Originally Posted by Mupi
I wonder why people are getting all excited about hearing a review
of 663. There is not going to be much difference in SQ between
661 and 663 just because they added post HDMI audio capabilities.
How many of us can perceive the difference in SQ if at all , between
multi channel LPCM and the bit stream. I doubt anyone could.
IMO post HDMI audio (1.3) is just a convenience as you can have
just a single cable instead of multiple connections for 7.1.
I also dont think 663 would be any better than 659 or 657.
659 was supposed to be better built and better sounding
than 661 and in all probability 659 will also be better than 663.
Infact one of the reviewers of 659 said that he found 657 to
I had 659 and also have the older 795a and they both are better
sounding than 661. Then why did I bother to pre-order 663? well
I didnt like the remote of 659/661. Like I said many times before
the engineers have been stupid enough to change the remote design
from the older models like 795a and made it worse (slow response)
The 663 remote has changed. So I have some vain hope that the
remote will be better. If the SQ is no better than 661 then I will
just use it as a pre.pro or just return the crap back and get the
BTW: I preordered couple of weeks back and I was told that
it could be as late as third week of March and that it all depends
on how soon Yamaha ships them.
They havent even charged my credit card yet.
It will come when it comes and I sure will post my rant about the
remote response and SQ compared to 661, 659 and 795a :-)