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Yamaha - 725W 5.1-Ch. 3D Home Theater System - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 359 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the money!

    Posted
    Clive
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    Whilst I love great sound, I've never personally felt compelled to spend several grand on a home theater sound system. That's not to suggest there's nothing further to be gained beyond a certain price-point of course, but the primary focus with this purchase was to get something very useable, whilst also keeping the cost well under control. With that criteria in mind, I initially went for the Onkyo 5.1 all in one system. That was around $275 and I bought that in full knowledge that I'd likely be using Best Buy's excellent 15 Day Return policy... I didn't hold out too much hope that it could perform well enough, but wondered if it might be useable with some judicious tweaking. After one week, I knew it wound't cut it - I kinda knew that from first listen, but tried to give it the benefit of the doubt. Ultimately though, there were just too many mid range frequencies, not enough high end definition and no real scope to do much about it. I saw this very similar looking, Yamaha 5.1 all in one system at the store for a little more money - but still in touch with what I was looking to pay. Had there been an option to buy a Denon 550BT (that's also excellent for the money!) with a set of 5.1 speakers, I'd have done that, but there were no separate options available anywhere close to the same kind of budget. The assistant suggested that the Yamaha box kit might be "a bit of a step up from the Onkyo, but I'd really need to be looking at the $2.5k stuff in the demo studio to really notice a difference." I appreciated his point of view, but it didn't quite ring true for some reason - and again, with full knowledge of the 15 Day Return, I gave this system a shot. With the Onkyo still in place, I set the Yamaha up alongside for a direct comparison and honestly, there was simply no comparison! There was clearly better mid-range representation and a much sweeter high end delivery - there actually is some in the Yamaha, whereas the Onkyo was sorely lacking in that. The set up options are also night and day. Much more scope to tune and tweak in the Yamaha - better than I was anticipating, but quietly hoping for when deciding not to take the Assistant's advice. The only slight downer is the lack of HDR pass-through via the HDMI inputs... even the Onkyo had that. No worries though because I simply plugged my Apple 4k box directly into HDMI 1 on an LG TV and used the ARC (Audio Return Channel) from HDMI 2 to feed the audio back into the Yamaha amp. No issues with sync and a great solution to what I thought would be a show stopping stumbling block when I eventually realized my oversight. All in all, if you know how to set up, tune and tweak a system, this can deliver great results within a very reasonable budget. It now gets turned on and I simply enjoy with no further thoughts of compromise. Super high-end sound..? No... but very good for the money? Definitely. Winner! To Best Buy's credit, there was no quibble when bringing the Onkyo system back either - you'd be hard pushed to know it had even been opened though. It's always worth taking special care with the packaging and product if there's any chance you're a little unsure and may be looking to return inside 15 days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Beginner Home Theater

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    TheHackman
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    My Vizio soundbar of 4-years failed, so I chose this Yamaha system over the Onkyo system that was less expensive. I find 4 HDMI inputs to be adequate. Some may not. I love the HDMI CEC feature, as my TV also has it. It automatically selects the proper input on the TV, and the receiver. You don't need a loop for the audio output. However, you need to set the system to 6 ohms out of the box. Look at the CD or online instruction manual for details. At first, I thought this system sounded very muddy. I didn't have all of the speakers wired at that time. When I finally wired all of the speakers, and placed where I liked them, I ran the YPAQ setup. That made a huge difference! You need to do that! In about a minute, I had the system sounding crisp and clean! Keep two things in mind: 1. All of the speakers are wired. My living room happens to have a drop ceiling, which makes the wiring much easier than trying to drill holes and snaking wires through the wall. The amount of speaker cable supplied with the system will not be enough for most setups. I recommend 16 gauge wire for the speakers. Still, you will need diagonal cutters at a minimum. 2. You're not going to get earth-shattering bass with this system. Actually, yes you can at the expense of distortion. I hate distortion! I have a feeling this setup is made more for movies than for pure music. Personally, I listen to music more often than I watch movies. You won't have to turn the volume up very high before you start to get distortion from the included small speakers. By default, the YPAQ sets the crossover frequency at 80Hz. I highly recommend setting it to 120 or 160Hz. Those small speakers cannot handle the extra bass setting otherwise. A feature I love is the ability to send the audio to another Bluetooth device. That's great for sending an FM station to another Bluetooth speaker, or headphones you may have. The range is actually quite good. As a negative, the AM section on this receiver really stinks! I am one of the rare people who likes to listen to AM radio once in a while. This receiver actually picks up AM radio very poorly, even when the included AM antenna is connected. Summary: the Yamaha YHT-4930UBL 5.1-channel Home Theater in a Box System is great for beginners, people with a low budget (like myself), and people with low expectations. If you don't fall into one into these categories, buy a receiver, and separate speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product. Beware of open box

