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Topic # 55602 6-Jan-2010 21:02
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Hi All.

I have just ordered a Yamaha Z7 to replace my RX-V2500. I have Boston VR2s in front, and a Boston VRC centre, with a couple of older 100W Boston HD5 bookshelf speakers currently doing surround L/R and an old Boston centre 424V doing surround back. I have just ordered 2 Energy RCR bipole/dipole surrounds and will relegate the old HD5 surrounds to surround back.


I was unable to audition these and am going on dealer reccomendation and reviews

Do you think I made a reasonable choice for matching the Boston VRs in quality and tonal qualities?

Yamaha z7, Boston VR2 (LR), Boston VRC (C), Boston HD5 (SL & SR), Boston 424V (SB)   Yamaha SW200 Sub. Phillips CD650, Sony DVP S735D, TViX M6500A, Oppo BDP83 (on order) Panasonic PT-AE700

P.S. I got the z7 for $4500 and the RCRs for $1300 for the pair

Regards,

Allen





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  Reply # 287595 6-Jan-2010 22:04
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Hi AllenG

Did you get the Z7 or Z9? If you are getting the Z9 for $4500 then thats amazing.

I recently got the Z7 with Mirage Nanosat 5.1 speakers. Came down to budget really for the speakers. I did some reasearch and narrowed it to the Energy Take, Mirage nanosat and Bose Direct/reflecting cube speakers.

Wanted to wall mount them as the house recently got rewired and we have  6 month old baby. Energy are awesome but I prefered the omnidirectional Mirage nanosats.

Bose were good also but way to pricey.

In the weekend I did hear some Boston VRC speakers at a friends place and they do sound good although it all depends on the sub you have.

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  Reply # 287615 6-Jan-2010 22:47
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i think he means the Z7. the Z9 for that price would be phenomenal!

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 287625 6-Jan-2010 23:02
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Sorry Guys, Z7

Regards, Allen.





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Welcome my Son, Welcome to the machine...
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Yamaha z7, Boston VR2 (LR), Boston VRC (C), Energy RCR (SL & SR), Boston HD5 (SBL & R)   Velodyn SPL1200 ultra. Phillips CD650, Sony DVP S735D, TViX M6500A, Oppo BDP83, Panasonic PT-AE700, 120" Fixed screen.

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  Reply # 287642 7-Jan-2010 00:10
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the YPAO should take care of the frequency response but the timbre will be different - but it shouldnt be a big deal as they're only effects, nothing to focus your attention on. the dipole thing though might give you strange sound effect according to some purists



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  Reply # 287677 7-Jan-2010 09:04
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Hi Joker

The speakers can be switched from Bipole to Dipole, and have level control on the side firing levels that can be muted completely if need be to turn them into monopoles I believe, will be a case of trying and seeing what sounds best I guess. Shouldn't the YPAO equalisation take care of any timbre differences?

Regards, Allen.





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  Reply # 287914 7-Jan-2010 21:47
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YPAO tries to do timbre matching. but it's not perfect. sometimes it can be quite 'off' at some frequencies (some freaks have plugged in their serial cable ie Z7-laptop to access the YPAO data and had to manually tweak some adjustments). and it doesnt equalise every frequency, but 'connects the dots' on a quite a few 'checkpoints'. i used to have a cheapo rxv563 and the YPAO only did 3 frequencies! swapped it for my lovely denon :)



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  Reply # 287968 8-Jan-2010 00:49
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Cheers,

I'm away from email for a few days. Off to Parihaka peace festival for the weekend for my fill of live music, Fat Freddy, Tiki Tane, Ladi 6, Herbs .....





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Yamaha z7, Boston VR2 (LR), Boston VRC (C), Energy RCR (SL & SR), Boston HD5 (SBL & R)   Velodyn SPL1200 ultra. Phillips CD650, Sony DVP S735D, TViX M6500A, Oppo BDP83, Panasonic PT-AE700, 120" Fixed screen.

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