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post #4741 of 8763
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Originally Posted by DyeLooper View Post

Personally, I think the new RX-A2000 runs hotter then my old HTR-5280. But if I was to build a rack, I would do the following. A vertical rack, install a 3-4" fan at the bottom of the rack and the same type of fan at the top. Bottom inlet fan, top fan blowing out.

Thats interesting....as I know my A3000 runs much cooler than my Z7 does



Warren
post #4742 of 8763
Newegg has the RX-A1000 for $630 and it ends in 2 days. I'm still debating about it. I have never spent over $500 on a receiver.
post #4743 of 8763
I ordered mine from Newegg last night $630 shipped and if you live in the Memphis area you will get it in one day. I think the price is worth it if the build quality is as good as yamaha makes out.
post #4744 of 8763
Holy crap, so many people seem to have complaints with these receivers. I have had mine for 2 days. I have absolutely no issues with it at all. I do not find the OSD volume bar to be that bad to be honest. It only appears on screen for about 3 seconds, and then disappears. I could see this being an issue if it stayed up for far longer. Are some people just searching for things to fuss and get upset about ? Maybe it is just me, but I am completely satisfied with my new RX-A2000. The sound quality out of this puppy is totally amazing.
post #4745 of 8763
Anyone know of good deal on the A2000? It seems like only the lower models are on sale.
post #4746 of 8763
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Originally Posted by fastburn430 View Post

Anyone know of good deal on the A2000? It seems like only the lower models are on sale.

Newegg on the weekends... Electronics Expo any day of the week (call them..)
post #4747 of 8763
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Originally Posted by fastburn430 View Post

Anyone know of good deal on the A2000? It seems like only the lower models are on sale.

I only saw the A2000 go on sale twice on Newegg (I subscribe to the daily ads and read them religiously) and that was months ago. I think it was about $900 or $1000. The A3000 also did - ONCE. Several stores in my area are still holding onto A1/2/3000s at full price despite it being discontinued and replaced by the A1/2/3010. Honestly, your luck might be better if you poke your nose into your local Magnolia.

It's not the same caliber, but the A800 is on sale today on Newegg for $480...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115274
post #4748 of 8763
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Originally Posted by fastburn430 View Post

Anyone know of good deal on the A2000? It seems like only the lower models are on sale.

Try Electronics Expo. Use the online chat and you'll be surprised. It was way cheaper than the Phone price.... deal.

Good Luck.

Chapper.
post #4749 of 8763
OK I am considering an A2000/3000/2010/3010 and have a question under the category of "will this work". I have read most of this thread and don't think this possibility has been addressed, but I could be wrong. Currently from my Dish Network 722k I am feeding a dedicated 7.1 theater by HDMI and a 6.1 system in the living room by component/toslink. Will it work to run the HDMI from the 722k to the Yamaha and feed the theater from one HDMI out and the living room receiver from the other HDMI out. My thought is that in passthrough I will not only gain HDMI from the 722k to the living room but the ability to watch anything else hooked up to the Yamaha. I guess this would be daisy chaining two receivers together. Would there be any loss of quality in signal (still full 5.1/7.1/video to the second receiver). Another way to look at it would be I would be using the Yamaha as a sort of HDMI splitter. The 2 locations are never used at the same time so I won't have a problem there.

Thanks,
Bruce
post #4750 of 8763
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Originally Posted by fastburn430 View Post

Anyone know of good deal on the A2000? It seems like only the lower models are on sale.

Vanns had it for the newegg sale price a few weeks ago. I would call/ visit all the suggested stores.
post #4751 of 8763
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Originally Posted by fastburn430 View Post

Anyone know of good deal on the A2000? It seems like only the lower models are on sale.

See post 4284.
post #4752 of 8763
So the main difference between the A1000 and A2000 is the lack of the video processor in the A1000? But is the sound quality supposed to be the same?
post #4753 of 8763
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Originally Posted by bpstr5 View Post

OK I am considering an A2000/3000/2010/3010 and have a question under the category of "will this work". I have read most of this thread and don't think this possibility has been addressed, but I could be wrong. Currently from my Dish Network 722k I am feeding a dedicated 7.1 theater by HDMI and a 6.1 system in the living room by component/toslink. Will it work to run the HDMI from the 722k to the Yamaha and feed the theater from one HDMI out and the living room receiver from the other HDMI out. My thought is that in passthrough I will not only gain HDMI from the 722k to the living room but the ability to watch anything else hooked up to the Yamaha. I guess this would be daisy chaining two receivers together. Would there be any loss of quality in signal (still full 5.1/7.1/video to the second receiver). Another way to look at it would be I would be using the Yamaha as a sort of HDMI splitter. The 2 locations are never used at the same time so I won't have a problem there.

