which is better for music ?? NAD or Yammy

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  1. Phill1978

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    NAD T753 HOME CINEMA RECEIVER £499.95 (was £600)

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    YAMAHA DSPAX757SE HOME CINEMA AMPLIFIER £399.95 (£500)

    given that the NAD is £100 more to buy online than the yammy.

    im guessing best for music is NAD and best for Games/HTM is Yamy ?

    thing is yamaha has moved on their game so much im wonering if all the extra DSP stuff and inputs doesnt mean its sacrificed its analogue amp section ?? after all NAD dont have the resources yamaha have and specialise in yet in truth NAD also by the same token offer better VFM than many companies so a £600 NAD is usually up there with £800 stuff in most areas apart from styling or ease of use of course ! they could be level pegging ..

    the yammy has auto setup but without a level meter the NAD is probably a tricky thig to get right.

    basically seen as im selling my MF-XA2 amp i want ot be able to combine a resonable cost some of the performance of this with HTM functionality.
    which plays music/DVD/Game the best :confused:

    any experience of either two is welcome

    thankyou
     
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    Two words of advice, really.

    Go listen!

    As you mention music, I would venture a guess and say that the NAD would probably be more musical, but you would be the only one who has to make the choice based on what your preferences are.
     
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    I have heard both and the NAD is way better musically. The difference in movies was less noticable.
     
  4. Phill1978

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    i thought as much, i have an old sadly now not used NAD amp and even though its 25w per channel it seems powerfuller and cleaner than the measly prive i paid. i also like the military looks of the NAD.

    hmm i have no way of listening to both even though i have two prestiege hifi stores near where i work, it seems im not good enough to get a demo of both at the same time either that or they are just too damn snooty ! :mad:
     
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    I have just come from a demo session for QUAD speakers. I listened to these speakers through various receivers and amps. The NAD receiver I heard was a great deal better than the Yamaha in stereo. I will now have to flog my Yamaha...
     
  6. Phill1978

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    interesting, what was the audio balance like, usually warm but tight for NAD.

    im deffo edging towards the NAD for price to performance hifi HTM

    great deals online aswell
     
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    I've never owned a Yamaha AV amp but I do own a NAD T741 AV amp and I can tell you it sounds georgeous with my AE EVO III's in stereo mode. Its strength is being able to make sense of complex musical passages without sounding "sat on", you can pick out individual instruments yet none are overpowering or dominant.

    Vocals used to sound hard and glassy on my Kenwood AV amp (which is actually newer in design) but the NAD reproduces vocals with incredible scale and clarity, listening to a strong female vocalist like Christina Aguilera used to be painful at higher volumes but now her voice envelopes you and demands your attention, in a sentence, NAD make listening to music an absolute pleasure and makes you want to *listen* to music rather than have it on as backgound noise.

    The only downside to NAD is that it does roll off the higher frequencies a bit more compared to many amps, which means partnering it with speakers that have a muted treble response may make the overall sound a bit unrevealing.
     

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