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sbmk's Avatar sbmk 11:29 AM 01-15-2014

I can get it for 395€, so it's a real bargain if it can do the job. But if I choose that way, I won't add anything else like another power amp.

 

The other way I'm exploring is a BDP with FLAC support, high-grade analog audio output or digital with affordable DAC. But it doesn't seem to be many devices available these  days. It's interesting, as I could also play my encoded movies from the same hdd. 

 

But maybe I'm just hoping ...



usery's Avatar usery 11:50 AM 01-15-2014
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I can get it for 395€, so it's a real bargain if it can do the job. But if I choose that way, I won't add anything else like another power amp.

yes that's a super bargain. in this role the RX-V773 serves solely as network-able music player, DAC built-in. As a bonus you get online radio streaming (Pandora, Sirius, whatever) - but it gotta be connected to a network.

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The other way I'm exploring is a BDP with FLAC support, high-grade analog audio output or digital with affordable DAC. But it doesn't seem to be many devices available these  days. It's interesting, as I could also play my encoded movies from the same hdd.  But maybe I'm just hoping ...

are you finding options for this at same price point as above? i didn't - in part that's why i went with the RX-V773.
Bond 007's Avatar Bond 007 11:55 AM 01-15-2014
Thats a good deal but keep in mind its €395 not $395. Im just guessing at around $500.
usery's Avatar usery 11:58 AM 01-15-2014
from their post it sounds like 395€ is a super bargain for that resident of the EU .
sbmk's Avatar sbmk 01:52 PM 01-15-2014

No, I've only found discontinued BDP from Panasonic, streaming devices from Logitech, ... nothing neither current nor affordable. And I don't want to use an HTPC for this.


usery's Avatar usery 07:48 AM 01-16-2014
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No, I've only found discontinued BDP from Panasonic, streaming devices from Logitech, ... nothing neither current nor affordable. And I don't want to use an HTPC for this.

The Oppo BDP's would do the job - but the more current models are less affordable. The less current model BDP-93 would still do most/all you describe, unknown if available at a bargain in the EU.
steveeboy's Avatar steveeboy 11:24 AM 01-16-2014
I am not sure if your Crown is different from other power amps or what, but please be advised that I have a vintage Sansui B2101 200w power amp hooked up to my Yamaha RX773 and it works perfectly using the pre-amp capabilities of the Yamaha.

I am running my two main speakers (Cerwin-Vega PD-9s) with the Sansui as power and Yamaha as pre and I do not notice any degradation in sound quality.

I turned it up as loud as I dared (still had plenty of room left) at like 20w/channel and it sounded no different than running my Kenwood Basic C2 as the pre-amp.

I also hooked up a vintage Realistic Receiver to the zone 2 pre-amp outputs of the Yamaha RX773 and that receiver works as an external amplifier as well (using its own volume controls.)

So, I think I would go ahead and try that hook up and see what you think.

I don't think there is any degradation or other issues with using the pre-amp section of the Yamaha to run an external power amp.
sjavs's Avatar sjavs 12:00 PM 01-16-2014
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I am not sure if your Crown is different from other power amps or what, but please be advised that I have a vintage Sansui B2101 200w power amp hooked up to my Yamaha RX773 and it works perfectly using the pre-amp capabilities of the Yamaha.

I am running my two main speakers (Cerwin-Vega PD-9s) with the Sansui as power and Yamaha as pre and I do not notice any degradation in sound quality.

I turned it up as loud as I dared (still had plenty of room left) at like 20w/channel and it sounded no different than running my Kenwood Basic C2 as the pre-amp.

I also hooked up a vintage Realistic Receiver to the zone 2 pre-amp outputs of the Yamaha RX773 and that receiver works as an external amplifier as well (using its own volume controls.)

So, I think I would go ahead and try that hook up and see what you think.

I don't think there is any degradation or other issues with using the pre-amp section of the Yamaha to run an external power amp.

Thanks for responding to my post and good to know that the 773 works fine with power amps. To make sure, I will test the pre-amp out on the 773WA with a multi-meter and report the voltage.
kriktsemaj99's Avatar kriktsemaj99 12:02 PM 01-16-2014
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...I am running my two main speakers (Cerwin-Vega PD-9s) with the Sansui as power and Yamaha as pre and I do not notice any degradation in sound quality...

