Originally Posted by SMO5007
How does the xpa 3 sound with the 1010?? Are you happy with the sound?
I'm glad that it runs cool, and thanks for the response. Did you read the review on the 1010 in Home Theater that just came out? They gave it a stellar review for sonics but lacking in the video department. What are your thoughts and impressions on the 1010? What AVR were you using before?
My set up:
polk rti a9's
polk csi a6
velodyne ct-120 (rebuilt amp/after market subwoofer-diamondaudio macdaddy-for those who know what these are)
pioneer elite dvd
Sony 55" led
I had not read the review until just now. Here is another review HERE
. I am not worried about the 1010's video side (processing wise) as I am running all HD sources so there is no need for the 1010 to do anything to the HD signal.
I'm running the following equipment in my setup.
Dish 622 HD satellite receiver
Oppo 93 BR player
APC J10 Power conditioner/battery backup
Ascend Sierra Towers/center
Ascend 170 SE as surrounds and zone two
Epson 8350 projector on a DIY 115" screen
Rythmik FV15HP sub
Yes the XPA-3 and the Yamaha play very nicely together I love the sound I'm getting and even at extended listening at higher volumes the unit stays cool and my ears are not fatigued. I do not have any complaints with the 1010 to this point. I am still setting up my theater so there are some things that I have not had the chance to use yet, such as my surround speakers (mounts back ordered) or YAPO. I came from a Klipsch Quintet system with an Onkyo 507. I did not ever have the Onkyo in the theater setup as my theater setup is separate and new setup. The Onkyo and Klipsch's are still all hooked up in the media room.
I think as with everything there are always compromises but with the 1010 it is an excellent bang for the buck receiver that delivers a lot for the money. I have gotten far more use out of the PC and internet streaming than I thought I would and the GUI and menus are pretty good. As these receivers get even more complicated, it takes a little more effort to get the peak performance out of any of the newer AVR's by looking at the manual and (gasp) resorting to following the directions in the manual. That is the weakest point with the Yamaha, the manual is somewhat confusing and hard to follow. Overall I'm very very happy with the 1010.
Hope this helps.