Yamaha RXV640


Distinguished Member
Hi all
Does anyone know if the Yamaha RXV640 AV Receiver is any good? I want a receiver for around £350 - Richer Sounds are doing it for about £317. Is it any good? The main thing that attracts me is it has 4 optical in sockets which I need. Anyone have any other recommendations?


Ed Selley

Hi-Fi Editor
I've used it and the older 620 for company and personal work and like them a great deal. In an absolute sense they are a little softer than some of the competition (Pioneer) especially in stereo but the effects steering is very good and although the power does drop a bit when all 6 channels are running, it isn't low on grunt in a normal size room. Build is generally very good as well. You might want to look at the DSPAX version that does without the radio but is cheaper.


Ex Member
Superfi have the next one up, the 740 for £350!!

steve 111

Established Member
Unless you desperately need a AM/FM tuner with you Amp, go for AX640SE and is only £280 at RS. I think this unit won the best buy award in the What Hi-Fi 2003 awards for AV receivers under £500.

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