Yamaha RX-V377

5.1-channel home theater receiver

Item #: 022RXV377

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Original Price: $199.99

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Dive into surround sound

Want to turn your TV room into a true home theater? The Yamaha RX-V377 home theater receiver is a great place to start. It not only powers a surround sound speaker system, it also brings together all your sources like Blu-ray players, cable boxes, and gaming systems, as well as your TV. Once you experience thrilling, enveloping sound from a 5.1-channel system, you'll want to turn every night into movie night. Even if you're just starting with stereo speakers, you'll dramatically improve your TV's sound while enjoying all your music at room-filling volumes.

Easy to get started

Home theater receivers don't have to be complex to set up. The RX-V377 keeps it simple, so you can get connected and start making the most of music, movies, video games, and TV shows. If most of your gear is relatively new, a single HDMI cable is likely all you'll need to connect each component to the 'V377. If you have older disc players or other non-HDMI sources, this receiver has component and composite video connections as well as RCA stereo inputs for audio. For newer TVs with "smart" features, or if you're watching over-the-air broadcasts, TV audio can travel back through the HDMI cable to the receiver using Audio Return Channel capability. This ensures all your TV watching is accompanied by sound that's dynamic and dramatic.

Plug in your iPhone® or iPod®

If you have an iPod or iPhone, plug it into the 'V377's front-panel USB input. This creates a direct digital connection, bypassing your device's digital circuitry in favor of the receiver's superior digital-to-analog converters. This lets you enjoy your digital music files with rich, detailed sound. You can also use the USB input with thumb drives loaded up with your favorite tunes. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer improves lossy digital files, giving them more depth and a smoother finish.

Find your ideal sound

Other cool features include Yamaha's DSP listening modes, which allow you to optimize surround sound to your taste and mood. Extra bass ensures you get more balanced low-frequency output, even when using bookshelf speakers as your front speakers. Having a hard time finding a place for those rear surround speakers? Virtual Cinema Front can simulate surround sound even when all your speakers are placed in the front of the room.


    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    Digital Music Options:
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod®, iPhone® or thumb drive
      • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • Bluetooth®-ready with optional Yamaha adapter
    Audio Performance Features:
    • 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • Extra Bass offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers
    • Virtual Cinema Front simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging
    • Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    • HDMI version 1.4a audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 2 pairs of stereo RCA inputs
    • front-panel minijack (3.5mm) for connecting a smartphone or portable music player
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and iPods
    • rear-panel USB port for add-on Bluetooth adapter
    • outputs for 5 speakers: Front L/R (binding posts), Center, Surround L/R (spring clips)
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 12-13/16"D
    • weight: 16.3 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Great value

    Written By Joe, Massachusetts on Monday, September 14, 2015

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    I'm not using it for much other than driving a set of speakers and switching HDMI inputs to my television but it's solid for that. Works well with my Logitech Harmony Remote. Sometimes components don't work as well if they have a lag between turning on and accepting remote commands but this receiver seems to be able to take commands right away.

    Pros: Works well with Logitech Harmony remote. Great sound quality

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    Written By PR guy, Puerto Rico on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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    Very good receiver for the money, the remote is not very user friendly.

    Pros: TV and movie modes sound great, USB connection works well, it looks good in my opinion.

    Cons: Good quality traditional remote from Yamaha receivers. Still there is something about it not intuitive at all. All the speaker connections should be 5 way binding posts for my 14 gauge speaker wire. I love the Yamaha RX-V377 anyway.

    Good sound for the money

    Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Monday, May 25, 2015

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    Good sound quality for the money. Easy enough to set up. The volume control buttons on the remote could be bigger. Also, while you can present radio stations, again it would be nice to have have bigger button on the remote to change/toggle station presets.

    Good entry-level receiver

    Written By Daddy O, Texas on Saturday, May 09, 2015

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    Excellent sound, decent power for M&Ms (music and movies), enough inputs for all your devices. Bluetooth connectivity would have been nice but I know that's pushing it in this price point. Auto setup works great for matching the sound to the picture.

    Pros: Equalizer lets your tailor the sound of each individual speaker, more than enough inputs, ease of setup

    Cons: No bluetooth

    Great unit!!

    Written By B, South Carolina on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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    I purchased one for my girl friend and it was so good, I bought one for myself.

    Pros: Great sound, quality, and easy to setup and use!!!