    Posted
    Sherm
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    I needed to upgrade my surround sound system after having problems with my Samsung blu ray surround sound. I didn't want to purchase a receiver and speakers separately so I settled on this Yamaha system. I was ecstatic to see I could order an open box in like new condition at more than $100 less than the regular price. The product I received was very disappointing. It was evident it had been returned and all of the packaging/styrofoam was not in the box. As soon as I picked it up, I could hear the speakers rattling around as it was shipped out just the way it was probably returned in the store. The speakers have a black, piano finish on them and they were all scratched up. The receiver had a dent on the top. After calling customer service and getting a discount, I decided to keep it and set it up only to find out it would not power on. I was able to exchange it in store. The actual product I would give a 5 out of 5, No complaints about the performance. Only thing I would mention is after running the YPAO, you might want to turn up the center speaker. When watching certain shows or sports, it seemed like the background noise could sometimes over power the center speaker. That is correctable by turning up the center speaker in the settings or there is a setting to turn up the dialogue volume. Coming from a passive sub to a powered sub was huge as well. The sub is very strong without overpowering the system. There are so many settings to tweak the system just how you like it. Overall, the product is great and the customer service surrounding the problems I had was great as well. It's unfortunate I had to deal with those to begin with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound out a box package!

    Posted
    Freckles
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    To start off, I've not spent thousands of dollars into audio equipment. but I can appreciate a good deal, and a great sound! purchased this box a few months ago to put in our apartment. it was replacing our RSB20 Klipsch soundbar/sub combo that cost much more then this did. The klipsch's blu-tooth had gone out and wanted to try something different. We are very glad we did! The settings within the receiver allowed us to customize the distance from where the surround speakers were from the the receiver, and the locations of each speaker. Also let us set the DB up and down to here what kind of sounds more from which speaker! We enjoy watching the Fast and Furious movies, and this really makes it much more entertaining hearing all the sounds around us while the cars go flying by. Our dogs will hear the sounds from behind the room during movies involving pets, and think it's outside. lol I'm not a detailed reviewer, just an average Joe who feels he got a great deal. It was for sure an upgrade over the $800 Klipsch RSB20 we had before. Note: We did upgrade from the paper sub to a Klipsch R12SW and that thing rocks your socks! lol for sure a worthy upgrade from a paper sub to give a true theater setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system!!!!

    Posted
    Leon

    When set up correctly and the receiver is set on (STRAIGHT) meaning when hooked up to a bluray player it is not filtering the sound of the disc original sound track you will get the original raw DTS HD MASTER AUDIO OR DOLBY DIGITAL HD MASTER AUDIO from the disc. The only thing I upgraded was the subwoofer. I set it up with the KLIPSCH R-12SW 400WATT SUBWOOFER SET UP AT 40HERTZ and the sub is cranked TO A SAFE LIMIT with no distortion and it sounds just like AMC THEATER BASS!!! I LOVE IT! JUST READ THE OWNERS MANUAL UNDERSTAND IT AND YOU WILL GET GREAT RESULTS. PROBLEM WITH MOST PEOPLE THAT RATE THESE THINGS AS BAD OR TERRIBLE IS BECAUSE THEY DIDNT SET IT UP RIGHT AND CRANK THE VOLUME TO ITS MAX AND EXPECT IT NOT TO GET DAMAGED SAME GOES FOR ANY OTHER RECEIVER THAT COSTS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND THAT GOES FOR BIG MOVIE THEATER SPEAKERS TOO!!! READ THE MANUAL YOU WILL ENJOY IT REMEMBER ITS ONLY 725WATTS BUT THERES OTHER RECEIVERS WITH MORE WATTAGE POTENTIAL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of power

