1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

yamaha 196 or yamaha 298

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by sand87, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. sand87

    sand87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    sandeep
    Hi all,

    I am new to this forum.Was planning on buying a home theatre.my choices are either yamaha 196 or yamaha 298.

    I was thinking against spending so much to buy 298.So i was wondering what i would be hugely missing if i go for 196.Is YPAO going to make a hell lot of difference.Apart from that what all is so good that i may miss out on highly if i go for yamaha 196?

    Regards,
    Sandeep
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    We get found by Indian people all the time. Have no idea how, but Hi...how are ya? (I'm fluent in Indian English. I've been a fan of Bollywood for years. Also a member of numerous British car websites where "lost in translation" happens a lot. I can help Australian, South African and Indian people with automotive issues...as terminology changes)

    Yamaha does not allow us(being we are an American site) to view either of those two Pre-Package systems. We can find them where sold(there is more than one Indian internet sales site), but they are lacking in factual details we can use.

    But.

    YPAO is worth it. I'm not among the bastian of people who think room EQ are absolutely necessary though. Not sure if the YPAO in question includes "bass trim" (that is a Yamaha feature included with some Yamaha YPAO equipped AVR) or not.

    If the 298 does in fact include bass trim...then yes...wholeheartedly...spend the extra money.
     
  3. sand87

    sand87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    sandeep
    Also is it possible to just buy a receiver of yamaha and then plug in my philips speakers to it.
     
  4. sand87

    sand87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    sandeep
    Also is the sound quality of yht-196 bad compared to 298
     
  5. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    Again, I have no idea how either of those two Yamaha systems sound.

    What are these Philips speakers? From 20 years ago when Philips was still a player in the burgeoning 5.0 scene...or from last year when you bought a HTiB?
     
  6. sand87

    sand87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    sandeep
    Yep.Old one.some 5 yrs old.and this is a 2.1.so just wanted to check out if i could put them to any use with the amplifier of yamaha
     
  7. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    2.1?

    Is this a media speaker? (computer speaker)
     
  8. sand87

    sand87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    sandeep
    Yes chan.it is.
    i have one more question..How badly does YPAo effect my HT experience if i go for the one without it like YHT-196(india)?
     

Share This Page