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#109015 - 08/30/05 06:08 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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you can turn on the Fan manually. one thing I noticed with the nad is that the 5 mini fans are always on.

I have no experience with Yamaha receivers, but others have said they do run warm. I used to use their seperates and integrated amps years ago when playing for dances and I can tell you that they took quite a beating.


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#109016 - 08/30/05 09:13 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Can you set presets that allow you to set different channel levels, and switch between them with the remote on the fly? For example, preset A has the sub on +5, preset B has the sub on -3, and you can just hit a button on the remote(no gui needed) to drop the sub level quickly.
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#109017 - 08/30/05 11:11 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Keep the dialogue coming. This is one of the receivers that I am considering so I am quite interested in your findings.
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#109018 - 08/30/05 11:28 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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In reply to:

Can you set presets that allow you to set different channel levels, and switch between them with the remote on the fly? For example, preset A has the sub on +5, preset B has the sub on -3, and you can just hit a button on the remote




Yes you can.

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and you can just hit a button on the remote(no gui needed) to drop the sub level quickly.




No. From what I can tell you have to go through the menu.......but keep in mind I'm still learning this thing and I have yet to open the manual!



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#109019 - 08/30/05 11:58 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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That interesting. My HTR-5280/RXV-800 never ever got warm.

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#109020 - 08/31/05 12:52 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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I know one other person who already has this receiver and he say's his gets hot also..........so no worries.

I have to tell you guy's, so far I'm dam impressed with this thing. I can't believe a Yamaha has this kind of power. I thought the Pioneer 1015 did a decent job of driving my Rockets but the Yamaha is packing a much bigger punch. I'm not sure the Yamaha has the same reserves as the NAD but it's holding it's own.

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#109021 - 08/31/05 08:18 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Can you give us an idea of about what power level you have been using on a continuous basis that gets the unit hot?

10 Watts per channel?

50 Watts per channel?

Running hot, in general, is not such a good thing for electronics.
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#109022 - 08/31/05 08:35 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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few other factors to take into account as well

How big is the room? what music are you playing?

Location. How warm is it where you live. Do you have AC on in the room? Is it on top of a unit( knowing you that is a dumb question )

Some say the Nad gets warm. And when I had it upstairs for the first few weeks I noticed it as well. But upstairs in my place with no AC in the middle of summer was warm. Now it's downstairs, in it's own 7.5'x4' closet which is on concrete with no sub floor which also keeps the room cool. I purposely left the sub floor out of this closet for that reason. The Nad is by itself with nothing around or above it for several feet. It's also ventilated to the outside so I have probably the best conditions possible and the nad doesn't even get warm after several hours of crazy crazy volume. Funny though that the fans are still always on.

How loud is the fan in the 4600? Not that it matters to me.

I know sound is a relative thing, and can heavily depend on what your eq is set on, but next to the nad, any comments?

There is a thread at avs for the 4600 as well

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=575418




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#109023 - 08/31/05 10:31 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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ratpack. Heat isn't good for electronics, no arguement there. But I find some amps get what some consider warm or hot just by being on.

My carver amps are examples of this. If I leave them on, nothing playing ( woman has done this a few time having forgotten to turn them off ) they get quite warm. It has no fan. But they get the same temp when playing something too. 10+ yrs old and no issues yet.

I hate commenting on things I have no hands on experience with, but yamaha's in general apparantly get quite warm. And their fans never kick in automatically until it's REALLY hot vs something like my Nad which it's fans are on all the time...all 5 of them. It makes me wonder if it's really fair to compare sometimes.


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#109024 - 08/31/05 04:40 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
HK receivers tend to run hot at idle as well. I have two HK receivers... other than TVs, they are the only electronics I turn off when not using. The rest seem to idle with essentially zero power consumption.

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