    Cons: no Cons

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    Written By LoraC, Texas on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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    Good power, easy to set up nice look

    Pros: works well with all the other components in our system. I like the different sound room selections.

    Cons: The sound dial has too large a range - takes time to adjust

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    Written By Anonymous, Lawton OK 73505 on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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    I really like this receiver. I recently decided to update my analog receiver to match my 1080p LCD television, but I guess there are tradeoffs and compromise. Before soundbars there was a way to have better sound through 5 individual quality speakers that produces something that cannot be matched otherwise but I am old school. This is a Mercedes at a discount price. Those in the market should really consider this one. You can't beat for the price!

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    Written By KenG, Maryland on Thursday, April 02, 2015

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    Great Product, Good Value

    Pros: Easy to set up.

    serves it's purpose

    Written By Coach Mc, Fort Worth on Friday, March 27, 2015

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    I am not necessarily an audiophile, but I do like purchasing quality equipment that doesn't need to get replaced every other year. I have two Infinity Towers (10 inch) and a Technics receiver that I've had since 1998. It took some finagling over the years as technology changed to connect it to other electronic devices (television, Roku, Xbox, BluRay). I wanted to upgrade my receiver and find something that had HDMI pass through. After weeks of reading reviews, I opted for the Yamaha as some people stated the passthrough for the Denon didn't work well for certain devices.

    I like the sleek interface but unlike others, I thought the initial setup was a breeze. Was pretty cool how it calibrates. I am mainly using for movies, television & video games. I may occasionally plug my phone in and listen to music. The first thing I noticed off the bat is these new receivers just have one RCA input for subwoofers. I had a traditional wired 12inch subwoofer (which I guess they call passive) and will now have to go out and purchase a powered sub...or one with an amp built in. No biggie.

    As far as sound, without that sub I can't really tell. It's decent I suppose, but the base isn't as rich as I'm used to. With my Tecnics I could turn the sub off and still get a pretty good sound. I'll probably update this review once i get purchase a reasonable sub.

    Overall, I'm pleased. I like the interface, like the features, and definitely like the HDMI pass through. Definitely recommend!

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    Written By haks, saipan on Monday, February 23, 2015

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    it has been 20plus years since i have owned a stereo receiver. i am so used to the old school receiver that weighed close to 25 lbs. so i was really surprised at how light this product was. the product was a little bit harder to set up than what i was use to. with the mic calibration and going through settings via hdmi. but hey thats progress. product is great with all the features especially the digital processor for my mp3 music, which i can attach via audio aux or rca to tablet headphone jack. primary use is for the roku to receiver then to tv since we have been cable free for years. great product which i plan to supplement with some infinity speakers from where else but Crutchfield.

    Cons: only downside is i need a self powered subwoofer. my receiver will not power up the subwoofer unless it has it own amp.


    Written By TED, New York on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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    The Yamaha sounds great. It replaced an Onkyo home theater receiver that I never really was pleased with. The Yamaha is a great value and suits my needs perfectly. I'm still learning its many features and only wish there was a printed owners mnanual instead of the CD. Doing business with Crutchfield through the years has always been a pleasure. Its

    Pros: great sound,well built,versitle for a basic receiver

    Cons: no printed manual

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    Written By Anonymous, Michigan on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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    I purchased this amp to upgrade my home theater system. After some intensive Internet research I settled on the Yamaha RX-V377. One of the primary points that helped me decide on this system was the repeated point in the reviews was the ease of setup. I found this to be the case.With the addition of the free labels from Crutchfield include with my amp for all the assorted cables made setup almost idiot proof. The digital setup is easy and the sound and volume range is phenomenal. I am very pleased with my choice. Also the Crutchfield tech support is unsurpaseed. All the guys I spoke with were very patient and helpful.

    Pros: Easy setup. Great tech support

    Cons: None.

    Great receiver!

    Written By Eric B., New Jersey on Monday, January 26, 2015

    Easy to set-up and sounds great! The included MIC makes the setup a breeze. I also like how easy it is to set up sound settings for different sources. For example, when I play music, I have it utilizing all speakers. When I play movies, the back speakers are designated for surround-sound and only play the "surround" noises. Many people don't know that's how it's supposed to work and wonder why their surround speakers only occasionally make noise.