Thanks,
Bruce

I recall your question being discussed within the last six months and believe the answer was yes, but don't blame me if you end up with handshake issues.
post #4754 of 8763
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Originally Posted by nick_danger View Post

I only saw the A2000 go on sale twice on Newegg (I subscribe to the daily ads and read them religiously) and that was months ago. I think it was about $900 or $1000. The A3000 also did - ONCE. Several stores in my area are still holding onto A1/2/3000s at full price despite it being discontinued and replaced by the A1/2/3010. Honestly, your luck might be better if you poke your nose into your local Magnolia.

It's not the same caliber, but the A800 is on sale today on Newegg for $480...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115274

Magnolia is still just a little bit below full retail...so perhaps not the best deals right now on these

BUT...who knows..if you are willing to wait until their full crop of new Yamahas come in...they might do a serious discount
Like they did last on their top Pioneer, Yamaha and Denon products

I did VERY well in Nov-Dec of last year on all three brands top models there


Warren
post #4755 of 8763
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Originally Posted by garycoleman View Post

So the main difference between the A1000 and A2000 is the lack of the video processor in the A1000? But is the sound quality supposed to be the same?

any question like that is going to be hard to answer
unless you find someone who actually owns both units


Warren
post #4756 of 8763
I have several questions, will the HQV Vida chip make Directv HD and Netflix HD look any better? Does the A2000 have the same video chip as the A3000? Also, do they both share the same YPAO? Thanks.
post #4757 of 8763
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Originally Posted by garycoleman View Post

So the main difference between the A1000 and A2000 is the lack of the video processor in the A1000? But is the sound quality supposed to be the same?

My "speculation" based on the service manuals, is that only differences in the audio path between the two models are a second DSP and different transformer that provides a higher bias voltage to the power amplfiers in the RX-A2000. While I have no idea what the second DSP is used for, I can further speculate that the higher bias voltage would result in better sound quality at the highest volume levels, as reflected in the rated output wattage of the two models.
post #4758 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

My "speculation" based on the service manuals, is that only differences in the audio path between the two models are a second DSP and different transformer that provides a higher bias voltage to the power amplfiers in the RX-A2000. While I have no idea what the second DSP is used for, I can further speculate that the higher bias voltage would result in better sound quality at the highest volume levels, as reflected in the rated output wattage of the two models.

thanks for the speculation


Warren
post #4759 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Sepen View Post

I have several questions, will the HQV Vida chip make Directv HD and Netflix HD look any better? Does the A2000 have the same video chip as the A3000? Also, do they both share the same YPAO? Thanks.


I would use the the "through" mode
Leave the processing to your TV

as for Netflix HD.....thats almost an oxymoron
Though I understand they have some system set up exclusively for PS 3's that gives you 5.1....it may give you better video as well than the standard streaming I have seen

as for the A2000 and A3000 using the same video chip....according to the Yamaha specs they do...based on what their perspective spec pages state
But again....speculation in this thread has said they are the same but with more options on the A3000

No significance to me..as I have never used my AVR or Preamp's video processing features


Warren
post #4760 of 8763
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Originally Posted by DyeLooper View Post

Personally, I think the new RX-A2000 runs hotter then my old HTR-5280. But if I was to build a rack, I would do the following. A vertical rack, install a 3-4" fan at the bottom of the rack and the same type of fan at the top. Bottom inlet fan, top fan blowing out.

