Upgrading Advice

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by sarnison, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. sarnison

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    Hi all,

    I have a Yamaha RXV 540RDS receiver that I'm looking to upgrade. Does anyone have any recommendations ? Would the current Yamaha 757 provide an improvement or should I go further ?

    I need 3 Component inputs as a minimum.

    It would be driving B&W VM1's and a Tannoy Revolution sub.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Steve
     
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    What budget are we looking at here? Any other preferences? What percentage music to movies??
     
  3. sarnison

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    75/25 in the favour of movies over music. Budget of around £500.
     
  4. pragmatic

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    There may be a few 1500 comes down to that price if there are any left to clear the way for the 1600 thats out later this month. The 757 would make a fine choice and i think you may be able to get it from richer sounds with a price match for less £400 nearer £350 if i remember correctly.

    If you could find a marantz 7500 for £500 that would be a bargin too (more musical but still great with films).
     
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    The Yamaha only has two component inputs so it will not be suitable for you. I am not sure that you will find many amps with three component inputs in the price range of the 757, so you will probably have to set your sights a bit higher. I have a 757 and while I think it is a very good amp, it will not do justice to the speakers you are using like a more expensive amp will.
     
  6. sarnison

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    I've decided I can stretch my budget a little (after a tough conversation with the wife!)... the three amps I have in mind are the Marantz SR8500, Yamaha RXV4600 or an ex dem Arcam AVR250.

    I havent listended to any of them yet but will be shortly.

    I'm taking it as read that they will all perform with movies well so it's the stereo performance that may sway me. I take it the Arcam will be best in this area ?

    Anyone have any strong opinions on these ?
     
  7. pragmatic

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    The stereo performance of the 2500 should not be underestimated, pressing the pure direct button bring delight to me :) Consider the 2600 which will be out soon as your budget will alow.
     
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    The Marantz should perform well with music also. In fact all of them should.
     

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