Do you like your Yamaha RX-V520

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  1. DaleR

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    how many people have the rx-v520? i just bought mine a week ago and so far like it very much. if you own one what do you like/dislike about it. so far i like the power and ease of setup. the remote is middlin'. i dislike lack of lighted volume knob and somewhat hissy background noise.
     
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    oh well... guess i'm the only person who bought one.
     
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    Dale, I have the 620 and love it. I don't notice any hiss unless the volume is ALL the way up. Of course I don't listen to it near that loud, but wanted to see if there was any hiss. I almost went with the 520 but I decided to spend the extra bit of money and get the 620.
     
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    Dale, I was about to buy the RX-V520 when I realized it didn't have a Phono input. I bought the 620 and I too am very happy with it. Ah, if only the 520 had the Phono input , I could have saved a few bucks.
     
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    I'm actually thinking about getting a receiver from the RX-Vx20 line. I was leaning towards the 420 bc of my budget. If I do go higher I'll get the 620 since it seems the jump from 420 to 520 isn't that much.

    I want to purchase this soon but with DDEX and Dolby Pro Logic II starting to make its way into new line receivers, I'm wondering if Yamaha is going to be coming out with a new line to replace the x20 soon...

    Anyone have an idea about that?
     
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    Andy,

    In about two months, Yamaha is upgrading their line w/prologic II and 6.1 decoding. I suggest you wait for the rx-v630 or the rx-v730.

    -Vic
     
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    Thanks for the information Vic...I will hold off till then.
     
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    Hey Dale,

    I bought one a few months ago (around October or so). Amd I love it to death. I wasn't worried to much about the Phono jack, which is why I went with the 520 instead of the 620!

    I like a lot of things about this reciever:

    ease of setting it up

    build quality

    clean

    loud if you push it

    6 channel input

    Dislike:

    Can't adjust the front speaker levels

    Control (but hey! what receiver has a "great" control anyway?)

    only one coax input

    No preamo for everything
     

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