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Yamaha RX-V379

5.1-channel home theater receiver with Bluetooth®

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If you're looking for an affordable way to bring better sound into your home, the Yamaha RX-V379 is a great...

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About the Yamaha RX-V379

Get thrilling sound on a budget

If you're looking for an affordable way to bring better sound into your home, the Yamaha RX-V379 is a great foundation to build on. For years I envied my dad's surround sound system, but didn't have room in my budget for all the components. I finally picked up a 5.1-channel receiver and a pair of bookshelf speakers, and noticed a major improvement in sound quality right off the bat. Not long after, I added a center channel speaker, followed by a pair of tower speakers and then a subwoofer. Each addition to my system brought a new appreciation for good sound, and I also had a convenient hub to connect and control all of my entertainment sources.

Get thrilling sound on a budget

If you're looking for an affordable way to bring better sound into your home, the Yamaha RX-V379 is a great foundation to build on. For years I envied my dad's surround sound system, but didn't have room in my budget for all the components. I finally picked up a 5.1-channel receiver and a pair of bookshelf speakers, and noticed a major improvement in sound quality right off the bat. Not long after, I added a center channel speaker, followed by a pair of tower speakers and then a subwoofer. Each addition to my system brought a new appreciation for good sound, and I also had a convenient hub to connect and control all of my entertainment sources.

Once I had the full 5.1 system in place, I tested it out with one of my favorite Blu-ray movies. There's this quiet scene where a mosquito buzzes around a hospital room, and I could've sworn it was in the living room flying around my head. No joke, I almost reached for a magazine to swat it. I've been hooked on surround sound ever since.

Yamaha's AV Setup Guide for iOS and AndroidT

Yamaha's AV Setup Guide for iOS and Android™ tablets walks you through each step of the connection process.

Yamaha technology helps you build your system gradually

If you start out with just one pair of speakers like I did, the RX-V379 can simulate actual surround sound in a stereo setup. Yamaha's Virtual Cinema DSP setting mimics a five-channel system without the extra speakers so you don't have to wait to experience surround sound effects from your favorite movies. Worried about where you'll place your surround speakers once you have them? You can line them all up in the front of the room if you need to, and Virtual Cinema Front reflects sound off your walls to make it sound like the speakers are all around you. And if you're working with smaller speakers, the Extra Bass setting gives them more low-end output than they'd normally have, for more theater-like impact from special effects.

Easy setup and operation

Yamaha's AV Setup Guide app for iOS and Android™ tablets makes it easy to connect your speakers and sources to the RX-V379, taking you through the process step-by-step with illustrations to guide you. The YPAO calibration system uses an included setup microphone to analyze the acoustics of your room and optimize your speakers' performance for the best possible audio experience. Once you're all set up, you can control your system easily with Yamaha's quick-access Scene buttons. If you want to watch a Blu-ray, all you do is press the appropriate button on the front panel or remote, and the receiver powers on, switches to the right source, and calls up your saved surround sound settings.

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Highlights:

    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:
    • built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming
    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
    Connections:
    • HDMI version 2.0 audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (HDMI 4 input and monitor output only)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 5-5/16"H x 12-7/8"D
    • weight: 16.3 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # RX-V379BL
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    What's in the box:

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV531)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Easy Setup Guide
    • Safety Brochure
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

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    Happy

    G from Florence, SC on 5/15/2016

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    I wanted a reasonably priced receiver to replace my old no longer working one. I couldn't be happier, I'm no audiophile and set up was easy. Yamaha has always meant quality to me although I never owned one before. No regrets(owned for 2 weeks now, delivery quick, customer service helpful). This was a scratch & dent unit, I've yet to see or notice any flaws.

    Pros: easy set up

    Cons: none that I can notice

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    Home Theater Receiver

    DEW from Seattle, WA on 5/10/2016

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    Easy to install and inexpensive for performing all tasks I need.

    Pros: Easily installation

    Cons: None

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    Very pleased with this reciever

    John from Kingston, TN on 5/5/2016

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    I purchase a Yamaha receiver very similar to this one for my lower level sound system. I was happy with that choice so I decided to do the same for my upper level sound system.