According to the specs your Sansui has an input sensitivity of 1V (which matches the nominal 1V output of the 773), while the Crown XLS is 1.4V. So it's possible the 773 can't drive the Crown to its full-rated power, but in practice I don't know if that's really an issue.
sjavs's Avatar sjavs 12:04 PM 01-16-2014
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According to the specs your Sansui has an input sensitivity of 1V (which matches the nominal 1V output of the 773), while the Crown XLS is 1.4V. So it's possible 773 can't drive the Crown to its full-rated power, but in practice I don't know if that's really an issue.

Where did you get the 1V output spec of the 773?
Bond 007's Avatar Bond 007 12:08 PM 01-16-2014
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Where did you get the 1V output spec of the 773?
Probably in the Owners manual.
kriktsemaj99's Avatar kriktsemaj99 12:10 PM 01-16-2014
All recent Yamahas have 1.0V pre-outs according to the manuals. For some reason they forgot to put this in the 773 manual, probably because it's a combined 673/773 manual and the 673 has no pre-outs. But it would useful if somebody reports actual voltage measurements.
ThinkRationally's Avatar ThinkRationally 12:21 PM 01-16-2014
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All recent Yamahas have 1.0V pre-outs according to the manuals. For some reason they forgot to put this in the 773 manual, probably because it's a combined 673/773 manual and the 673 has no pre-outs. But it would useful if somebody reports actual voltage measurements.

I think this is noted in the specification pages near the end of the manual. I'm pretty sure I found it there, because I was looking for the sub out level recently.
ThinkRationally's Avatar ThinkRationally 12:36 PM 01-16-2014
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All recent Yamahas have 1.0V pre-outs according to the manuals. For some reason they forgot to put this in the 773 manual, probably because it's a combined 673/773 manual and the 673 has no pre-outs. But it would useful if somebody reports actual voltage measurements.

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I think this is noted in the specification pages near the end of the manual. I'm pretty sure I found it there, because I was looking for the sub out level recently.

Hmm, this is what it says on page 130 of the manual:

Output level/Output Impedance

REC OUT......................200 mV/1.2 kOhms
SUBWOOFER................1 V/1.2 kOhms
ZONE2 OUT..................200 mV/1.2 kOhms


So are all the pre-outs 200mV? The AV inputs are spec'ed at 200mV, so it would make sense that inputs and outputs are the same.

EDIT: It lists the MAX input signal on the AV inputs as 2.3 V.
kriktsemaj99's Avatar kriktsemaj99 12:40 PM 01-16-2014
The pre-outs are 1.0V and the manual should list them separately (as the other manuals do, e.g. the 775 manual), but they forgot for the 773 and only included the SUB pre-out voltage (which used to be different on older models, but is now the same 1.0V as the main channels).
ThinkRationally's Avatar ThinkRationally 12:45 PM 01-16-2014
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The pre-outs are 1.0V and the manual should list them separately (as the other manuals do, e.g. the 1073 manual), but they forgot for the 773 and only included the SUB pre-out voltage (which used to be different on older models, but it now the same 1.0V as the main channels).

It is odd that the output section doesn't list the 673 and 773 separately. It does list the Zone 2 outputs, though, as 200 mV. Zone 2 would apply to both units. Would the non-zone 2 outputs be different than the zone 2 outputs? Is the manual incorrect? Or maybe I'm looking at the wrong spec.
kriktsemaj99's Avatar kriktsemaj99 12:50 PM 01-16-2014
I think they messed up that section of the specs pretty badly, because I'm pretty sure the zone2 out should be 1.0V as well (it's always been that way, and zone outs are still listed as 1.0V for the A1020, 1030 etc.). The AV (REC) out is different, and I think 200mV is correct for that.
ThinkRationally's Avatar ThinkRationally 12:51 PM 01-16-2014
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I think they messed up that section of the specs pretty badly, because I'm pretty sure the zone2 out should be 1.0V as well (it's always been that way, and zone outs are still listed as 1.0V for the A1020, 1030 etc.).

