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YAMAHA RX-Z7BL 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

  • 7.1-Channel 140X7
  • HDMI 5 In / 2 Out
  • DOLBY True HD,DTSA HD Master, DOLBY Digital EX,DTS ES Discrete 6.1, DOLBY Pro Logic IIX DTS Neo DTS 96/24
  • XM & SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready
  • FM/AM Tuner
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In addition to delivering great sound, the Yamaha RX-Z7BL home theater receiver minimizes the cable clutter going to your HDTV. Working as a control hub, it has 5 HDMI-HDCP inputs, 3 HD capable component inputs, and 6 video inputs with S-Video and composite jacks. It then sends the signal through the HDMI-HDCP output jack and to your TV. There are stereo input jacks to match all of the video inputs, plus 5 optical and 3 coaxial digital audio inputs.

You say you want to listen to radio or your iPod? No problem. There are dedicated inputs for those accessories, too. You can listen to XM radio and even crystal-clear, CD-quality HD radio! When you add an iPod docking station, the song titles from your iPod will display on the receiver’s front panel and on-screen display.

Setup is a breeze with the advanced YPAO automatic calibration system. After it checks the connection and phase of each speaker it sends out tones to automatically calibrate the output signals. You don’t have to do a thing! Yamaha’s professional experience with sound and speakers comes home in exquisite style. Hear it for yourself!

  • newegg Network Connectivity With built-in network connectivity, the Yamaha RX-Z7BL provides the ability to play back MP3, WMA, and WAV music from up to 15 PCs, and lets you access to thousands of radio stations available on the Internet. The receiver can also be used as a client for Yamaha's MusicCAST home music server that seamlessly integrates with the MCX-2000 digital audio server within your local area network.
  • newegg High Definition Up-Conversion with HDMI When connected to an HDMI-compatible TV via an HDMI cable, the Yamaha RX-Z7BL up-converts video content up to 1080p resolution for high-quality high definition images.
  • newegg XM Radio Ready With your subscription to XM Radio, enjoy satellite radio service in Neural Surround sound using the Yamaha RX-Z7BL! Neural Surround is a proprietary audio format that embeds the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound and is 100% compatible with stereo content.
  • newegg Sirius Satellite Radio Ready The Yamaha RX-Z7BL is Sirius Satellite Radio ready so you can enjoy all channels of programming on Sirius including music, sports, news, and various entertainment programming.
  • newegg HD Radio Compatible With the Yamaha RX-Z7BL, experience crystal-clear, static-free broadcasting, advanced data services and much more from your local HD Radio stations. The unit also receives conventional AM/FM broadcasts so you don't miss any of your favorite stations.
  • newegg Cinema DSP Digital Armed with advanced Cinema DSP Digital technology, the Yamaha RX-Z7BL creates richly realized independent sound fields, enveloping you in unmatched surround sound.

Learn more about the Yamaha RX-Z7BL

General

Brand
YAMAHA
Type
Receiver
Model
RX-Z7BL
Color
Walnut
Channels
7.1-Channel

Processing

Power Output
140X7
Frequency Response
10-100K+-0 -3db
Decoder
DOLBY True HD,DTSA HD Master, DOLBY Digital EX,DTS ES Discrete 6.1, DOLBY Pro Logic IIX DTS Neo DTS 96/24
D/A Converter
192 kHz / 24 bit
Multi Zone
Yes
Video Upconversion
1080p
Audio
Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification

Stable chassis design with cross-shaped frames and double-box construction

Pure Direct for HD audio and video enjoyment

Digital System Clock Isolator and Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry for HDMI and any digital sources

Intelligent Assignable Amplifiers for bi-amp or Front Presence connection
Video
Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 120Hz/24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto

Lip-Sync compensation

PReP (Progressive ReProcessing) with 2:2/2:3 Pull-Down Detection, Motion Adaptive Deinterlacing

Versatile video adjustment functions with 6 preset memories for different sources. Video adjustments are Mosquito Noise Reduction, Block Noise Reduction, Detail Enhancement, Edge Enhancement, and Brightness/Contrast/Saturation control

Anchor Bay VRS video processing technologies

Radio

FM/AM Tuner
XM HD Sirius
HD Radio Ready
Yes
Satellite Radio Ready
XM & SIRIUS
Internet Radio Ready
Yes

Connectivity

HDMI
5 In / 2 Out
Component Video
3 In / 1 Out
Digital Optical Audio
5 In / 2 Out
Digital Coaxial Audio
3 In
Multi Channel Input
7.1-Channel
Pre-Amp Out
7.1-Channel
Zone Terminals
Zone 2 Output (Component / Composite / Optical / Coaxial)

Zone 3 Output (Audio Only)

Zone 4 Output (Audio Only)
USB Port
2
Network Ready
Yes
Bluetooth
With optional YBA-10
iPod Compatibility
With optional YDS-11
RS-232
Yes
IR
2
12V Trigger
2
Other Connectors
A/V Inputs: 6 (All S-Video)