    Pros: This receiver has Bluetooth. Plenty of clean power.

    Cons: None at this time

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    Good product. Good value.

    SDS from Northfield, NJ on 4/6/2016

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    I like Yamaha products. Easy to set up and sounds great.

    Pros: Easy set up and use.

    Cons: Good value receiver but don't expect lots of power. Good for small room.

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    Great value! Yamaha RX-V379

    Steve from Cleveland, OH on 3/13/2016

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    Great value. Great soundstage!

    Pros: Attractive, easy to use powerful, excellent soundstage.

    Cons: No hard copy manual provided. Would have liked one.

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    Excellent Receiver At A Fair Price

    alfixitforya from oceanside, NY on 3/5/2016

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    I was looking to replace an old receiver (8years) that had been repaired once and was now acting up again. I was looking for a unit to suit my purpose in a small room. This Yamaha unit received more excellent reviews than most other units being sold at a higher price. Since it was replacing an existing receiver the install was accomplished quickly. Setup was also easy and I am very pleased with this product.

    Pros: Quality sound at a great price!

    Cons: Would prefer a user manual be provided by the manufacturer and would be be willing to pay for it.

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    Missing key features

    Brett from NY on 2/21/2016

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    I bought this to update the sound system at a new (to me) vacation home. Needed to manage HDMI based video w 5.1 surround sound from already installed wall speakers and also add a zone to a Sonos system. Set up easy, great sound.. Some nice features like being able to name devices (like Sonos) for ease of use and the auto sound calibration worked well. However, I discovered it did not have HDMI pass thru, for when the receiver is off, which I wanted to make it easy to watch the news etc without firing up the whole system. A bigger problem for me was that when listening to audio via a Sonos connect, it added a time delay that created an echo relative to other Sonos zones within earshot. After reading about this, I got the Denon for the same price. It has the pass thru and also undetectable delay added to the audio. It also sounds great, and although has fewer preprogrammed effects for enhancing listening of both audio and AV systems, in the balance works better for my needs. So I sent it back to Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy set up, excellent sound, nice features

    Cons: No HDMI pass-thru and adds time delay to Sonos audio creating echo relative to other zones

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    Sound Explosion (RX-V379)

    Mike S from kewaskum, WI on 2/15/2016

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    We recently moved and my old Pioneer receiver of 25 yrs no longer worked. Wanting to utilize the in-home speakers i did my usual research and settled on the RX-V379. While not a top-end unit price-wise, this receiver delivered top-end sound. I was pleasantly surprised. We use this regularly when we watch movies or listen to music. Still exploring all the options, but looking forward to really pushing this receiver to its limits. The user interface is intuitive. Display of the audio level on the TV is a nice touch. The numerous pre-defined profiles is useful as well as the option to configure to one's own taste. I wish the receiver was a bit more compact but this is a minor inconvenience. All in all a great receiver for the price.

    Pros: Inexpensive for what it provides. Easy user interface. Speaker self calibration.

    Cons: Only 1 pass-thru HMDI 4K. Large footprint.

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    Great Item for Price

    Timothy from kutztown, PA on 2/14/2016

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    I bought this to replace a 10 year old receiver for my living room. I just needed a new receiver that had hdmi connections. It sounds better than a receiver I paid double the price for.

    Pros: Easy hook up. Sound quality. Low price.

    Cons: None

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    RX-V379

    Dan G from solon, OH on 1/31/2016

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    Nice unit, good sound, connected only to Blu-ray player and cable box.

    Pros: Customizable.

    Cons: Does not have a 110v power receptacle on rear to connect a powered subwoofer.

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    Crutchfield customer from webster, MN on 1/20/2016

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    Great affordable unit for the modest size home. Great surround sound using Pyle speakers on clearance from a local store. Bluetooth connection for iPad is very cool and the auto on feature when it senses a signal from the tv hdmi is great.

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    RX-V379

    Crutchfield customer from Delaware on 1/18/2016

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    Nice receiver for the money. set up was easy. looks good sound good.

