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Topic # 83651 19-May-2011 20:52
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yamaha rxv467 has anyone got one or have anyhting to say for or against them>




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  Reply # 471305 19-May-2011 21:09
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depends on what you want it for:

better check - what output do you have: HDMI? if so how many do you need?
: does your HDMI output bitstream or LPCM? lossless audio?

if you are after this for a standard system and don't care about cranking up the volume too much, get it if the price is right.

however looking at a SINGLE spec figure it tells me the insides of this thing is cheap stuff unsuitable for audiophile pumping: the power output rating: it can only reliably drive ONE channel ... and will struggle to drive 2 - 5 channels at high volumes.

a good amp will show: "7 channels driven at 20-20000Hz @ say 100W with 0.05 % THD (total harmonic distortion)"

this amp can only drive ONE channel at ONLY 1000Hz at the rated 100W ... don't crank up the volume or your speaker will clip real bad!

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  Reply # 471309 19-May-2011 21:12
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basically for home theatre and some music playing  so cds 2 chanel , bluray movies and music  gotta be better than my technics lol? price wise $649.00




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  Reply # 471310 19-May-2011 21:16
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have hd for mysky and blu ray so figured it would be enough mysky into reciver then out to tv?




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  Reply # 471329 19-May-2011 21:48
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What speakers are you looking to drive?
I'm picking if you're an audiophile (the worlds most abused phrase.... what ever happened to being a lover of music?) then I'm guessing you wouldn't be asking about a home theatre amp to begin with.

The 467 is an entry level'ish amp that'll be pretty easy for the family etc to use as there are 'quick select' style buttons on front for switching to the radio / Sky / BluRay etc. It won't blow your hair off, but it should work for what you're looking to do.

If you truly want the system for music, with a bit of home theatre on the side, then grab the Yamaha 667 amp, then add a power amp to the mix (bi-amp) and get sweet 2-channel sound that can run home theatre too. BUT, it'll cost you considerably more.

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  Reply # 471331 19-May-2011 21:51
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up to you ... what speakers do you have? and how large is your lounge (ie how loud is it likely to be cranked up)



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  Reply # 471334 19-May-2011 21:53
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its more for bluray and mysky hdi with a bit of music now in then have a yamha cd player  speakers are old they r technics floor standers pretty loud and bassey but for $650 probly a good buy for avg jo




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  Reply # 471337 19-May-2011 21:55
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avg size lounge i guess mayeb slightly bigger than avg has 48inch samsung series 6 lcd and that doesnt over power room 




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  Reply # 471341 19-May-2011 22:02
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How many speakers do you have then?



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  Reply # 471342 19-May-2011 22:03
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2 floor standers 2 rears one centre




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  Reply # 471345 19-May-2011 22:08
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Cool - do the speakers have any ratings on the back? (Wattage and ohms.)



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  Reply # 471348 19-May-2011 22:11
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looks like 8ohms 200w then says 100din




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  Reply # 471352 19-May-2011 22:18
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Looking at the 667 myself. Coupled with a Marantz 7025 for the front left and right, should provide more than enough power for all forms of listening.

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  Reply # 471365 19-May-2011 22:49
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8 ohms should be fine to run, your amp will probably run out of puff before your speakers... so it should be okay for home theatre duty.

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  Reply # 471402 20-May-2011 01:35
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Dunnersfella: 8 ohms should be fine to run, your amp will probably run out of puff before your speakers... so it should be okay for home theatre duty.


what do you mean?

that is probably the most dangerous statement to make - when an amp is maxed out it starts to clip. clipping produces very abnormal vibrations to the speaker which will over vibrate. the cause to one's ear is pain, and the result is damage to speaker.

300W of clean signal to a 200W rated speaker for a few moments is way less harmful than a clipping 90W signal to a 400W rated speaker even for a split second.

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