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Yamaha rxv1400

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by wilber, Oct 24, 2003.

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  1. wilber

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    Anyone seen/heard one? My man at 7oaks was getting most enthusiastic about it just now - very powerful, THX certified, all the video toys (apparently it also has DPLIIX should I care?)

    http://www.avland.co.uk/yamaha/rxv1400/index.htm

    [I'll be off for a demo this week some time]
     
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    Hi wilber
    Let us know what you think iam going to be getting a new amp to drive my m&ks in the not too distant future did think about the denon avc-a11sr but the new model to replace it is due at the end of this year.
    What price is the yam going for.?
    Cheers Gonzo
    OOPS:blush: last time i looked on AVland it said price tbc.
    Great price though.
     
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    Even I - the anti-yamaha protagonist that I am - would say that this receiver looks promising.

    I'll wait in anticipation to people's verdict as to how it compares with the Pioneers of the world :)
     
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    the guy in 7oaks - whose opinion I really trust, reckons this if THE amp at it's price poin (£800ish). better video than the Denon More power than the Pioneer, auto setup THX DPLIIX - he reckons it's a winner & bear in mind he rangf me to enthiuse about it! (albeit whilst telling me that the kef Q compacts still aren't available).

    I rang my local Audio-Excellence to sound them out and they were similarly enthusiastic so it may well be a great amp- watch this space I suppose
     
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    umm its here, I have seen and heard it.
    it is going for £800
    I comapred it to a denon 3803 and was amazed at the difference.
    its deffinatly going to make its way into my front room if the 2400 doesnt pull all the money out of my pocket.
    it has plenty of grunt to power any speakers you wish to match with it.

    the 2400 is going to be out soon, that will be going for £1000.
     
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    Bagged myself one at the Manchester show last weekend after hearing it in action.

    Specs of video-up conversion, lip-sync delay, 7.1, PLII/PLIIx & of course auto set-up had me sold (should mention that my current amp was a Sony STRB940). Not to mention the 10% off show price. Arrived friday - unfortunately will have to wait until mid-week sometime to get it set-up. Need to get the wife & kids away for the evening as the manual warns of lots of volume during the auto set-up procedure (he he)!

    Will post back with more once set-up. If anyone has any questions glad to help - I can scan for answers in the manual.
     
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    cool - could this be the upgrade i've been waiting for to replace my excellent Yam RXV1000RDS

    will keep an eye out for this one

    Gary
     
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    Scooter can you confirm lip sync delay as well? if it's got that I'll be off to try one on Monday!
     
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    Very tempted by this. scooter, can you confirm whether it has an AC3 RF in (for laserdisc connection) or not? AV Land seem to think it does.

    Ta,

    Mark
     
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    Yep, the 1400 does have the lip sync delay feature.

    I picked one up two weeks ago and have been very happy with both the feature set and sound quality. Happy shopping!
     
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    does it have zone 2 outputs like the denon? And internal amplification for zone 2? Essential for my multiroom setup.
     
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    The RX-V1400 has Zone 2 (amplified) for audio whilst the RX-V2400 has Zone 2 for both audio and video.

    Mark, I wouldn't believe everything that AVLand says. For example, they claim that the RX-V1400 comes with a RS 232C connector when in fact it does not.

    For more information, check out Yamaha's web site.
     
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    Everything I wanted in the AX3 and 3803 rolled into one. This is the one for me :)
    If I'm running just a 5.1 set, can I bi-amp the front left + rights using the RX-V1400?
     
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    The 1400 is awesome for the money, heard it over the weekend - music is still lacking, but there again that's not the reason why you'd buy one anyway.

    The top of the pile for the £800 price brigade me thinks.


    Yamaha are back!

    Just like the good old days when they ruled!!!!
     
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    I have yet to hear these units but it does concern me that the 2400 is selling on some reputable German internet sites (that ship to the UK for about £20) for around EUR830 (£575ish) - so will this really have a UK retail of £1200? The 1400 is selling for around EUR700 (£475ish). So far as I can these have the same specs as the UK units.
     
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    krl25sc - links please to DE sites - i'll give it a go for that price
     
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    Just finished playing with the auto set-up. Neat, only takes around 5mins & imo result is pretty impressive. Really takes the ball ache out of sub set-up too, coped well with a bad room resonsance I had (room eq function). Will have to conduct back-to-back to see how well it compares with a manual set-up.

    Couldn't try out the video up conversion as I'm lacking component cables - something to get at the w/e.

    Just to confirm, lip sync range is 0 - 240ms. Only got 5.1 at the mo so can't comment on PLIIx either (won't be too long until 7.1 tho).
     
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    Where can I get the links for the german sites?

    Please, please tell me

    Thanks
     
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    search for "wasabi" here and you will find my "summary of new amps" thread and the links to the 4 biggest german online retailers are there.

    Wasabi
     
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    There are numerous European sites (not just Germany) two German sites in particular are www.technikdirect.de and www.hificomponents.de each of which has the 2400 for around EUR830. I also see that the 2400 is readily available in the US for around $750 (£450) - not so relevant for us here in the UK I know but does make you wonder about the RRP of more than £1K on this unit.
     
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    she does look like a beauty. However does she perform as well as she looks?

    Does anyone know when its due to be released please?

    Also apart from the power what the difference is between the 1400 and the 2400?

    Thanks
     
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    she does look like a beauty. However does she perform as well as she looks?

    Does anyone know when its due to be released please?

    Also apart from the power what the difference is between the 1400 and the 2400?

    Thanks
     
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    too trigger happy opps!

    Looked at the differences and it only looks like the 1400 is just THX select cert and the other is THX select 2 cert... plus the 2400 has a few more sound programs.

    Also, there's a fair lead time to order from Germany - 45 days.
     
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    That is a fair lead time, but is one hell of a saving though.

    Just wondered if anyone had ever imported a receiver from europe before (I am in the UK), and could share their experience.

    Was just wondering what the negative points would be ie warranty issues etc. Cause this looks like a mighty deal at the mo, although the bargain companies (unbeatable, qed etc) have not listed either of the receivers yet.

    Thanks for any advice given.

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    On the hificomponents web site, the 2400 is apparently in stock at EUR 830. On the www.hifi-regler.de site the 2400 is available on a 10-14 day lead time for EUR890. Also £300 for the 740 is a good deal.
     
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    Anyone explain what lip sync is?
     
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    lip sync problems occur when video & audio are mistimed - we feel uncomfortable if the sound is slightly ahead of pictures. Some receivers have an audio delay facility that will correct this issue
     
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    Just had a reply back from Yam - RRP £799 and £999 for the RXV1400 and 2400.

    If purchased abroad they will honour the warrany at any authorized dealer.
     
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    Cheers Woody, looks like there could be alot of importing going on with the european sites going to be roughly £500 or £600 after postage, conversion etc.

    Anyone know of any other problems that may occur, I presume the Germans use a 2 prong plug (like alot of Europe), so a convertor will be required? Anything else?

    Also does anyone know if the yamaha manuals normally come in other languages, as my German is just slightly rusty, so will really need English.

    Ricky
     
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    My RX-V1000 manual has about 10 languages in, so hopefully the 1400 will too. If you don't get an English one, they're easily downloadable from the various country Yamaha sites.

    Mark
     

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