    Here's another IMPORTANT note: I was very frustrated by the fact that when I sent music to the RX-V377 via the (optional) bluetooth receiver module, it would automatically turn the television on. Actually, it was driving me kinda crazy. The same thing happened when I sent music to the attached Chromecast; again it would turn the TV on. It would do other odd stuff too like switch inputs automatically when i turned the TV back off. To fix this, go into the menu and TURN OFF HDMI Control. That solved all of the aforementioned problems. Now we're very happy with our purchase.

    Oh, and do take advantage of the four "scene" buttons on the remote. You can program them so that with 1 touch of a button it turns the receiver on, picks the right input, and configures the proper speaker configuration (for either music or movies). Those buttons are a great feature!

    Pros: Easy setup, sounds great, remote is well laid out, scene buttons are a nice touch.

    Cons: As others have said, pick up some speaker wire with your purchase. They don't include enough.

    Yamaha is the way to go

    Written By Intec909, Wisconsin on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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    I have yet to buy a Yamaha product that has disappointed me. This receiver is really nice for the moderate sound system. Easily understandable with push buttons are a big plus for me.

    Great basic a/v receiver

    Written By MarkG18104, PA on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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    This is a great 'entry level' a/v reeciver. Set up was a breeze. Sound in excellent. Must better than the Onkyo it replaced. Decided to go with this Yamaha over the entry-level Sony or Denon. I would not put this down as a 'Con," but know that this does not have phono pre-amp, wifi, bluetooth, airplay, etc. I really don't need any of that as I can stream audio and video from my device to my TV. And I can handle most of my audio music from HD music channels or apps like Pandora or Spotify. And it is 5. 2. I figure I will never have need for a 7. 1 receiver. The HDMI Control feature is great. Able to adjust Receiver volume from tv (Sony) remote and power on/off both tv and receiver simultaneously. However, we did get an inexpensive universal remote so we can do basic tv watching (change channels on cable STB, and take advantage of HDMI Control).

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    Written By G0dzilla 653, Hampton,VA on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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    I am very pleased with my new Yamaha RX-V377 A/V receiver. It was easy to set up and start using. I'm not a tech-wiz, the instructions were easy to follow and once everything was connected I was able to enjoy my new system. I like the fact that it is compatible with many other audio & video devices. As my budget allows I'm sure the unit will a good foundation to build on, The support staff was helpful in the choice I made. Thanks for the great service.

    Pros: Using Crutchfield is a smart pick for someone who wants quality products without the hassle of going to different stores. The shipping was fast and trouble free. I would recommend to others to use Crutchfield for advice and sales.

    Cons: None noted

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    Written By Yamaha RX-V377, Milan New Mexico on Monday, January 05, 2015

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    Excellent Product after being tuned in. Crutchfield was great as usual.

    Pros: Very good product for my use. I live in a cabin, and wow, it made a difference. An easy set-up........

    Cons: None

    Value for your money

    Written By Anonymous, pa. on Sunday, January 04, 2015

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    This is a excellent receiver at this price point. The sound is excellent in my Energy RC-5.1 Micro system. This setup is for my bedroom, and I couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Price, Value

    Cons: None it this price

    Great A/V value

    Written By JimR, Kansas on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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    Replaced a 20-year old Onkyo A/V receiver with this one. Very happy with the receiver - a great value.

    Pros: Price, reputation, simplicity.

    Cons: None

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    Written By Anonymous, lancaster,California on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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    I have owned several Yamaha receivers over the years. this model is perfect fit for the av setup in my bedroom

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    Written By Yamaha RX-V377, Florida on Friday, October 31, 2014

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    So far, an excellent purchase. Although one of the least expensive receivers of its type, it has all the features I need. Also, since I use HDMI connections, it was simpler because it had fewer alternative connection options which I did not require. And, as always, the excellent support from Crutchfield was much appreciated when I had trouble getting Netflix to provide the sound via the Yamaha (at first, even though the TV sound was going via the Yamaha, the Netflix sound did not).

    Pros: Simple, less complicated than more expensive receivers.

    Cons: None so far

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    Written By mac, nashville tn on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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    Everything good

    Pros: All

    Cons: None

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    Written By Anonymous, Fort Worth, TX on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    I like the receiver. Plain Jane but that is ok for my purpose. Have used Yamaha in the past and am use to the functionality. I wanted to run the HDMI from PC into receiver.Image from PC through receiver HDMI is very much degraded and is has black bars around all edges. Sometimes the entire image is shifted to the right but usually centered. (From PC directory to TV/monitor using HDMI produced correct picture.) Upgraded video card in PC with same results.

