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What's the difference between the Yamaha RXV640RDS and RXV740RDS

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by edhg, Jun 11, 2003.

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  1. edhg

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    I had decided on buying the RXV630RDS, but was too slow on the uptake and so missed out on getting my hands on one (hens teeth and all that). I am therefore keen to get my hands on the 640 model. However, I was wondering whether it might be better idea to get the 740 instead.

    What are the differences between the 640 and 740? Is it worthe the extra money to go for the 740? I know that the power is greater but is there anything else of note that makes it an obvious choice? I have the Kef KHT 2005.2 speakers and wonder whether there will be any noticeable difference between the 2 amps.

    Has anyone any thoughts on this?
     
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    Look almost identical to me. The 740 has a different remote (with small LCD screen) and a bit more power, they mention the Onscreen Display so not sure if the 640 has that. In terms of modes/formats it looks identical.

    I doubt you would notice the slight power increase.
     
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    I think the 740 has provision for 2 centre rears as opposed to just
    1 one on the 640.

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    I just dropped you a pm

    let me know what you think...

    What i would say that there may not seem much difference between the two as i was looking at them also but i am pretty sure the 730 weighed about 4 kilos more... Plus i remember people saying that the 630 had a plastic front whereas the 730 is actually titanium.
     
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    Just got my 740 on Friday and can confirm that it does'nt have provision for two centre rears, but it does have a multifunction remote which can control other devices.
    Slightly more power tha the 640. Titanium finish is more Silver than the old 730 model which I would say was gunmetal grey (dark).
     
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    The Yamaha sight shows the spec of the whole 40 series. Looking at it when I was making the decision it did seem to appear that apart from the difference in power, the 740 has on screen menus and an LCD display on the remote and a 'moving magnet phono stage' whatever that is. I didn't realise the front facia of my 640 was plastic although I'd read that the volume control was. Oh well they've made a very convincing job of it

    Macca
     
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    Ahem, that would be the Yamaha SITE, although I did "see" it.

    Macca
     
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    The 730 also has preouts for every speaker if i remember correctly.
     

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