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Old 5th December 2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Yamaha HT amps - Worth the money?

Hello everyone,
This Yamaha amp, is it a good starting point or am I wasting money? Will it drive 4 ohm load if I ever get 4 ohm speakers?

http://www.yamaha.ca/av/Receivers/HTR6030B.jsp

Any entry level Panasonic or Pioneer amps better suited for 4 ohm loads?

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Old 5th December 2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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the specifications section says it'll drive down to a 2ohm load, and up to a 16ohm

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Old 5th December 2007, 09:24 PM   #3
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LOL, I can read english just fine thank you. I should have specified for actual real life experience with Yamaha in general...

Do they lie in their specs?
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Old 5th December 2007, 10:52 PM   #4
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LOL, I can read english just fine thank you. I should have specified for actual real life experience with Yamaha in general...

Do they lie in their specs?
Figured you could read, was just afraid you might have been lazy

to answer the new question as best I can: Yamaha has been a trustworthy brand in everything I've seen and experienced. Admittedly, I can't claim to have owned any, but I've listened to them at several audio stores and didn't find anything wrong with them compared to the other similarly priced recievers. They didn't sound to be lacking in any particularly obvious area, but then again, I wasn't wow'd by them either. They didn't feel understated, or overstated to me. More of a "here's what it is" feeling. Then again, my ears aren't quite as golden as some. Everyone I personally know who has owned yamaha claims them to be solidly build and reliable (only two people, so not as across the board of a claim as you may be hoping for). That's what I got.
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Old 7th December 2007, 01:15 AM   #5
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short term power at low impedance is ok.
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Old 7th December 2007, 05:56 AM   #6
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Do they lie in their specs?
It's not called lying; it is "specmanship" LOL!

It's hard to judge a HT amp's capability based on it's quoted ratings. Manufacturers generally quote performances as measured under the most optimistic conditions. I own a Yamaha HT amp RX-V1400 RDS and several friends and family also own Yamaha HT amps. Never heard a harsh word mentioned against them.

That being said, I ensured that I got an amp that had pre-outs that could drive external amps, should I wish to have higher power outputs...
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Old 10th December 2007, 07:47 PM   #7
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Smile Quality of Yamaha amps

I have owned Yamaha equipment since 1980's. Have a C-85 preamp, T-80 AM/FM Tuner, P2200 power amps, P2075 power amps, M1516 mixing board, D1030 electronic crossovers, CD players etc and have found the quality to meet or excell above the specs given. Very clean equipment.
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I've thrown some terrible impedance loads (around 3R) on my Yamaha HT receiver and never flinched.

Great HT machine but not for music.
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Old 11th December 2007, 01:01 PM   #9
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I've thrown some terrible impedance loads (around 3R) on my Yamaha HT receiver and never flinched.

Great HT machine but not for music.

Why not for music? I was planing on using it as a 2.1 system...
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Old 12th December 2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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The emphasis is on HT use and not music making. They're OK on music but you can do much better using dedicated stereo components.

It all depends how much you expect of the sound and many are more than happy with the results. I have 2 systems in the main area.... 1 for HT.... 1 for music and they share nothing between them. My choice for my tastes.
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