    Pros: As a receiver, it is fine.

    Cons: HDMI from PC through receiver to monitor is unacceptable.

    Great Product and Value

    Written By Rob in NJ, Madison on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    I purchased this receiver as a replacement for an Onkyo I bought from Crutchfield two years ago. I liked my old receiver bought found that the sound was not loud enough in our den, which is opened to our kitchen and main dining area. This new Yamaha is much better in that when programming for the first time, calculates your sitting distance from the TV and surround sound speakers. The result is that the receiver knows how much sound to put in the speakers based on where you sit (amazing). The receiver unit itself is pretty small and fits well in the furniture where I keep the blue ray and cable box. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. Its fantastic overall.

    Pros: Easy set up, makes great sound. Easy to operate

    Cons: the HDMI switchover on the remote is not labeld. You have to remember that the cable is HDMI 1 and Blue ray is HDMI 2, etc.

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    Written By Anonymous, Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    This is a great product for the price. I have been very pleased with the quality and functionality.

    Great sound and features

    Written By MusicLover, west coast on Monday, September 15, 2014

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    I am completely pleased with this receiver. It replaces an old Onkyo surround receiver that did not have HDMI. The audio is crystal clear on all channels, good tight bass, and excellent bass at low volume levels. There are a ton of audio profiles such as different concert halls, and you can tweak each individual channel and speaker to your heart's content. YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) did a nice job of setup, though it did freak out my dogs out a little. (I'm not cruel, they were outside.)

    I wanted more power as my old receiver is 100 watts, and it drove all five speakers comfortably. This unit has plenty of power for my needs, and more than enough plugins for newfangled HDMI components and oldfangled legacy components like my ancient and treasured CD-changer.

    It's funny thing in these here modern times-- as you go up the price scale you don't get much more power or better circuitry, but rather computer addons like networking (Internet, wifi, Bluetooth) and software fripperies like Apple Airplay, and 7.2 which is goofy because nobody makes 7.2 audio tracks. In my opinion it's more cost-effective to get all the Internet stuff in a separate unit, like a Sony Blu-Ray player with all the Internet and streaming goodies for $150 or less. The Internet and computer stuff will soon be obsolete, while a good receiver should last many years. My old Pioneer stereo amp is going on 40 years old, and it's as good as when it was new.

    Pros: Great value. Good solid power, lots of plugins for legacy and modern devices. Excellent, well-organized manual on CD. Very good remote with enough but not too many buttons. Good on-screen display that does not require a TV

    Cons: I still want more watts :)

    Perfect for my price point

    Written By JoeG., Bishop, CA on Friday, August 29, 2014

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    Bought this in the scratch-n-dent section, and the price was right. The sound is great, and the setup was relatively easy. Hard to beat if you just need HDMI and a few analog inputs.

    Pros: Sounds fine with my Bose bookshelf speakers, and the cable connections are pretty clear. Switches between HDMI devices easily, including Blu-Ray and Chromecast device.

    Cons: The auto-switching had to be turned off. I have an analog TV signal from my satellite box (composite video), and so I must use two cables - the RX-V377-to-TV via HDMI cable, and a separate composite video cable to watch TV (it won't step down via the one HDMI cable), so I must switch input on *both* TV and the receiver for television. It's a bit of a pain, honestly. I thought I could set up a profile using that feature, but I can't get that to work. No phono input (for turntable).

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    Written By Anonymous, LaVergne, TN on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    Easy to setup and has all the inputs I need plus some.

    Pros: Auto setup is a breeze and very easy to do

    Cons: Unit keeps saying speakers are hooked up w/ polarity reversed. Still works fine though.

    Good Value

    Written By John L, Southwest on Thursday, August 07, 2014

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    Good value for my installation.

    Pros: Easy setup with good instructions also customer service was very good. Had a question regarding my specific installation and customer service answered my question quickly.

    Cons: None

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    Written By Victor, albion il on Friday, July 18, 2014

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    Very happy with this reciever,easy setup and quality sound at a affordable price.

    Pros: Multiple inputs,ease of operations, great sound

    Cons: No book for instuctions

    Nice receiver

    Written By DennisB, Olathe, KS on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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    Needed a receiver that allowed multiple HDMI inputs with one output to television. I have owned Yamaha receivers in the past and needed an upgrade. This one fit the bill perfectly. Did not need the WiFi capability so was able to score a great receiver for a great price. The sound volume seems to vary between inputs, but that is the only complaint. Likely, there is a setting that would fix this, have felt the need to, though. Arrived quickly as well.

