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Yamaha AV Amp vs. Receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Slugsy, Jun 9, 2003.

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  1. Slugsy

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    I am going to add home cinema capability to my system. As I already have a tuner, as well as a good stereo amp, I have been looking for a good AV amp to complete the system.

    I am considering the Yamaha DSP-AX640SE amp, which seems to be identical to the RX-V640RDS receiver. However, I noticed that the specs for the amp quote:
    Monitor Out Frequency Response:
    Component Video Signal 5 Hz-30MHz -3 dB

    Whereas the receiver specs quote:
    Monitor Out Frequency Response
    Component Video Signal 5 Hz–60 MHz -3 dB

    Could someone kindly explain what this refers to and whether it's significant enough to consider going for the receiver over the amp.

    Thanks,
    Slugsy
     
  2. Nobber22

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    Seems like a mistake to me. Yamaha amps and receivers of the same model only ever differ in that one has a tuner added. Just don't ask me what the hell it means tho'....:blush: Sorry.
     
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    The quoted frequency is to do with it's ability to switch high definition pictures, the higher the resolution, the higher the frequency.

    Hope 2 lines answers you what it is!!

    Vikki
     
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    It seems to me from the reviews on home cinema choice that the amps are superior generally to the receivers. As none of the receivers have got a five star rating for the sound where as the amps have. I am guessing that this may be due the radio circuitry having an interference effect on the sound quality or just that there is room for more sophisticated processing and shielding in an amp.
     
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    Sounddog, thought you had gone to the great kennels in the sky!!!
     
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    The higher the spec, the better is the reproduction of High definition Transmission (more resolution). 5 Hz-30MHz is the norm
     
  7. justin@hc&b

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    there's 1 f/s in the AV Hardware classified adverts ;)
     

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