HELP!! need help choosing a new dd/dts amp

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  1. nero0410

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    At the moment I have a yamaha rx-v800rds, as seen in my sig.

    I am looking to spend about £300-400 on an amp, I like the yamaha's sound about the best but if anyone can suggest others it would be most apprciated as a wider selection is better I beleive.

    I would like it to support 6.1 discreet sound and be able to support dolby prologic 2 as well if poss. Dolby digital and DTS/DTS-ES etc... and most sound mode support is a must too, and enough connections for all my equiptment (see sig) and pref silver.

    Please enlighten me to any suggestions and ideas that you may have about yamaha or any other amps that may be suited to me too. As for speakers I am keeping the ones I have for the time being and just getting another center for the rear.

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    I'm in the same possition and was considering the Yamah 750 but was then told of the Onkyo 602 £20 more but more inputs although i haven't heard one in action and never owned an amp b4 but learning.
    Onkyo 602E

    I'd be intrested in your thoughts

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    U must listen to them both to know,but from the specs on the link u gave,i see that the power section on the Onkyo seems not very good compared to the 750,
    for example:
    the Damping factor= 60 onkyo vs 100 or 140 Yamaha
    Dynamic power(8ohm)wich is very imprtant=100w onkyo vs 135 or more for the yammy
    also the power output @ 6ohm would be greater on the Yammy.

    but at the end u must listen to them both.
     
  5. nero0410

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    After much consideration and sampleing I think I am gonna stuck. I will let you know when I get one but it wont be for a couple of months yet as I gotta sell my yamaha rx-v800rds first (any ideas of how much that is worth second hand now??? in a local paper for example)

    Please let me know what you think of my decision, as I dont want to make the wrong decision.

    EDIT: Other choices would be the DENON AVR-2105 - 7.1 AV Receiver , DENON AVR-1905 - 7.1 AV Receiver



    Cheers

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  6. nero0410

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    Does anyone have any advice that they could please spare me??

    cheers

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    Definitely recommend the Yamaha 750 over the Denon 2105 - it's a great amp and you won't get better for the price!
     
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    I guess that the yamaha would be my best choice then. Ok thanks very much for your help, I'll get hold of one after christmas(just gotta find it as cheap as I can now and sell my yamaha rx-v800rds

    cheers

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    Another vote for the Yam 750, its an excellent amp and I'm very happy with it.

    When you do get it there're a few useful threads you should look at for people's favourite setups of the amp - it'll save you some time fiddling with it :)
     
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    Well just to be different I have the 2105 :)

    I have never listened to the Yam so cannot comment.

    I would say that the build quality on the Denon is amazing, it really is a very well made amp.

    I have paired it with the Canton 4.25 speaker setup and find it a very good performer compared to my old JBL system. Musically it is very good imo, but again that is just my opinon and I have not really compared it to some of the new amps on the market.

    One thing worth mentioning is this talk of "brightness" (or not as the case may be). Given the fact that my speakers are not big floorstanders but more geared towards A/V, the fact that Denons are sometimes accused of being a bit "bland" in the sound dept, could be balanced by my speakers being a tad "bright". Dunno, as I said, seems good to me, but could the Yam be better? Quite possibly.....

    One other advantage of the 2105 is the autosetup. You just stick the microphone in, press a button and the amp sets up the speakers for you.....which is nice...... :)
     
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    nero0410,a few people have imported Yamaha amps from germany for a great saving.Do a search m8,you might save a few £.
     
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  13. nero0410

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    Don't get me worng the Denon is a good amp, but am I right in syaing that it hasn't got video up-conversion? :confused:

    That's the main reason why I'd go for a Yamaha 750SE for a similar price!
     
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    Nero - You can pick up a Yamaha 750Se for £380 from Superfi, or a about £50/£60 cheaper in Germany!
     
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    Nope no Video Conversion.

    Fair enough, if you want this feature then clearly look at the Yam.

    As I said, the reason I posted on this thread wasn't to say "The Denon is better than the Yam", mainly because I didn't audition the Yam, so I can't comment.

    It was just to say that whichever route the poster goes, there are some very good Amps that you can get for around £400.

    I guess the acid test for me was last night watching Band of Brothers, there was an insect on the surround. I honestly didn't realise at first if it was on the TV or in the room. I looked over my shoulders (twice!) before spotting the insect on the TV and realising that was that. :)
     
  17. nero0410

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    Thanks guys

    Tejstar: Are there not any import customs charges importing from germany??

    sparticus: You were watching band of brothers on the dennon i presume??

    I doubt I'd be using the video but I might in the future, I've been considering trying it out on the one I have now again. I tried it when I first got the amp and it was pretty good

    cheers

    any more advice very welcome

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  18. nero0410

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    Thanks for all your help guys.

    My old dot went out this afternoon and bought me the SONY STR-DE697.

    It doesnt seem too bad, the sound is clear and crisp. Noises are in the right places and it sounds more 'accrute' than the yamaha IMHO. However I prefer the yamaha for stereo performance

    cheers

    tris

    EDIT: Mods please close

    I know bit of a double post :nono: but I needed to put the same messege here too. Sorry :)
     
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    No worries, enjoy :thumbsup:
     

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