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Originally Posted by BiggNewt View Post

I've heard that yamaha receivers tend to have a bright sound? Is this accurate and how much more bright than a Sony, Onkyo or Denon. I have some energy Takes and they are already slightly bright so I don't want to get too much brightness from my avr.

Modern receivers have so many settings that you can't call any of them bright, because it all depends how you set them up. And if you don't want to use the manual EQ you still have basic bass/treble controls as a simple way to tame any brightness you might not like.
post #3002 of 3379
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

Modern receivers have so many settings that you can't call any of them bright, because it all depends how you set them up. And if you don't want to use the manual EQ you still have basic bass/treble controls as a simple way to tame any brightness you might not like.
+1 I always laugh when people say Yamaha is bright and Denon is warm, etc. Same thing when people talk about how different brands of amplifiers make their speakers sound totally different.
post #3003 of 3379
Alright. For a $150, it seems worth a shot.
post #3004 of 3379
Thats a great deal.
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Where did you find this receiver for $150?

I have had RX-V661 for 5-6 years now. However recently I grabbed a Panasonic TC-P60VT60, and my RX-V661 is too dated for 3d passthrough.

If this deal is available somewhere, let me know, as I'd love an affordable solution similar to my current Yamaha. Otherwise I fear I'll end up spending $500+ for something that'll have better internals for improved sound quality, rather than just drop ~$300+ for something similar to the RX-V661, but with updated features.
post #3006 of 3379
Best Buy clearance, YMMV so check the clearance and open box of your local store.
post #3007 of 3379
Need a little help. Finally got around to hooking up our Wii with the Nintendo component cables (which worked fine previously on my Onkyo). I have the cable on AV1 and Audio1. I have the input set to AV1 with Audio over Audio1 and I have sound but no picture.

I've looked through all the settings I could find, but no dice so far. Any ideas?
post #3008 of 3379
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Originally Posted by indyfranks View Post

Need a little help. Finally got around to hooking up our Wii with the Nintendo component cables (which worked fine previously on my Onkyo). I have the cable on AV1 and Audio1. I have the input set to AV1 with Audio over Audio1 and I have sound but no picture.

I've looked through all the settings I could find, but no dice so far. Any ideas?
Someone else will probably know better, but I asked earlier about playing sound through Audio 1 and video through one of the other sources. The answer was you could not do that with Audio 1.

Maybe try AV1 for video and AV5 for sound.
post #3009 of 3379
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Originally Posted by indyfranks View Post

Need a little help. Finally got around to hooking up our Wii with the Nintendo component cables (which worked fine previously on my Onkyo). I have the cable on AV1 and Audio1. I have the input set to AV1 with Audio over Audio1 and I have sound but no picture.

I've looked through all the settings I could find, but no dice so far. Any ideas?

If you're outputting to your TV over HDMI, then the Wii needs to be set to 480i mode.

You can only get 480p from the Wii if you connect component cables from the receiver to the TV.

From the 673 manual
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Originally Posted by Yamaha 673 Manual Page 28 
The component video signals (other than 480i/576i signals) input to AV 1-2 jacks of the unit can be output from the MONITOR OUT (COMPONENT VIDEO) jacks only. To watch those videos, you need to connect your TV to the MONITOR OUT (COMPONENT VIDEO) jacks of the unit (p.27).
post #3010 of 3379
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Originally Posted by oryan_dunn View Post

If you're outputting to your TV over HDMI, then the Wii needs to be set to 480i mode.

You can only get 480p from the Wii if you connect component cables from the receiver to the TV.

From the 673 manual

Thank you! I don't have component cables running to my projector (only HDMI), so I think I might buy one of these as a workaround to get 480p
http://www.neoya.com/wii2hdmi
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

It is not possible. But volume trim makes it easier than on most AVRs.

Any idea why my sub woofer volume is so low from the cd player connected to AV-1 via optical cable VS my sub woofer volume connected to HDMI blu ray player?

What is the best solution to having a consistent sub woofer volume without manually adjusting it on the sub itself every time?
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There's not usually a big problem with varying subwoofer level. Are you sure it's not a case of front speakers set to LARGE, so that the sub doesn't get used for the CD player (which sends 2.0 stereo), while it does get used for other inputs which are sending 5.1? I suppose not, since you said turning up the sub does make it audible.

