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#42165 - 04/19/04 12:09 AM Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
audiofan Offline

Registered: 03/19/04
Posts: 203
I was at my local dealer Myer-Emco this afternoon and tried out both Yamaha Rx-v1400 and Rx-v2400. Both movie and 2-channel stereo music sound awesome! I'm sold at Yamaha Rx-v2400. One problem is that i hear them with B&W speakers.

How do these receivers sound with M60ti? Anyone owns or has heard these receivers with axiom speakers? I'm also interested in Denon 3805 as well, but the local Myer-Emco does not have it on display....How is Denon 3850 compared to Yamaha rx-v2400?

thanks for input.

#42166 - 04/19/04 12:46 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
bigjohn Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX

since most people believe that 'bigger is better', i am sure that most would say to get the 2400 if you can afford it. as far as pairing it with the M60s, you shouldnt have any probs there.. i would stay clear of the M80s though, rumor has it that the Yamaha's wont support a 4 ohm load. and most everyone here loves the whole line of Denon products. it basically comes down to which receiver has the 'sound' that YOU prefer. i know the Denons have a lot of great features, and most say that the Yamaha auto calibration system is a crock, so its up to you.

they are both great companies, that make great HT receivers. take in some input, do some research for your needs, make your purchase and dont have any second thoughts..

but if you ever think you might go with the M80's, take the Denon for sure..

this is just my opinion, you will get others!!


#42167 - 04/19/04 03:02 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
JohnK Offline
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AF, several on the board use 1400s or 2400s with Axiom speakers and may reply later. Neither they nor any other well-designed receiver "sound" at all, they just transparently amplify the sound that they're given. A 2400(or even a 1400 in your small room) would be an excellent choice to use with the M60s or any of the Axiom speakers and would have more than enough power. The new Denon 3805 shares with the Yamahas the advantage of automatic room equalization and it's unknown at this time whether one is more effective than the other. The basic sound of the speakers would be identical with either, of course, but if some other feature of the 3805 attracts you and the higher price(the microphone is about $60 extra) is acceptable, you won't go wrong with that either.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#42168 - 04/19/04 12:10 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
mac60 Offline

Registered: 03/14/04
Posts: 28

I run an RX-V1400 with M60's and HSU VTF-2 MKII. I am extremely happy with the reciever and the way my setup sounds. I needed some help to set it all up but that's because I'm a newbie at this. This is my first High end Setup. After a few days of experimenting with trying different settings I can now say I'm pretty comfortable navigating all the menus and setting everything as I please. This reciever in combination with the M60s truly blows me away. I sit on the couch listening to music everyday after work and even more on weekends.

#42169 - 04/19/04 12:49 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
expatbrit Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 148
Loc: Minnesota

I agree that an 'amplifier' should do nothing more than increase the amplitude of a signal and therefore should not influence the 'sound'. However, a reciever is not just an amplifier, it converts digital signals to analog, it decodes information into discrete channels, it applies 'tone' to the signal (equalization), it applies varying amounts of harmonic distortion and it amplifies as well. Therefore the scope for changing the 'sound' is quite great. I recently switched from a Yamaha 5560 receiver to a Denon 3803, and believe me, they 'sound' different.
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#42170 - 04/19/04 01:06 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
audiofan Offline

Registered: 03/19/04
Posts: 203
thank you all for your input. I'll stop by another local deal Tweeter tonight and and see if they carry Denon 3805. I will listen both and make decision later.

Is there any online dealers carry Yamaha, except local authorized dealers?

#42171 - 04/19/04 05:41 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
Grexx Offline

Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 106
I'm running the RX-V1400 on my M60's and I'm very happy with it. Before the Yammy; I had the Denon 1601 and it sounded good but not as good as the RX-V1400. I know its the bottom end of Denon lineup so comparing it isn't fair. Some say the RX-V1400 makes the M60s brighter but I didn't find it that way. I think its all about setting it up right.

People here rave about the 3803 and 3805; so either way I think you wont be disapointed.

#42172 - 04/19/04 11:54 PM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
Raindance Offline

Registered: 11/30/03
Posts: 170
Loc: Minnesota
Rather than saying that the 1400/2400 do not support 4-ohm speakers, I'd say that none of the folks around here know if they do. Yamaha claims they do and I think it's reasonable that they do. I've not heard of related 4-ohm problems given by the 1400/2400. I personally won't feel bad about hooking M80s up to my 1400 when I've the money to do so.

As far as other Yamaha receivers (HTR line, et cetera), YMMV.

#42173 - 04/20/04 12:01 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
mwc Offline

Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 958
Loc: Texas(DFW)..that country to th...
The 2400 that I had pushed my power hungry 4 ohm Maggies just fine. The center and surrounds are 6 ohm. I had the 2400 for almost six months and never had a problem.
*Does your train of thought have a caboose?*

#42174 - 04/20/04 12:02 AM Re: Yamaha RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 with M60ti?
INANE Offline

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1693
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Aren't the Denon AVRs that are always meantioned here a bit more than say the yammi 1400? I'm looking for a receiver and for the money I'm trying to find one that can beat the 1400 (I'll be getting M60's myself)

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