To be perfect, the Yamaha, RX-V 2065 (1000 Euro) is missing the ability to access UPnP Server beyond Windows Media Player 11 also.
- AV receiver Yamaha RX-V 2065
- 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
Technical data and test results
|Genus (REC / GM / input.)|
|Power amplifiers, number|
|Decoder for HD formats|
|Bands / channels|
|Video standards converter|
|Switched network jacks|
|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|
|Multi channel input|
|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|
|Front noise ProLogic|
|Noise ProLogic Center|
|Power consumption standby / operating|
|Powerful receiver with thought-out operation|
|Critical boxes, network player only via WMP11|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|Sound judgment||outstanding 93|
|tested in issue:||6 / 10|