Yamaha RXV430

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  1. Donnacha

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    Hi,

    anyone got this amp? I'm thinking of getting a new amp for my HC and would like one that handles the DD.EX etc formats. As I have no room for an extra speaker at the rear, how does this perform for "matrixed / phantom" DD EX and DTS ES soundtracks

    I've got the Kef Eggs as my speakers

    I know there is probably better out there but this suits my needs and budget. Impressions on this amp greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    hi donnacha
    Ive got a htr5540 receiver same as rxv430rds but titanium it is 6months old . I have ordered marantz7300 and when stock is in ie mines delivered i will be selling the amp for £170 i noticed your in nottingham so you would be able to have a demo.
    gonzo:)
     
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    Hi Gonzo

    that sounds interesting. I'll check the Yamaha site for some details and I'll get back to you.

    Thanks for the reply

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    Gonzo - had a look at the specs - seems good. Strange how they gave it a different product name, when essentially its just a different colour!!

    A demo would be good at your convenience. Let me know what suits you.

    Cheers

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    I assume there are reasons beyond wanting an amp to handle DTS-ES / DD-EX as without the 6/7th speaker(s) this will perform exactly the same as an amp without DTS-ES / DD-EX.

    If you are buying a new amp ... the new Marantz SR4300 is also worth a look at around £250 from Richer Sounds (though don't goto the Nottingham store - it's attrocious - a trip to Leicester is well worth the time/effort)


    Victoria
     
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    Donnacha you have a private message gonzo.
     
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    Soundog - I thought the Yamaha handles DDEX etc. without the extra speaker using a "phantom" mode. That's why I'm interested in this one as I don't have any room for a 6th speaker. Supposedly it does this the same way that you can use the front main speakers without using a centre speaker, i.e. the centre channel is "matrixed" between the front left & right, simulating a centre speaker. It applies this to the rear speakers. I know its not ideal but reviews I've seen said it is fairly convincing.

    That's my reason for interest in this amp.

    Cheers

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    Ahhh IC ... to be honest I've never looked at the specs or seen review of the 430.

    I've now realised that it ONLY does a phantom mode for the rear centre. I assume this is like the "virtual" surround systems using delays, etc.

    Now how good this will be I don't know ... before you bought I would recomend that you compare your existing amp (what is it by the way) to the 430.

    You realise it doesn't have the output for a 6th speaker if you did want it later?


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    I realise it only has a 5.1 speaker output and that I'm not future proofing myself in case I do want that 6th speaker someday!!

    I currently have a Yammy RXV496 and i would like to keep it for the TV room. We've got used to it down there, especially its remote that can control all the other appliances. I only run it in stereo, but will by using it for 5.1 'til I get something else for the HC room.

    Gonzo has kindly offered me a demo of the Yamaha amp (and maybe even to purchase it!) - so I'll get a good feel for it then. Which reminds me I must call him!!!

    In fact when I was in Nottingham Hi-fi a while back the demoed me the Kef speakers using a Yamaha amp, and I'd swear there was a 6th speaker, but there wasn't!! Not sure if that was the amp, but the "virtual" mode seemed very effective.

    We shall see. Thanks for the input

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    Donnacha

    From what I can gather the RXV630 is almost the same as the 430 except for the sheer power of its amplifier circuit. I watched monsters inc. having listened to a friend of mine's system with 7.1. My system is set up using 5.1 and "phantom" 6th speaker I have to say you would need to be a real audiophile to hear the difference.
     
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    That's good news (just in from pub after seeing Liverpool cock up again!- not happy!!). I'm no audiophile so it sounds promising!
     
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    Yamaha RX-V430 can be had for £210 incl delivery at www.leconcepts.com , which can be used to price match at www.hifijunkies.co.uk (who only charge £219 incl del + 2 years warranty anyway) or at a Richersounds branch.

    I just bought a Marantz-SR4300 thanks to 7thGuest for £240!

    Have fun buying.

    Wasabi
     

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