Alternatives to Yammy 2700

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  1. Paulie-W

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    After being well and truly :censored: off with Yamaha (not the sound, the company). I am wondering about the alternatives. I`m running a rx-v1400 at the moment. It`ll be for film and tv only. No music.

    Onkyo 875 is one on my audition list for sure.
     
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    May be a bit OT, but what is the issue with Yamaha?

    Just interested.

    :)
     
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    Sent you a pm, as i don`t want to slag Yamaha off in public. :smashin:
     
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    I've had many Yamaha AV amps over the past 20 years, and a projector, and only ever had one problem during that time which was swiftly sorted by them. You're far better off with a Yamaha than something like a Sony that's all i can say :)
     
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    Thanks H.

    I don`t want to make this an anti Yamaha thread, just an alternatives to one.
     
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    I'd probably have a demo of the Onkyo 875 and 905. Not a Denon fan however it may be worth waiting to see what comes from them. I've also owned an Arcam AVR350....could be a possibility.

    What functionality/features will you require?
     
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    Well I'm updating my rx-v2600 - my favourite dealer recommended me to test Yammy rx-v3800, maratz sr8002, denon 3808 & onkyo sr875. Since talking with hi have decided that I want two HDMI outputs so have to select next models up...

    For me usage is mostly TV, some DVD and radio.

    So I'm skipping yammy as would like to get a little warmer radio and 3800 only has one HDMI-out + no upscaling in HDMI-inputs.


    This week have spent a lot of time rading on the Onkyo 905 - this is still nbr one on my list.

    Other is Denon 4308, but it's by numbers not quite as good as Onkyo.

    Marantx SR8002 is still a huge mystery to me, but it appears to also lose in numbers (AFAIK from rumors)


    Are there others I still should look at in the same priceclass?


    For Onkyo (and Denon) I have found that their EQ's don't match my current v2600 in verstality (no bandwith or frequency adjustment).

    Also the HDMI out in Onkyo (assume same in Denon) is not quite as desred. Only one works at a time and changing has to be done through setup-menu (or button under frontpanel)
     
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    The 905 is gonna be well above my 1K budget unfortunately.

    I`d be happy with just good sound quality tbo. I`ve tried the HDDVD route, but although thought that while some films were fantastic, others were rather poor. Hence i reverted back to SD (pio989). I wouldn`t mind two hdmi`s out, but that seems to only happen on the premium recievers.

    It also seems that all the recievers now days have varying amouts of video processing, so i`ll have to look into this a bt deeper as to what i might need/want. From what i`ve read so far the reon chip in the Onkyo`s fairs better than the Faruda ones. My screen is only 1366x768 so 1080p isn`t an issue and i won`t be upgrading that for a long while.

    The only other thing has has me fased a bit, is that the sony tv has seperate controlling over the two hdmi inputs, so i have slightly different settings for tv and dvd watching. But i suppose this can be overcome somehow.



    Yeah me too. Marantz is a mystery indeed.
     
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    Shame you missed out on the Arcam 350 that went for £800 in the classifieds...if Video Processing isn't high on the list, the Arcam is a fair contender.
     
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    Yeah i know. Although i have no experience of Arcam, apart from an old stereo amp that died on me :rolleyes: Weather it`s me, but it seems there are a few build quality issues with them though. But maybe thats just because people only post with problems etc etc.
     
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    The 350 I had was a quality piece of hardware... You will always great aftersales support from them too.

    If you're after a solid performing amp, I can highly recommend the 350. :thumbsup:
     
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    I`ll have to keep my eyes open for the next one that comes along then. First it`ll go on my audition list.

    So far:
    Onkyo 875
    Arcam 350
     

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