    Pros: 4 HDMI inputs, Can run a a 2 channel stereo but can be expanded as your budget allows up to 5.1. Blue tooth

    Cons: Menu is a little hit and miss. I have found pro logic a few times but sometime I can't find that setting. No treble or bass knob, those setting are applied to a multi function selection keys. Work but a bit of a pain sometimes.

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    Great receiver

    Victor D. on 1/5/2016

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    Had 2 Onkyo amps prior to this Yamaha and was amazed how better sounding my same speakers sounded after connecting them to the Rx-V379. Would recommend!!

    Pros: Easy setup Listening modes 4 hdmi out and 1 in. Self calibration for speaker setup.

    Cons: Not a multi brand remote.

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    Solid performance

    LTdaddy from Florida on 12/30/2015

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    Looking for a new 5.1 and this fit the bill. I was replacing a yamaha 5.1 so I was pleased to find all of the upgrades to a similar unit.

    Pros: Price for value

    Cons: Power

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    Great 5.1 Receiver

    JonB from Hartford, CT on 12/29/2015

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    Bought to replace my 10 year old Sherwood receiver and boy what an upgrade. The integrated Bluetooth works great, pretty seamless compared to other Bluetooth devices I've used. The 70 watts per channel brings speakers to life. Easy setup only took a couple minutes. I would recommend for someone looking for an upgrade for their home receiver. Great for both movies and listening to music.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Power, Easy Setup, HDMI and optical connections

    Cons: Only cons I've noticed so far are that the remote is pretty large and that the remote did not function when the receiver was in direct sunlight. I walked in front of the window to shade the unit and it worked fine.

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    No Nonsense AV Receiver

    Andy H. from Kansas on 12/25/2015

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    I wanted an A/V receiver with no frill and this one fit the bill. My 12 year old Denon blew a circuit board and the repair bill was outrageous. So, went with the Yamaha. This is my 3rd Yamaha product dating back to the 1970's with a a 2020 receiver, so I knew that Yamaha was a quality unit. For the money you can't go wrong. My only complaint is that the Owner's Manual is on CD and you have to print off the set-up instuctions to reference them to configure the system.

    Pros: Quality product. Good sound for movies and music as well as TV shows. Crutchfield rep very helpful.

    Cons: No hard copy of Owner's Manual.

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    Best choice!

    MiMi1528 from Virginia on 12/22/2015

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    We love it!!! This was the best choice we could have made. It does everything that we need....very functional, the price was right and it's a very nice looking receiver. This was a Christmas present for me & my husband because recently the old Sony we had for so many years blew out. So, along with some new surround speakers & this receiver.....this was the best choice possible! Thanks Crutchfield for your top products & the best expert advisors ever. So glad we made our Christmas purchase here. We feel very happy & secure with this choice!

    Pros: Sound output & easy hook up!

    Cons: None at the moment.

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    Very good product

    BillP from Tennessee on 12/21/2015

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    Great product for my needs. I was never totally satisfied with my previous two units, both Sony's. The sound from this unit is what I was looking for. I can use straight sound with no added tweeking. The surround sounds great on this system. I am not a high end user, so I am completely satisfied with the sound. My one complaint concerns the video pass thru. The picture when using the tv apps is exceptional. I have a 4-k 3-d Sony tv. When playing a Blu-ray Disc, either regular or 3-d the picture is bright and crisp on the vivid setting. When I use the Dish satellite thru the unit the colors are muted and not quite as sharp. The color yellow on one of the Dish set up pages looked like mustard yellow rather than a crips yellow. I called Crutchfield and the Yamaha help desks and they both said there should nothing in the unit to affect the picture in this way. I solved the problem by going HDMI from the Dish unit into the tv and use the optical out for audio. Same picture quality as with the DVD player passing thru the Yamaha unit. Looks great.

    Pros: Great sound. Easily changed for different types of picture, i.e. cinema, sports, etc. I especially like the "straight" setting.

    Cons: The only thing is the HDMI pass thru for the Dish satellite. I tried another input on the unit with no change. The manual is on computer disc.

