Yamaha RX-V673 7.2-channel AV Receiver with HD Audio Decoding 1080p 3D and Audio Return channel

Yamaha

About Yamaha RX-V673

Yamaha RX-V673 versatile speaker options include 7.2ch surround, front presence, bi-amp main speakers or independent Zone 2 operation. Yamaha AV Controller App provides simple network control in either zone. Use advanced YPAO (R.S.C.) auto calibration and sophisticated graphical user interface to expedite setup and ensure accuracy. Expand Apple connectivity with AirPlay and versatile USB input for iPad. Enjoy ECO mode today and 4K video upscaling for next generation super-high resolution displays. Refined digital processing for an enriched audio video experience.

The Yamaha RX-V673 is commonly used for Basic systems, Home theater, Large rooms, Living room, Movies, Multiple rooms / whole house, Smaller rooms / apartments, Surround sound solution, Television shows and more.The Yamaha RX-V673 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Audiophile, Movie enthusiast, Practical, Pro audio / DJ / mixing, Technically challenged, Tech savvy among others.The Yamaha RX-V673 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Yamaha RX-V673: Easy to set up, Energy efficient, Good audio, Good power output, Good remote, Good remote control, Great sound quality, Interfaces well with TV, Intuitive controls, Powerful bass and Simple controls

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to set up (90),Good audio (55),Great sound quality (51),Interfaces well with TV (46),Good power output (45),Energy efficient (41),Simple controls (37),Good remote (28),Intuitive controls (27),Good remote control (26),Powerful bass (18)
Cons:
Difficult to set up (18),Confusing remote (9),Confusing / bad remote control (5),Limited functions (3),Poor sound quality (3)
Best Uses:
Home theater (54),Movies (48),Surround sound solution (46),Living room (39),Television shows (36),Large rooms (34),Multiple rooms / whole house (22),Smaller rooms / apartments (21),Basic systems (10),Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (79),Movie enthusiast (66),Practical (57),Audiophile (30),Technically challenged (8)

Yamaha RX-V673 Features

  • 7-channel powerful surround sound (90W per channel)
  • Discrete amp configuration and Pure Direct
  • Network functions such as AirPlay and AV Controller App
  • 4K pass-through and upscaling for next-generation high resolution images
  • High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • HDMI (six inputs - with one on front - and one output) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • YPAO Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for natural dialogue and vocals
  • Newly designed preset remote unit
  • Versatile zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
  • Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
  • HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

Yamaha RX-V673 Specifications

Amplifier
Channel: 7.2 Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 105W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 90W (8ohms, 0.09% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 130/170/200/240W
Surround Sound Processing
CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
DSP Programs: 17
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
Dialogue Lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
Dolby TrueHD: Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
Audio Features
Pure Direct: Yes (with video on mode)
YPAO sound optimization: Yes (R.S.C)
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
Bi-amp capability: Yes
Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown
Video Features
HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
HDMI upscaling: Yes (Analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
4K Pass-through & 4K Upscaling: Yes
Extensive Connection
HDMI Input/Output: 6 (front 1) / 1
HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB In: iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port: With access to vTuner Internet Radio service and DLNA 1.5 Compatible
Front AV In: HDMI/USB/Composite
Digital Audio I/O: Optical 2 / 0
Digital Audio I/O: Coaxial 2 / 0
Analog Audio I/O: 4 / 1
Component Video I/O: 2 / 1
Composite Video I/O: 5 (front 1) / 1
Preout: Subwoofer (2 x mono)
Headphone Out: 1
Connectivity
AirPlay: Yes
Tuner Section
FM/AM Tuner: Yes
User Interface
On-screen display: Graphical User Interface
SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
App Control: Yes (iPhone/iPad/Android phone/tablet)
Web Browser Control: Yes
Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset)
Zone Control
Zone 2 Audio Output: Line output
Powered Zone: Zone 2
+12V Trigger Output: 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
ECO Mode
Yes
Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
<0.1W
Auto Power Down
Yes
Dimensions WxHxD
17.1 x 6.8 x 14.4" / 434 x 173 x 366mm
Weight
22.5 lbs / 10.2kg

Yamaha RX-V673 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 127 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great (but not Perfect) Network Receiver

Yamaha RX-V673 AV Receiver Review by K Miller KEY POSITIVES: •Air Play works flawlessly playing music off of: a) iPod/ iPhone, b) Pandora app on iPod/iPhone, or c) iTunes on pc connected on same network. Album art for currently playing song is nicely displayed on an HDMI connect monitor. Airplay support is an awesome feature! (Note: a separate Wi-Fi wireless access point or router on the local network is required). •Network Play of Internet Radio works great. (However, I was a little dis...

