Yamaha HTR-5560 vs.5590

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  1. Jay W.

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    I can get the Yamaha HTR-5560 for about $350. It is not a true 6.1 reciever (it only does matrix on DD/DTS). Is it worth the extra $285 to get the 5590 which is a true 6.1 reciever and has neo:6 (is it that much better than pro logic 2)?

    Please no other reciever recomindations I have made up my mind that I want a Yamaha only.
     
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    I have the RX-V730 which is between the 5560 and 5590, basically the 5560 with preouts, on screen display, phono in, and a different remote. At any rate the matrix 6.1 sounds just fine though the NEO 6 I've heard sounds quite a bit better for movies than PLII, I really like PLII myself. Also another thing to consider is your paying 285 more for going from 75 per channel to 110 per channel on the amplifier as well as other added benefits like a few more inputs. Either way you're going to get a great reciever thats built like a tank and sounds like a beast[​IMG]
     
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    If you think you'll use a 6th channel, then it's probably worth it. Here are some of the other benefits, as I see it:

    * 25 more wpc, which I think is signfificant

    * A better looking unit (IMO) -- I like the 5590's closing front panel

    * Friendlier controls (again, IMO) -- For example, I don't like the buttons for selecting input on the 5560. Much prefer the 5590's knob.

    * Won't have to worry about "upgrade-itis" as soon

    Then again, the 5560 appears to have pre-outs for all channels, whereas I've heard some say that the 5590 doesn't. With that in mind, I'd go for the rx-v1300.
     
  4. Jay W.

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    I'm not really concerned about preouts, 100 watts per channel is enough for me. Besides you cant get the RXV1300 online authorized and no store near me carries it.
     

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