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    Salright

    Crutchfield customer from Ohio on 12/15/2015

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    Simple but effective.

    Pros: Easy to setup

    Cons:

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    Yamaha RX-V379 receiver

    Karen G from Texas on 12/15/2015

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    A VERY nice receiver and especially considering the price point. It has everything you need for most consumer's needs and then some. And of course buying from Crutchfield is always a good decision. Their support and return policies are the best in the business. Really.

    Pros: Great receiver. Great price. Easy to program and has more bells and whistles given the very reasonable price.

    Cons: None.

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    So far, it's great!

    SandyW from Oregon on 12/14/2015

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    I know next to nothing about the technical aspects of this unit. But it got great reviews, I could afford it and my son set it up! For whatever reason(s), my old receiver/tuner sound was driving my two pups nuts, with its popping sounds. Not only that, they would leave the room when I tried to play a DVD. NO problems whatsoever with the new Yamaha. And I like playing with the different sound "venues". THANK YOU! Peace out!

    Pros: It solved the problems I was having with my old tuner/receiver.

    Cons: You'll have to talk to my son about that, but he didn't curse or lose it once, so that's a good thing!

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    Yamaha RX-V379

    Tony from California on 12/14/2015

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    Shipping was fast and great customer service as always with Crutchfield. The receiver is great and met my needs. I ordered the receiver to replace my older Denon unit. I knew the Yamaha would have significantly less power to drive my Klipsch tower speakers and boy was I right. The volume is loud when you really turn it up but there is no punch like my previous Denon had, the extra bass feature seems to help but it can't replace power so a sub woofer recommended. I know I'm comparing 2 completely different units, but just stating the biggest noticeable difference. For light duty music and movies and video games, this receiver is great and I have no regrets about buying it. The features are great and easy to use, the rear panel is clearly labeled, the remote is nice... For this price range of receiver, there are many nice features that makes the unit a great.

    Pros: Great looks, easy to set up, great features for the price

    Cons: Lacks "punch" - look at high end models if you run larger, high end speakers

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    Works as Advertised

    McFlye from Ohio on 12/12/2015

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    Product and features work as described.

    Pros: Easy to use, Bluetooth connection is nice, seems to be a well built unit.

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    No frills; just works.

    LCTS from Maryland on 12/8/2015

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    After my basement flooded, I needed to replace my speaker system. I watch a fair amount of movies and like to have quality sound. I had previously used an old Pioneer SX-939 but all of the digital converters got to be too much and there wound up being a sound delay. I finally upgraded to the digital world and have been very please. The "bass boost" feature is nice as it really does bring out a little more bass. I have paired this receiver with Klipsch Reference RF-52 II and they work well together.

    Pros: Quality construction, easy to use, bluetooth sync.

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    Great Receiver!

    Swedefish from Illinois on 12/6/2015

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    Love this receiver! Great receiver, great sound, great price!

    Pros: Sound output, Bluetooth

    Cons: None i've experienced thus far

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    Very satisfied

    Guest from Virginia on 11/21/2015

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    Great product so far. Clean sound and was easy to set up

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    Yamaha RX-V379

    Bob from Texas on 11/16/2015

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    Meets all my objectives; good quality and fine sound

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    Great basic receiver

    Carlos M from California on 11/8/2015

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    This receiver replaced an older Yamaha receiver, so it was pretty much a direct replacement. It's not the most feature-filled unit, but at this price point it gives a lot of bang for the buck. Setup was quite easy and quick; speaker setup was also quick and painless

    Pros: Quick, easy setup On-screen menu is easy to follow Bluetooth connection is intuitive and fast

    Cons: No cons. Great value

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    Yamaha RX-V379: Go for it!

