Anyone heard the Yamaha CXA-5200?

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  1. Topmetom 2

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    as title really, trying to decide on what way to go, not dirac. Im thinking anthem avm 60, but lots of options....
     
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    I had a Yamaha AX1 years ago and thought it was very good for a receiver, much weightier and more dynamic than others I tried in shop at the time

    Interesting unit at the price
     
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    Im just reading the 24 page thread over on avs..sounds excellent. Few people went from avm to cxa, im going to look into it for sure.
     
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    I'm definitely going to get a demo, need to find someone who sticks anthem and yamaha, and isnt in Scotland
     
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    I had the CXA-5100 at home, when I was looking to move on from my Anthem MRX 510, I was very disappointed, obviously been spoilt by years of Anthem, I sent it straight back and got the MRX 720 instead.
     
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    How different was the Yamaha ?
     
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    It was two years ago so I don't remember that great, but I think it was a significantly worse, I remember being very unimpressed and was quick to return it.
     
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    Ah, fair enough
     
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    I asked dan @themovierooms he wasnt overly impressed with it either
     
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    Would you consider the Emotiva XMC-2 ?
     
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    Id look at it...
     
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    Edit...ah the new one not yet available?
    Its dirac again....hmmmm
     
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    Check out Audioholics on Youtube Gene has the 5200 under test at the moment
     
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    What's wrong with DIRAC? I thought it was be all and end all though never used it myself...
     
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    Just not for me
     

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