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Yamaha rxv2400

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Pinhead, Jan 18, 2004.

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  1. Pinhead

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    Hi guys

    Thinking about buying this receiver, can any owners give me any feedback on how well its performing for them?

    The cheapest place i've seen it for sale on the net (uk based) is £799 from leconcepts. Anybody had any dealings with this company, or have seen it on sale cheaper?

    Thanks Rob
     
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    Good price compared with UK MRRP, only roughly 100squids more than importing from Germany.

    Really glad that you are going for 2400, as you will maybe notice that on my "summary thread" and other threads, I'm pushing for Yam atm.

    If you want hundreds of owners, just head to www.avsforum.com and search on 2400 at the amp department.

    They are raving about it, and one good point is that our neighbours across the pond tend to use in average better speakers, so if they give it a good rating, then it won't have any problems driving speakers here.

    A good one here on the 2400 - http://www.audioholics.com/productreviews/avhardware/YamahaRXV-2400Receiver-p1.html
    and here on the 1400 (in german) - http://www.areadvd.de/hardware/yamaharxv1400.shtml
    But on my summary i have translated the summary part, but you can translate bit by bit using babblefish or google, don't try translate the whole thing as it is too big page.

    But as I said, avsforum is the best site for loads of detailed feedback atm, as there aren't many owners here.

    Oh, regarding leconcepts, I had a friend that bought a dvd player from them with great service.

    Wasabi
     
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    Placed my order for the 2400 on Monday.

    Hopefully should have it by Wednesday or Thursday.

    Then I get to be like a little kid again & play with my new toy at the weekend.

    Lez
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    You could try Superfi for a price. Was advertised for 999 pounds.
    And they do match there web price insotre. Dont know about stock levels. Hope it helps.
    999 pounds is the MRRP so to get it for 799 is a bit of a bargain
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    Good luck:eek:
     
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    Sorry i`ve only just seen this thread.

    As you can see from my sig i`m a 2400 owner (Upgraded for Denon 3802) It was a big improvement from the Denon.

    Its a lot more detailed, I`m hearing things i completely missed before also more weight and authority and the other big improvement is when playing music its a lot smoother and richer.

    One tip when you get it is to set it up using the mic them rebalance the channel levels using a test disc and sound meter as i found they were slightly out !

    Cheers, Carl
     
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    Agree with Carl - I used Digital Video Essentials to check the calibration of my rxv1400 and made adjustments of a couple of db to the rears. I've convinced myself that I can hear the difference - honest. Interestingly the Sub seemed pretty much spot on after the auto calibration (sounds bloomin' good to me anyway)
     
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    Thanks for the reply guys :smashin:

    The audioholics review was very positive, and you guys seem happy with it. Think its time to part with some of my cash :D
     
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    Hi All

    I am also looking into this amp- do leconcepts sell uk models or are these imported?

    PinHead - have you received yours as yet?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    The guy from Sevenoaks wants to sell you one and not lose out to the europeans, he probably worked for a car dealer before and is getting used to hearing it!!!!

    LOL!

    Tone
     
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    Not bought one yet. Might pop in sevenoaks on saturday to see what deal they can do, if i bought some MA speakers aswell.

    Rob
     
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    Cheapest the sevenoaks guy could offer me as £769.95.
     
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    Great to see a growing following for this amp. Hi all, I'm also looking at the Yam 2400. I think it's pretty untouchable on features at the price. I haven't heard one yet but have always been very impressed by the Yammys.

    Also still debating whether to import or buy from leconcepts. I have bought from leconcepts previously and the service was very good! but £100 is £100!! maybe the price will drop further?

    Do any of you guys use the Zone 2 features on the amp? I will be using it and need to know whether the amp definitely downconverts component to s-video or not so I can use that for the Zone 2 video. The marketing material contradicts itself on this point.

    Thanks!
     
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    No it doesn`t down convert, It only up converts composite and S/Vid to Component.

    And i must say feeding in a S/Vid signal it up converts very well.
     
