Speakers for Yamaha Receivers?

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  1. Colin-K

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    Which Manufactures of Speaker Sound Best With Yamaha Receivers?

    I've heard various people on this forum talk about some speakers are too bright for Yamaha receivers.

    I wanted to hear from others with Yamahas what they liked.
     
  2. Don Peskin

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    I have Snell Type IIE main speakers and Polk center and surround speakers topped off with an SVS 20-39PCi subwoofer and wouldn't change a thing with my Yammy 2095 receiver.
     
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    JBL N-Series & S-Series w/SVS 25-31PCi works great with my Yamaha R-V905 (authorized mailorder ver. of the RX-V595 @ my vacation house w/AudioSource SW15) & Yamaha RX-V995 respectively! [​IMG]
    Phil
     
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    I have a pair of Axiom M3Ti's and an Axiom VP100 centre powered by my Yamaha RX-V800. No complaints here!
    As a side note, when I was auditioning speakers I even listened to several Paradigm/Yamaha combinations. Many have said that this combination is too bright, but I really liked the sound. Not as much as the Axioms mind you. [​IMG]
    Good luck!
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  5. Arron H

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    I have B&W 603s, 601s, LCR6, & Adire Rava sub paired with an RX-V1200 and have no complaints. I have heard many indicate that Yamaha & B&W are too bright together. This has not been my experience [​IMG]
     
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    I have JBL S-series all around. They sound great with my Yammie.
     
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    I have Paradigm Monitor series all the way around, and this setup sounds great with my Yamaha RXV-1200.
     
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    I have 6 Paradigm Titan and a PDR-10 with my Yamaha RX-V2200 and it sound great.

    YM
     
  9. Colin-K

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    I do like the sound of the Paradigms. I've only heard them on Marntz receivers though. Are they to bright for the Yamaha?

    Sounds like lot of JBL/Yamaha fans. Is this a well balance combo?
     
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    I got JBL n38ii as mains and yamaha in center and surrounds. 20-39pci will be here this Friday. I got my low end yammy HTR-5450 2 months ago (before I found HTF). I hope my receiver blow up soon so my financial officer has no way to say NO for my upgrade.
     
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    I got a pair of Paradigm Studio 40s hooked up to my RX-V2200. Sounds amazing.

    - Mike
     
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    I've had several Yamaha receivers including my current one, the RX-V1. I've had several different speaker setups throughout the past couple of years and ended up with JBL all around except for the SVS sub.
    The other speakers I tried were Energy, Monitor Audio, Magnepans among a few others. I can say I never felt anything was bright.... only clear as I wish my sound to be.
    To me, the high end Yams do have their own sound. The V1 has great depth and clarity that is well demonstrated when hooked to a good speaker.
     
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    I use B&Ws with my Yamaha RX-V793. I have 601S2s in front, a CC6S2 in the middle and 302s in back. My sub is a Klipsch KSW-50.
     
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    I use the JBL L & N series with my Yammi RX-V530. I find that musically they are a very good match for a budget system. I run L40's up front and the N24's in the rear.
     
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    I'm currently running Def tech BP8's for my mains, Energy AC300 for my center, Def Tech BP2X rears, Def Pro center C2B as a rear center and a Paradigm PDR-10 for my sub. My Yammie RX-V3200 performs exceptionally with all these, and I couldn't be happier either![​IMG]
     
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    Mains: PSB Stratus Silveri's (gloss blems 50% off msrp)
    Center: PSB C6i
    Rears: Infinity RS-325's
    Sub: VTF-2
    RX-V3200

    I too, couldn't be happier, considering my budget.
     
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    Terry,

    How did you get the PSB Stratus Silveri's (gloss blems) for 50% off msrp)?

    I've never heard the Stratus series; I'm scared I'll end up w/ a $4K speaker system if I do.

    Just curious, how do these compare to B&W's in the same $ range and the reference Paradigm's?
     
  18. TerryHenson

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    I bought them back in March of this year for $999+tax at
    http://www.yawaonline.com/psbstratsils.html
    Looks like the word got out as I see they are now back ordered and $300 higher! [​IMG]
    Audiogon.com is where I found the ad originally and Yawa is local to me so I had a chance to listen to them and others (NHT series) plus avoid delivery charges. The blems I bought are both visually and mechanically perfect.
    I did listen to many other speakers (2 months worth) and the competition is immense. How can you go wrong buying B&W or Pardigms if they sound good to you? The Silver-i's provided the sound that was a better fit to my ears.
     
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    I enjoy the sound of my nOrhs, both ceramic 4.0s and wood 5.1s) with my Yamaha RX-V496.
     

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