Yamaha RVs (old) vs Yamaha RVs (new)

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  1. Jeff.bart

    Jeff.bart Stunt Coordinator

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    At the moment, I am leaning toward buying the Yamaha rx-v1300, but I am also looking at the rx-v2300. Looking at Yamaha’s comparison charts, it looks like the difference between the two is the same as the difference between the 2200s and the 1200s (and the rx-v1300 in turn looks like an updated 2200).

    I was wondering if those who tested the 2200 and 1200 noticed a big difference. Seems the biggest difference – aside from remote and multi-room ability – was 20 more watts of power for the 2200. And yet, both units weighed 33 pounds, leading me to believe that the power supply and amps were quite similar. You would have had to step up to the RXZ line or the 3200 before the unit jumped to 46 pounds.

    Assuming the 2300 and 1300 are as similar as I think, I figure to go with the 1300.
     
  2. Ken Janisse

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    Jeff,

    I was in my local Yamaha dealer a couple of weekends ago and they had the RX-V2200 and RX-V2300 side by side (not hooked up). I peered into the top grill to see inside and the internal design has changed somewhat. The most obvious change was the heat sink. The 2200 has a large aluminum sink that runs from front to back essentially dividing the receiver into 2 halves. the 2300 has what looked like smaller heatsinks mounted across the width of the unit, and located in the center of the receiver. Not too sure why this change was made. The other difference is that the 2300 (and 1300) have DD-EX instead of Dolby Digital Matrix 6.1 as is on the 2200.

    I have a 3200 and have heard that it is being replaced by a 3300. I haven't seen this unit on the internet anywhere (including Yamaha's website). Does anyone have any info on this new unit?

    Ken
     
  3. JimC_A

    JimC_A Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the 1300 mated to my 6.1 Axioms. I couldn't be more pleased with my choice in receiver. I had decided on the 1200 when I found out about the 1300. A short two months later Reliable Audio Video shipped out my new Yamaha. I appreciate all the help I received on this forum and others.
     
  4. Brad Newton

    Brad Newton Second Unit

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  5. Denny_S

    Denny_S Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently turned in my old RX-V992 for an RX-V1200 (which was about $300. CAD cheaper than the V1300) and was told by the salesman at one of Toronto's high-end stores that the 'EX' added on to the newer DD Yammies is the SAME as the DD MATRIX 6.1 on the older ones (like the V1200). The only difference was that DD-EX 6.1 was a name 'owned' by THX and older RCVRS weren't allowed to use the 'EX' until now.
    So, DD-EX 6.1, and DD MATRIX 6.1 are the same process.

    BTW, this Yammie ROCKS !!
     
  6. Matt Jesty

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    2300 HAS RS232 .....
    ALL NEW ONES HAVE BETTER DACS......
     

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