Yamaha RX-V1200 & V2200... went to my dealer for info

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  1. Bill Bradstreet

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    My local dealer told me today that he was supposed to receive some of these on 10/4/2001, but they didn't come in. He really didn't know much about them either. If I remember correctly, he told me $900 & $1200 were the prices. We'll see if that's correct!
    Also, they stopped carrying Toshiba RPTVs. He said that they always had problems getting the parts to fix them when they broke (and he thought that they broke too much). He thought they made people's faces look green too. I figure they were cheaper and therefore had less margin -- that would make sense as a reason as well.
    No need to flame me on the Toshiba please. I'm just repeating what he told me.
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    Bill
     
  2. Jim Zanbehr

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    So does anybody know when these new Yamaha's will actually be available in the stores or when we can get more info? What about the suggested retail prices? I've been considering purchase of a new receiver and have been undecided between the RXV800/HTR5280 or the RXV1000. They look like they both have the connections I need with the 1000 having the better remote which may or may not be worth the price difference. Do these new models still have analog inputs for older equipment? Phono inputs (fewer and fewer seem to include that in this price range)? In another thread on this forum someone mentioned a Yamaha HTR 5490? Is that actually coming out or is that an alternate name for RXV1200 or 2200?
     
  3. Bill Bradstreet

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    First, the what's new page has a basic spec list, but it doesn't look very complete. It will tell you that Yamaha did cave in and has DPLii in these.
    http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/whatsnew.htm
    I already posted the prices I was told (if I remembered them correctly). It looks like these two receivers are to replace the 800 & 1000, but that's my guess (not out of the dealer's mouth). Also, I mentioned above that he was already supposed to have some in stock, so we should be seeing them on shelves pretty soon.
    Bill
     
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  5. Bill Bradstreet

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    Thanks for those links. It gives a little more detail than I had before. Looks like I'm going to have to wait for the replacement to the 3000. I don't believe the 800 or 1000 had the front effect channels. The 3000 does. I imagine these replace the 800 & 1000 and this is confirmed (for me anyway) by these numbers. I imagine that the replacement for the 3000 will have the front effect channels too. I can't imagine losing the front effect channels. Even in the small listening space I have set up I find them invaluable.
    Thanks,
    Bill
     
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    What is the consensus on the RX-V1200? I'm looking to upgrade from my Technics SH AC500D and the Yamaha is one model I was considering.
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  8. Bill Bradstreet

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    I've been a Yamaha fan for some time. I like the 1200 & 2200, and will recommend them to friends who are looking to upgrade. I'm waiting for the replacement for the 3000. I can't imagine not having the front effect speakers after having them installed for the past 3+ years.
     

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