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yamaha rx-v457

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Daniele



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Posted December 31 2005 - 11:26 PM

Hi everybody!
This is my first post, I'm a 21 y.o. from italy and I'm building my first Home Theater.

I purchased from a local store a Yamaha rx-v 457 receiver in bundle with a yamaha ns-p116 (6.1) speaker system.

I feel that the receiver needs at least two bigger front speaker, because the ns-p 116 has 6 really small satellite...

I would like to know what do you think of this receiver and what speakers you would suggest! Obviously this is a low budget entry level system...

Thank you!


#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Daniele



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Posted January 05 2006 - 08:17 AM

Well, i've found two sony speakers that were connected to a small stereo system in my parents room, and plugged them to the yamaha. Now the whole system sounds way better and I can use them with the "B set" feature.

I would like to post a picture but I don't have 15 messages, so if you want go and see it here:

www flickr.com/photos/danieleflorio/82649961/

Thank you even if I didn't received a reply...

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted January 05 2006 - 01:59 PM

Hi Daniele,

Sorry no one responded – I guess everyone was hung over on January 1st! Posted Image

Here’s your picture:


I can see why those Sonny speakers sound way better! Those Yamaha’s are some of the dinkiest things I’ve ever seen!

You should be happy with the Yamaha – typically a well-made product, typically much more user-friendly than most HT receivers.

Still, the speakers are your weak link, you might want o upgrade them as soon as you can get some money together. And the sub, too – if your parents won’t run you out of the house. When you get ready to buy open a thread on our
Speakers and Subwoofers Forum and I’m sure you’ll get plenty or recommendations.

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Daniele



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Posted January 06 2006 - 09:44 PM

Thank you Wayne!
Yes I'm happy with the Yamaha, the problem now is my speakers, and the old crt tv...when I'll get some money sure I'll open a thread!