    Pros: Multiple HDMI inputs to one output. Automatic speaker setup with included microphone.

    Cons: None.

    So far, so good.

    Written By RyanG, North Carolina on Sunday, June 29, 2014

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    While I wish this Yamaha had the wattage output of receivers of old (my first receivers put out 125 and 100 watts, respectively, and I didn't pay a fortune for them), it is performing well. I particularly like the variety of connection options. I am using the receiver primarily for music with a two speaker setup, but there are plenty of upgrade connection options in the future. Music sounds great through the USB connector port. The "Enhancer" setting really DOES enhance the music. Also, this receiver comes with a great manual...it's downloadable and also on CD-ROM. If you aren't using the system through a modern TV with HDMI, you can still set all the different receiver options -- on-screen setup through HDMI is available, but not required. I paired this receiver with a set of Polk TSi400 speakers, Monster XP Cable, and Monster screw-on banana connectors. Things are going very well!

    Pros: Not to big, not to heavy, lots of connection options, great manual, great sound, virtually no audible hiss/hum.

    Cons: Wish it was a little louder, but the wattage is fine in comparison to what most receivers in this price range offer these days.

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    Written By Musicnut, Winner,SD on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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    I haven't updated any sound gear in 20 years so needless to say, I really needed to use the manual. Other than being a little techy for me, the sound is great. Clean, clear, good surround sound, what more could you ask for?

    Pros: User manual is easy enough for me to understand. Sound is great. Exactly what I remembered Yamaha was 20 years ago, still sounding good today.

    Cons: None yet

    Best Entry Level Receiver

    Written By Jim W., Texas on Monday, June 16, 2014

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    If you have another component with Wifi connectivity (and Bluetooth if you need it, I don't) then this is a great receiver. I have Wifi access through my Blueray and didn't need a receiver with Wifi. The onscreen setup is easy. Sufficient power. If I had decent speakers on my TV, the lack of a power off pass through could be an issue, but I never want to hear my crappy TV sound again. This is an excellent product in my opinion. I

    Pros: Affordable, adequate power, easy set up, lots of connectivity.

    Cons: No Wifi, but that is not a problem for anyone with a Wifi Blueray or TV. No power off pass through; not a problem for me but could be for some.

    Great little reciever

    Written By Tom O, Florida on Saturday, June 14, 2014

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    Does everything I needed for a small theater room. Great sound and easy to use.

    Pros: Ease of use, sound quality, price

    Cons: No phono input

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    Written By rsimp7255, Poplar Bluff, Mo. on Thursday, June 05, 2014

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    I wasn't real happy with this receiver. I had to turn up the volume really loud just to hear it. Plus, It just didn't seem to give my speakers a punch like my old Sony did. I returned it and got a Sony STR-DH550. Now I'm happy.

    Pros: None

    Cons: No HDMI Passthrough

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    Written By Chuck, New Jersey on Thursday, May 29, 2014

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    made all connections turned it on everything works great

    Pros: Very easy to setup

    Cons: none

    Great Amp For The Price

    Written By Michael M., St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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    As a long time Crutchfield customer I am once again satisfied with the quality and value of its products.

    Pros: Powerful, easy hookup and setup, multiple features and free shipping. What more can you ask for?

    Cons: None

    Great Price Great Sound

    Written By Anonymous, Charlottesville on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    This receiver provides plenty of bang for your buck. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles but has everything you need for your surround sound system.

    Lacks HDMI Passthrough when power is off

    Written By Len C, Pensacola, FL on Monday, May 19, 2014

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    Overall nice combination of performance/features/price. It will NOT pass through the HDMI signal when it is powered off, so you MUST have the receiver on anytime that you want to watch your TV. This problem was confirmed by Crutchfield Tech Support. For me this was a deal killer. I will be returning it and looking at other options.

    Pros: Good value and performance

    Cons: No power-off HDMI signal passthrough

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    Written By chrisB, phoenix,az on Sunday, May 04, 2014

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    wanted simple AV home theater receiver for small living room . Have had many receivers , but this one was best for its' size and easy use of controls . Fit well in small shelf area of cabinet and drives our mirage nanosats with ease and clarity.

    Pros: size.

    Cons: none.

