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#87105 - 03/25/05 03:16 PM Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
esierra Offline
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Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Puerto Rico
I really like the features and specs of the Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver, but I'm not sure if it goes well with Axiom Speakers. A lot of people say that Axiom Speakers are "bright", and that they need a "warm" receiver, but the Yamaha Receivers apparently are "bright" as well.

Can you describe what have been your experiences with the sound of Yamaha Receivers and Axiom Speakers. Are they "Bright", "Warm", "Neutral", etc.... Have you compared different kinds of receivers such as Denon, Harman Kardon, Pioneer, or Sherwood?

I'm also considering Paradigm and Phase Technology Speakers, which are considered "warm" speakers to go along with the Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver.

Please help me decide. Thank You.

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#87106 - 03/25/05 03:22 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
i can give you this word of advice, take Sherwood off your list immediately.

stick with Denon, H/K, Onkyo, Yamaha, Sony ES series, and Pioneer elite series. any receiver from those brands will work just fine with the 60's.

and all those terms you used are specific to each individual. what you hear as bright, someone else may hear as neutral. ALL receivers are adjustable, so you can tweak the sound as you see fit.

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#87107 - 03/25/05 03:45 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
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Loc: Iowa
there are many Axiom owners on here that like Yammy's, and the sound is wonderful. I'm sure they will chime in here
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#87108 - 03/25/05 04:07 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
As a Yamaha RX-V540 owner... I'm not overly impressed with the receiver. The DSPs are pretty cheesy (I use the direct decodes only), it lacks a settable LFE rolloff (does the 1400 have it?), the YPAO (which I don't have) as most will attest to, doesn't work nearly as well as hand tweaking with an SPL meter. The 540 only has one coaxial digital input (the rest are all optical/TOSlink). The power rating is fine for my use, it does what I need it to - an A/V switcher, amplifier, but to actually suggest that it's a must-have over other receivers in the same class? Nah.

Between the Yammie receiver and the pair of Toshiba DVD-Ps I've had, they've been the biggest disappointments.

I'll be looking Denon, H/K or Onkyo next time around.

Bren R.

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#87109 - 03/25/05 10:43 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 365
Loc: Charlottesville, Virginia
Chime I will!
I've got a 2500, and I think it is terrific with the Axioms.
Lots and lots of very good gear out there to choose from, and as long as you stick with the ones that seem to get mentioned the most (above list is a pretty good start), I cannot imagine that you would end up with an inferior product.

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#87110 - 03/26/05 01:39 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
WhatFurrer Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
In reply to:

i can give you this word of advice, take Sherwood off your list immediately.


Hey John,

Why the swipe at Sherwood? One bite you one time or something?

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#87111 - 03/28/05 09:22 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
In reply to:

Why the swipe at Sherwood



i have no personal experience with sherwood, but i know some friends that have.

my main reasoning would be that when i see a sherwood product on the same shelf as an apex or audiovox product, it has already lost all credibility. and IMO, there is no way sherwood should even be on the same list as yamaha/onkyo/denon/etc. thats like having a hyundai and a ferrari on the same list...? just dont make sense.

but, as always, this is just my opinion. i would not buy a sherwood product.

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#87112 - 03/28/05 10:06 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
FordPrefect Offline
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 1334
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Sherwood Forest is ok.
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#87113 - 03/28/05 10:45 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
alou Offline
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Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 139
Loc: Calgary, AB
Sherwood made a good hockey stick, too!! But I've switched to CCM.

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#87114 - 03/28/05 11:43 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1500 Receiver with Axiom Speakers
sidvicious02 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
nothing better than a Sherwood 5030, Chelios curve, sweet!

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