If you have front speakers set to SMALL, what is your crossover frequency? Maybe it's too low so not much is going to the sub from the main channels, and from the Blu-ray player you're mainly hearing the .1 LFE channel (which is not affected by the crossover).
Edited by kriktsemaj99 - 1/1/14 at 11:27am
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I've been looking at getting this receiver.  i'd be running an oppo 103 to it, along with my xbox360 and cable box.  i'd be replacingg my Kenwood vr615 (which is about 8 yrs old).

I like the looks of this one, but concerned about if I should upgrade my speakers.

post #3014 of 3379
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

There's not usually a big problem with varying subwoofer level. Are you sure it's not a case of front speakers set to LARGE, so that the sub doesn't get used for the CD player (which sends 2.0 stereo), while it does get used for other inputs which are sending 5.1? I suppose not, since you said turning up the sub does make it audible.

If you have front speakers set to SMALL, what is your crossover frequency? Maybe it's too low so not much is going to the sub from the main channels, and from the Blu-ray player you're mainly hearing the .1 LFE channel (which is not affected by the crossover).

I've tried a few different things. The current set up is front speakers set to large and extra bass enabled. The crossover frequency was 80 but I bumped it up to 120.

What I haven't tried yet is when front speakers were set to "SMALL" the crossover was only 80, so I will increase the crossover to see if that gets it to a good level.

I really appreciate the response and will go home later and set front's back to SMALL and play around a bit more.
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What happens when you play a CD in the Blu-ray player? Do you get the same weak sub output as playing it in the CD player? CDs don't have an LFE channel like movie soundtracks and music rarely has much deep bass that will get a sub really going.
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

What happens when you play a CD in the Blu-ray player? Do you get the same weak sub output as playing it in the CD player? CDs don't have an LFE channel like movie soundtracks and music rarely has much deep bass that will get a sub really going.

Good question. I haven't tried the bluray to play CD's. I did try putting a CD in the Xbox connected via HDMI but received the same mediocre sub sound. I'll try bluray just to see what result I get.

I'm still a bit confused on if I should change the Front's to Small (which is weird as I have Polk TSI 500's are they are quite large) and then increase crossover OR keep front's to Large and keep "Extra Bass" enabled and then boost crossover. Is there a large difference between the two options?
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I would recommend speakers to small and crossover at 80. Letting the sub handle deep bass is generally better as you can position the sub where it works best for bass while the mains must be positioned for imaging. Plus, it reduces the load on the mains. I would also recommend against any sort of double bass.

In the end, use whatever sounds better to you. Regardless, stereo music is never going to have bass close to an LFE track in a movie.
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Thanks for help. Really appreciate it.
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Bought an open box 673 and noticed it didn't come with the YPAO mic. Some questions if anybody can help:

1) Is YPAO beneficial enough to warrant buying the mic instead of manually adjusting the settings using my ears?
2) Anybody know which mic model# works with the 673 or will any YPAO mic do?

EDIT: Found the answer to #2. Part Number: WN649600

I like the current sound but wonder if I'm missing out on something better. Thanks!
Edited by upgradin - 1/3/14 at 7:02am
post #3020 of 3379
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Originally Posted by upgradin View Post

Bought an open box 673 and noticed it didn't come with the YPAO mic. Some questions if anybody can help:

1) Is YPAO beneficial enough to warrant buying the mic instead of manually adjusting the settings using my ears?
2) Anybody know which mic model# works with the 673 or will any YPAO mic do?

EDIT: Found the answer to #2. Part Number: WN649600

I like the current sound but wonder if I'm missing out on something better. Thanks!

I use the YPAO all the time. Wouldn't do without it. At my age, you need all the help you can get. Plus, wives like to move furniture around, and a quick YPAO, back to sounding good!
(Drawer full of those mikes from all the Yamaha's I've purchased - don't know if the mikes get improved or not, still just using the original from my first Yamaha - all the mikes look alike to me.)
post #3021 of 3379
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

I use the YPAO all the time. Wouldn't do without it. At my age, you need all the help you can get. Plus, wives like to move furniture around, and a quick YPAO, back to sounding good!
(Drawer full of those mikes from all the Yamaha's I've purchased - don't know if the mikes get improved or not, still just using the original from my first Yamaha - all the mikes look alike to me.)

Thanks for the response. I was looking at SPL meters but will just order a YPAO mic for now.
post #3022 of 3379
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Originally Posted by upgradin View Post

Thanks for the response. I was looking at SPL meters but will just order a YPAO mic for now.
You might be able to get it cheaper from Amazon than buying it direct from Yamaha.
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Brief: Yamaha FSW150BL Subwoofer not sounding too strong when hooked up to the RX-V673. Help wanted...

