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Pioneer VSX-AX5i-S or Yamaha RX-V1400RDS

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Lez, Jan 6, 2004.

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  1. Lez

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    Has any one herd both these amps?

    Any feed back.

    Which is the better?

    I notice the Pioneer does not have Dolby prologic IIx, is there any updates coming out for this machine or is there another model coming out soon.

    Thanks in advance
    Lez
     
  2. CARLOS

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    I would have thought a fairer comparison is AX5i and RX-V2400 ?

    And my vote goes to the Yam, There again i`m probably biased ;)
     
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    No, there won't be unfortunately according to Jeff Hipps on AVS.
     
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    i've compared the VSXAX3 and the RXV1400 and the Yamaha won hands down. Music, Movie and the automatic setup.
    Component upconversion is icing on the cake
     
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    I currently have a Yamaha A592 (70W *3, 35w *2), with B&W 602's, CC6 and REL Strata II.

    I have just done out my loft giving me a 22ft x 14ft room.

    I want to change the AMP which does sound great in the loft for Movies to something that would appreciate the Speakers and SUB that I have (Speakers take 120W 8ohms).

    I have got it down to the Pioneer VSX_AX3 and the Yamaha RXV-1400RDS.

    I can get the Yam for £700 with 3yr Warr from my local Hi-FI store, I have also seen the Pioneer for £599

    First question is what should I expect to notice when I upgrade from the 592 to either of these two ?

    Once I have this answer, bobbypunk - what was the difference between the Yam and the Pioneer when you did your testing. A bit more detail than you have already put.

    Thanks in adv
     

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