    ML from New Mexico on 10/9/2015

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    I bought a pair of Klipschorn corner horn speakers in the mid-70s, so am no stranger to clean sound. If you are looking for an inexpensive home theater receiver without integrated Wi-Fi, this Yamaha is a solid choice based on my one-month experience with Grado headphones and efficient Tekton Design speakers (2 channel). I have used it over 100 hours with my tv and Wi-Fi Roku device, and have had not one problem. I don't have the coin to buy cleaner source material, but will get a Blu-Ray unit in a few days. I run the Yamaha mostly "Straight," without any added coloration, but eventually will use the "Scene" buttons on the remote after configuring my choices for music, movie and tv. Scene buttons are a one-touch way allow you to pick the input and compressed music settings for various source-music environments (e.g., classical music choices include music venues like "Vienna Music Hall" or "Chamber Music").

    Pros: Clean sound with ARC Great price Up-to-date 4K tv technology Excellent online owners manual Easy setup

    Cons: 70 W + 70 W (L/R channels) over 8 ohms may not adequately drive less efficient speakers

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    Good sound options are easy to use

    Rusty from Illinois on 10/8/2015

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    Great sound (although my setup does not allow for an expert comparison or review). Sound programs allow for a lot of choices when watching sports, adventure movies, stereo music etc. Changing sound effects is simple. Like that with a push of one button on the remote you can go back to straight-through sound. I use for cable box, BluRay, AppleTV, and radio, and Bluetooth. So this has plenty of inputs for my needs. I only use HDMI. Has discrete (?) on and off so it does not turn on with my Xfinity Remote. I have it set to turn off when I turn off the TV. Which may cause the startup sound "issue" where the sound goes out about 5 seconds after starting TV and AVR, a press of the TV scene button and everything works. Could be something odd in my set up. Not a big issue. I took one star off because of the speaker clips instead of posts for all speakers. For the price, I expect a quality connection for more than just two speakers. Crutchfield continues to be terrific. I got lots of advise before purchase and I feel I get help/support if I ever need it. And their price was as good as the lowest I found anywhere.

    Pros: Scene buttons are nice. Sound is very good and flexible. Bluetooth works for my iPhone (don't yet know about multiple phones remembering...) Speaker balancing with included mic makes setup easy.

    Cons: Speaker clips instead of posts for three speakers makes connection less secure and you cannot use banana clips. Only volume integration with Xfinity XR2 remote -- no "on/off" or menus etc.

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    Everything for reasonable price

    Rick G. from Florida on 10/7/2015

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    I ordered the Yamaha RX-V379 based upon my needs and price range. This product delivered on everything I was looking for and is very user friendly. I was quite pleased with the cabinet quality (looks) and I feel I most definitely got more than my money's worth.

    Pros: Ease of set up. Ease of use. Sound quality.

    Cons: None yet.

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    Good Basic Receiver

    El Jefe from Virginia on 8/27/2015

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    Good basic receiver with modern functions - HDMI, 4K, Bluetooth, etc. Very easy setup and intuitive controls. Plenty of power for our in wall speakers.

    Pros: Easy set up. Intuitive controls

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    Just what we needed

    Old school from Alaska on 8/8/2015

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    all we needed was something to plug the TV into and listen to the fm radio and this works great for our needs. Simple. Not very many buttons. Pretty much plug and play. It's had not being able to keep up with all the new technology out there and this is was an easy transition for us.

    Pros: The Bluetooth was easy to figure out and is great Easy to use Perfectly fine for what we needed

    Cons: None

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    Very Happy

    Skipper from California on 8/6/2015

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    This is the second Yamaha I've bought. The first unit is still in everyday and this is for another room. Bought it because the first was easy to set up, use, and provides such good sound. This is just as good as the 1st. There is a reason that Bose systems typically are paired with Yamaha. Won't go near Sony or Dennon again!

    Pros: Good price, easy set up, easy adjustment, easy use, and great sound. Subwoofer only requires a single RCA to install.

    Cons: None

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    Ken from North Carolina on 7/15/2015

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    Excellent product. Very easy to set up and get running.

    Pros: Do not need a TV monitor to change settings Blue tooth connects instantly

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    a lot of value

    mikec from California on 5/29/2015

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    The RX-V379 was purchased as a replacement for a 5 year old, more expensive receiver. This bargain-priced, but fully equipped, receiver is simplicity itself. Hookup was easy, and the very detailed manual, I suggest printing out all 70+ pages, helped immensely. Along with a call to Crutchfield's very helpful tech line, I was able to set it up in less than 2hours. That's a record for this old guy.

