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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Bob Goodrich

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Posted August 06 2014 - 12:40 PM

I'm an old retiree living in the dark ages with a Yamaha RX-V1 doing everything in my 5.1

home theater. I'm getting ready to update some of my system with a new smart hdtv but will

be retaining my power hungry speakers. As my receiver has a beast of an amplifier in it, I

was thinking of going with a newer Yamaha receiver and use it as a pre-pro. Lots of used

ones on both ebay and CL but I don't have a clue as to which model will serve my needs.

I'd like to get a model that can handle the latest video formats even though I'm not going

to spring for a 4K hdtv. Fwiw - I am partial to Yamaha but not locked in concrete as I really

don't have a clue as to what would work best with my RX-V1.

 

Help please and thanks in advance.

 

 



#2 of 7 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted August 06 2014 - 03:27 PM

Yamaha, starting with the 6xx, have preouts.HDMI 1.4 handles 4k.HDMI 2.0 handles 4k/60fps.Otherwise...What are you connecting? And what speakers?

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Bob Goodrich

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Posted August 08 2014 - 09:42 AM

I run Polk LSi series all around in my 5.1 setup. Connecting Directv receiver, cd player, dvd player and a yet to be decided 

1080p hdtv.

 

Tnx for the info on the Yamaha receivers.



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Posted August 08 2014 - 09:50 AM

Polk LSi...

 

Those are easily handled by...

 

Any Onkyo/Integra

Any Anthem

Any NAD

Yamaha of at least a 5XX(and everything Aventage)

Denon 4520 and any of the "new ones" above the 3XXX (Denon finally decided to go back to being non-wussified)

Pioneer/Elite that are upper level(that say they are rated 4 ohm)

Marantz 600X or higher.



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Posted August 11 2014 - 12:33 PM

My Polk LSi's are 4 ohm and why I want to use the amps in my RX-V1 receiver. Tnx for the response.



#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Dave Moritz

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Posted August 11 2014 - 02:28 PM

What price range are you looking at?  

What is the max you can or want to spend?

I would upgrade your dvd player to a blu-ray player since you said you are getting an HDTV.  You can upscale your dvds and also play hd blu-ray when you get your HDTV.


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Posted August 11 2014 - 03:21 PM

My Polk LSi's are 4 ohm and why I want to use the amps in my RX-V1 receiver. Tnx for the response.

Fully aware the LSi are 4ohm.Why not buy the $600-ish Outlaw/Emotiva pre-pros?





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