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#52258 - 04/15/05 08:51 PM 990/950 vs. Yamaha RXV2500 ques fr newbie
nfaguys Offline
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I told you guys I am a newbie to this 5.1/7.1 etc. A friend told me to look into the Yamaha RXV2500. I understand that it's a receiver so let's forget about the amps. Not interested in an integrated product. I like separates. They claim this has THX. Is that important??? So is there something in the 990/950 price range that is a pre/pro that does what the 990/950 will do and has more features that we need? Thanks from a true newbie at 5.1/7.1
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Living Room:
5.1 Surround and 4channel inline room
990/7700/6-KEF-107s/LFM1 x 2/ SMS Awaiting Trinnov
Millenium dts decoder;Digital Director
Players: Tascam CD01U/SonyCX455 x 3/DV955/BDP83
Old Sony 60" SXRD TV
Zone 2 (also liv-Room: listening to music while Mrs watches TV): Crown SL2 preamp/D40 Amp/Stax Headphones



My "Man-cave":
4 channel-only inline room. No TV (thank heaven)!!!
990/755/4-KEF 107s
Tascam CD01U/dts decoder/digital director
Alesis 16x4x2 mixer
Recorders Alesis HD24/ML9600/Crown CX844s/SonyDAT/Tascam DA38
Ham Radio Shack (KB1STH) ICOM/Yaesu/Drakes x 3

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#52259 - 04/15/05 09:17 PM Re: 990/950 vs. Yamaha RXV2500 ques fr newbie
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The RX-V2500 does have THX. The software side of THX (the THX processing mode) isn't all that relevent these days - Dolby EX provides capabilities comparable to THX EX, for example - and the certification process is often not done by companies like Outlaw or Rotel because of the licensing and testing fees required, even when products are more than capable of meeting THX's requirements. Bottom line: while some people are fond of THX, many people (myself included) don't think it's an important feature.

Three years or so ago, a bunch of us were asking questions similar to yours while waiting for the Model 950 to start shipping, and I compiled a chart comparing features of various pre/pros and receivers. I've revised it a few times since then, and it's currently a fairly decent overview of pre/pros currently on the market (I moved the receivers to a separate chart a while back). This can give you some idea of what alternatives exist and what they might offer that differs from the Model 990. Based on everything we've seen so far on the Model 990 (and with the newsletter from the other night, we have a lot to work with), I'd be hard pressed to find a pre/pro in the price range with a better array of features. Features alone aren't the whole picture, however: the unit needs to sound good, too. A couple of the pre/pros on the chart are not available yet to know how they sound (along with the 990, Emotiva's LMC-1 is still in development, although it may begin beta testing soon based on what I've read on AV123's forum). Assuming that the 990 sounds as good as the Sherwood it is related to, it will represent a very compelling - and potent - value in the pre/pro market.
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#52260 - 04/15/05 09:24 PM Re: 990/950 vs. Yamaha RXV2500 ques fr newbie
nfaguys Offline
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Thanks, gonk.
You have confirmed for me what I have heard rumored re THX. I am looking forward to getting into surround/theater with the 990 and probably the 775 to begin with.

Though somewhat off-topic: Any knowledge of LEGACY's SILVERSCREEN center speaker and either their MIST or SCONCE surrounds. I plan on keeping my CROWN ES224's for the main R&L. Thanks in advance
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Living Room:
5.1 Surround and 4channel inline room
990/7700/6-KEF-107s/LFM1 x 2/ SMS Awaiting Trinnov
Millenium dts decoder;Digital Director
Players: Tascam CD01U/SonyCX455 x 3/DV955/BDP83
Old Sony 60" SXRD TV
Zone 2 (also liv-Room: listening to music while Mrs watches TV): Crown SL2 preamp/D40 Amp/Stax Headphones



My "Man-cave":
4 channel-only inline room. No TV (thank heaven)!!!
990/755/4-KEF 107s
Tascam CD01U/dts decoder/digital director
Alesis 16x4x2 mixer
Recorders Alesis HD24/ML9600/Crown CX844s/SonyDAT/Tascam DA38
Ham Radio Shack (KB1STH) ICOM/Yaesu/Drakes x 3

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#52261 - 04/15/05 09:32 PM Re: 990/950 vs. Yamaha RXV2500 ques fr newbie
gonk Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Loc: Memphis, TN USA
I afraid that I don't know anything about Legacy speakers. Some others around here may have heard them before, though. In general, my recommendation for speakers is to always try to demo them if you can - there's always a certain amount of personal preference to speaker choice.
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