this may or may not help but.... you mentione dthat you have been told that " Yamaha are like tanks " I can fully substantiate this as I have a Yamaha RXV690 amp & CDC555 CD player circa 1994/95. All are still going very strong with only issue is that a couple of buttons no longer work on the full learning remote. This is almost certainly due to being dropped countless times during parties etc!'
I am only looking to replace this unit because, from its design of roughly 20years ago, it does not have any HDMI or Optical inputs or network capability etc . Due to having experienced absolutely NO PROBLEMS over the past 19 or 20 years, I am only looking at Yamaha and probably the RXA1040 as I don't need 9.2 output. The RXV690 & CD will be semi-retiring into my workshop.
I own and play a Yamaha brass instrument, a Yamaha digital piano and a Yamaha drum kit. Alongside that I have owned several Yamaha motorcycles. I like my toys and I fully expect my toys to always work just whenever I want to play. All the Yamaha's I have do just that!
" Yamaha's are like a tank ' doesn't give it justice, but then maybe I am a little biased
Last edited by brocky; 08-15-2014 at 05:32 AM.