Step up to RX-V3200 from RX-V2200 for $318?

DougO

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I thought I'd make my next upgrade step into separates, but my dealer is offering me a $318 upgrade path to the Yamaha RX-V3200 receiver (I currently have the next model down). This is an enticing situation. Am I crazy for not doing this quick and fairly inexpensive upgrade?

Anyone else take this path?
 

Bob Sheen

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I havn't heard the 3200, but i do have a 2200 and i love it more everyday.

The decision depends on a lot of things......but If i was you i would ask myself the question:

Am i unhappy or disatisfied with the 2200 ?

If the answer is "no", i would wait and eventually do what you really want to do, which is go with the seperates.

Bob
 

Mike Veroukis

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@Greg
The 3200, 2200 and 1200 all offer DTS-ES/Descrete 6.1 and a 96Khz/24bit DAC.
3200 does offer two mono sub-outs, 20W nore power per channel at 0.02%THD instead of the 0.04% of the 2200/1200. It's Damping factor is 200 vs the 80 of the 2200/1200. The 3200 also has one extra optical and S-Video connector.
So basically, the biggest advantage is the increase in cleaner power. If you're planning on going seperates, ie external amp, then I'm not sure the 3200 is really worth while. It's really up to you and what your needs are.
Have fun.

- Mike
 

Norman L

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How many watts does the 2200 output when running all channels?

The 1200 is 50w while running all channels base on Sound & Vision Jan/02
 

GregK

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Greg The 3200, 2200 and 1200 all offer DTS-ES/Descrete 6.1 and a 96Khz/24bit DAC
If this is true, why do the Yamaha specs only show the
3200 as having DTS 6.1 discrete? The 1200 and 2200
only show DTS ES decoding, but not discrete 6.1 DTS-ES, like
the 3200 shows.
http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcgi...R00010RX-V1200
http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcgi...R00010RX-V2200
http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcgi...R00010RX-V3200
Also, while all of the Yamahas have 96/24 DACs, only the
3200 (of the 3 receivers listed above) shows it can decode
the DTS 96/24 format. Of course, Yamaha's own info
has been wrong before, so someone knows otherwise please
let me know.
 

VicQ

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Greg,

I have the 1200 and it does do dts es discreet. Pop in gladiator and the signal is automatically detected. It doesn't do dts 96/24.

-Vic
 

DougO

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I've learned that the 3200 will not do DTS 96/24.

The 3200 is made in Japan, the 2200 in Malaysia.

The 3200 has main-in/pre-outs which permits you to hookup an external crossover (in a subwoofer, for example) or an equalizer. So you can potentially blend your mains with your sub better, and at crossover levels not rigidly fixed at the Yamaha 90Hz setting.
 

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3200 does offer two mono sub-outs, 20W nore power per channel at 0.02%THD instead of the 0.04% of the 2200/1200. It's Damping factor is 200 vs the 80 of the 2200/1200. The 3200 also has one extra optical and S-Video connector.
The two sub ouputs... Are they indipendantly controlled? Can you adjust the level of one output higher/lower than the other?
 

Noah

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Doug, do the 3200. I have the 2200 and also love it, but I work for a Yamaha dealer and have learned much about the 3200 in the last few weeks. It looks to be the best sub-2K receiver around. RS-232 software upgradability is huge, and hasn't been mentioned. The amp section is a large improvement over the 2200, and even if you wanted to add an external down the road, the pre-amp section uses Burr-Brown chips and other premium components. I love my 2200, but if you have the budget and the room (the sucker is huge), DO IT.

Noah
 

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