Move from DSP-A2 to DSP-AX750?

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  1. gdunbar

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    Hi,

    I was thinking about buying a new amp for 6.1 sound, and have read positive reviews about the Yamaha DSP-AX750. I currently have a Yamaha DSP-A2 which is a cracking amp - would it be a worthwhile move onto the AX750 for 6.1 sound?

    My speaker setup consists of KEF Q35 fronts, KEF 95c centre and Monitor Audio Bronze BFX rears - no sub yet.

    Thanks

    Gavin
     
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    I had a Yamaha DSP A3090 which was the predecessor to the A1 (cost me £1800). I was dubious about swapping it for a Pioneer AX-5ai (£950). I was worried that the Pioneer wouldn't be a match for the old Yammy.
    Boy, was I wrong! The Pioneer just blows the Yamaha out of the water.
    I don't really know anything about the 750 but I'm guessing it will outperform the now dated A2.
    Personally I'm more than happy with 5.1, don't see much of a benefit with 6.1.
    Effects speakers in the floor & in the ceiling: now that would be worth doing!
     
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    Hi Gavin,

    I had an A1 up till a few months ago, it started giving me trouble so I decided to upgrade.

    I wanted to stick with Yamaha because I love the type of sound they provide.

    I went for the yam 2500 reciever. It is more than a match for my old A1 and for a fraction of the price. Also provides more decoding options and 7.1 too.

    Hope this helps.... :thumbsup:
     
  4. gdunbar

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    Hi

    Thanks for the replies. Going to head out this afternoon to pickup some new cabling for my speakers, so will have a listen to a few different amps while in the shop.

    Cheers

    Gavin
     
  5. gdunbar

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    Hi,

    Went down to pickup my speaker cable yesterday ended up coming out with a Marantz SR5500 instead of the Yamaha AX750. Chose the Marantz in the end as it seemed to sound a little nicer than the Yamaha when playing music, other than that they seemed very similar.

    Out of the box it sounds much better than my DSP-A2, and I have not been through and actually set it up properly yet. Looks like my afternoon is sorted then!

    Cheers

    Gavin
     
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    I'm glad you're enjoying it Gavin, any probs setting it up give me a call at the shop.

    Chris.
     

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