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Yamaha RX-V673 AV Receiver Review by K Miller KEY POSITIVES: •Air Play works flawlessly playing music off of: a) iPod/ iPhone, b) Pandora app on iPod/iPhone, or c) iTunes on pc connected on same network. Album art for currently playing song is nicely displayed on an HDMI connect monitor. Airplay support is an awesome feature! (Note: a separate Wi-Fi wireless access point or router on the local network is required). •Network Play of Internet Radio works great. (However, I was a little disappointed that favorites could not be saved locally without going to an internet site on a separate pc). On the plus side, the i-Tuner internet radio service used to setup the favorites on the aforementioned internet site has a rather large radio channel selection. •The Android Yamaha AV Receiver Controller App works great. It supports control of the receiver with almost the same level of function access as the remote which comes with the receiver. It also supports running music off of the android device with album art displayed on both the android device as well as an HDMI connect monitor. •Digital Connection of iPod works great! This allows great quality iPod playback plus album art display (for currently playing song only) on an HDMI connect monitor. However, for iPods/iPhones with Wi-Fi access, Airplay is likely to be the preferred method of iPod access. •4K pass-through and 4K up scaling appear to be good future-proofing video features. We obviously won't be able to assess the quality of these features until we have some 4K capable monitors. But I applaud Yamaha for thinking ahead on this front. •USB Media Support works. But I couldn't get it to recognize standard playlist files. So the value of this feature is possibly somewhat limited. •The Surround Sound and DSP processing is classic Yamaha quality. •Overall Sound quality is great. •The YPAO system works great. However, the multi-point YPAO system of the RX-V773 promises to be much more accurate. And without the multi-point YPAO system, I prefer to do the system equalization manually. •The HDMI to HDMI video processing looks nice. •HDMI support is great with 6 inputs (one of which is in front) and support for 3D and Audio Return Channel. •The new GUI is nice and the album art support for most digital media playback is a great addition. KEY NEGATIVES •Direct Pandora Support (without an iOS device hosting the Pandora app) is not supported, even though this was supported on the predecessor (RX-V671). There is a rumor that this capability was added to the RX-V773 with a late firmware update provided by Yamaha. And there is another rumor that Yamaha might have a firmware update for the RX-V673 in late summer 2012. But there is no indication on what feature improvements that might or might not provide for the RX-V673. Note: some forum comments suggest that not having direct Pandora support is not a big issue since Pandora can be played via AirPlay. However, I'd suggest that this issue will still be of concern to some folks, especially those who do not own an iOS device which can be used for hosting a Pandora app. One alternative is the use of a Blu-Ray player which supports the Pandora application. This option is supported with album art presented on the HDMI connected monitor and works well- but does incur the extra setup steps associated with the separate blue-ray device. Additionally, it incurs the inconvenience of not being able to use the same Blu-Ray RX-V673 "scene" as used for video playback (since music playback will require DSP processing of some kind to achieve 7.1 or 5.1 playback instead of the "straight" Dolby Digital processing normally used for video playback). •There is no Air-Play like feature for Android devices. Music playback from an android device is possible with the Yamaha Receiver Controller app for Android. But it is not quite the same as Airplay, nor will it support Pandora Playback on the android device. MINOR NEGATIVES •Pre-Amp outputs, other than for subwoofer, are not provided. •When the HDMI connected monitor is turned off (for example when playing music and not desiring the receiver monitor output on) the Red HDMI light flashes annoyingly to let you know that the HDMI monitor that you chose to turn OFF is still OFF. •The YPAO automatic system setup is not multi-point like the RX-V773. Without multi-point averaging, it is very possible that the automated EQ settings could be incorrect due to room reflections which are specific to a given room location. Without multipoint YPAO, I prefer to do manual system setup. OVERALL SUMMARY The amp is a huge step forward for anyone upgrading from a non-Network AV receiver. The Internet Radio playback and iOS AirPlay playback "network" capabilities are great and singularly worth an upgrade to the RX-V673. The iPod integration is also excellent- either with direct cable connection or with AirPlay. The new GUI, with album art support for most media, is very nice as well. All of these great new features are well backed up by great sound and video processing resulting in great sound and video quality. So overall, the RX-V673 is a great AV Receiver providing great audio and video with a pile of great new capabilities provided by the Network Receiver capabilities.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK but not great

Worst of all is the small lettering on the remote. I have 20/20 vision, but the remote is impossible to read in low light. You just have to memorize the location of the buttons that you want to use. The front panel instructions are not intuitive, you have to go to the Yamaha website to figure out how to make most programming selections. The sound is good, but not exceptional. There are many sound options that are not useful. Knowing how difficult it is to use, I would not have bought it.