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    CARLOS, do you get the onscreen menus if you feed a component in and take component out?

    I heard you only get onscreen menus when you upconvert - is this true?
    Cheers!
     
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    It is true unfortunately, Probably to do with the fact it is easier to generate the onscreen display in Composite or S/Video before they are upconverted.
     
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    Just got back from Sevenoaks (Leicester branch) asked him if he could beat £799 for the rxv2400. He laughed at me and said no chance.

    He asked where i got the price from. Told him off the internet, and he said i'd be lucky to get one, and that Yahama had pulled the plug on supplying internet based companies.

    Anybody know if this is true? Where have you guys brought your rxv2400 from?

    Thanks Rob
     
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    I'm going to the Sheffield branch in a couple of hours, I'll ask there and see if I get the same response!

    Might be why hificomponents.de say they ain't stocking the 1400 anymore - hope not!!! :(
     
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    I posted this comment a while back following a trip to my local Hifi dealer. Apparently the true hi fi dealers were getting fed up with the likes of some internet and mail order places undercutting them left right and centre, so Yamaha took the unwise step of limiting the supply of the new 1400/2400/AZ9 amps to only true hifi retailers.

    It is apparently true, although it looks like it has lapsed possibly because not as many people were adopting the new amps early and were (like me) waiting for the prices to fall a little.

    I have been burnt twice - I purchased a DSP 3090 for £1750 when they came out, then upgraded to an A1 when the DTS was available and lost £1150 when I sold the 3090 for the A1. Then I got divorced and lost the damn lot!!

    I will certainly buy a 2400 especially if I can get it for £750-800 to replace my aging but still good quality DSPA5.

    Cheers for now
     
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    I too was told exactly this by two local hifi dealers - The manager in 7oaks told me that Yamaha saw it as a way to build bridges with dealers. It had got so bad that the Bristol Branch stopped bothering with Yamaha and have been pushing Pioneer since the launch of the 2011 as the rarity of those units made selling at close to rrp possible.

    Both local dealers had sold all of their stock of the rxv1400s before xmas so the policy seems to have worked for them.

    I paid £700 for mine and in spite of the fact that I could have perhaps got it cheaper, I still think it's great value for money
     
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    Just got back from Sevenoaks Sheffield. Cheapest they can do the 1400 was £769.95 and had NO PRICE for the 2400!

    He said that a lot of suppliers now don't do internet sales, including Denon, Yamaha, B&W and a few others that I can't remember!

    The UK tuning bit apparently is done by Sony more than most and is to do with setting up the AMP by default to a "UK sound". As what we listen to is different to what other countries listen to! Surely with an AMP of this type though you would be able to adjust everything anyway!!

    The guy couldn't even say for sure if Yamaha did this, so probably just wanting me to buy from him rather than elsewhere (well it is his job I guess)

    While I was there I got a quote from them for B&W speakers, £150 more than Superfi - guy reckons that Superfi have been told that they cannot stock B&W anymore as they are breaking the licensing rules by discounting stock!! Not sure if this is true, or just another ploy, but best get mine quick then!!
     
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    Fairly favourable review in this months HCC as well!
     
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    Do any of you guys with Yammy 2400s or 1400s know if it's possible to use an RGB+C input rather than YUV?

    Thanks,
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    Do you mean just for switching or for up conversion too ?
     
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    mainly for switching, but now that you mention it - for upconversion too!
     
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    Not sure about the switching but you can`t do up conversion from RGB, It has been tried and we thought it worked until it was realised it was only up converting the composite signal :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks Carlos,

    So if you use an RGB+C input will it ouput as RGB+C? That would seem like a good way to avoid having to convert sky to YUV.
     
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    The prices for these compared to the usa are outrageous.

    The 1400 is around £315,whilst the 2400
    is around £370.

    Anyone know why the difference is so big?
     
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    Anyone tried importing one from the US?
     
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    What sites are you using for those prices?

    Also the US versions ARE different to UK ones, ones sold in mainland Europe are the same as UK.
     

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