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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV521)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone (w/ attached 19' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Easy Setup Guide
    • Important Safety Instructions
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

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    Audio Features

    5.1ch AV Receiver: The Yamaha RX-V377 AV Receiver is equipped with a 5-channel amplifier rated at 70 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.9% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability. The RX-V377 also includes a single LFE (mono-subwoofer) output for connecting a powered sub. The AV receiver employs high-quality components for great sound.

    • Wide-range Frequency Response: The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs: The Yamaha RX-V377 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize sound quality.
    • Low-Jitter PLL Circuitry: The Yamaha AV receiver utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.

    YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. Yamaha's YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters; such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers, and even the volume level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

    • Speaker Wiring: Checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each.
    • Speaker Size: Checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel.
    • Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel.
    • EQ: Each channel has a parametric equalizer; choose one of three target settings before running the setup.
      • Natural: adjusts all speaker to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright
      • Flat: use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics
      • Front: EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system
    • Volume Level: Checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.
    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker, crossover, & EQ settings.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-V377 supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1ch surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV receiver offers the following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes: Panorama (sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect), Dimension (adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room), and Center Width (moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers).
    • Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

    Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialog, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers 17 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.

    • Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie, Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game
    • Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, , Music Video, 5ch Stereo
    Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.

    Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V377 AV receiver offers proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front/center speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP mode automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
    • Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
    • Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.

    Straight Decode: Straight Decode lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When the Straight Decode mode is enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.

    Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3, WMA, and AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.

    Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-V377 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.

    • Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
    • Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.

    Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-V377 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.

    • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set separately.
    • Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
    • Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V377 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30dB to +15dB in 5dB steps, or to +16.5dB (full volume range is -80dB to +16.5 dB).
    • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80dB to + 16.5dB in increments of 0.5dB.
    • Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.
    Note: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V377 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with one optical (toslink) digital input and two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs capable of handling 2.0-5.1ch/32-96kHz audio.
    • Stereo RCA Jacks: The receiver is also equipped with three stereo RCA analog audio inputs and a stereo RCA analog audio record output.
    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for the front speaker outputs and spring terminals for the center and surround outputs. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier supports 6- to 8-ohm for all speaker connections.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V377 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.
    • Aux Input: The receiver features a front-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio input for connecting an external audio source temporarily.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V377 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V377 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v.1.4): The Yamaha RXV377 AV receiver is fitted with 4 HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and 1 HDMI (v.1.4 outputs) to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 1.4 jacks support 1080p and 4K video signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.

    • 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass-Through allows the Yamaha RX-V377 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV.
    • 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V377 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
    Note: The AV receiver's HDMI jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.

    Analog Video: The RX-V377 AV receiver offers both composite and component analog video jacks.

    • Component Video: The RX-V377 offers two component video inputs and one component video monitor output. These jacks have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080p.
    • Composite: The receiver features three composite video inputs, one composite video record output, and one composite video monitor output. These composite video jacks only support 480i video.

    Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V377, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to AM/FM radio, select songs from a USB device, or listen to music from the Aux input at the same time.

    USB/iPod Integration

    USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3, WMA, and AAC music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 player, or USB thumbdrive. This unit can recognize sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz on a compatible USB storage device formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32 . You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    Note: Not compatible with USB-hubs, card-readers, or HDDs.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The front-panel USB  port provides convenient connection for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad so you can listen to your stored music and music apps through the Yamaha AV receiver. By simply connecting your Apple device's Lightning- or Dock-cable to the receiver's front-panel USB input, the digital audio signal from your device is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference and allowing use of the receiver's DAC; not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone/iPad. The results is more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's music via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control, or continue to use your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also control basic playback functions of stored music and music apps; such as  Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Repeat/Random functions. Song/artist information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV (via HDMI) or the unit's front-panel display. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha AV receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 1/15/2015):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2/3 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4/air 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    mini 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 8.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd/3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu: The RX-V377 offers an on-screen menu system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, or Chinese. The front-panel display only offers English.

    Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V377 features four Scene buttons on the front-panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.

    Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to nine characters.

    Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.

    ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

    Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.

    • Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
    • Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours. The unit can also be set to power down if it does not detected an input signal for 20 minutes.

    Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

    Remote Control

    IR Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC).

    HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): The Yamaha AV receiver supports HDMI-CEC, which synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI. When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver. HDMI-CEC also provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.

    Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.

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