Which is better? New HK avr-430 or older flagship Yamaha RX-V1

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by DorianBryant, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. DorianBryant

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    I am debating between the two. I have a friend who just upgraded to ADA seperates and is selling his Yamaha RX-V1 for about the same price I just ordered a HK AVR-430z for. Obviously the HK has some newer formats but the 4-5 year old Yamaha has a great amp section and well made at about 60 pounds. No pro-logic II or auto set-up though. My room really needs auto set-up but the Yamaha is a really nice piece of gear.

    What would you pick and why?
     
  2. Shiu

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    I would pick the RX-V1 if it is in top shape. It has more power and likely better sound quality. The 430 isn't that much newer anyway.
     
  3. MikeNg

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    I've always like the amp section on the HK. They build all their amps with high current in mind, so you know you'll get plenty of 'bang' when you need it. I have not used the Yammy, so I can't say how it will perform.

    I've had 6 different HK power products. All their analog stuff have performed well for me. My $ is on the HK.
     

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