It wouldn't surprise me.
sjavs's Avatar sjavs 12:53 PM 01-16-2014
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I think they messed up that section of the specs pretty badly, because I'm pretty sure the zone2 out should be 1.0V as well (it's always been that way, and zone outs are still listed as 1.0V for the A1020, 1030 etc.). The REC out is different, and I think 200mV is correct for that.

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It is odd that the output section doesn't list the 673 and 773 separately. It does list the Zone 2 outputs, though, as 200 mV. Zone 2 would apply to both units. Would the non-zone 2 outputs be different than the zone 2 outputs? Is the manual incorrect? Or maybe I'm looking at the wrong spec.

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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

The pre-outs are 1.0V and the manual should list them separately (as the other manuals do, e.g. the 775 manual), but they forgot for the 773 and only included the SUB pre-out voltage (which used to be different on older models, but is now the same 1.0V as the main channels).

I think the only good way is to test with a multi meter. Too bad, I don't have a 773WA at work :P
kriktsemaj99's Avatar kriktsemaj99 12:58 PM 01-16-2014
If you measure it you'll probably find the peak voltage is considerably more than 1V anyway (if cranking the master volume while playing a suitable test tone). They don't define what they mean by 1.0V, but I don't think it's the max voltage you can get from the pre-outs.
ThinkRationally's Avatar ThinkRationally 01:04 PM 01-16-2014
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If you measure it you'll probably find the peak voltage is considerably more than 1V anyway (if cranking the master volume while playing a suitable test tone). They don't define what they mean by 1.0V, but I don't think it's the max voltage you can get from the pre-outs.

I assumed it was peak RMS, but now I'm darn curious. If someone measures this, please share your findings. If you don't mind, I'd be interested in the sub out measurement as well. I'm looking at a miniDSP to EQ my sub, and I want to have the right input sensitivity on the mini so I have headroom and don't overdrive its inputs.

EDIT: "Peak RMS" may sound like two different specs--I meant the highest expected RMS value.
kenroj's Avatar kenroj 01:31 PM 01-16-2014
just join the RX-V773 club from Newegg for 449.00. I couldn't resist.
Bond 007's Avatar Bond 007 01:36 PM 01-16-2014
Thats a good deal. Congrats.
sjavs's Avatar sjavs 03:26 PM 01-16-2014
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just join the RX-V773 club from Newegg for 449.00. I couldn't resist.

I paid $439 at newegg smile.gif But tax in CA frown.gif
kenroj's Avatar kenroj 03:46 PM 01-16-2014
I was happy with the price also got 25 off for and issue I had with them.
papashango61's Avatar papashango61 06:36 PM 01-16-2014

just got this, great so far. easily powers the B&W pm1s and sounds great. any easy way to turn on/off the initial YPAO settings? 


ThinkRationally's Avatar ThinkRationally 06:44 PM 01-16-2014
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just got this, great so far. easily powers the B&W pm1s and sounds great. any easy way to turn on/off the initial YPAO settings? 

Good to hear. You can bypass the YPAO settings at any time by selecting the Through option in the manual setup. By initial, do you mean you ran YPAO once already? If not, I'm not sure that the AVR comes with a default YPAO curve that differs from Through (which applies no PEQ curve, so the same as Through). If it does, it surely won't be match for your room anyway.
papashango61's Avatar papashango61 09:23 PM 01-16-2014
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Good to hear. You can bypass the YPAO settings at any time by selecting the Through option in the manual setup. By initial, do you mean you ran YPAO once already? If not, I'm not sure that the AVR comes with a default YPAO curve that differs from Through (which applies no PEQ curve, so the same as Through). If it does, it surely won't be match for your room anyway.

i ran it once, and my initial casual judgement is that it did not help things..wish there was just an "on/off" button to compare them.


Bond 007's Avatar Bond 007 09:52 PM 01-16-2014
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i ran it once, and my initial casual judgement is that it did not help things..wish there was just an "on/off" button to compare them.
There is. Its called Through. Thats what ThinkRationally was trying to tell you.
papashango61's Avatar papashango61 10:18 PM 01-16-2014
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There is. Its called Through. Thats what ThinkRationally was trying to tell you.

my impression from his post is i have to go through setup menus on the tv screen, where i was hoping for just a button on the remote


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