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Yamaha 630 or Onkyo 600

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by vep, Jan 20, 2003.

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    I am in a market for new receiver. I am deciding betwen Yamaha V630 and Onkyo SR600E. It will be used mainly for movies but i will also listen to music on it. I haven't deceided for speakers yet, bu i will probably go for B&W 602 S3 front, 303 back and LCR 60 center.

    Can you plese advise me on receiver.

    Thanks
     
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    Hi,

    For what its worth the yam 630 was my last upgradee and i find it stunning, dont know anything of the other, my mate has one and thats excellent too. I dont see that you'll be disappointed either way
     
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    Hi! For the price of the Yamaha you mention, I can tell you that most of people here is between 3 possible choices, as far as I have read...:
    1) If you intend a use primarily listening to music, Marantz 5300.
    2) Primarily for movies, Yamaha rx-v 630 (so this would fit your needs)
    3) 50% each, that is, a balanced choice, Harman-Kardon 2550

    I have myself a Yamaha 530 (my speakers didn't match the quality of the 630 so I saved money..., if they did, I would go for Marantz since I give more importance to music), and I am really happy with it, but it doesn't mean much, since it is the first I get...
    I cannot comment about the Onkyo, though.
     
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    I demo'd the Yamaha 630 and Sony 1080 recently (see different thread for more) and preferred the Sony 1080 for movies. The key for me was that whilst the Yam had more going on at the rear, Sony was much better at the front (which for me is more importatnt). But everyone wants different things.
     
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    Can be... But, one question: is the Sony 1080 in the same price than the Yamaha 630? I am in Germany, and here you can find the Sony str-db870 for the price of the Yamaha 630, not the 1080 which is much more expensive. Then, the comparison wouldn't be fair ;-) As far as I have heard, for a Sony you get good sound, but a good amount of your money is not spent in sound but in the letters SONY on the panel. That means, for that price you can get more investment in sound if you go for other brand. As I said, "I have heard". I am not an expert. Actually, I changed from a Sony str-de 135 (stereo amp, bottom of hi-fi) to the Yamaha 530 in order to get home theater, and I made a comparison side-by side with the same kind of speakers. You can read it searching for "Yammy 530. First impressions". Of course, it is my ears and my subjective opinion.
     
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    On the pricing front typical UK prices are: Yamaha £330 (495 Euros) and Sony 1080 £350 (525 Euros) so very little difference at all for an almost identical features list (though Sony does have more Dsl's).
     
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    I give up! No more arguments from my side, since I didn't demo both. If you say so, then it may be worth the Sony. Congratulations!
     
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    Lol.

    I'm not trying to push one or the other. Just trying to overcome a bias against Sony. Listen to the 3 you fancy most and then decide which one is best for YOU.
     
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    yamaha is 249 at richer sounds
     
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    I thought that was the Yamaha RX-V530RDS?
    The 630 is £320
     
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    vep,
    this might be very late info for you, but i just joined this forum.
    I have onkyo SR600, and when I bought it I compared it with Yamaha RXV630.
    IMO Onkyo is better to use for music. It has a clearer sounds compared to Yamaha. In features, both of them are almost the same, only Yamaha has more DSP programs (I forgot how much).
    I use this receiver mostly for music, thats why I get this Onkyo, but so far it didnt dissapoint me when I enjoying DVD.
    I also use BW602S3 for my front speaker, and this combination keeps me home since then:)

    rgds,a-k
     
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    I recently got a Yamaha 620 amp and a pair of Mission 702e speakers.

    My 702e's have just gone back to mission to get repaired, so I set the amp and my Mission 700 speakers up downstairs and flicked on my favourite cd.

    They sounded 110% better than they did in my bedroom (approx 8x5).

    If the 620 sounds that good in a large room, then I would think that the 630 sounds better.
     
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    I have a yammy 630 and it has great sound for the movies, ok for music - be warned though - the setup of the yammy is rubish compared to say a denon.

    oh yeah - and the yammy is about 250

    CaM
     
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    the yammy 630 RS have for 279.95 is only a amplifier the AV receiver and just says call?? but poeple in here have said they paid £320 for it.

    BJ.
     
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    i'm looking to buy the yam 630 in silver at the mo and the cheapest i can find it is empire direct for 330 delivered
     

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