Yamaha TSR-7850 review & specs

Yamaha TSR-7850: AV Receiver with 4K UHD, HDR, and HLG Support

Yamaha TSR-7850

This Yamaha TSR-7850 review will give you comprehensive information about a 7.2-channel AV receiver from Yamaha’s TSR series. This model includes various sound programs and surround decoders (Pure Direct, Silent Cinema, Enhancer Surround decode, Bass Straight program, etc.).

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Design

It has a standard, square shape with sharp corners and stands on four feet with rubber tips that stick to the surface. Two adjustable antennas for wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections are located on top of the receiver. Along with feet and antennas, the unit measures 17.1 x 6.9 x 15 inches and weighs 23.4 pounds.

The TSR-7850 has an aluminum front panel that protects the circuit from external noises. This allows you to place the receiver where you want to without sacrificing the sonic performance. The rest of the unit is made of black plastic. The front panel has a clean design with small buttons, display, indicators, and volume/selector knobs.

Features

The Yamaha TSR-7850 7.2-channel network AV receiver supports 4K UHD and transmits 4K video at 60 FPS. It even has the ability to upscale non-4K content to 4K. It supports such streaming services as Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, etc. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t support Chromecast.

The receiver can be controlled via the MusicCast app that also allows adjusting the sound and picture settings of the receiver. Thanks to the Intelligent Amp Assign feature, you can assign the amplifier channels to speakers that are located in another room (Zone 2) on the on-screen menu of the receiver. The voice control can be added by connecting the receiver to the Alexa device.

Performance

The unit is able to deliver realistic and natural picture quality thanks to HDR and HLG support. It also offers superior contrast, smooth tone, and lively, vivid colors. The receiver is quite powerful having 100W of total output power. It also doesn’t tend to overheat during long hours of work.

Sound Quality

Great sound performance is provided by Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support that can give a truly cinematic sound. The Adaptive DRC offers great clarity in dialogs and vocals, allowing you to hear every whisper even at low volume levels. The Yamaha TSR-7850 specs also include Yamaha's original Cinema DSP 3D technology that gives you the ability to enjoy natural, three-dimensional sound like in a real movie theater.

The unit has a powerful, 7-channel amplifier inside and delivers steady performance at 4 Ohms.

Connectivity

The Yamaha TSR-7850 has built-in Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth. This model is also AirPlay-compatible, so it can work with Apple devices.

In terms of wired connectivity options, the receiver’s rear panel includes a trigger out jack, 2 HDMI outs, 5 HDMI jacks, antenna and network jacks, AV and audio jacks, zone out and pre-out jacks, input for a subwoofer, and speaker terminals. It also has a phono input for a vinyl player. The front panel includes USB and AUX jacks.

Setup

The Reflected Sound Control technology uses the YPAO microphone to automatically tune the sound to the individual acoustics of each room, so you don’t have to worry about it. You can easily set up the receiver thanks to the illustrations given in the Yamaha TSR-7850 manual. They demonstrate how you should place your speakers to achieve the best sound from the receiver, as well as how to connect the speakers to the unit, set the speaker impedance, etc.

Conclusion

Summing up this TSR-7850 review, I can confirm that this model can work as a solid addition to a home theater. It has many sound programs for different listening scenarios and supports all the most popular formats such as 4K UHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDR, and HLG. It also provides great connectivity flexibility thanks to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay support, and a wide array of ports.

Common features

Product

Yamaha TSR-7850

Model

TSR-7850

Brand

Yamaha

Rating

0

Reviews

0

Amplifier

Total output power

910 W

Output power per channel

130 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

10 Hz - 100 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %

Number of channels

7

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

1

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

5

HDMI outputs

2

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz

DSP preset qty

17

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

400 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

17.1 x 6.9 x 15 inches

Weight

23.4 pounds
Yamaha TSR-7850
Yamaha TSR-7850