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Advice needed on choosing receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Giob, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Giob

    Giob Extra

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    I am choosing between a pre-owned Yamaha RXV793 (@ $180) or a brand new Yamaha RXV 350 (@ $250.)?

    I am leaning towards the 793 but I'm not happy about it not having DTS.

    Any advice?

    Thanks.

    PS:

    RX-V350 Main Specifications

    [AUDIO SECTION]
    Maximum Power
    (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
    Front Channels 110 W + 110 W
    Center Channel 110 W
    Surround Channels 110 W + 110 W
    Minimum RMS Output Power
    (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1% THD)
    Front Channels 90 W + 90 W
    Center Channel 90 W
    Surround Channels 90 W + 90 W
    Dynamic Power (1 kHz)
    6 ohms 105 W
    4 ohms 135 W
    2 ohms 165 W
    Frequency Response 10 Hz–100 kHz +0, -3 dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion (1 kHz)
    (CD, Front Sp Out) 0.06%
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD) 100 dB

    [VIDEO SECTION]
    Composite Signal Level 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50 dB

    [TUNER SECTION]
    FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity
    Mono 2 µV (17.3 dBf)
    Stereo 25 µV (39.2 dBf)
    FM Selectivity (400 kHz) 70 dB

    [GENERAL SECTION]
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 151 x 315 mm
    Weight 9 kg

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    YAMAHA RX-V793

    AUDIO SECTION Power, Min. RMS Output power/ch., 8 ohms
    Main = 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.04% THD = 80W
    Center = 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.07% THD = 80W
    Rear Effects = 20 - 20 kHz, 0.07% THD = 80W

    Dynamic Power Per Channel 8/6/4/2 ohms = 100/125/150/175W
    Damping Factor 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 ohms = 200
    Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz = +/-0.5 dB (CD)
    Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    CD = 0.025% (40W) Phono = 0.01% (1V) Signal-to-Noise Ratio, IHF-A Network CD = 96 dB Phono = 86 dB TUNER SECTION FM 50 dB Quieting Sensitivity, IHF, 75 ohms Mono = 1.55 uV (15.1 dBf) Stereo = 21 uV (37.7 dBf) FM Alternative Channel Selectivity, IHF 85 dB FM Signal-to-Noise Ratio Mono = 80 dB Stereo = 75 dB Harmonic Distortion Mono = 0.1% Stereo = 0.2% Frequency Response 20 Hz - 15 kHz +/-1.5 dB AM Usable Sensitivity 100 uV/m AM Selectivity 32 dB

    Dimensions (W * H * D) (435 * 151 * 381mm) (17-1/8" * 5-15/16" * 15") Weight 12.9 kg / 28.6 lbs.
     
  2. Chet_F

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    I wouldn't pick a receiver that didn't decode DTS. You'll regret it later. Does the receiver have to be a Yamaha? Have you considered other brands? I'm partial to Onkyo and there are some sweet deals out there now.
     
  3. Giob

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm also leaning towards the DTS-able receiver.

    I'm no techie I just want to understand what makes the 793 so much more expensive (original price here is $600) than the 350.

    It doesnt have to be Yamaha but it's the only brand on sale here at the moment.
     

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