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DTS 96/24 - a worthwhile addition?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Faythur, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Faythur

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    I am currently looking for a replacement for my ageing Yamaha DSP-A1092 amp [80watt/ch] which is DD only and have been looking at the various models now available as I haven't had my eye on the AV scene for some time.

    Had shortlisted receivers from Denon, Pioneer and Yamaha.

    Think I have settled on a Yamaha RX-V740RDS :) but on reading the spec it does not specifically list DTS 96/24 although it does say [Yam site] "96kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels ".

    Is this the same thing? and if not would I really be missing out?

    My main priority was to get DTS and DPL2.

    Maybe someone here can offer me some advice. My speakers are fairly ancient now Kef 90 centre, Coda 8's for front and DS65's for rear with REL sub [Q Bass?]

    Had initially been going for a Pioneer 2011 or a Denon 3803 but then reckoned might be a tad overkill on my system as it is.

    Perfectly happy with the 1092 performance BTW but just want to update to DTS etc :)

    Will the 740 give me an increase in sound quality [as well as all the extras] over current amp? Have to say I notice the weights for amps seems to have dropped dramatically eg current one 20Kg :eek: 740 is just 13Kg.

    I am concerned that the sound may be a bit lightweight :confused:

    Thanks

    PS Any online reviews for the 740 as I can't find any myself?
     
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    A bit of further research shows that this unit does not in fact do DTS 96/24 so I am now looking at another model.

    The Pioneer VSX-D912 -S

    It has all the latest formats including DTS 96/24, a bit higher output at 100watts/ch plus IMO looks much nicer :) I can pick one up locally [N Ireland - they have to order it in of course :rolleyes: ] for slightly less money at £400 against £431 for the Yamaha.

    Added bonus is the auto calibration thingy MCACC and a nice blue LED ;)

    It is also less bulky but bearing in mind my earlier comments is also even lighter at just 10Kg :eek:

    Any views/comments [can't find any reviews anywhere as usual :rolleyes: ] ?

    Thanks
     
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    But a plastic fascia :thumbsdow
     
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    Personally, I wouldnt really include DTS 96/24 as an important feature in AV shopping, maybe due to not having bought any of the <sarcasm>1000s and 1000s of DTS 96/24 titles to choose from</sarcasm>!!!!

    P.S. go here, select DTS 96/24 under technology and then hit submit and you'll see what I mean...
     
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    Hmmm :suicide:

    There are a lot of releases arn't there? :laugh:
     
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    Just managed to find a review of the Pioneer with What Video - maybe not the best but at least an indication of performance.

    It gets 5 stars :smashin: but also checked out the Yamaha amp version i.e. DSP-AX640SE which is quite near to the 740 receiver on spec. It too gets 5 stars.

    On balance however I will side with the Pioneer - despite the plastic fascia :D The conclusion they had was the Pioneer was 'superb' whilst 'a thorough showroom audition' was advised for the Yamaha.
     
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    Changed again :D [easily persuaded obviously]

    Have just ordered a Pioneer VSX-D1011-S from Creative Audio for £549 delivered to NI :smashin:

    [was having difficulty tracking down a 912 in stock at a reasonable price - 2 weeks most places :eek: ]

    Nearly £150 extra but sure what the hell! :smoke:

    Only problem is it won't fit my custom built cabinet [by about 10mm :rolleyes: ] so I am going to have to carry out some alterations to it.
     
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    Though the DTS site only lists 2 DTS96/24 titles, I'm pretty sure that Queen's Night at the Opera also has DTS96/24 - so that makes at least 3 titles, and two of them are Queen :clap:
     
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    Sadly I'm not much of a Queen fan, so the lovely DTS 96/24 light on the lcd of my upgraded Denon A1SE doesnt get much action!
     
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    "future proof" :D
     

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