    Pros: Do you really need the most expensive receiver ? For me this Yamaha fits the bill.

    Cons: None that I can see after 3 weeks of service.

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    RX-V379 review

    JoeA from Michigan on 5/29/2015

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    This is a solid performer. I am not a high end listener. I like to have the music on in the background. Occasional cranking of the music depending on the song. There are many options that you can/could tune the sound using the different settings. Seems a bit overwhelming with just a little difference between them. The owners manual is on a disk, not my first choice in needing to look something up. Overall a good receiver

    Pros: Many HDMI inputs

    Cons: owner manual on a disk, not user friendly for me

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 70
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready No
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay No
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Home-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration YPAO
    Plays Copy-protected 4K Yes
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through No
    4K Video Upscaling No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 5-15/16
    Depth (inches) 12-7/8
    Weight (pounds) 16.3
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD,TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 3
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port N
    USB Connections N
    Removable Power Cord No

    Product Research

    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Convenience Features
    Remote + Bluetooth Control

    Audio Section

    5.1ch AV Receiver: The Yamaha RX-V379 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-V379 also includes a single LFE (mono-subwoofer) output for connecting a powered sub. The AV receiver employs high-quality components for great sound.

    • Discrete Amplification: This AV receiver utilizes discrete amplification to achieve a high level of sound clarity.
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs: The Yamaha RX-V379 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 Sound Optimization: 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-V379 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-V379 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-V379 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-V379 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-V379 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
    • 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.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V379 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.
    • Analog Input: The receiver is also equipped with two rear-panel stereo RCA analog audio inputs and one front-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio input
    • 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-V379 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.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V379 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V379 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.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0: The Yamaha RX-V379 AV receiver is fitted with four HDMI 2.0 inputs and one HDMI 2.0 output to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 2.0 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/60Hz + HDCP 2.2: This unit supports the latest HDMI standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video @ 60 frames per second on all HDMI inputs and output (pass-through only). The receiver's HDMI 4 input and HDMI monitor output also supports HDCP 2.2 which fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission.
    • 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V379 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). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the RX-V379's HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the 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.

    Composite Video: The receiver features three composite video inputs 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-V379, you can select any video input (HDMI or analog) and listen to audio via the receiver's AM/FM tuner, Aux input, or Bluetooth

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu: The RX-V379 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 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-V379 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 + Bluetooth Control

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The RX-V379 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR w/ A2DP) which let you easily enjoy wireless audio playback of stored music and music apps from your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices through the AV receiver. You'll still use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music playback and to view song/artist information. The Yamaha receiver's Compressed Music Enhancer feature is even optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Yamaha AV receiver.

    Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC). This newly designed remote control features large buttons for enhanced ease of use.

    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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    Customer Q&A

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    I own another Yamaha home theater receiver and have been very happy with it. They are much easier to set up than the Denon that I previously owned. [ SCOTT D  Mar 24, 2016 ]
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    One of the guys at work uses your product and said that it was a very good product. [ Kelly  Feb 27, 2016 ]
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    Trusted Company. Trusted Site. [ Bradley  Feb 12, 2016 ]
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    my old onchyo quit, reviews made this the logical choice for my set up. your price is the best, you have a 'long' reputation, I bought some care stuff from you in the early 80's. [ James  Feb 01, 2016 ]
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    Good reviews for the price. [ Elisha  Jan 21, 2016 ]
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    Basic features plus Bluetooth and 4K support for when I eventually upgrade my display. I don't need 7-Channel surround, and the price was right. [ Nicholas  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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    C Net reviews, simplicity of function, price! [ Truman  Jan 15, 2016 ]
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    Looking for a budget receiver and this one had just the right balance of the appropriate connections in the back at a really great price point. [ STEVE  Jan 10, 2016 ]
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    Customer feedback [ Donald  Jan 08, 2016 ]
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    It had a lot of options for the money. [ S  Dec 31, 2015 ]
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    Have had a Yamaha receiver for 11 years and it was incredible but i needed updating for my new T.V ,it was time......so i would only buy Yamaha again......... [ Lawrence  Dec 14, 2015 ]
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    Versatility, features and good price. [ JESUS  Dec 09, 2015 ]
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    I chose the Yamaha RX-V79 Receiver because a knowledgeable advisor helped me make the choice between this and other's I had in mind. I believe his name was Hogan. It has been some days now since I last chatted with him, but he let me know which one's he thought were the best from my choices and what features I was wanting. I appreciate all the info that I was given and today I finally made a confident purchase. THANKS!!! M. Pittman [ Michele M.  Dec 08, 2015 ]
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    15 questions already asked

