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dustin333
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Yamaha RX-Z1 worth $1500 dollars worth it. open item 4 year warranty. I know the sound is anything but laid back. commments/opinions
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 1895
Registered: Dec-03
I don't think the RX-Z1 is bright at all. I have heard this model and it is not at all like the other RX-V series. It matches well with a lot of good speakers.
At that price, it is definitely worth the money.
 

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Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 901
Registered: Dec-03
Four year warranty? Never heard of such a thing. For $1500 the RX-Z1 is a very good deal. The only drawback is it has a fixed crossover. Other than that it is a fine unit.
 

dustin333
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Im sorry I meant 5 year warranty. I have also still been considering the Rotel 1067 or the Arcam 300. I now have also taken some interest in the Outlaw Audio pre/amp 950 combined with the 770 7.1 200 watt all channels driven amplifier.
 

dustin333
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I also saw the Marantz sr9300 brand new for 1998.00 what do you think
 

dustin333
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what do you think of the Marantz sr9300 compared to seperates as in the outlaw preamp 950 combined with the770 amplifier
 

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Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 905
Registered: Dec-03
I did not know anybody had 5 year warranties. That's pretty impressive. You have mentioned five very good products, all with their own sonic characteristics. I think you need to decide what you like best as the money is within a few hundred dollars but the features and sound of these is so different. There are no losers among these and I would not begin to tell you which to choose. Just go with whichever you like best and feel most comfortable with and you'll be fine.Good luck.
 

dustin333
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can you tell me what all you know about Arcam 300 and the outlaw setup I spoke about. Is there anything either do not have as in do they carry every format. I know with the Arcam 300 you can upgrade it. As where I don't think you can upgrade the 950 processor from outlaw. Can you also add A 7.1 amplifier to the Arcam for more wattage in the future because it only puts out 100 watts per channel. When I look up the Arcam 300 on a search engine it seems to me I really cant find all the specs you normally see say when you look up Rotel or Marantz etc. Just need that little extra push on deciding what to purchase.

I know I've been going on and on and you know this because you have graciously responded to a lot of my questions and I can't thankyou enuff. You have seen me talk about the Rotel 1067 receiver for about 2000 and the Arcam for about 2000 I also have talked about Outlaw Audio dabbing into seperates which is all new to me. I have seen the Marantz sr9300 new for 1999 and the Yamaha RX-Z1 for 1500 Just need the extra push.

Like I said before right now I am pushing the Athena AS-F2's for fronts along with AS-b2's bookshelves for surround with AS-c2 for center channel. My sub in the near future will be the svs 20-39pci+. ggggggrrrrrrrr can't decide need audiophiles help.
 

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Username: Kano

Post Number: 115
Registered: Oct-04
Harman Kardon gave me 5 years as well.
Polk Audio gave me 7 years.

dustin333, the Athenas, in my opinion, are quite detailed, sensitive and aren't a heavy load. You say "only" 100 watts a channel, but this is more than enough power to drive these speakers in a large room. The Arcam 300 is more receiver than you need and the Outlaw combo is just plain overkill.

I wouldn't spend more than $1200 on a receiver unless you plan on upgrading your speakers in the future.
 

dustin333
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I would like the option of upgrading speakers whenever I needed or wanted to sometime in the future. I would not want to have to opt out for a new receiver if the one I purchased did not have the outs for an amplifier. Or maybe I should just play it safe and go with the Outlaw Audio setup.
 

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Username: Sound_advice

Post Number: 78
Registered: Sep-04
Hi Dustin333

The Arcam also has a 5 year warranty and beautifull sound to boot.
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 1897
Registered: Dec-03
I will definitely recommend the Outlaw set-up. I also use Outlaw to drive Axiom M60. Unbelievable combination:-)
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