    Posted
    Ganlie
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    When I opened the box, I was kind of skeptical because of the speaker size and the weight. The speakers are small and very light. But once you put them all together, the sound is quite powerful. Granted this is not a system that will make your friend jealous, but for the price I paid, I am very happy with it. The conversations happening are front and center so it’s very clear. Watching Sicario on 4K, I can feel the sound coming from the right speaker and then continue to the left even though I place the surround speaker in the front because of space and the fact that I don’t want to run the cable around. But this is one of the few unique features with this receiver, you can place all of your speakers in the front and during the configurations, the system will figure out where those speakers are placed and still function as they intended to be. Very cool feature. And yes, this speaker is compatible for 4K HDR movies. The movie looks awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, fairly easy set up, worth it

    Posted
    redkawasaki
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    I was looking at sound bars and bought a Samsung brand because it sounded really fantastic at the store but when I got it home it was not the same fantastic sound. I went back to BB and found out that to get that great sound I needed to upgrade several things like buy a 4k DVD player then buy 4k dvds No thanks. I just wanted something with a good sub woofer and that would get me surround sound with a punch. This Yamaha did that. I found it on sale as an open box item. It was complete. I bought it and now if I want to blow out the sound and hear things in surround sound I get it with this system. I'm very pleased with the sound. I'm sure there are better HTIB systems or sleek looking sound bars but this was a great sound for a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value, Great Sound, It's Yamaha!

    Posted
    Shane
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    Each of my receivers in the past have been Yamaha. I was originally going for a scavenger hunt esque home theater setup, and by that I mean, getting each speaker and such separately and having to unbox a bunch of stuff. I decided to take it easy, and after a little research, and weeks of indecision and different opinions, the idea of getting a Home Theater in a box was honestly the better choice for me. These save a lot of the hassle and work in setting up your new home theater. Of course, almost never use the wiring in the box, get some 12 or 14 gauge wire, and set it up that way. Mounted the 2 surround speakers above, I had no space to put them behind, but, they work great and offer a little bit of a 7.1 system aspect. The receiver is standard enough, it has bluetooth and RCA inputs, 4k passthrough, and even composite passthrough. A Home Theater in a box saves a lot of effort for a normal person to get a decently priced, but, great sounding setup. I overly recommend this if you need something simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just Awesome

    Posted
    daddyk13

    Nobody does it like Yamaha! Researched Yamaha's HTIB systems for quite some time. Was going to get the 3920 (speakers are supposed to be better on this one) originally until BestBuy had a sale on the 4930. Have to tell you it is worth every penny and then some. Just wonderful sounds from both music sources as well as surround sound from my 65" SUHD 4k, and more functions and options then I know what to do with. Does it sound like a top of the line system that costs thousands of dollars? I doubt it however; it does sound incredible and you will not be able to come close to a better BANG for your buck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable great sound system

    Posted
    GIJoe
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    This is a great home theater sound system for the price. I mean it! Subwoofer provides deep bass and 5 speakers sound awesome. I was hesitant because I see open box in a few Best Buy near my area and thought it wasn't a great system. Took a chance and I am glad I did. After installing, I think I know why there are opened boxes. If you have Comcast/Xfinity, the HDMI connection from the cable box to the receiver doesn't works. This is due to the cable box and not the receiver. This is true for most cable provider boxes. I hooked up DVD and Blue Ray to the receiver and it is fine. To get around the cable box issue, you connect HDMI from cable box to TV and then the sound from TV to receiver. This is a great sound system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great System

    Posted
    Eric
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    A little on the higher price side for a Home Theatre in a Box. But, I think it's the best Box HT that you can get for your money. The receiver is great, and upgradeable for better speakers in the future. The speakers it comes with sound better than the Bose Solo unit I had (because it's a complete system and surround sound) and they sound better than the Sony and Samsung models I tested. I think Sony and Yamaha bass were comparable. The Samsung "wireless" system was junk compared to this though. Overall, would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product and wonderful sound

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    Lynnwood
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    This was a replacement for an old home theater surround sound system. All my devices (cable box, Apple TV and Blue Ray player and TV) have HDMI connections. Connecting the devices and speakers was easy, especially when using the Yamaha AV Setup Guide App. After using the YPAO setup, the sound is awesome from all sources. The scenes buttons that give one touch switching between the connected devices makes this system easy to use for the people in the household that are not tech-savvy. For the price this is a great system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound For A Boxed System

