AV Receiver Yamaha RX-V 2065

To be perfect, the Yamaha, RX-V 2065 (1000 Euro) is missing the ability to access UPnP Server beyond Windows Media Player 11 also.

  1. AV receiver Yamaha RX-V 2065
  2. Data sheet

With the models RX-V 1065 (AUDIO 10/09) and RX-V Yamaha 2065 deviates from the naming scheme numbered up to date continuously. That the RX-V 2065 in spite of other numbers the legitimate successor of the successful RX-V 1900 (AUDIO 11/08) is only seen after a comparison of price and equipment list. Although the Yamaha got a new dwelling which is slightly shrunk (and slimmed down to a few pounds) in the dimensions, he has similar features like its Heavier brother. Now he has two HDMI outputs (now standard in the 1000 Euro class); the additional presence speakers and also the obligatory USB interface for external data sources have remained. What is new, but, is that the RX-V 2065 FLAC data from the USB sticks can play. That iPod is denied direct access via USB and Yamaha opts for the on-site docking station, remained unchanged. But he has an FM tuner, and the way in the world of Internet radio is open to continue to him with the vTuner: it allows to go alongside the regional numerous global stations.

Especially in the operating concept a lot has happened: the graphical appearance of the menu was exemplary. That access to the Setup settings hidden far behind the input selector, little mind. Because once it reaches there, beats the heart of any home cinema later. The setting options are practical and perfectly implemented. The opportunity to combine a HDMI picture with digital RCA audio no longer exists – in the test environment but little difference were heard, no matter whether the digital sound via HDMI or via coax cable was transferred.

The RX-V 2065 is network compatible and plays music from an external server – if it runs a Windows Media Player 11. Any attempt to feed the Yamaha with data on a NAS hard disk failed. Although recognized the receiver playing the server, and the title, didn’t she he but. A look into the manual made clarity: there the building is declared explicitly with the Windows player. Want to play the music collection on a NAS drive, remains only the detour via the computer.

In the Yamaha typical manner and without great showmanship 2065 was the RX-V sound works. The measurements confirm that the lower weight compared to the RX-V has 1900 no effect on the performance of the 2065ers. One drives the Yamaha to achieve excellence, for example with bass messy in neighborhood harmful levels, that could trigger the protection circuit at critical boxes. Otherwise they felt, to greet an old friend in the listening room at the RX-V 2065 always. He tickled out of each disc, whether music or film, the smallest facets, ENT made the subtle nuances like hardly any other device of its class.

Although he lacked the bass balancing of an Onkyo TX-NR 807 (AUDIO 10/09) or wide, attractive style of play a Denon AVR-2809 (AUDIO 11/08), but he impressed with a very natural spatial representation. The sound barrier a pioneer SC-LX 82 (AUDIO 1/10, 2300 euros) he could however not quite master. Those played more dynamic and more broadly, with still more power in the bass. The Yamaha though countered with fine, natural resolution, was not quite the vitality and liveliness of the pioneers but just in the very dynamic passages. Should be in the price range to 1000 euro, but the new old Yamaha – as already its predecessor RX-V1900 – hard to beat.


Phonetically there are few alternatives to the Yamaha RX-V in the class to 1000 Euro 2065. So there, especially with appropriate boxes as a playing partner, no cause for criticism. To be perfect, the ability to access UPnP Server beyond Windows Media Player 11 also is missing the receiver. But as you know the ambition of the Japanese engineers, they will react most quickly on this issue.

Yamaha RX V 2065

Manufacturer Yamaha
Price €1000.00
Rating 93.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Genus (REC / GM / input.)
Power amplifiers, number
Surround formats
Headphone surround
HDCD playback
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats
Remote control
On-screen menu
Lip sync
Equalizer manual
Bands / channels
Video standards converter
Video adjustment
Switched network jacks
Autom. Calibration
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front
Optical digital inputs / front
Digital inputs HDMI / front
HDMI version number
Digital output HDMI
Digital RCA outputs
Optical digital outputs
USB ports front / rear
i-pod connection
Network connection
Multi channel input
Outputs audio
Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm
Music power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm
RMS power 5-channel 8 ohm / 4 ohm
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center / surround 4 Ohms
maximum output voltage Z1 / Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm stp
Noise line / multi channel input
Noise phono MM / phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating
Powerful receiver with thought-out operation
Critical boxes, network player only via WMP11
Sound stereo 85
Surround sound 90
Sound HD 105
Operation Very good
Facilities Very good
Processing well
Price / performance Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 93
tested in issue: 6 / 10