Yamaha RX-V530/Paradigm Monitor 7's

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  1. Aime

    Aime Auditioning

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    Members, I thank you for your help. I have read and considered your advice carefully. I am about to take the plunge. Feel free to comment on my choices so far. I am especially interested in your comments regarding the Yamaha RX-V530/Paradigm Monitor 7's combination. Overall, do you think this system is well balanced? Again, thank you.

    A/V Receiver = Yamaha RX-V530

    Front Speakers = Paradigm Monitor 7's
    Centre Speaker = Paradigm CC-370
    Surround Speakers = Paradigm Atoms
    Subwoofer = Paradigm PS-1000

    Television = Sony KV32FS100

    DVD Player = Sony DVP-NS415
     
  2. Aime

    Aime Auditioning

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    Obviously, my message has not generated much interest. Still, if anyone has an opinion regarding a Yamaha RX-V530/Paradigm Monitor 7 combination, I would be very interested in hearing it. Is it a good match? Thank you.
     
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    The 7s are great speakers, but I think the 530 will be pushing the limit of being underpowered for the 7s. What size room? It will work but I think the 7s will be happier with more power.
    Give this thread a look for my opinion on Atoms: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=98648
     
  4. Bill Kane

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    Aime,

    sorry we're sluggards here. Yes, I see no reason why ths shouldn't be a very nice match for you, if you are buying sight unseen/unheard.

    I have a Yamaha 100wpc and Monitor 9s. I have no complaints about the so-called Yamaha brightness here. In fact, in my carpeted living room with sofas, it's a little dull, actually.

    Yamaha RXV-530 in the lines from 4XX to 7XX has the same electronics as its class cousins, same THD, same damping factor, etc., but fewer inputs/outputs and other features for its price level.

    If I had to rebuy, looking to the future, I wud get Paradigm Reference Studio 60s. For yourself, see if you can price Studio 40s compared to M 7s. Bookshelf go well with a nice 12-in subwoofer. (I know the cost of spkr stnds is a hidden expense for Studio 40s) But the whole pkg cud be $1,000U.S. more, any this may be unrealistic.

    So again, you cud be proud to have the Yammie and Paradigm Monitor package.
     
  5. ChrisJJ

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    You also may consider the RX-V630 for the future flexibility of pre-outs for all channels. It will provide you a little future proofing, especially if you find the power inadequate after you bring it home. An external amp is a great upgrade step down the line.

    Chris
     
  6. Aime

    Aime Auditioning

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    After reading your comments, I have decided to upgrade from the Yamaha RX-V530 to the Yamaha RX-V630, mainly for the following reasons:
    1) Slightly more power (6 x 75 W RMS instead of 5 x 65 W RMS),
    2) Yamaha RX-V630 has pre-outs, which provide a little future proofing.

    Thanks for your help.


    System:

    A/V Receiver = Yamaha RX-V630

    Front Speakers = Paradigm Monitor 7s
    Centre Speaker = Paradigm CC-370
    Surround Speakers = Paradigm Atoms
    Subwoofer = Paradigm PS-1000

    Television = Sony KV32FS100

    DVD Player = Sony DVP-NS415
     
  7. Jeff Richardson

    Jeff Richardson Auditioning

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    You say that "Yamaha RX-V630 has pre-outs, which provide a little future proofing." I'm about to get a receiver and speakers (for speakers I've picked the Energy Take 5.2 speakers) and a salesman encouraged me to get the Yamaha RX-V530. I understand that one advantage of the 630 is slightly more power, but since I have a small room this is not a major consideration. What do you mean by "pre-outs"? I realize that this is a newbie question, but I just don't understand what this means.

    -Jeff
     
  8. Nick Cerretti

    Nick Cerretti Stunt Coordinator

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    Pre-outs would be used to include a separate amp to power some of your speakers. Unless you have huge speakers to power a big room, using amps is a bit of an overkill. Since you're in a small room, the 530 would be the better choice. If you plan on upgrading your speakers to towers, or move into a much bigger room, I would receommend the 630, just in case you might need to utlilize its pre-outs.

    From the looks of it, the 530 would be fine for you.
     
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    Aime Auditioning

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    A small correction is in order. Yamaha receivers are not rated the same everywhere. The USA-Canada Yamaha RX-V530 is rated 5 x 75 W RMS while the International Yamaha RX-V530 is rated at 5 x 65 W RMS. The USA-Canada and International Yamaha RX-V630 are both rated at 6 x 75 W RMS.

    Nevertheless, I purchased the Yamaha RX-V630 because of the pre-outs (all channels), the Digital ToP-ART Technology and the fact that this receiver won the EISA award for 2002-2003.

    Thanks.

    Aimé
     
  10. Tom_Mack

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    I have the monitor 7s and the Yamaha rxv596 100w receiver. I am very happy with the setup for movies, but I am very disappointed in music playback, especially 2 channel. It is a little too bright and lacked bass. I have also tried Denon, Marantz, and Onkyo/Integra receivers. The Denon was much better for music, but I wasn't happy with movies. The Marantz was also very good for music and for movies, but had a delay when picking up a digital signal that really bugged me. The Onkyo/Integra was extreamely bright/tinny and was a bad match all around. All of the above is IMHO.

    If you will be watching movies the most then get the Yamaha, if you will be listening to a lot of two channel music then I would give a few other brands a listen.
     

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