The reviews I read described this as a "good budget model"
receiver. The all in one nature of the receiver itself somewhat
precludes it ever truly becoming a "superlative" machine by
any standard. With an MSRP of $599 it is really a pretty good
deal for what it is. For truly critical listening I would steer away
from the receiver idea entirely and go with separate components if at
A solid-state or tube amplifier by Mark Levinson (no relation for
those who care) should make you very happy indeed. The price is not
similar to your Yamaha and neither is the level of performance and
accuracy. For someone who has such sophisticated ears, do yourself a
favor and buy something truly extraordinary. You will have this gear
for the rest of your life and amortized over such a period of time it
is in my estimate money very well spent.
I doubt that whoever sold you the Yamaha carries Levinson
gear or something comparable but there are always Levinson
pieces up on eBay and I bet someone on this very list may
have an audiophile grade amp they might be selling off...
Just a thought,
On Aug 29, 2005, at 11:29 AM, Michael Ridderbusch wrote:
> Perhaps someone knows the answer to this.
> I recently purchased a top of the line receiver by yamaha,
> the rx-v740, only to discover that its fan produces an audible e below
> middle c
> which makes it useless to me when listening to chamber music, or any
> where amplitude has peaks and valleys.
> Is it normal for the fan to be audible?
> Is this a design trend, or are there superlative amplifiers out there
> without fans,
> or at least without noisy fans?
> If a fan is noiseless, will it get noisier with age?