Yamaha DSP AX750 & 450

thackl

Standard Member
The new DSP AX-750 & 450 have gone up in the news section of Yamaha's Japanese website.

What were they thinking? The 750 seems to copy SONY's design for their digital AV amps and the 450 looks more like a Marantz. Not my cup of tea.

Check out photos here (750 at the top and 450 at the very bottom)

http://www.yamaha.co.jp/news/2004/04021801.html

Cheers
Tom
 

zoolap

Active Member
I've just seen the Yamaha DSP-AX750 advertised at AVland

http://www.avland.co.uk/yamaha/dspax750/dsp-ax750.htm

Sounds rather groovy for £500

* Pro logic IIx

* Audio Delay (I'm thinking of getting a Panasonic PTAE500 LCD projector)

* 2 x coax input (I can plug in nforce gaming pc and htpc/dvd player)

Auto calibration with mike (I was looking at pioneer 912 before as it's closer to my price range, but this Yamaha might be worth the stretch).

Anyone have any experience with this yet.
 
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bobbypunk

Guest
surely the quality is much!!! more important than the look anyway?!?
 

zoolap

Active Member
Originally posted by bobbypunk
surely the quality is much!!! more important than the look anyway?!?

Sorry not meaning literally "looking". I meant examining the available features.
 
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bobbypunk

Guest
sorry i was responding to the first post!
it sounds like a bargain on paper
 

shodan

Distinguished Member
I wonder if
A) they will do a RX-V version (the same but has a tuner)
B) it will be superior to my RXV 740?
 

windfall

Well-known Member
Theres nout on the yamaha uk web site about these!

Isnt that a bit strange considering it's clearly available in the UK now??

Tone
 

thackl

Standard Member
Quality is important but looks are too. We make more decisions with our subconscious than we think and the look, which is often also the first impression, has very much to do with what we are feeling comfortable (think cars, clothes, other people etc.). Personally I have to like a look or design otherwise I won't buy no matter how good the quality. I also feel that silver looks 'cheap' on equipment so I won't purchase any silver versions.

Cheers
Tom
 

windfall

Well-known Member
I have just called AVLAND.
They are getting just two of these late next week.

I still prefer the minimalist design of the 1400RDS (IMHO) and will prob get one of those, although...would like to hear one!

Cheers

Tone
 

zoolap

Active Member
Originally posted by thackl
Quality is important but looks are too. We make more decisions with our subconscious than we think and the look, which is often also the first impression, has very much to do with what we are feeling comfortable (think cars, clothes, other people etc.). Personally I have to like a look or design otherwise I won't buy no matter how good the quality. I also feel that silver looks 'cheap' on equipment so I won't purchase any silver versions.

Cheers
Tom

Well my NADs aren't that pretty, but I like what they do.
 
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andy121

Guest
...and the reason for not mentioning the new V650 is?

I was enquiring about the V640 and was advised to wait for the V650 - 7.1 rather than 6.1, auto calibration, DTS 96/24 and ProLogic IIx support, 192kHz/24 bit DACs up from 96kHz/24 bit DACs on all channels, 95W/channel up from 85W/channel, on screen setup - in fact the only thing it doesn't seem to have is THX certification and a learning remote, but then for 330 quid, what do you expect?!

Anyone know if there are any early reviews up yet?

BTW, check out the US site here (including manuals)

http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/RECEIVER/REC_RX-V.htm
 

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windfall

Well-known Member
I just ordered one at that price I cannot grumble

I will post my experience and order details when something comes through.

Thanks for the update Ricky!
 

Rickyj at Kalibrate

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Which one did you go for? The 650 or 750? Please let us know how you get on, as the specs look amazing for the price.

Cheers

Ricky
 

windfall

Well-known Member
I went for the 750 - I need the component up conversion so that I can leave my PJ on component input all the time.

I have had an order confirmation and they are saying about 2 weeks for delivery as they are on back order. Dunno how many others have ordered from there as well.

Still nothing on the yamaha.co.uk about this though!!

I am still a little confused as to the amps power 7x100 Watt to which speakers?

I was under the impression that THX rated amps came with stereo rear centre, does this amp support "Presence and rear centre" at the same time? I doubt it! But the spec sheet says it has 9 speaker connections...we will see, for £363+postage its a bargain for sure.

Will keep you up updated for sure

Cheers

Tone
 

windfall

Well-known Member
Just to let you all know.

Unbeatable shipped the amp today and I will receive it tomorrow. I will let you all know how it looks and sounds.

Cheers
Tone
 

zoolap

Active Member
Originally posted by tonetrainer
Just to let you all know.

Unbeatable shipped the amp today and I will receive it tomorrow. I will let you all know how it looks and sounds.

Cheers
Tone

Look forward to your comments - out of curiosity did you go for the black or titanium?
 

shodan

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by zoolap
Well my NADs aren't that pretty, but I like what they do.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :clap: :clap: :clap: :smashin:
 

windfall

Well-known Member
I got the amp yesterday.
Having owned a DSP-A5 I found the mass of menus quite startling. I have owned in the past DSPA3090 & A1 and this is more like the A1 with on screen menu config, dimmer of the display on the amp etc.
So far I have only managed to wire up 5+sub. Hopefully tonight I will wire up my rears (Centre) and the prescence speakers.

I ran the auto setup having plugged the microphone in and let the amp do the basics of setup then went in and fine tuned some of the settings.

I went for Titanium as I have started updating bits and they are mainly silver now. Its a big amp actually larger then I guessed it would be.
The pure direct mode is nice,it turns on a blue light and turns off all other display and lit buttons. The remote is ok, but I have a pronto which controls most of the functions anyway.

I will be doing some more tests over the coming days unf this weekend I am away so cant do much then.
So far a good buy for £370 inc postage!
Catch yer all later

Tone
Do these amps still need running in?
 

windfall

Well-known Member
Hi Guys
Well I have connected the prsence nad the rear centre speakers now.
I have 9 speakers connected excluding the sub. When using Yamaha DSP modes the front presence come on and it really adds depth to the front sound stage. However as I have not had time to play and read the manual I still havn't understood everything as yet.
Tonight I watched Reign of Fire on Sky and watched it in PL IIx. Was pretty good. Sound is enveloping!

Played a Supertramp album and in pure direc I notice the sound warm and smooth, turning the amp up sounded even better, much clearer and precise compared to my A5.

I'll be playing a bit more over the next few days and will let you know how I get on.

Cheers for now

Tone
 

zoolap

Active Member
I downloaded the manual for the RX-V750 from the US site and that seems to show what looks like banana plug sockets, but I'd like to know this about the AX750 too.
 

windfall

Well-known Member
Hi

It does, they have a sort of break away part, but I have used banana plugs in all speakers except the front presence which are spring clips.

Tone
 

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