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#109025 - 08/31/05 04:53 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Registered: 12/12/03
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In reply to:

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?




I don't know what the watts are but I was cranking the crap out of it for hours if that helps. My room was rocking!.........but guy's don't panic, I measured the top temp and emailed Yamaha and the current temp is well within spec. It just caught me a little off guard. It runs hotter then the NAD and as hot as my old HK 630 did. Heat is not a big deal as long as the heat sinks and fans are doing there job and with the RX-V4600, they are doing just that. The front of the receiver is cool to the touch so the heat is being dissipated the way it should be.

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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 )




Roughly 22 X 22 room and I was cranking rock for the most part and a little of my kid's pop stuff. Receiver is in my A/C controlled basement so room temp is not a factor...........and no nothing is on top of it.

Like I said above, it's not like a can fry eggs on it, it's just runs a little warmer then I was expecting. But as every day goes buy, the thought keeps going through my mind of dumping my NAD and getting one of these.

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#109026 - 08/31/05 05:24 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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What about sound quality? brighter, warmer, same? more bass, less bass

Again, really depends on eq settings I guess.

I can't wait to get mine next week. Better be next week, I'm going NUTS. I hate waiting for toys.

What about the remote? It doesn't look half as good as the nad one. NAD did that part right.
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#109027 - 08/31/05 11:15 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Never: do you have a sound meter? If so, what was the reading and how far from the speakers were you?

I noticed, a month or so ago, on one of the boards a few comments that Yahama was having trouble with their HDMI ports. Have you experimented with HDMI switching, etc?

What was the top temperature?
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#109028 - 09/01/05 10:34 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Yeah I have one. When I say I was cranking it, I mean I was cranking. Needle was hovering around 100db and I had it like that for almost 5 hours straight. It was a very good work out and the Yamaha was fine with it. Only thing I did do just for my own piece of mind was go into the menu and change the fan from Auto to Always On. Very cool feature that Yamaha added onto this receiver. Best part is the fan is hardly noticeable.

As for top temp after 5 hours of pounding, 115F at the top of the transformer and anywhere from 90 - 95 surrounding it.

Now with that out of the way, here is my big review on the Yamaha RX-V4600........and it's the short version. If you want a long winded review, read the one at Audioholics as it's fairly accurate concerning this receiver.

I'm selling my NAD and getting one of these! This is the best receiver I have played with in the last few years and that includes the Denon 3805, HK 635, Yamaha RX-V2500 and a host of others. It's very close to the NAD in terms of power but has far more useful features. Based on that alone it's a keeper.

It is so cool what you can get in a box these day's. The Pioneer 1015 was a breath of fresh air and the Yamaha is that much further ahead. I'm really starting to wonder why anybody would need separates anymore given the advances in stand alone receivers. I still have a few power amps kicking around and after hooking them up and then un-hooking them to the RX-V4600 last night, I'm not sure I even need one.

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#109029 - 09/01/05 12:50 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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this is all good news for me

might be two nad's ( no pun intended ) up for sale soon.
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#109030 - 09/01/05 01:22 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Only 1. I just sold mine off and I have another RX-V4600 coming for me!

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#109031 - 09/01/05 01:57 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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so I guess you like it

You never did comment on it's sound....

I think eventually I will indeed get a power amp for the m80's. Probably within the year as soon as funds allow. I still have to pay for all these new toys yet.
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#109032 - 09/01/05 02:18 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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In reply to:

You never did comment on it's sound....




Sounds just like the NAD and with all the EQ options, you can make it sound however you want.

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#109033 - 09/01/05 03:14 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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almost seems to good to be true.

I can't wait to get this thing now.

thanks!


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#109034 - 09/01/05 04:18 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V 4600
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
I wasn't kidding when I said it was the best receiver I have played with in a long time! I will be shocked if you don't like it.

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