Think outside the box!
Why did I open with that statement?
Because, many folks overlook the possibilities
this amp can deliver.
Obviously it can be used as an Audiophile pure receiver.
It's that good!
Just read Steve Guttenberg's review and Steve's rarely wrong.
Now, as I said,
"think outside the box."
By that I mean this for example:
I have a Yamaha RX-V467 AVR which is a 5.1 surround sound
audio video receiver with the "capability" to be a 7.1 surround sound receiver.
The catch is this...
it doesn't provide power amps to power speakers 6 & 7 if you
wanna use it's 7.1 capabilities so you gotta use the provided
pre-out connection and send it out to an external amp
to power 6 & 7.
This brings us to the Yamaha - 200W 2-Ch. Stereo Receiver.
Using the Yamaha 2 ch. receiver to drive the surround channels
6 & 7 transforms my Yamaha RX-V467 into a full, 7.1 channel
surround sound AVR.
Believe me, it made a HUGE difference once my system was
transformed from 5.1 to 7.1 surround sound!
Night & Day difference.
So, thinking outside the box allowed me to take "full"
advantage of my RX-V467 rather than buying a new 7.1
Anybody whose evere stepped up to 7.1 from 5.1 knows what
I mean when I say the step up is a major upgrade in sound.
This Yamaha 2 ch receiver has A/B switching too.
That means you can power 2 sets of different speakers
(for a total of 4 speakers at once).
1. A = powering the surround speakers 6 & 7 in my setup.
2. B = powering a 2nd set of music only speakers for a 2.0 setup
in the front separate from the "2" surround speakers in the rear.
3. A/B combined can now be used to expand the 2 surround speakers 6 & 7 into speakers 8 & 9 transforming your system into a 9.1 surround system, if your room is large enough
for a 9.1 setup.
So there ya' have it!
For under $150, I just turned my 5.1 surround system into a legit
9.1 surround sound setup using this
$150 Yamaha - 200W 2-Ch. Stereo Receiver
I just proved how this amp can serve as more
than just a "great stereo receiver" just by
"THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX."
PS: Did I forget to mention how this Yamaha 2 channel receiver
delivers true "Audiophile Grade" Hi-Fi stereo sound?
Ok, my bad, here goes,
"This Yamaha 200 watt 2 ch Stereo Receiver is likely the best,
plain vanilla, 2 channel receiver period for under $300.
Well, there it is!