If i'm reading this right on pg 87 of the manual, the cross over points are NOT set for individual speakers or pairs. It would be universal for any speaker set to small.
That's what I gather, although it does allow crossover choices down to 40Hz. I think you need to spend a bit more for that if it's important to you (even the 863 doesn't offer it). Or is it a typical feature in this price range?
How does this compare to the V661? Is it worth it for a $100 upgrade?
The major differences I see are: onboard TrueHD/DD+/DTS MA/HR decoding (won't matter at all if your player can't bitstream them, as most in owner's hands seem not able to do. The ubiquitous PS3 cannot.) HDMI transcoding (will send all video inputs to your display over HDMI), and having the on-screen display over HDMI.
I know this is not a thread for talking price but wanted to throw in that I just called JR to order one and the guy that answered said $399 was not possible, explained others have ordered already at the $399, he said MSRP is $549, they sell for $499, could not do nor heard about a $399
Anyone mind sending me a PM if your remember your reps name or ext so I can give them a try for the $399
I just got off the phone with J&R (12:58 PM EST) and got in on the pre-order price as mentioned above (thank you for posting the info). I just waited on the line until my call was picked by a customer rep. I mentioned I wanted to pre-order the Yamaha RX-V663BL (I didn't mention price), he looked it up on his system and quoted the special price w/free shipping.
Nice. They won't charge my CC until it ships. Mentioned early to mid-March availability.
Burr-Brown is to DACs what NIKE is to shoes - a name brand. Certainly anecdotal evidence indicates that they make a good product.
As for 192/24, that's standard for HDMI AVRs.
You're supposed to get a warm fuzzy feeling reading that spec and give Yamaha your money. But I think they're pretty worthy. I have really enjoyed my Yamaha receivers (I think I am up to my 6th.)
I'm still on my 1st and it has been a great receiver without any issues whatsoever. I am considering the 3800 since I can get it for $1100 shipped from an authorized dealer.
I just wonder if the new Emotiva LMC-2 will be a better or equal product for $700. But with all of their issues with the LMC-2 I am a bit leary. Also Outlaw is supposed to be coming out with a new pre pro to, but I am sure it will be around the $1K or more.
John 14:6 & John 3:16
Yamaha RXV765 & Emotiva LPA-1
Ascend Sierra-2s(LCR), RSS300, Polk R15, SVS PB12 plus
Panasonic S65, Sony S5100, PS4, PS3, XBOX 360
Does the HTR-6160 have the HD radio tuner? The specs say it does but there is no HD Radio Tuner logo on the receiver. And did anyone notice that part of the specifications page for the 6160 says it's 105W per channel and another part says 95W per channel.
I just got off the phone with JR - rep answered almost immediately, I told him I saw the website offering their advertised price and that I had read of others on avsforum getting it for the previously mentioned price. He said "yes, that's right", took credit card information, billing address, etc. and that was it. For the money, this looks like it is going to be the best bang for my buck. For once I guess I'll be the early adoptor, so paying forward to the forum as soon as it gets here and I get it going. I'd LIKE it to be here by NCAA tourney time (3/19) but if not, then that'll be a good reason to join the rest of the known universe and go to Vegas for that weekend. It's bigger than the Super Bowl now and the sportsbooks are literally the hottest ticket in town for that Thursday through Sunday. Rig looks like it'll be the Yammy driving SVS SBS-01's and their 10" sub in a 5.1 setup. Sony KDS-55A2000 doing the display duties and Comcast supplying the picture. Beer by Sam Adams Light .
How much of a difference will there be between the 863 & the 3800 besides power & hdmi inputs?
6ave has right now an offer where you name your price, and if it's ok, they'll call you. They also will beat any pricegrabber price - go to the V1800 page and click on price match to see the price they will beat.
My main issue with 661 was that the remote response was
very slow especially for the volume control. There were
a couple of people at the 661 thread who agreed that the
volume control was slow.
I have the old RX-V795a with that silvery slim remote and
that had a much faster response on 661. Unfortunately
the 795a remote doesnt work all the options on 661.
I also didnt find 661 sound any better than 795a.
So I had to sell my 661 for a loss on ebay (big mistake to have
bought from a hi-fi dealer). I guess it wasnt just my unit. I checked
the display unit at the dealer and also the 861 at BB and they also had the slow response.
I wonder why this has not been talked about at all in the 661 or 861
threads. May be people use universal remotes so it didnt matter.
I bought the 659 later as it was $399 but it also had the same remote
and same slow response. So I returned it for full refund.
Anyway... now I am looking forward to the 663
The 663 remote looks a lot different. That wheel is not there anymore.
I am hoping the remote response will be faster for volume control
Is the 663 remote (RAV285) a learning remote. Otherwise all the
options like CD, DVD etc may not be useful unless I have yamaha products.