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The RX-797 is the top model in the RX stereo receiver line Yamaha released in mid 2006.

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barely any distortion detectable even at top power outputs

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loudness control creates very full sound at lower volumes

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low-pass filter on the subwoofer channel creates very clear bass

4 agree

included remote can switch and manage sound settings between two zones

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output level seems to exceed the 100W rating per channel

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lacks the distinct tonal warmth found in higher end systems

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not effective as surround sound system

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The RX-797 is the top model in the RX stereo receiver line Yamaha released in mid 2006. The RX-797 is capable of outputting 100 watts of power per speaker channel. This receiver also provides an extended frequency response range of 10Hz to 50Hz, enabling the use of high quality sound sources such as SACD and DVD-Audio. Yamaha has integrated “Pure Direct” technology into the RX-797, which has been designed to optionally bypass unwanted treble and base alterations, therefore improving overall sound quality. For users with more than one set of stereo speakers, the “Multi-Zone Control” feature allows for up to two sources of audio (plugged into the receiver) two be used in two separate rooms. This unit is XM Satellite Radio ready (tuner purchased separately) and includes 40 AM/FM radio presets. The RX-797 has six audio inputs with composite video, subwoofer output, plus phono input for connecting a turntable. Two remote controls are included, one for the main unit and one for a secondary zone.

  • Output power: 100w x 2
  • Extended frequency response range: 10Hz to 50Hz
  • Pure Direct switch
  • XM Satellite Radio ready/40-station preset AM-FM tuning
  • Motor-driven remote controllable master volume control
  • 6 audio/video input terminals, subwoofer output, phono input
  • Front panel headphone jack
  • Impedance selector (8 ohms/4ohms & 12ohms/6ohms)
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