VSX-49TX specs are up!!

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  1. Evelio Figueroa

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    [​IMG] That is pretty impressive. Just out of curiousity, with MSRP at $4200, street price ... ? And when is it gonna be seen on the street? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    quote: street price ... ?[/quote]
    Bjorn's, here in San Antonio, will have it for $3,500.
     
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    Very, Very nice!
    I wonder how it compares musically to the 5800 or 307??
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    Denon still wins in the power and distortion stakes-
    Denon AVR-5800- 170 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz,
     
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    Well since you asked, here it comes. I've never been too high on the Pioneer and Elite brand of receivers. They don't stack up well when compared to the likes of the high end Denons, B&Ks, and Yamahas. The build quality never seemed as good, and the sound quality and power was never as good either. Sound quality always sounded thin and veiled with a very bright sound when driven hard. That's my take on previous Pioneer and Elite brand receivers.
    As for this specific model, it looks more impressive and hopefully Pioneer has made some big improvements. However, if I was a betting man, I'd still lean towards the B&K and Denon, followed extremely closely by the Yamaha. That damn Urushi finish probably adds $200-$300 to the cost, and needlessly in my opinion. But it sure is purdy.
     
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    Let's hope so. They make such great DVD players and TVs that it's a shame their receivers haven't lived up to the standards of their other equipment. But this unit looks more impressive. I must say though, at $42000, this thing better beat the B&K and the Denon.
    [Edited last by Hubert on October 24, 2001 at 04:36 PM]
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    The power differences between the top of the line receivers is inconsequential. I think the B&K AVR-307 is the best sounding receiver followed by the Denon 5800 and Yamaha RX-V1. Each have their own distinct sound.
     
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    Not to be too picky but the Denon will never deliver 170W into 8ohms when all channel driven simultaniously,especially not full bandwith.
    We'll see if the Pioneer meets it's specs[I doubt it].
    I agree with Hubert on the previous Pioneer/Elite receivers.
    At least on their lack of power,however since it uses MOSFET power output stages,the sound according to the "audiophiles" is more on the warm side,trying to mimic the "tube" sound,as oppose to bipolar's more "sterile transistor" sound.
    I'll reserve my opinion on that,but many "golden ears" advocates the above statement.
     
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    I didn't mean to insult Pioneer Elite fans. This receiver looks killer. And it has one thing that previous Pioneer receivers don't have, and that's weight and heft. 60+ pounds suggests the power supply is a much more robust design than their previous receivers that didn't even reach 40 pounds.
     
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    As far as weight is concerned, it also has two more amplified channels, up to 7 from 5 on the previous models. But a heavier chassis, and larger power supplier definitely must be in order. It should be an interesting showdown with the major 'flagship' receivers. I look forward to the reviews.
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    I must be missing something here, the website has this listed for power;
    Surround: 130W x 5 (20 Hz to [email protected] 8 ohm, 09% THD) Surround: 160W x 5 (20 Hz to [email protected] 6 ohm, 09% THD)
    Where does it list the power for the other 2 amplified channels? Maybe I am just to tired and am reading this wrong.
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    quote: I must be missing something here, the website has this listed for power; Surround: 130W x 5 (20 Hz to [email protected] 8 ohm, 09% THD) Surround: 160W x 5 (20 Hz to [email protected] 6 ohm, 09% THD) Where does it list the power for the other 2 amplified channels? Maybe I am just to tired and am reading this wrong.[/quote]
    The Press release says this about the power and channels.
    quote: New "Direct Energy" Super MOSFET® circuit 160 x 7 @ 6 ohms[/quote]
    quote: Both models feature Pioneer's exclusive seven channel "Direct Energy" Super MOSFET circuit, which provides 160-watts of equal amplifier power to all channels, eliminating the possibility of one channel dominating a particular sound field. All seven amplifiers are of discrete configuration for low distortion and are capable of handling any surround format.[/quote]
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    [Edited last by Evelio Figueroa on October 25, 2001 at 02:07 PM]
     
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    Thanks, I don't know why they didn't put that in the spec's.
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    hello,
    I have heard this receiver and it sounds great. I can't be more specific but I listened to it at cedia and when compared to the DTR9.1 we have the sound is warmer but I still can't comment on power output because I did not crank it up. They had a cut away of one at the pioneer booth and the thing looks awesome inside. Copper everything and a absolitly huge power supply.
     

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