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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.