Front A/V with Digital Input (With HDMI / S-Video / Optical / USB)

Zone Speaker Terminals (Zone 2 / 3)

Specification

Remote Control
2
On Screen Display
Yes
Other Specifications
SRS (Circle Surround II)

Component Video Up Conversion

S-Video Up Conversion

Features

Features
Compressed Music Enhancer

Cinema DSP

Silent Cinema Night listening

Adaptive Dynamic Range Control

Audio Delay

Cinema DSP

Upscaling to full HD 1080P with TBC

Intelligent Assignable Amps

Advanced YPAO

Sleep timer all zones

HD Radio with iTunes tagging

Anchor Bay video processing

Rhapsody streaming service, free 30 day subscription

Album Art Displlay on GUI

Internet radio

Receiver manager software

Zone Speaker Terminals: 2, 3 and 4

Zone Power Switching

Speaker Terminals: Binding Post

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
17.13" x 7.69" x 17.38"
Weight
40.6 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
5 years limited
Parts
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Sam N.
  • 11/24/2010 11:59:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYamaha RX-Z7

Pros: Multi-zone/room set up. Can be controlled with iPhone/iPad yamaha receiver app.
Replaced an older Yamaha receiver.. sound quality is fantastic.
detactable power cord. binding post on all speaker connections. 1080p up-conversion using Pure Progressive de-interlacing chip.

Cons: Extremely heavy, will warp the shelf you place this receiver on (ie.. make sure it can handle the weight). Its very deep, so normal cabinets may not be able to support the receiver + the cable connects in back.
Makes a clicking noise when switch inputs. Previous Yamaha receiver was much quicker.

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  • Michael S.
  • 9/4/2010 2:11:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice amp!

Pros: High quality amp section
Internet radio
Bi-amp capability
HD Radio
Web interface

Cons: HDMI 1.3a (no 3D support)
Heavy
GUI is a bit primitive

Other Thoughts: This was on sale last week and was a bargain. The amp is better than a Yamaha 2095 that it replaces. Sound is noticeably more detailed, dynamic & clear, with the same speakers. The amp is heavy, 45-50 pounds, but you're getting a heavy duty power supply & amp sections which is to be expected for a top of the line amp. Anyway, the amp is higher quality than what most retailers carry.

The Z7 does not support HDMI 1.4, supposedly, which means it won't process or switch 3D video.

Yamaha has made several firmware updates available to address issues discussed elsewhere. I haven't seen any problems, but I upgraded it.

Internet connectivity is a definite plus. You can even control the amp using a web browser on an iPod. It seems limited, but kinda cool. Internet radio's neat too.

Note: Yamaha's new Aventage amps are coming out Sept. '10, with a few upgrades. They don't seem be different enough to justify waiting & paying more.

Still, this model's worth a serious look.

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  • Jamie G.
  • 8/29/2010 7:41:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Yamaha always creates great products. I prefer them 10 to 1 over most brands.

Cons: Pricing is decent for the features, and quality. I do think it's a little overpriced. You do get what you pay for though when it comes to "Long Run" view.

Other Thoughts: The receiver I use in my house is not Yamaha, I have 14 years experience installing A/V. I have used a few of this exact models. All I can say is that the person who has "MAYOR" Problems obviously got a defective product, or could have damaged it themselves with software. I personally have never encountered this problem.

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  • Ramesh K.
  • 10/23/2009 11:43:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSatisfied customer

Pros: Performace is excellent of Yamaha RXZ7 along with the Ipod Dock. Really love the network capability of the receiver. Bought the receiver from Newegg, they have excellent customer service who followed up to make sure all the issues were handled promplty and to my satisfaction.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: evaluated other brands of receivers and was not satisfied and finally had to settle on Yamaha RXZ7. It is worth the price spent on it.

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  • Carlos G.
  • 9/17/2009 7:57:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsThe most Critic review

Pros: SQ, Multizone, Clean and natural sound Power

Cons: You will need to update firmware to avoid mayor issues

Other Thoughts: After expending $2500, I contacted my dealer when I found 2 mayor issues with this Unit (Due to Software Bugs), 2 weeks later Yamaha released firmware 1.05 fixing the Power on/off issue, The next month, they released v1.08 which addressed the HDMI Blue vertical noise in its processing circuitry. The problems don't end here, firmware v 1.05 has created another bug with Rhapsody operation, that is why I contacted Yamaha support 1 month ago. Not help having replaced my unit. They realized (Yamaha) about this other problem. I was surprised how Yamaha is not very interested in Keeping the Z series trouble free. This is my opinion, What you should expect when you expend $2500 Dollars in a "Top of the Line Receiver"?. Sonically and other Features this Unit Rock, but not enough for a Z series receiver

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