06-10-00, 06:25 PM
what do you guys think of these receivers?
i have a pioneer vsx608 that i bought at best buy, but am going to return due to some malfunctions with the unit. so, i am stuck buying a receiver there.
besides the yamaha, does best buy carry any other brands you would recommend?
I just bought the Yamaha RX-V595a a few days ago. I actually got a good deal as it is being discontinued and it's replacement model the 596 which IMO is not as good and $100 more. I actually bought an open box and got it for $270. If you want to buy a 595 you better hurry before they disappear. The 795 has slightly more power, a few more DSP modes and an on screen guide. Those are the main differences. Check the link below for the exact differences. As the 795 is still current and the 595 is being dicontinued the 595 is a better deal as it's price has been reduced. The only problem that I have is that they do not have a display of the volume level. Other then that the 595 I bought is great. http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/smile.gif http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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They have the identical decoders/processor. The amp is little bigger for 795A w/1 (2?) extra source inputs. (Memory fails me - maybe the 595A has some clip binding posts(?). The 795A has all bananas.)
Both are excellent machines, especially for HT.Either can be a little harsh for music- i.e female vocals. Really needed more range on the tone controls or somekind of EQ.
Crazy Eddie's sold me a 795a for $425. W/pointclick & AMEX discounts (both are gone now), I got it for $320. (I sold it after that.)
Depends what prices you find you. For an extra $50, I'd easily take a 795a over a 595a. An extra $150, would steer me to a 595a.
You might want to think about a Onkyo575. No s-video, but another good performer. Also $300 (refurb) from onecall or soundcity.
[This message has been edited by BEC (edited June 12, 2000).]