Reviewed by 127 customers

 
4.0

Good Receiver

By

from san diego  -  Movie Enthusiast

I purchased this to replace an older Onkyo receiver,for home theater use, that died on me. I was basically pleased with it overall i just needs adjustments on speaker levels from time to time. but in he last couple of months the subwoofer started to produce lots of interference noise and statics. One night I woke up as the house was shaking didn't know whats going on checked downstairs the sub was going off at the highest volume! unplugged it. the next day checked the sub it checks out OK. So it has to be the receivers sub outlet which I tried both and no change. so now, it makes static noise depending on the frequency played. and the warrant just ran out very annoying !

 
5.0

Probably the best

By

from Dubai  -  Movie Enthusiast

Works exactly as described. Easy to setup and install. Remote and especially the android apps works perfectly.

 
5.0

Excellent Receiver!!

By

from Recife, Brazil  -  Practical

Fully satisfied with the product. Although the user manual is quite clear, I could not tune Net Radio. Design does not reflect what's inside this receiver. Good Job!

 
5.0

Great receiver

By

from Carlisle, PA  -  Tech Savvy

Web gui is great. Have access to every setting on the 673 without having to navigate all the menus, this feature is a life saver and heachache reducer.

 
4.0

Quality Receiver

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from Minneapolis, MN  -  Practical

I got this several months ago during a black friday special. I wanted bluetooth but with the special price it was no bother to buy the bluetooth adapter. Plus I was able to use an old wireless router in bridge mode to make it wireless internet. I like everything about the receiver, it's nice to have a modern receiver with hdmi ports. My only complaint is that the screen seems to be permanently all fogged up somehow which is annoying, makes it looks worse than it should

 
4.0

Really Nice But Comes With No Booklet

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from chillicothe, ohio  -  Movie Enthusiast

Like really well, after I finally got it set up. Since it came with a CD but no info booklet had to call for assistance. Had a 3 different harmon/kardon recievers and with the booklet was able to set them up. Had a lot of trouble getting any bass, called and they walked me thru it. Also hard to set up the remote until I downloaded the Info booklet.

 
5.0

Solved a problem for me

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from Hickory NC  -  Tech Savvy

This is my first AV receiver. I'm very impressed with it. It has renewed my interest in music & movie watching. My music speakers and movie surround speakers are connected to it. Set up was easy. It solved a problem for me. I was having trouble understanding dialog on some movies. On some action scenes, the explosions, special effects, etc., would drown out the dialog. This receiver has a feature called "Dialogue Adjust" that increases volume on the voice frequencies as well as raises the volume of the center channel speaker. Now I can hear what is being said & it is much easier to follow the plot in movies. Music sounds great because of the many DSP modes as well as the "enhance" feature which improves sound on MP3 & other compressed audio formats.

 
4.0

A good product from Yamaha

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from Germantown, MD  -  Practical

I have liked this product very much. I have since added two more floor standing speakers to this receiver. I wish there was a way to directly connect to Pandora from remote control without requiring TV interface.

 
5.0

Great receiver at a great price

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from Washington, DC  -  Technically Challenged

This replaced a 25 year old Yamaha receiver. The set-up was easy even for a non-techie. The number of HDMI connections for TV, Roku, DVD players, etc. make it a great option for a home theater system.

 
5.0

A Must Buy - You Will Be WOWed!

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from Louisville, KY  -  Practical

Dear....GOD! What a product the RX-V673 is! My wife upgraded my 10 year old 6.1 Yamaha receiver to this 7.2 Monster of a Receiver (although I'm now only set up with 5 Speakers and a Sub)! I literally have NO complaints about this product, and I'm very particular about my electronics. Things I love the most.. 1. YPAO, super easy to use, and is the very first thing you should do after getting your receiver connected. This will really allow your receiver go full throttle! 2. Dialog Adjuster! Having a hard time hearing the dialog in a movie or TV show? No need to crank the volume and hurt everyone's ears, simply hit the options button on your remote and go to Dialog Adjust, this allows you to increase the level of dialog up 3 levels - really helps! Especially those that are hard of hearing. 3. AirPlay - So convenient, and handy! 4. SiriusXM - I have an account, simply log in via Receiver & ENJOY. 5. Lastly...the quality of sound! The amount of activity I now hear in my rear channels is unbelievable! Even my wife noticed when we watch a Blu-ray movie how vastly enhanced it is. Something I never paid too much attention to before is the Musical Score in films. This Receiver really allows your front to channels to pump out the score in films, really adds to the quality of the movie. This is worth every penny! Now stop reading this and go make your purchase!

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