Yamaha...why RXV and HTR ?

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  1. Mirko

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    I am leaning towards a Yamaha receiver for my HT. There seem to be some models designated as RXV something and some as HTR something. HTR 5660 and XRV 630, for example. What do these two three letters mean? Is there any significance to the two "lines"?

    Having said that, the RXV630 for less than $250 seems like a real deal. It's almost as if I can just buy that for now, while I get smart, which I suspect will take quite a while yet.
     
  2. David G Greene

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    RXV has better parts in them,than the mass market HTR.


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  4. Mirko

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    Thanks for the very good explanation. I have gone back to the Yamaha site and you are absolutely correct!

    So then, how I compare model numbers. This is way more difficult than it has to be. Model numbers between the two lines are different as well.
     
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    HTR-56x0 RX-Vx40

    the x is the equivalency term.

    ex: HTR-5640 is the same as the RX-V440

    HTR line only goes up to 5660.
     
  6. Mirko

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    Let there be light!

    Thanks for your help
     
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    Sorry about my wrong info on the Yamaha line.

    I feel so.........dumb.


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    Don't worry...a famous man once said "Half of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at"....now ya know , I guess, so you're halfway there! [​IMG]
     
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    I just got the Yamaha RX-V2300. Is there an equivalent HTR model then? You mentioned it only goes up to the HTR 5660.
     
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    The RX series is for "comision" based sales. And the HTR is for "non-comision" sales. For example, Best Buy has HTR. American has RX. I think that is the main reason. As far as I know.
     
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