UPA 700 vs 13yr Yamaha AVR..Real world difference? Jan 26, 2013 14:20:53 GMT -5
Post by dougc on Jan 26, 2013 14:20:53 GMT -5
Hi I'm kinda new on here and don't even know if I'm posting this in a proper place. Anyway I have a 13yr. old Yamaha RX-V596 AVR supposedly rated at 100 x 5. We all know how that goes . Anyway lets back up a second. I am about 65% midrange deaf, being a cabinet/ custom furniture builder for the last 30yrs. You know the kind that never wears ear plugs and constantly saying "What ?"or looking at my wife and saying"what did they say". I finally set out on a mission to build some new speakers to blow my Paradigms away. I started out with the subs (2) L/R. Then moved on to the mains and center. My L/C/R speakers all consist of 2-Vifa Pl 18wo midbass, 2-BG neo8pdr's mid and 1-BG neo3pdr tweet. All I can say is WOW, what an improvement! I definitly suceeded ;D. The problem is, even though I suceeded in blowing away my Paradigms the midrange and highs are stiil not at full potential. Anyone who has followed reviews on BG (Bohlender Graebener)speakers, the reviews all say" how scary and life like they sound" So the I started looking at my amp source yea that 13 yr. old Yamaha. So I pulled out my shelved Carver TFM 55x amp. and hooked it up to my mains. WOW once again what an improvement. My mains came alive, timber and openness.My mids and highs came to life and the extra wattage of my relieved Yamaha brought my center and surrounds to life. My wife even noticed the difference after all she's happy with a clock radio. Then my heart droped as my wife said,"Good your finally done". I replied, yeah honey. While in the back of my head im thinking( NOT )I think I finally found the problem, the amp in my Yamaha is a peice of .... .Anyway before I get served divorse papers over this. Do you really think the UPA 700 will solve my problems? I'm not after volume but sound quality.What has sold me on the UPA line besides budget is bringing the mids and highs to life. Although their arn't that many reviews on the 500 or 700. So I am a little sceptical. Any replies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Doug C.