Yamaha RXV-1400

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  1. Jay W.

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    Does anyone know the release date? I know it comes out this month but wonder what date there set to come out.
     
  2. Dalton

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    I just got back from one of my local Yamaha dealers and he said he expects them within 2 weeks. Couldn't give me a specific date though.
     
  3. David Judah

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    One of the stores in my area just got one in for display and more are expected this next week, so they should be available either this week or next week in most areas

    DJ
     
  4. kevitra

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    I was told the 15th by two Tweeters and Abt electronics. I am going to call them again this Friday to see if they received any early.

    Then there is the question of price...will they deal. I have had luck with Abt in the past (they are 5 minutes from my work, and I have spent thousands there) so I will be trying them first.

    I am still debating over the 1400 and Sony 2000ES. This will be for a 95% HT system, and right now I am leaning toward the Yamaha. The fact that it can power Zone 2 is a huge plus in my book. That feature added with the parametric EQ make this a very attractive unit.
     
  5. jeff peterson

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    Is the only difference between the 1400 and 2400 110w x 7 vs. 120w x 7?
     
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    The 2400 has more surround program variations, a learning remote which does macros, and an RS 232 port which COULD enable it to be upgraded to DPLIIx down the line. It is listed as being software upgradable.
     
  7. Ed Sloan

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    The RX-V1400 and 2400 are in Tweeter Stores now
     
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    I'm picking up a 1400 today to try out as a processor. I won't be able to try it till tommorow though when my new Axiom speakers arrive. I will try to post a small review in a couple of days.
     
  10. kevitra

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    Abt electronics should be getting the 1400 in today. They have had the 2400 in stock for a week.
    If they do have the 1400 I will be picking it up to give it a workout. I will also post my thoughts.

    FYI: Last week when I was in the store Abt offered me the 1400 (and Sony 2000ES) for $699.

    Once the 2000ES arrives I will be buying one of them to do a 'shootout'. The winner will get to stay in my home, unless I dislike both.
     
  11. kevitra

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    Abt is not getting the 1400 until late this week. My local Tweeter had one left and they price matched Abt, so am I picking it up tonight. I will post my impressions after I have some time to throughly test it.
     
  12. Curt_Saw

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    I'm interested as well in everyone's impressions of these new receivers. Especially the amp section. I had looked at a link some days ago that compared advertised vs actual power output and from what I remember the Yamaha's listed didn't fair to well. (can't remember what models were listed) If anyone can post the link to that chart, I'd appreciate it. I look forward to everyones views of the new 1400/2400.
     
  13. kevitra

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    Curt - I have 86db efficient main speakers, a 92db center and 90db surrounds. I plan on pushing the 1400 hard to see if it can handle the load of the main speakers (the center and rears being efficient should help). I don't listen at high volumes very often, but once in a while I do and the unit better be able to keep up.

    Here is the link to the actual wattage ratings.
     
  14. Curt_Saw

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    Kev,

    Thanks for the link, I appreciate your help. I'll be interested in your views on the 1400. By the way, nice theater cabinet! Looks great in your room.
     

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