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Swapping existing setup for YSP-1

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by dvdchild, May 18, 2005.

  1. dvdchild

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    I am toying with the idea of selling my Denon 3805 and all my Kef Speakers and getting a Yamaha YSP-1 Sound Projector. I like my setup but sometimes i wish i didn't have all these bloody speakers and wire everywhere.

    What are people's thoughts?.

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  2. pragmatic

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    To shops i've spoekn to they seem to think its mainly marketed to people who want a lifestyle product over a proper surround effect.
    Now i'm not sure if they are saying that because they cost vert little for what is essentaily a system, there is no upgrade path and they will get less money. What they are saying is that it is more psudeo surround than 'pure' surround which you get from discrete speakers. They may also have not set it up properly though.

    Try and get a demo if you can though and see (hear) what it sounds like to your self.

    If you don't like the wires and many speakers then maybe its the right choice for you, your their target market really.
     
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    The other thing that was mentioned to me is that it doesn't work so well in odd shaped rooms - the effect works best in a rectangular box which gives nice regular reflections. Throw an odd shaped room with doors and windows into the mix and it's not so great.

    Can't verify from personal experience.
     
  4. pragmatic

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    I think you would have to get a home demo before comitting, as if the effect of no more than gimicky then it certainly isn't worth the cash, but if it works well then it certainly would do, possibly also be a saving.
     
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    dvdchild

    You'll want to retain the CHT-8 sub and definitely a weekend demo before you commit to a YSP-1 but its certainly worth a listen; though take your time and go through the full manual set-up.

    The YSP-1 produces a big envelope of sound - its different to a conventional Satt/Sub system but just as enjoyable.

    Best regards

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    now only problem is who does home demo's and also what sort of price would i expect for my Denon 3805 & Kef Speakers. All are under a year and in mint condition, manuals etc etc

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    Expect between 1/2 to 3/4 what you paid for it.
     
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    so which retailers give you a home demo option????

    Thanks
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    I've considered the same myself, but doubt I would go through with it. I would probably have bought one if I didn't already own a setup as they're a bargain for what you get.

    Selling an already in setup now and getting a Yammy doesn't work out quite as good on the value for money stakes though - as you lose out on what you paid for the stuff in the first place.

    Has anyone made this change?
     
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    ive got the yamaha it sounds great needs a subwoofer full the full effect.

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  11. dvdchild

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    i've had 2nd thoughts now as i know i'm not gonna get anywhere as good quality sound if i make the swap and i will also lose a big chunk of money for existing kit so i will stick to what i have.

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    I thnk its the best disition considering the the quality of the kit you have.
     

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