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    I plan to use this receiver with the HDMI video only output of my 2009 Mac Mini. Rather than use a dedicated audio cable in addition to the HDMI (again, video only) I was hoping to stream the audio via Bluetooth and the video via HDMI. Is it possible to use both simultaneously in this fashion?
    [ Stuart  Mar 12, 2016 ]
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    No, the source selector selects a single video and audio input. The Bluetooth is an audio input for streaming the music. The HDMI cable should carry both audio and video if your computer will allow the audio to be output to the HDMI, however.
    [ MORGAN  Mar 14, 2016 ]
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    I think would work for you. This sounds about what we do with the Apple TV.
    [ Greg  Mar 12, 2016 ]
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    Will it work with 220 volt?
    [ Mir Mujahid  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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    Yes per specs: Voltages are 110-120/220-240v 50,60Hz
    [ KEN  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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    Yamaha RX-V379D is the 220 version
    [ David  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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    No
    [ Byron Bret  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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    Can I and how to connect 2 powered sub to this receiver?
    [ slimm  Dec 10, 2015 ]
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    Actually pretty easy. Just get an RCA Y adaptor cable. Or you can manually wire two RCA jacks to a single in parallel together and it will work just fine. Hope that makes sense.
    [ David  Dec 10, 2015 ]
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    Can you use Bluetooth to play music from iPhone and iPads?
    [ Alex  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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    It can stream audio from any device that supports Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR w/ A2DP or any device that has a newer version than this. The newer versions should be backwards compatible.
    [ Paul  Dec 08, 2015 ]  Staff
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    I want to purchase the Yamaha RXV379 but I have 5 speakers, 2 are rear. I noticed there are no rear speaker connections. How can I connect them? Also I noticed set-up used an iPad and I do not own one. How do I set up?
    [ swingingby  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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    There are connections for rear speakers and also for a subwoofer on the back of the amp. I send my rear speaker signals through a Rocket Fish wireless connection, but sure you can run wires to the rear speakers. I did not use a cell phone to set my amp up. I just used the remote. I have not yet linked my cell to the amp using the bluetooth link. And for bluetooth you don't need an iPad.
    [ David  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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    I have the identical set up and everything works fine. Once you get the manual, you will see how the rear channels are set up. Also, you don't really need an iPad to set it up. The setup also comes on a CD and you can use a laptop to set up, or you can do everything with the remote. The hardest problem is figuring out how to set up external connections such as an Apple TV, and a set-top box. It is doable, but neither the manual nor the setup guide is particularly informative. If you think logically through the flow of electrons and information, it will soon dawn on you.
    [ Marc  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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    Have an old yamaha rx795-85 channel power rating, i have a big room. dumb question, but what is the real sound difference in the power, considering oid amp 15 yrs old?
    [ chuck  Nov 16, 2015 ]
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    It does not take much power (about 40 watts) to drive a speaker to normal listening level. Older amps have more noise (hiss) hearable at very low volume levels, but not normal volumes. I have an old amp (1973) that still works great at normal levels. Buy a new amp for the features, not power.
    [ Joseph  Nov 18, 2015 ]
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    I Have had sony and onkyo amps in the past. I know that this is an entry level yamaha, but I love it. I am sure that you will be fine.
    [ CHARLES  Nov 16, 2015 ]
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    my wife just wants to use the TV speakers and the cable remote. does the receiver have to be on all the time or does the cable signal pass through without the receiver power on??
    [ garym  Nov 09, 2015 ]
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    Unless there is a special setting that I am unaware, the receiver has to be on in order for my system to work. The TV, cable box and sound do not function without the receiver. Good luck!
    [ JASON  Nov 10, 2015 ]
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    Will a ChromCast plugin work in one of the HDMI ports?
