Which is better: Yamaha DSP-492 or Technics SA-DX950?

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  1. SteveSpoon

    SteveSpoon Stunt Coordinator

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    As I soldier on with completing my basement in an effort to get my home theatre system set up down there, was curious which way you would go: Use the Yamaha DSP-492 or the Technics SA-DX950???

    Little more background info: I love all my Yamaha stuff, which includes the T-85 tuner, M-80 amp, C-80 preamp, PX-3 turntable, DSP-E492 switchbox (or whatever you call it!!), GE-60 equalizer.........to me, it's great stuff. System also includes a Panasonic DVD-RV65 and a Nakamichi RX-505 tape deck (I love vintage stuff, obviously!!). All I need (for right now, anyway!!), is a subwoofer to round out the system.

    Here's the deal: I love all the components, but the wife likes the simplicity of having the all in one Technics receiver. And here's my question: Will I notice (please, your honest answer!!) that much difference sound quality wise between running the Technics vs. all the other stuff? The Technics doesn't have near the "guts" of my Yamaha M-80 amp, but it does make the system very easy to run. I know what I "want" to do, but would like to know what sound difference you think there is between the two.

    Thanks a lot.

    Steve
     
  2. DonnyD

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    The technics is not gonna be anywhere near the Yamaha in dynamics..... I am sure your wife can tell the difference so let a demo convince her to be retrained.... [​IMG]
     
  3. GordonL

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    You could use this as an excuse to get a Pronto. [​IMG] The Pronto's macros capabilities will make your system very easy to use - however, you will to have to put in some work to get the menus just right. I would suggest you head over to www.remotecentral.com and check out the reviews and discussions on the Pronto.
     
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    If you want to go Technics, go with the SA-DX1050. It sounds much nicer than the 950. It might be hard to find though.
     

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