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keep my yamaha?

Posted on March 23, 1999 at 18:36:51

i have a yamaha 793. my speakers are paradigm monitor 7, cc350 and mini monitor. i just bought a harman kardon amp. movie sound got better and so did my music. but i'm wondering if the yamaha is messing my system up. it is what you guys would call "bright" i think. the amp improved the sound but i wonder if a separate preamp and decoder would help even more. i'm looking at the sherwood because its cheap. i dont want to spend over 1000 dollars. the sherwood seems to get rave reviews and has dts and lots of inputs and featurss. would i notice a big difference between my yamaha 793 and the sherwood preamp and procesor? i don't really want to spend the money but if it will help a lot i will. thanks.



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Re: keep my yamaha?, posted on March 24, 1999 at 03:58:05
Tim S.

How has the reliability been? The first 793 I had wasn't working correctly. I exchanged to another one. Now I discovered this one also has a defect, but a different one from the first. It could have been present from day 1, but I don't know. I had Yamaha repair service try to fix, but they couldn't. To say the least, I'm not to happy with Yamaha. Tonight I will pick up a Denon AVR-2700 and a Denon CD player. The CD helps to keep things simple. I will sell my 793 receiver and 565 CD player for cheap. Hopefully the defect will not bother someone. They will be getting the combo very cheap anyhow. I am very happy with the Yamaha sound but real disappointed in the quality. I thought Yamaha was a very reliable brand! Right now I don't have anything good to say about them. Am I the only one whose had two defective units, or even 1? I did buy from a retail walk-in authorized shop also. So it could be blamed on mail-order.


Sorry, " So it couldn't be blamed on mail-order." (nt), posted on March 24, 1999 at 04:00:29
Tim S.



Re: keep my yamaha?, posted on March 24, 1999 at 07:56:19
Rod M

Absolutely. The Sherwood has a processor so it will do the whole job assuming you've got 5 channels of amplification or you could use the Yam for a rear channel amp.

Make sure you can return it if it does sound better, but I think you're on the right track.


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