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Replacement Yamaha RX-V2600

Hi All - would welcome your thoughts and comments on replacing my Yamaha RX-V2600. After 6 years of great service the unit will now not turn on. Just the familiar "clunk" when you power on, but not output on the front LED panel, or any of the av outputs. Currently investigating fault / cost of repair, bit suspect it may not be economically viable.

One of the reasons I bought this receiver was not only it's great home cinema performance, but also the quality of music output (via CD and mp3 attached media player) Hopefully, a replacement would continue this balance.

The receiver has been paired with 6x B&W M1's and 1x B&W PV1, located in a 5m square room. No plans to replace these.

I'm thinking of budget between £500 - £1000, but happy to pay less! I suspect price / quality has improved over the years since I originally purchased, and I don't need audiophile quality.

All comments / thoughts gratefully received.

Thanks

Mike

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RE: Replacement Yamaha RX-V2600

I would highly recommend this:

http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/products/productdetail/Yamaha+RX-A3010++AV+Receiver++%28Save+1100%29+%28Last+Few+Available+/+Ex-Display+Models%29/part_number=RX-A3010/1765.0.4.3.58511.0.0.0.0?pp=40&

2nd option:

http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/products/productdetail/Yamaha+RX-A2010++AV+Receiver++%28Save+800%29+%28Last+Few+Available+/+Ex-Display+Models%29/part_number=RX-A2010/1765.0.4.3.58511.0.0.0.0?pp=40&

3rd option:

http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/products/productdetail/Yamaha+RX-A1010+AV+Receiver+%28Save+400%29/part_number=RX-A1010/1765.0.4.3.58511.0.0.0.0?pp=40&

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Thanks bigboss - off to Sevenoaks at weekend then!!! Hope they still have comfy listening sofas! Seem to remember I was a PITA 6 yrs ago, spending all of one Saturday morning there!

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RE: Replacement Yamaha RX-V2600

(Assuming that your RX-V2600 cannot be economically repaired, and it may be worth checking with a local repair shop) to follow the Yamaha theme, you could also try Peter Tyson for the RX-A1010, 2010 and 3010 here

http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/receivers-av/yamaha/index.shtml

Or Creative Audio, where I bought my Yamaha RX-A2010 for £849 two months ago, it's now £80 cheaper, lucky you

http://www.creative-audio.co.uk/HDLIST.php?CAT=HCAMP

There may be other dealers also selling the outgoing Yamaha 1010 series. This is a good time to be buying them! It should also be possible to get a new machine, not ex-demonstration.

Get the best one in the series that you can. The RX-A1010 is a good machine, but the RX-A2010 is better. Indeed I know that the RX-A2010 (now in my kitchen) is better than the RX-V1067, which has now been relegated to my bedroom. But Rick at Musicraft will tell you that the top model, the RX-A3010, is better again, and it's now just about half its original listed price. As it's now available for just under a grand, just within your budget, I really would get that model if I were you. You can read a review of it here http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/yamaha-rx-a3010-av-receiver-review/10783 and What Hi-Fi also very much like it here http://www.whathifi.com/review/yamaha-rx-a3010 .

 

 

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Son of SJ - thanks for your input; increasingly tempted by 3010!!

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RE: Replacement Yamaha RX-V2600

Hi mikew

The Aventage RX-A3010 was good enough at £2k however at the current prices i feel that the Aventage RX-A3010 is a no brainer Smile

Btw, Anthem's MRX 300 AV receiver is also worth a look.

http://www.anthemavs.co.uk/product/anthem-mrx-300-receiver

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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RE: Replacement Yamaha RX-V2600

mikew wrote:
I'm thinking of budget between £500 - £1000, but happy to pay less! I suspect price / quality has improved over the years since I originally purchased, and I don't need audiophile quality.

You'll find that with gradual improvements, even the RXA2010 will be an improvement, but as the RXA3010 is available within your budget, it is definitely the one I'd be looking at to replace a 2600, and is quite a step up over the 2010.

DavidF @FrankHarveyHiFi, Coventry.

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Thanks to all who have commented - your input / advice has been appreciated. Off to test 3010 over weekend!!!

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mikew wrote:

Thanks to all who have commented - your input / advice has been appreciated. Off to test 3010 over weekend!!!

Hi mikew

Your welcome and nice one Smile

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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RE: Replacement Yamaha RX-V2600

Hi Mikew I bought one of the Yamaha 3010s from Sevenoaks just over a week ago and it was the last one on the books at the time and they had people fghting over it. If they now have a couple more I'd bite their hand off. It's a great bit of kit and replaced what was a very fine AV receiver, the Onkyo 905. As Rick said a no brainer.

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