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Should I upgrade my Yamaha RX-V3000?

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I finally upgraded my old Sony 61" xbr RPTV with a 60" Sony xs955 LCD.

I've got an excellent pair of B&W speakers. My receiver is a Yamaha RX-V3000. I've not kept in touch with this market at all. I'm wondering if I should be upgrading this component. And, if so, to what? I have been very pelased with the performance of the Yamaha but do not feel 'married' to that brand alone. One friend told me to get the current top-of-the-line Yamaha, another told me to buy Rotel, another said my 3000 was fine etc.

I'm confused.........


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I was in your similar situation. I had the Yammy 3000 as well. I did upgrade or moved over to the RX-V2400 because of the THX and the YPO. If I had it to do over again I am not sure I would have changed. Let me reword that.... I would have saved up some more money for a better upgrade. I have to admit I love the the auto calibration of the new Yammys. I have never had a problem with it and it has worked flawlessly for me but I think I like the overall sound of the 3000 more.

I have just recently moved to a GOOD external amp and that made all of the difference. In my opinion don't upgrade the receiver but start your move to seperates by adding amp and at a later time you can get a better processor. I use the Sherbourn 7/2100 paired with my Yammy and it sounds great.

Just my two cents
There's not a current V3xxx model from Yamaha. Rumor is the V3600 should be coming out at the end of the year. There was a V3300, but no V3400 or V3500.

You need to say what you're looking to improve. A more modern feature set could be had on just about anything today, but matching quality might be a little harder to find.

Your receiver is only "6.1", doesn't have Pro Logic IIx (does it even have Neo:6 or Pro Logic II?) decoding, only has two component video inputs (bandwidth on those?), doesn't have any auto-calibration tool.

Are you looking to move to 7.1? Do you need more component video inputs? Your setup is already setup. Are you needing HDMI switching (which you won't find on Yamaha until the Vx600 series)? Etc.
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