    [ Lee  Oct 02, 2015 ]
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Unfortunately, we don't sell the Chromecast product, but from the research I've done it looks like it shouldn't be an issue. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Oct 06, 2015 ]  Staff
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    I am installing 9 speakers in my home that is being built. a speaker for each major rm. will this receiver handle 9 speakers? ceiling speakers
    [ Robert  Sep 21, 2015 ]
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    Need to chime in here.Sounds like you have a single speaker in each room for ??? - If it is for music distibution, You would need to get a sperate stereo or mono amp and then 1 - run 4 wires to each room speaker and buy what is called a "stereo" speaker. That is a single speaker with a left and right input. OR 2 - Run your source music player into a Y cable that will combine left and right to a mono amp and drive the speakers You do want your home theater amp to drive your whole house music dstribution speakers (you can do it but its a pain). My advice is 4 wires to each room speaker - a seperate stereo amp AND VERY IMPORTANT - a speaker selector. You cannot run more that 2 speakers directly off the left or right side of your stereo amp - it will fry or shut down. Speaker slector lets you choose which speakers are on and make the amp thinks it sees only 1 speaker set ven though there are many, Hope this clears that up.
    [ David  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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    No. Five speakers plus subwoofer. max. No "second room" / "B" speaker set option.
    [ LEON  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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    Nope. It'll handle 5 speakers since it's a 5.1 AV receiver, meaning that it'll handle right and left front and rear speakers, a center speaker, and a base driver (hence the 5.1) all situated in the same room. i don;t think that this is the optimum system for your application.
    [ Gregory  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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    No, it has two front, center and two surround speaker jacks.
    [ ANTHONY  Sep 21, 2015 ]
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    There are only connections for 5 speakers. Center, front (L&R) and surround (L&R). Full specs and review are on CNET website.
    [ Jeff  Sep 21, 2015 ]
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    Does the yamaha rxv379 receiver have an audio delay/advance capability to sync sound with TV graphics?
    [ Paul  Sep 05, 2015 ]
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    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.
    [ Jeff  Sep 09, 2015 ]  Staff
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    What best type of speakers will compliment this receiver for surround sound?
    [ Oscar  Jun 18, 2015 ]
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yamaha has excellent power, and is often underrated at that. So that receiver will give a nice push to just about any setup. For a smaller to Medium sized room, and a compact cleaner look, I'd go with something like the all in one 5.1 speaker package from Definitive Technology. ProCinema 400BK; For something more traditional with larger speakers, for medium to larger rooms, I'd go with something from Polk as a nice starting point; The Best thing about that receiver, and Yamaha in general, is that they sound great with every brand really. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jun 28, 2015 ]  Staff
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    The specs say "70 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven." When you're driving 5 channels for home theater, how many watts are driving the front left and right speakers? (I have rather power-hungry front speakers; the others are not too demanding.)
    [ Dirk  Jun 09, 2015 ]
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    Watts per channel will stay the same. They just test with two channels as a standard reference. Unless you play death Metal at ear bleading volumes - you should be fine.
    [ David  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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    Our specs also list 70 watts as the 5 channels driven number on this receiver.
    [ Jeff  Jun 11, 2015 ]  Staff
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    Does Apple TV work with this receiver ?
    [ Hien  Jun 01, 2015 ]
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    You can also plug the Apple TV into an empty HDMI jack on your TV set. If you are using an optical cable/HDMI ARC connection between the TV and Receiver, it will work. I used this means for connecting a combo VCR/DVD playback deck.
    [ Gregory  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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    You can certainly connect an Apple TV to this receiver. To make sure you get the cables that you will need for the best connection, I'd recommend contacting an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Jeff  Jun 04, 2015 ]  Staff
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