Hi All, hoping some of you can offer some advice. I currently have a Yamaha RX-457 AV Receiver and Yamaha NS-P430 speakers, which are both sitting in storage. They're about 8 years old and had very little use. The Receiver is a pre HDMI model, and while it has a Blu-ray function it doesnt have 3D sound processing. I have just this week starting thinking about getting an out of the box all in one 3D Bluray home theatre package LG-BH9520TW to replace it, but then I have spotted a Yamaha RX-V763 Receiver which I like the look of.
My big question is.........does anyone know if I would be able to utilise the old NS-P430 speakers with the new receiver?
Speaker specs say Nominal Input Power 30W, Maximum Input Power 100W
If you're after 3D or hdmi capabilities for bluray, you can run hdmi from a bluray player to the TV and connect the bluray player to your existing receiver via optical cable. It won't be HD audio, but it will produce DVD quality audio.
Yes it will work just fine. Just ensure you go into the receivers menu and set the speaker size to 'small' and that you cross over the subwoofer at 80-90Hz so that the sub relieves the speakers of some workload earlier in the piece. It's a very well received receiver, having won the What HiFi shoot out recently, it should offer a pretty even handed sound / good ease of use / connectivity.
I would add to that CNet article... If the back of your sub has a crossover dial, turn it ALL the way up (it'll be 200 or 250Hz). Then, go into the menu of your receiver (it's found in an area named something like 'manual speaker setup') and change your speakers to 'small', with the crossover set to 80 or 90Hz. Basically we're releasing any restrictions at the subwoofer end, and instead controlling it with the receiver. If you go over 100Hz on the crossover, the bass can become directional, meaning you'll hear where the sub is in the room (it should, in theory, be omni-present).
Yeah, fully agree with Dunnersfella there. If your receiver allows you control over sub woofer crossover points, then it's better to control this here. Last thing you want is a frequency hole where no bass is making it out into the room. Set your sub volume level dial to half way, the cross over frequency dial right up and fine tune it back at the receiver end.
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