A short review.... Yamaha S2300

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  1. John-Miles

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    Ok I'm not the review type person, so im not going to go into allot of detail here, but these are my impressions.

    First let me note I have not calibrated anything yet, i just plugged it all in and adjusted a few settings, such as telling it what size speakers i have. And im dead tired too so not much is going to be done today, i was up till 2:30 setting stuff up.

    Anyway I am totally blown away by the DVD-A sound on the Yamaha, the BM is everythign i could want, compared to the RP-91 this player rocks, all the detail and clarity is there, with the fullness i get oon a DD DTS or CD track, due of course to the BM.

    The player is whisper quiet, I dont notice and noise, hell ive opened it up to put a disc in and never even knew it had opened cause i looked away, then blam there it was opened whisper quiet.

    This player is SOLID, weighs a TON and it really has the feel of good build quality. maybe the insides are junk but with whats outside it rules. I am a big time ROCK fan, the ehavier the better most of the time, infact as i wirte this I am listening to Prayer by Disturbed on DVD-A and I really never knew music could sound this good, I have been to concerts that never had the level of detail I am noticing now.

    I havent yet explored the video side of this player, but I must admit that i will be biased when reviewing the video.... I am currently running a PS2 so i expect any praise i have will be like well DUH of course its better.

    anyway I have to go back to enjoying this fine piece of equipment, if you have any specific questions just ask, and I will add to this thread as i have more to say.

    P.S I also picked up a Yamaha RX-V1300, I compared this to the Marantz SR7300.... and I must say it was a very close comparison.... the Marantz had a few features that i really liked, but as far as sund quality... the Yamaha beat it hands down, when listening to Metallica DVD-A on both players the Yamaha receiver gave a clearer cleaner reproduction of the sound.



    EDIT: I must admit there is one thing that i really do not like about the Yamaha, it only has a hard on off switch, I would like to be able to turn it on with the remote.....
     
  2. David Judah

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    What kind of speakers are you using, John? Also, did you try any SACDs?

    DJ
     
  3. John-Miles

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    Im using PSB alpha Intro's all small speakers. and an Alpha Subzero sub

    I tried the Stone London years SACD's, but I havent gone intot he SACD BM yet so it didn't sound that great so far.

    Honestly though i find the Multi channel is more important to me than the added resolution.
     
  4. CurtisC

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    Glad to hear you got it,I just ordered one thursday,let us know how you like it overall, when you get it all set up.
     
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    Good morning,

    Myself and the wife have been looking for a new player and decided on the S2300. But we can't find it anywhere. We are in NJ USA. Where did you order it from ?

    Thanks
    Deasun
     
  6. CurtisC

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    I ordered mine from ovation audio/video,louisville,ky,from Matt.
     
  7. John-Miles

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    Well i had to get my local dealer to harrass Yamaha Canada to get one in from the states [​IMG]

    So I really cant tell you where to get one, just try talkign to a dealer you are familiar with im sure they can get you one.
     
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    I got mine about a month ago. I bought this from a local distributor because my usual dealer didn't carry Yamaha. When he heard the sound and video coming out of this monster he was blown away. I'm talking about a guy that sells $5000 DVD players so he really knows his stuff.

    Anyways, I have bought several DVD-Audio and SACD's and I must say that I have never listened to anything like it I'm hooked. In the video side I have a Sharpvision Z91 projector on a Dalite 84" screen and it looks awesome, no chroma bug here.

    I highly recommend this DVD, it is an all around winner.
     

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