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Yamaha DSPA -X1 - Future proof or not??

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Neiliboy, May 13, 2003.

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  1. Neiliboy

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    Hi All,

    This is my first ever thread on this site so please go easy!

    Ive seen above Yammy discontinued for £300 i know the original price was £1000+ and was thinkin of getting it however i noticed it doesnt have PL2.

    Also i dont know whetehr the 6.1 functions are the 'true' 6.1 or this 'matrix' jobby. Would someone please be kind enough to explain this to me???

    Not sure whether to go for this as im not sure how future proof it would be, which is why i was alternatively thinking of getting the Marantz SR4300 or 5300.

    Id like your opinions please!

    Many thanks in advance....:cool:

    Neil
     
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    If you watch a lot of VCR's or telly (esp. Sky or Freeview) then an amp with PLII is the one to have. If you mostly watch DVDs then the Yamaha will be fine. PLI is ok, but PLII is the mutt's nutt's in comparison.

    However I reckon ANY amp is not future proof and with the industry moving so fast, you'd have to go for something upgradeable from Arcam, Tag, etc to keep it going and then you have to pay to upgrade too. :rolleyes:

    Future-proof doesn't exist in this industry unfortunately IMO.
     
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    The 6.1 in both DTS & DD is only matrix.
    I am not sure exactly how it is acheived,but it is fairly convincing on the AX2 I have.
    If you can get the AX1 for £300 and as long as it is new and in good condition I would say go for it,PL2 would be nice for sure but for £300 you could have a good amp for a while and probably sell it on when you want to upgrade with very little loss (if any) on your initial outlay.
     
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    where is selling the ax1 for £300 is this just a one of or are the more than one of them?:cool:
     
  5. Neiliboy

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    Its my local branch of RS in Cambridge in their 1 day sale thingy this sunday.

    I thought that DTS-ES was 'True' 6.1 ie all channels independent from each other whilst the other type (DD-EX) is the matrixed type? Is this true??

    Some one please enlighten me!

    Neil
     
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    No ... DTS-ES has two forms ... DTS-ES Matrix is like DD-EX, where as DTS-ES Discrete is true 6.1
     
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    Which is simplifying things as well.:devil:
     
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    Neiliboy,on another point if you have already got the M73i's I would get the M7C2 centre to go with them not the M7C1.
     
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    If you ask me I would say the AX1 is not future proof (No DTS Es Discrete, no DPLII, no SW updates etc.) but for GPB300 I would definetely buy one. At this price it's unbeatable.
    Else buy and sell the next day for GPB700 and get a Denon AVR-3803. :D
     
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    Thanks for the advice everyone!

    Neil
     
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    I would consider the AX1 at 300.00 a bargain by anyones standards, i am not sure of how well the Yamaha (if indded it has the format) implementation of DTS Neo 6 is but generally speaking it is not a million miles off PL2.
    If your option is an AX1 with Neo 6 or a DSPA630 with PL2 for 300.00 i REALLY would go for the AX1.
    DTS ES Discrete is another format i feel that generates "alot of talk" (and is very nice in a correctly set-up/performing system of quality) but i wonder how many people out there under blind connditions could tell the difference on "budget/middling set-up.

    If you (or i) only had 300.00 i think to walk home with Yamaha's flagship could be considered as something of a "coup".

    regards

    Steve.
     
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    If I had a choice of the AX1 at £300 or a new budget AV amp at £300 I would go for the AX1. 110W per channel and at 28Kg, no doubt higher current than the lower models.
     

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