My A3000 runs rather hot itself, and that's even at idle (yes, it heats up a lot even at idle). I have the luxury (necessity) of having the A3000 on top of my AV cabinet out in the open, so it won't overheat even if it tried (I did so for ease of connecting/disconnecting equipment and I see no reason to have the adcom amp on top when I have two lonely shelves for them on the bottom tucked out of the way).

post #4761 of 8763
When I get home from vacation, I will getting down to the business of new speakers (5.1 setup) for my A2000. What I am looking for is NEGATIVE feedback. Does anyone know of any particular brand of speaker or sub that they feel is not well matched to the Aventage series. I know what I have in mind, but want to keep this as blind as possible. And yes, I have heard them at a local AV shop, where I will purchase them, connected to an A3000. But as we all know, those conditions are never truly mimicked at home.
post #4762 of 8763
I recently purchase the A-RX1000 from newegg for the price stated earlier. I would like to use both the functionality of having 2 front presence speakers and a Zone 2 in another room. The A-RX1000 Has outputs for Zone 2 L/Front Presence L and Zone 2 R/Front Presence R.

Is it possible to use the Surround L Rear and Surround R Rear outputs as Front Presence Channels and retain the use of the Zone 2 outputs? Essentially having a 5.1 + Front Presence Channels and Zone 2 speakers in another room in the same setup??

I am very excited to set everything up this weekend but want to make sure I have the right idea. Speaker setup thread is thread number 1351484 (sorry I'm new, so no URLs)

Thanks a million,
-MD
post #4763 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Mini_Ditka View Post

Essentially having a 5.1 + Front Presence Channels and Zone 2 speakers in another room in the same setup??

No, the RX-A1000 doesn't support a setup like that. You'll need to use an external amp to drive the zone 2 speakers.
post #4764 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Dominic26 View Post

When I get home from vacation, I will getting down to the business of new speakers (5.1 setup) for my A2000. What I am looking for is NEGATIVE feedback. Does anyone know of any particular brand of speaker or sub that they feel is not well matched to the Aventage series. I know what I have in mind, but want to keep this as blind as possible. And yes, I have heard them at a local AV shop, where I will purchase them, connected to an A3000. But as we all know, those conditions are never truly mimicked at home.

too wide open guy


what price range are you looking in?

$2500....$5000..etc?

if somewhere in between that...IMO...and if there is a Magnolia near you
Listen to some of their Definitive Technology...if that not good enough and you will pay over $5K...listen to their B&W speakers

if $7-8K doesn't bother you...there are some Klipsch and or Atlantic Technology theater systems speakers that sound good


Warren
post #4765 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

While I have no idea what the second DSP is used for, I can further speculate that the higher bias voltage would result in better sound quality at the highest volume levels, as reflected in the rated output wattage of the two models.

The second DSP chip is designed for applying soundfield programs on Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HDMA, models like 1067 doesn't have enough processing power to handle HD audio.
post #4766 of 8763
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Originally Posted by TuenMuner View Post

The second DSP chip is designed for applying soundfield programs on Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HDMA, models like 1067 doesn't have enough processing power to handle HD audio.

and how do you know this?


Warren
post #4767 of 8763
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post

too wide open guy


what price range are you looking in?

$2500....$5000..etc?

if somewhere in between that...IMO...and if there is a Magnolia near you
Listen to some of their Definitive Technology...if that not good enough and you will pay over $5K...listen to their B&W speakers

if $7-8K doesn't bother you...there are some Klipsch and or Atlantic Technology theater systems speakers that sound good


Warren

How does Polk Audio speakers match up with these receivers?
post #4768 of 8763
Any way to change the wallpaper that comes with the A1000. It looks horrible on my tv.
post #4769 of 8763
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post


too wide open guy

what price range are you looking in?

$2500....$5000..etc?

if somewhere in between that...IMO...and if there is a Magnolia near you
Listen to some of their Definitive Technology...if that not good enough and you will pay over $5K...listen to their B&W speakers

if $7-8K doesn't bother you...there are some Klipsch and or Atlantic Technology theater systems speakers that sound good

Warren

Actually Warren, I am currently interested in some Monitors that a local AV guy carries. They sound awesome in his little showroom hooked up to a 3000. My room is only 12 x 15 with a 8th ceiling. The tv is on the 15 foot wall due to the configuration of the doors in and out of the room. We bought the house with the basement partitioned and finished, so I have to deal with what I have. I was just curious if anyone here had any experience with Monitor speakers and the Aventage series AVR. In the past I have had different brands of product not work well with another brand even though all technical specs said they should. It has been known to happen. Thanks for the input.

Dominic
post #4770 of 8763
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post

and how do you know this?


Warren

Sorry for not making myself clear in my last post, I tried to say that 1067/A1000 doesn't have the processing power to handle HD audio WITH soundfield programs.

From the A1000 manual:
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