Cheers chaps i do love the look of the titanium finish, the Z11 looks more or less the same as the original Z9 but it is also just over 5kg heavier comeing in at 35.9kg
I think it strange that Yamaha should take what appears to be a backward step in changing the power supply design. I say this as I was always under the impression that Toroidal power supplies were superior to the EI ones and the old Z9 had a toroidal one as opposed to the Z11's EI one? If you look at NAD, Denon, Marantz, Cambridge Audio or Onkyo, all the high end ones have the toroidal designs, so I don't know if this will effect the performance of the Z11?Always a sign of good power supplies IMO
If it does then it makes it all the more attractive! I'm sure I read somewhere a good while back that it was gonna be about $8000 (US) and so I was looking more at the 4k mark for us brits. Only time will tell eh?!Just as a guess but i bet it will come in around the 3k mark.
I think Crustyloafer might be right (lovely setup by the way). I'm sure the U.S price was at least $8k, and judging by the extra we normally have to pay in the UK, it's got to be between £4-5k. Maybe it being the first receiver in the world to feature Thx Ultra 2 plus has pushed the price up??
I'm in the dilemma of whether to go for the Z11 or go for seperates like russraff said. Maybe a Nad M25 amp and T175 processor or Audiolab 8000 AP. It's doing me friggin head in lol
Yeah, 5k is far too much. Especially when it looks like the Z11 is not upgradeable like the new NAD ranges or the bigger Onkyo/Denon amps. In fact, those new NAD amps look like a better option than the Yamaha at the moment, price witholding.
Hmmm. Interesting. After a bit of digging it looks like all of Denon's high end hifi use frame transformers, so perhaps this isn't such a "backwards step" as I called it.
I must admit, I found the Z9 rather too laid back when I had one. The previous AZ1 has more bite, more pace, so perhaps this is being rectified in the newer version (in changing the design)?