why get Yamaha 5490 instead of 5560?

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  1. StephenZ

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    Going to by one or the other today. Trying to decide on the pro/cons of these two only.

    5490 pros:
    more amps, better remote, Phono jacks

    Any other reasons to list........I do not need pre-outs.

    Thanks.........
     
  2. Mike Veroukis

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    Well, I would test the two for sound quality. I would not be surprised if the 5490 sounded a bit better all round. I just checked and the 5490 weighs in at 33lbs while the 5560 is 25lbs. Weight is a good way to compare power transformers and of course heavier is better. Here the 5490 is 8lbs better. This is good even if you don't plan on using all the channels the 5490 provides.

    Also, I can tell you this, the more inputs/outputs you have the better. If you find a receiver that has all the inputs you need, find a receiver that has more. You never have enough inputs or outputs. I'm not sure how these two receivers compare but if the 5490 has just one more input that's a serious plus for the 5490.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide.

    - Mike
     
  3. Yannick Martin

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    The 5490 can decode DTS-ES discrete, the 5560 can't (only matrix).
     

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