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Yamaha announce RXV667 and RXV767 AV receivers

Discussion in 'Integrated Amplifiers & Receivers' started by Passingbat, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. richard plumb

    richard plumb Active Member

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    Hi, yes the 767 has 7.2 preouts and also analogue inputs for multichannel audio
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    Thank You very much for your quick replay. In that case I will re-consider my previous choice as there are no big differences in prices between 765 and 767.
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    Passingbat Active Member

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    About £300 difference!

    YAMAHA RXV765BL

    Yamaha RXV767
  4. woytech

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    Actually I am from Poland, and prices here goes like this (27.08.2010):

    765 – (black) 1900 PLN which is around 395 GBP
    767 – (black) 2349 PLN which is around 480 GBP

    So the difference is around 85 GBP. I checked prices in stores which offer official 3 years warranty.

    Your price for 767 is extremely high and I would never probably thought about it. My budget for av receiver is around 500 GBP. I also plan to buy speakers (5.0 or if I find nice price 5.1) and I have decided to spend more money on speakers.

    I am not sure if I am allowed to put links to stores, but if your are interested I can pm them for you.
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    Passingbat Active Member

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    In that case, the 767 is the way to go. The 667 has just been reviewed by what hifi and got 5 stars, so, although not a 100% certainty, I think it's pretty safe to asume it's bigger brother will be a good amp.

    For the difference you're getting HDMI 1.4 future proofing and a few more goodies over the 765.

    It's OK to post links to stores, providing you are not the store owner and trying to promote 'your' store.
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    Yeah, probably You are right. This will be my first home theater equipment and it will cost fortune for me (unfortunately). I tried to learn as much as I could from more experienced users and sometimes it happened that newer version wasn't better that the older one. For example I read that was the case with onkyo 805 and 806. In Poland it is said that onkyo 805 was built by engineers and 806 by accountants :)
    As I said before I am beginner in home theater equipment, and never had a chance to listen to onkyo 805 or 806 so I can't argue with that. Anyway my point is that sometimes is much better to buy older version than new one. I do hope that it is not a case with 765 and 767 :)
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    It actually looked as if the same thing happened with Yamaha on last years models i.e. the 765.

    There was obvious cost cutting on the X65 models over the previous X63 models and Yamaha were critisized a lot for it. However, the cost cutting didn't seem to cause problems in reality and the 765 is a well liked amp.

    But it looks as if Yamaha took note of the comments, becaue it appears (from limited reviews) that they have rectified the issues that people were critical of on the X65 range on the new X67 range.
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    I took my dead ONKYO 607 back to Richer Sounds, dies after 2 months. I have paid extra and am now awaiting delivery of the YAMAHA 667.

    Hope it's as good as it looks on paper.
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    The 667 also has full 7.1 pre outputs which is the whole reason I'm going for it.

    Excited. :D
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    I've just been listening to the 667 and the 767 in work. I have to say I was all set on getting the 667 for myself, but after listening to the 767, I think I may have to save up a few months and pay the extra.
    It has the fantastic detail of the 667, but has the power behind the sound that amps like the txsr 608 offer.
    Going to do a more thorough test of them, when I can, but both the amps are serious contenders to the onkyo's.
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    Hi i am thinking of upgrading my amp as i have just purchased a 3d tv and blu-ray player the yamaha 767 would be my choice but could any one tell me if you can connect up a pc with a VGA connection as i watch a lot of live football this way and it ticks all the other boxes, my other choice would be the onkyo 608 which way would you go?
    regards Alan
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    No AV amp has inputs for or accepts VGA signals, You'll need to find an alternative means of connecting your PC such as DVI or HDMI for the video signal.
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    No amp supports vga get a new graphics card with hdmi or leave it connected directly to tv and just connect to amp for audio.
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    many thanks for your fast reply dante01 and mentm,

    I thought this might of been the case but i am not very clued up on these new amps as my old yamaha amp is around 15 years old and things have moved on a little

    the Onkyo TS-XR608 shows a pc connection on the back so it must be possible or am i missing something
    once again thanks for your help
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    The input labelled PC is an HDMI input. It isn't specifically for just PCs and can be used to connect any HDMI device. The labelling is just for convenience.
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    EDIT.

    My apologies. Yes the Onkyo does indeed have a VGA input! :eek:

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    Got talked into the Yamaha RXV767 at the weekend for my new house along with a set of Tannoy HST101's.

    Problem is dont move in till the end of month and dont pick up the speakers till tomorrow, itching to move in and get it all setup.

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