 

Hi,

 

I have been trying to configure my RX-V673 for 6.1 sound setup paired with a  JBL SCS-136SI speaker kit with a Yamaha YST-FSW150BL subwoofer. My old JBL subwoofer died after moving to a new apartment. The problem is I can barely hear the test tone vibrations coming out of the Yamaha FSW150BL subwoofer unless I have its volume on the sub turned all the way up. I tried manually adjusting the levels of the subwoofer speaker config from -10 db to +10db with minimal results. The auto calibration set the level at -3.5db for some reason and the crossover at 200hz with speakers set to small. When plugged into a spare receiver (Yamaha NeoHD YMC-500) the subwoofer test tones sounded almost normal which makes me think that the V673's sub channel is under powered at 90 watts per channel. My old 100 watt subwoofer had so much more power than this Yamaha FSW150BL which combined with this V673 receiver just doesn't sound impressive at all. For a small apartment its fine I suppose and easy to place under the TV stand along with the other components. So was wondering does any one have any ideas or suggestions to get this pumping ??

 

Thank you.

post #3024 of 3379
Run YPAO until the sub volume IN THE AVR is 0.
Set all speakers to small.
Leave the xover IN THE AVR alone or try 80. Xover in the sub should be set all the way up.
Set the sub volume AT THE SUB according to taste.
post #3025 of 3379
Thanks! The cheapest one I found was on eBay for ~$30. I used www.newremotecontrol.com to verify the part number.
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I am located in Europe and would like to add Pandora to my RX-V673. Though Pandora is available within US only, it can be listened from everywhere (else) simply by playing with the DNS IPs and using the proper service. Indeed, I listen to Pandora in my PCs and tablet.

I know that to enter into Pandora from my AVR I should select it by repeatdly clicking on "NET". But to no avail, since I only get: Internet radio, Napster, AirPlay and Server. So I cant access the Pandora app at all - actually there is no such app. I believe the same applies to Rapshody. I have the latest firmware installed (1.80) - I guess these apps are not being installed because of some region restriction code...

Question: is there a method to add the Pandora app to my receiver??? Perhaps the only way is by editing the firmware .bin file, though I dont dare to try.

Any help much appreciated.
post #3027 of 3379
No way that I know of other than maybe buying a US version 673. Maybe you can stream it to the 673 with your tablet or hook it up directly.
Edited by Bond 007 - 1/4/14 at 4:23am
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yep... that's what I thought indeed.
Cheers
post #3029 of 3379
I have the 673 and so far I love it! Just purchased Polk RTi4 bookshelf speakers. Good Selection? Got them from Fry's for $119 and amazon had them for 219. Anything is better than the 3 1/2 Jensen i had for 12 or so years.

My budget is not big and this is in my man cave/bedroom, getting married and having kids sure makes the house smaller, looking for a new one soon, I hope!!
post #3030 of 3379
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Originally Posted by morficus View Post

Samsung TV + RX 673, and I'm getting the same identical problem.
- tried switching to an optical cable but the problem persisted.
- switch the output to PCM (in place of Dolby), issue goes away
- tried the built-in Amazon Video app on the Samsung TV, and the issue is also present (less frequent than with Netflix, but still present)
Is your Xbox going through your TV before going to the receiver?
I've tried a bunch of other sources with Dolby and DTS audio and they all worked fine (no cut out). But as soon as I run something through the TV... the problem appears.




A thing that I did try that I haven't seen anyone else mention: switching the HDMI cable.
I started going through my collection of HDMI cables (about 6 in total) 2 of the other cables I tried did work at all when ARC was enabled (video was fine, but zero sound).

All my cables are +3 years old, so my assumption is that some of the older ones might just be HDMI 1.3 certified which would explain why there is no sound at all with some (ARC was introduced in HDMI 1.4).
As for the cable that DOES work, it's some generic cable that came with an HDMI switch (Olevia brand). So I'm guessing (more like hoping) that this Olevia cable has some funky stuff going on with in it.
So with that in mind, I ordered 2 new HDMI cables that explicitly say they are "HDMI 1.4 certified" as well as support ARC. They are in the mail and should have one by Friday and the other by Monday.

I'll keep you guys posted to see if that works
any luck with new hdmi cable?
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