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    BlueIce
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    I was apprehensive about getting a home theater in a box type receiver, but this has far exceeded all my expectations. I put a theater setup in my basement, and used the bulk of my budget on the couch and projector. When it came to the sound, I wanted something I can upgrade as I see the need, and this does exactly that. The only problem I have isn't really the fault of the receivers as much as it is my setup. I have some pretty long runs of speaker wire, so a few of them are a pretty high gauge wire. This makes it a bit hard to get into some of them into the receiver, but if you have patience it will work just fine. The sound itself though is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice home theater at a good price

    Posted
    csawtelle
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    Purchased this Yamaha "Home Theater In A Box" to replace an earlier version of the same thing that I purchased back in 1999. Difference being that this one came with a receiver while the old one didn't. That old system has been cranking out awesome sound for almost 20 years and still sounded great but seemed like it was beginning to have a few issues. While the speakers ( and subwoofer) on the new one don't seem as beefy as the old system, the sound is great. In fact I left some of the old speakers up for the time being because I haven't had time to hang the rear ones on this yet. All in all a great basic home theater for a great price that will probably blow away most sound bar systems at this price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great priced surroud sound system

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    Sasmith210
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    This is our first surround sound system. At first, we tried buying a different brand where everything was separate but it turned out to be really expensive and the set up was incredibly difficult. When we returned it, we found the Yamaha system with everything we needed in one box and purchased that instead. Thankfully, it was super easy to set up with clear instructions. The sound is great! Very happy with it! The staff at best buy were very helpful in helping us make a decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great home theater system

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    NWJR
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    Great 5.1 surround sound system that works excellent for music or movies. Easy to setup. The YPAO does a great job automatically optimizing the speaker settings to suit the listening position in your room. Since I have an older version iPod, the AUX input on the front panel is great for easy plug in. The Blue Tooth works like a charm with my iPhone. Given the sound, all the features and reasonable price, I believe this is one of the best systems you can buy for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value at this price

    Posted
    naptimezzz
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    This Yamaha 5.1 home theater system sounds amazing and is quite a good value for the price. Rich, full sound, along with an impressive array of features, including4 HDMI ports with 4K and HDR passthrough. Couldn't be happier! Highly recommended. NOTE: If you have a 15' + run of HDMI from this receiver to your TV you will need a high-end HDMI cable for 4K / HDR Blu-ray to work. I recommend the Audioquest Cinnamon cable. High price but the only thing that would work for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Theater System for a Cheap Price

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    Johnny
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    This system is a must for someone who wants a home theater system, but does not want to pay the premium price that many setups require you to pay. I originally got a Vizio 5.1 soundbar, but was extremely disappointed with the quality of sound so I returned it for this beautiful system. You get a receiver and speakers that are guaranteed to satisfy you unless you are super picky about the sound of your speakers. I have my system setup with my tv through its HDMI ARC feature and it works beautifully. Controlling everything is super simple now. A must get for those who want movie theater quality sound in their entertainment room. I may never go to another theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Open Box

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    ComputerGeek
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    Got this as a open box Satisfactory.... This system came in perfect condition with nothing missing and the original packaging. Thanks Best Buy!!! To the quality This system is amazing. For the price of this whole system I believe that its an amazing deal. The small speakers have a surprising amount of bass clarity. The only problem is the sub woofer which gets distorted when you really give it the beans. I will say that it does sound great but leave its own volume to a little less then half. The quality of everything is just incredible!! Would recommend to anyone who would like a great AIO package. The first part to upgrade would be the sub woofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Boom For Your Buck

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    Dopey
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    Yamaha has (in my opinion) always made excellent home audio equipment and this home theater in a box is no exception. For the Best Buy price of 459.99 you would be silly to NOT get this set up. All of the included cabling works well but I would recommend cables with banana plugs for the front left and right speakers. I would definitely recommend this over any comparably priced soundbar even if you only use the front speakers and subwoofer. I went through 4 different soundbars from Vizio, LG, Polk, and Sony before picking this Yamaha. But it, you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend