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Higher -End Older Yamaha Receiver to Anthem Separates, How big a step up?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by vinceFL, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. vinceFL

    vinceFL Auditioning

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    Hi guys,

    I have a 6-7 year old Yamaha 2092 receiver (100 w x5). Bult like a tank! It has Dolby Dig only..no DTS...I added Axiom EP500 sub, which has added a new dimension to the hometheater experience since I never had a sub before!

    My usage is 90% hometheater/10% music.

    My ? is if I were to move up to used separates, like Anthem AVM-20 or 30, coupled with Anthem 200 watt x 5 amp old MCA5 or newer MCA50, what sort of sonic improvement would I be looking at X% for music and Y% for hometheater.

    If I'm chasing 3-5%, I probably won't do it, if the improvement is 15-25% I will do it.

    For me: Anthem/Parasound/Aragon/Sunfire used gear is within my budget. Krell/Mcintosh level out of the park for me...

    Thanks Vince
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Yamahas of that time period have some very respectable amps, but going up to separates is going to be a very noticable improvement, IMO. I'd say you're in the 25% range.
     
  3. vinceFL

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    John,

    Thanks for the input,

    Vince
     
  4. AlanZ

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    I agree with John.....separates are a big step up. I love the Anthem gear, too. My local dealer carries that line and I've heard their products on a few occasions. Another company you may want to consider is Outlaw. Their new pre/pro, the 990, has received some very good reviews. They also have some pretty good amps that offer some serious bang for the buck. I've had their stuff for a couple years now and have been very happy with all of it. I'm planning to upgrade to the 990 in the next year myself [​IMG] Just food for thought.....You really can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Vince...I also had a higher end Yamaha receiver and it drove some Klipsch towers then a set of B&W Bookshelves. I then stepped up to a set of Adcom seperates (used) and the difference was remarkable.
     
  6. vinceFL

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    Thanks for the inputs,

    Vince
     

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