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YOUR OPINION PLEASE !!!!! Novice need help.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Fx, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Fx

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    I am about to take the plunge onto the DTS bandwagon, and have narrowed my choice down to either the YamahaRX-V800RDS, or the Denon AVR-1802, both costing £450. <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> The Yamaha as you all know comes with DTS-ES While the Denon comes with Prologic-II. <br />Now the room is a fairly small one 12"x10" so will the DTS-ES make a difference in this small place? If you can suggest something else please do so.

    Thanks a lot for the help,<br />FX
     
  2. Reiner

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    Doesn't the Yamaha have a fake ES only, i.e. a decoder only but not the amplification nor a pre-out? Biggest bull**** of the century - IMHO.

    If you want the real thing from Yamaha you have to go for the RX-V1000 (still requires external amplification though) or higher models, perhaps than you are even looking at the AX2 and blowing your budget by quite a bit.<br />So I guess it's a no-no for Yamaha then.

    Ex/Es makes IMHO only sense if you have quite some space behind the seating position (&gt;3 feet I rekon).

    If the amp has to have Ex/Es I rekon to stretch your budget a little to a Denon AVR-2802 or even AVR-3801, if you still can find one that is since it's an obsolete model, or go for a lower speced 5.1 AV amp (e.g. Yamaha DSP-A5/AX620 or the Denon 1802 you mentioned) and upgrade later.

    As usual, listen before you buy.
     
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    RXV-1000 RDS is only 400 quid from Richersounds if you buy online, or 440 in their stores. (I do not work for them!!!)

    BC

    p.s. In the weirdest twist ever they are selling the 1000 cheaper than the 800 and the 620. I had to read the ad about 10 times coz I thought there must be some catch. I have a 1000 now, and it kicks ass... Don't bother with the ES though as can't be bothered with the extra cabling etc. for something that is encoded on about 1.5 movies.
     
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    I'd suggest you save up for atleast the Denon 2802. it's going to be worth it. But then again the space should be big enough take in the full effect of DTS ES.
     
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    I brought the Yamaha 1000RDS from empiredirect.co.uk for 399.00 had no problems with it and have ben very pleased.
     

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