Yamaha 5490 - 6.1, 100W, DPLII

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  1. Mike-H

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    I don't remember seeing any mention of the Yamaha 5490 here before. I just ran across this this receiver at Ecost. There were no Yamaha's with DPLII when I recently bought my Onkyo 595.
    For you Yamaha fans, here is link to the 5490 for $560: http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecce/shop...sp?dpno=963272
     
  2. Vince Chan

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    100w x 6 ? I thought this was the retail version of the RX-V1200 which was supposed to have 80 W x 6. Is it identical in all other respects?
     
  3. Kieran Coghlan

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    Look at the specs... 100W x6 @ 1kHz... That's not the way they rate their amps for the RX-V line. Those same amps rated into 8 Ohms over 20-20,000 Hz bandwidth would probably get around 80W/ch at reasonably low %THD. I'm sure this is the "same" model.
    BTW, where have you seen/heard about the RX-V1200? Your post was the first I've heard of it. Any links/pics/specs?
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  4. Jim_C

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    http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/whatsnew.htm
    The RX-V1200 and RX-V2200 were recently announced. Check out the link to see a bit more info. BTW, the 1200 is rated 80WPC full bandwidth and the 2200 is 100WPC full bandwidth. The HTR line is rated differently because of the rating requirements related to mass market retail. There was a thread about this a while back. Do a search and you'll turn up more detailed info.
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  5. Bill Adlhoch

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    do these no receivers utilize the "front effect" speakers?
    I have the rx-V3000
     
  6. Jim_C

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    Bill,
    I don't think that it's know yet whether there are front effects speakers. The info on the website is minimal at the moment. If I had to guess I'd say that they don't. I THINK that these new receivers are replacements for the 1000 and the 800 and I don't believe that the front effects speakers have 'trickled down' to below the 3000 yet.
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  7. Bill Bradstreet

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    I'm putting my bet ($1 max) on that they will NOT include front effect speakers. :-( I wish they did. I'm waiting to see what they are going to charge for the new flagship and the replacement to the 3000.
     
  8. Nicholas A. Gallegos

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    The '5490 doesn't have front effects channels. We just got it in last night at Best Buy and it's very similar to the '5280/RX-V800, except for the following differences:
    - New 32-bit YSS-938 decoding LSI ('5280 has the YSS-928)
    - DTS-ES Discrete decoding (true 6-channel amplifier) ('5280 does Matrix decoding for ES)
    - 100Wpc @ 1kHz and 8 ohms ('5280 is rated at 110Wpc @ 1kHz and 8 ohms)
    - DPLII and DTS Neo6
    - New European Concert Hall DSP mode
    - New remote control with LCD display; learning and macro capabilities
    - 60MHz component video bandwidth for HDTV signals ('5280 has 30MHz component video bandwidth)
    - No preouts (the '5280 had 5.1-ch. preouts)
    The RX-V1200 is actually a little different than the HTR-5490. The '5490 lacks the +12V trigger and detachable power cord the '1200 has.
    [Edited last by Nicholas A. Gallegos on October 10, 2001 at 02:09 PM]
     
  9. Vince Chan

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  10. Kieran Coghlan

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    ... and they have an error on the specs page for both the 1200 and 5490. They only list 5 channels' power ratings. They forgot about the center rear channel. Unless I'm just not reading in the right spot...
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    [Edited last by Kieran Coghlan on October 10, 2001 at 06:35 PM]
     
  11. Brad Newton

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    What is "front effects speakers"?
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  12. Nicholas A. Gallegos

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    Front effects channels are commonly found in 7.1-ch. home theater setups (some of Yamaha's higher-end receivers, including the RX-V1 support this). These speakers are used to supplement the front mains to add extra ambience.
    Setups of this type have proven useful for those with very large rooms where normal DD/DTS starts to lose its effectiveness. But for most of us with average-sized rooms, it normally isn't very cost-effective.
     

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