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Pioneer 1015 or Yamaha 757

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by GGB, Jul 31, 2005.

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  1. GGB

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    Looking to upgrade my old Sony amplifier since it's getting on a bit now. Interested in both the Pioneer 1015 and the Yamaha 757.

    Anyone got any opinions on these two or has anyone demoed both and purchased one over the other? They seem relatively new so I can't find many reviews.

    I'm using Acoustic Energy Evo series speakers. Will be using the amp for music as well as home cinema.

    Cheers.
     
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    You can find a review for the pioneer 1015 on areadvd, but it's in German:
    http://www.areadvd.de/hardware/pioneer_vsx_1015_1.shtml

    I believe the Yamaha is a better option, as it does component upconversion and you have a lip-sinc option, which is not available on the pioneer.

    The pioneer on the other hand is THX Select 2 and you can you the back surround speaker outlets for bi-amplifying your front-speakers.

    And the Yamaha should be cheaper :)
     
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    Looks good going by that review. Thanks for the link.

    Pixmania has the Yamaha 757 for £380 whilst Empire Direct has the Pioneer 1015 for £365.

    Not sure which one to get just yet. Is it worth paying a little bit extra for the Yamaha elsewhere so I can be assured I get a UK model?
     
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    Can I ask which 757....???

    YAMAHA RX-V757T 7.1

    or

    Yamaha DSP-AX757S

    Thanks
     
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    It's the Yamaha DSP-AX757S model I'm looking at.

    Just noticed the Pixmania site lists the Rx 757 model, sorry never noticed that. Is there much difference between the two?

    The DSP model seems to be more expensive. Around the £450 - £500 mark. Quite a bit more than the Pioneer 1015.
     
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    the rx has a reciever and i think is more of a uk model? the ax is just an av amplifier (as opposed to reciever)
     
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    Having done a bit more research and after hearing from you guys maybe I should be deciding between the Yamaha RX-V657 and the Pioneer 1015.
     
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    Looks like a very good price for the DSP 757 model, puts it back in my price range. Anyone demoed the Yamaha DSP 757 and the Pioneer 1015 or does anyone have any opinions on the better of the two?

    Both look like very good options.
     
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    I have just ordered the Pioneer 1015 today for £369, so hopefully i will have it by the weekend, a THX certified receiver for that price is awesome
     
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    Cheers for that link... seems like a great amp!!!

    Gonna stick this one top of my current shortlist, which is growing in budget on a weekly basis... started off with the CA Azur540r @ £250, Denon 2105 @ £300-£350, and now the Yam for £400!!!

    After doing a few price searches, £400 for the DSP seems quite common, so no rush just yet!! Plenty of time to source some decent speakers, oh and a 42" Plasma lol - not just yet though!!
     
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    demekon,
    While you are still increasing your budget you might want to check the Yamaha rx-v1500. It supposes to be superior to the 757.
    I ordered one from technikdirect last week for £425 (plus £15 delivery) and got it in London after 2 days.
     
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    Ill give a big thumbs up for my 757 ...
     
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    Now that looks like a real bargain... I assume if anything goes wrong you can deal with a UK based Yamaha Service Centre - did you still get the 2 years yam warranty???

    Ive not found that cheaper than £599... Cheers for that!!!
     
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    As this is a EU purchase the warranty is valid in the UK and it is 2 years. Hopefully I would not need it...
    I was also concerned about it but was assured by Yamaha, by the supplier and on top of that by people at this forum that I have very little to worry about.
     
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    I decided to call Yamaha, and was told that the delaer provides the warranty (which I found quite strange, as surely its a manufacturing warranty), and I would have to return it to them, which then makes the whole ordeal a bit more worrying... if anything ever goes wrong...

    I have sent yamaha an email querying this, and included the following I received from the retailer:

    "There is an international warranty of two years for all our products.
    You can return the defective item to us or directly to a repair center
    of the producer in your home country"

    Which makes sense to me, and surely is the way its done... waiting for a reply from Yam...
     
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    Good choice, the yamaha is awesome, a lot of functions, great sound (very detailled) especially with dvd's and very easy to use.
     
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    Anyone care to comment on the quality of the Composite/S-video -> Component conversion? Is it any good? Would it be a viable option for Sky+ (which has s-video)? I've seen it written somewhere that the conversion degrades the picture considerably.
     
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    Hi guys,
    Have dredged this thread up from a while back in the hope it might clear some things up for me.
    Have read all there is about the Yamaha 757 and been in for a listen and am now ready to take the plunge. I have managed to track down the DSPAX757SE at a couple of places for £349 but unfortunately only in Titanium - admittedly it does look pretty hot but I really want it in black to go with my toppy etc. Everywhere with the black version is asking atleast £50 more.
    However, having just had a look at pixmania, they have the RX-V757B for just over £360 yet the Yamaha website dont list this product at all (only the DSP). I presume this product will arrive from the continent (like other orders I have received from pixmania) so will this model be as swept up those (DSPAX757SEs) that have won so many awards here in the UK?
     
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    The reviews on the continent for the RX-V757 have been the same as those in the UK for the DSP-AX757 i.e. all very positive.

    The difference's are:

    - A tuner with the RX-V757
    - or a "Specifically Tuned DSP-AX757 for the UK to provide high quality 2 channel reproduction" (whatever that means).

    I would love to hear the difference in stereo between the two!!
     
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    I don't think the AX (amp only and uk tuned model) was ever produced in black, and if it was probaly only to a select few dealers it would seem. Geting the Euro model with the tuner shouldn't be a problem and performance should be comparable.
     

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