.1-channel analog (1), stereo analog (8)
Video: component video (1), S-video (4), composite video(4)
Audio: optical digital (2), stereo analog (6), preamp (8)
RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (3), IR jack (2)

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: Yamaha RX-V2500 A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 92
• Quality internal components
• Strong, sturdy build
• Extra set of binding posts

Value: 92
• Better amps than many at this price
• Comes with plenty of perks that aren't standard for the price

Features: 94
• Calibration/room-correction system is a major bonus
• Has several extra DSP modes

Performance: 92
• Strong with both music and movies
• Smooth-sounding amps with legitimate power

Ergonomics: 94
• Calibration/room-correction is easy, even if you do it manually
• Quality remote, manual, and onscreen user interface

Overall Rating: 93
The RX-V2500 is a midpriced receiver with some high-end perks and a good, strong sound. The calibration/room-correction feature will make noticeable improvements to the sound in most any room, and is a legitimate bonus at this price.

General Information
RX-V2500 A/V Receiver, $1,100
(714) 522-9105
Dealer Locator Code YAM