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Old 09-05-00, 09:20 PM
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Concerning Yamaha receiver

I heard that the 795a has binding posts for all channels instead of spring clips..is this correct?

What are the changes or differences?

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Old 09-06-00, 12:16 AM
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Hum, I think it got a new remote, two S-Video outs (one now on DVD), maybe some other minor changes.
http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcgi...VR00010RX-V795
http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcgi...R00010RX-V795A



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Old 09-06-00, 03:18 AM
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The difference btw 795 and 795a is minimal. The a-model is the later model. The lower series a-model have more differences. For example, both 495a and 595a models have added DTS while the earlier non a models had no DTS.

I just bought the 795a at an unbelievable price--$399 at Sound Advice in Orlando. The same unit was also sold for $449 at Sound Track in Denver just a few weeks back. This model is being cleared for a new model coming out soon this fall. I was told the new model will have a new Dolby processor. The 595a has already been replaced with the 596. I looked at the 596 spec and it still has the same YSS-918 processor (same as in 795a) so I'm not real sure if the new 795a replacement will have a new chip or not.

Anyway, shop around, there should be some good prices on the 795a.

I have not set my unit up yet as I'm still shopping for speakers so I won't be able to comment on the model and its sound. This will be my third Yamaha receiver and I can say the the first 2 Yamaha dobly prologic receivers sounded great!

I'm considering the Energy Take 5 and the Mirage AVS-500 as my speakers. Anyone one have comments? best prices?

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Just a side note. I believe that Sound And Vision magazine had reviewed both and rated the 795a much higher primarily because it has a lower MSRP even though it is a newer model (although as has been mentioned it to is now being replaced).

I purchased the 595a about 3 months ago just as it was being discontinued and being replaced by the 596. The 596 goes for 499 in retail stores. I got the 595a as an open box unit for $330. Getting the 795a for 399 was an even better deal, although it was still selling for around $700-800 dollars when I bought my 595a. I am happy with my 595a, although I have Cambridge Soundworks speakers and no sub woofer right now. My next purchase will be a better speaker setup, possibly the Energy Take 5 series.

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I'm looking for a new receiver..maybe I will go for the Yamaha HTR-5250?

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shop around and get the yamaha rxv995. try pricescan.com. that's where i got mine. be careful though since some places don't have manufacturer's warranty. mine doesn't but this thing works fine so far, thank god.

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Old 09-06-00, 07:45 PM
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I will go to the Yamaha site and look into that one.

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Another question for all...any owners of the Sony STRE-845 receiver?



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The coressponding RX-V and HTR models are essentially the same. The only difference is where they can be sold in terms of local retail and online.

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