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#68358 - 11/17/04 12:52 AM Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 17
Hi,
I would appreciate any feedback anyone can give using the following receivers:
Yamaha RX-V2500
Harman Kardon AVR-7300

I've been reading a lot of review lately on both receiver and still can't decide. Seems like the Yamaha has a lot of support for different audio format and the HK has the Faroudja.

Does the Faroudja make any difference for audio? I thought this company chipset are only useful for enhancing the video and not audio??? If this is true, why have a Faroudja chip in the receiver when it is better server in a DVD player?

Any feedback from Axiom owners with a Yamaha and HK would be appreciated.

Speakers:
VP150
EP350
M60ti
QS8 + Stands

Thanks!

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#68359 - 11/17/04 12:59 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
fvang Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 17
Sorry, I forgot to add one more receiver.

Denon AVR-3805

Thoughts and comments on these 3 receiver with Axiom speakers?

Movies: 50% (Sci-Fi, Action)
Audio: 50% (Mostly 80s Music and Pop/Rock) and will be buying a lot of SACD and DVD-Audio.

Is HDCD better or equivalent to SACD or DVD-Aduio

Thanks again!


Thanks!

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#68360 - 11/17/04 01:36 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
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Registered: 05/24/04
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Fvang, I believe the farouda chip is used for video purposes only. I *think* the harman kardon converts all composite and s-video to component video quality.
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#68361 - 11/17/04 10:50 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
In reply to:

Faroudja make any difference for audio




No. It's all video. The chip will look after the end video quality that hits your screen. This method on paper at least should actually improve the image of any signal sent in to it. This alone for me at least is a strong argument for the HK............and I own the 3805!

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#68362 - 11/17/04 11:32 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
alan Online   content
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
fvang,

The H/K 7300 will likely produce more actual power output than the Denon. H/Ks tend to be conservatively rated. The previous model, the 7200, had massive measured power output, considerably higher than its conservative rating.

Denon tends to exaggerate somewhat on their power output, but they are reasonably close.

Check out the remotes as well. H/Ks in the past tend to be annoying--I got used to mine-- and some Denons have tiny buttons that are not intuitively arranged, but no remote is perfect. Maybe H/K has improved the remote.

HDCD has nothing to do with SACD or DVD-Audio. HDCD is a kind of compander circuit mixed with a lot of hokum. If it's there, fine, but do not make a buying decision based on the presence of HDCD.

SACD and DVD-Audio are "hi-resolution" audio formats that, in theory, and in measurements, are superb, but resulting multi-channel mixes are wildly variable (Neil Young in the rear channels? Ridiculous..) and it's anyone's guess whether either will succeed commercially. One might survive as a niche format, but only time will tell.

Regards,
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#68363 - 11/17/04 05:43 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
fvang Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 17
Thanks everyone! I think I've made up my mind and will be getting my receiver this weekend. Can't wait till I get my speakers this Monday.
One week at home to enjoy my new system.

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#68364 - 11/18/04 01:05 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 649
Loc: Nashville, TN
So what's it gonna be?
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#68365 - 11/18/04 04:16 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V2500 or HK AVR-7300
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
If I was a betting man I would say the HK!

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#68366 - 11/18/04 04:36 PM Pioneer Elite VSX-56TXi
fvang Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 17
Hi,
Anyone have a Pioneer receiver that they used with Axiom speakers? I would appreciate any feedback from anyone. I couldn't find much review on this new receiver from Pioneer.
What I like about this receiver is that it has firewire support.

Thanks!

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#68367 - 11/18/04 06:48 PM Re: Pioneer Elite VSX-56TXi
bray Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 1791
Loc: Colorado
No fair!!!!
You didnt even mention that one.
NH....Good thing your NOT a betting man.
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