I had an opportunity to test a receiver from Yamaha and I hope that you will find this Yamaha MAIN-77326 review useful, since choosing the right receiver is crucial, as it will become a heart of your multimedia setup.
This model combines a modern look with sharp lines and high-class materials. It does not have any extraordinary design features. The front panel is made of aluminum. It has two large knobs (input and volume) and an LCD display with important information. However, it may be useless for you, since you may have a setup where you will sit far from the receiver to see the information on the LCD display. The front panel also has a USB port. It has a small antenna and many ports on the back panel so you can connect almost all kinds of devices you have. As any other receiver this model is relatively heavy – 37.5 pounds.
It is built well, it feels very firm. Yamaha also used the unique foot (it is located almost in the center of the bottom part of the device) that dumps all kinds of vibrations. To reduce vibrations even more Yamaha engineers used special materials and worked hard on the construction. Therefore, you can fine-tune the sound and enjoy it without any noise. Overall, this receiver looks modern and stylish and it will perfectly fit your room.
Yamaha MAIN-77326 specs can amaze everyone since it has many wonderful features. It has wireless modules, like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct features that allow you to stream music wirelessly. Moreover, it can access various audio streaming services like AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify, etc. Many customers claim that the wireless modules work flawlessly and they establish a high-speed connection enough for lag-free audio streaming even if audio files have high bitrate. Speaking of audio formats, this model has powerful codecs that can open and play almost all kinds of files – it supports both compressed and lossless audio files like AIFF, FLAC, DSD, Apple Lossless, etc. It has a Compressed Music Enhancer feature that can make compressed audio files sound better due to Yamaha special signal processing algorithms. The Cinema DSP 3D feature will envelop with HD audio.
The Yamaha’s technology – YPAO optimizes audio output to exclude any echo or phasing. This technology is very precise, and it can deal even with odd-shaped rooms, but some customers still claim that you may want to tweak audio levels afterward.
Yamaha MAIN-77326 also supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X codecs providing you with clear, deep and rich audio output.
This model supports the latest video standards – 4K at 60Hz, HDR, providing you with a clear, sharp, motion blur-free image with vivid colors. It also supports HDCP 2.2. Another feature that is worth mentioning is the 21:9 aspect ratio support. This aspect ratio is used with the CinemaScope format. Therefore, you will not get any black bars if you watch CinemaScope format videos.
It supports several zones, which can be easily controlled. An on-screen user interface will provide you with all information, moreover, you can play different content in these zones.
It has a remote controller, but some customers find it outdated. Moreover, you can download an application on your tablet or smartphone and use the application to control the receiver. The application has all the features you may ever need.
This model works stable without making you wait when you want to change something. It plays 4K video files at 60 fps without any lagging or stuttering. Sound does not have any issues either. Wireless streaming also works great and the Wi-Fi range is quite large.
You should not have any troubles with compatibility since it has many codecs and you can play almost all kinds of audio and video files. However, some customers claim that they had issues with the ARC technology.
An application for smartphones or tablets works fine as well, it does not have any crucial bugs or errors. Using this receiver, you should also update the firmware. This process is not difficult since it can connect the internet using the wireless module and update the firmware on its own without making you need to do anything.
The Yamaha Company is one of the world-leading companies that provides audio solutions and this receiver is not an exception. The construction of this receiver, the modules, and the materials used help to achieve noise- and lag-free audio signal. Yamaha also implemented various algorithms that can enhance playback of the compressed audio formats. Cinema DSP 3D also can create a perfect audio envelope for you. This receiver supports the 7.2 setups (DTS:X surround sound is 5.1.2 ch.) and it produces enough power to cover a huge area with clear audio.
This model features many inputs ports of different kinds, so you can connect almost all kinds of devices, from old to modern ones. If you do not want to deal with wires then you can use the wireless type of connection.
The process of setting up is easy and straightforward. You need to connect everything you need (a TV, speakers, other devices, etc.). The process of audio configuration is automatic since it features YPAO, which is quite precise (it has all the equipment necessary for the calibration process). That is it, you are good to go and enjoy high-quality audio and video. This model may connect to tablets/smartphones automatically using the wireless protocol.
Yamaha MAIN-77326 is a modern, reliable receiver with many features. It has a user-friendly interface that can help you find the parameters you need to tweak almost instantly. The device is not cheap, it will cost you more than $800, but you will get a future heart of your multimedia center. It has such pros: