15yr old Yamaha Receiver

happsSeptember 9, 2008

What do you all think of older (early 1990's) high end Yamaha receivers like the RX-V870 and RX-V1070 for use a a 2 channel stereo? I'm looking for a 2 channel receiver to deliver crisp, clear sound to by B&W bookshelf speakers in my bedroom and I see older higher end Yamaha units for sale on classifieds sites so I'm wondering if it would be a good match for my Denon Cd player and B&W bookshelf speaker?

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Those are good receivers. But you would have paid for extra amplifiers and surround processors you wouldn't use.

Sonically, you would be better off buying Yamaha's or someone else's good 2 channel receiver.

I'd look for a Yamaha RX595 or a Denon DRA675.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 5:44PM
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Thanks for the information. I didn't realize that a lower priced 2 channel receiver from Yamaha would sound better than their $900 fancy multifunction one.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 9:21PM
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For a bedroom unit wouldn't you be better off buying a new Yamaha or Onkyo receiver that is entry level but still of good quality for your purpose?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 9:56AM
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