Yamaha rx-v 581 RRP £499, now £249 @ Richer Sounds
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Yamaha rx-v 581 RRP £499, now £249 @ Richer Sounds

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Found 17th Aug 2017
The RX-V581 is an exciting amplifier, and the way it handles bass and sound effects is sure to whet the appetite of any home cinema fan.
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tempt10 m ago

Some people prefer the peace of mind which comes with a known brand



Nope. Not biting to that thread tradition.
Edited by: "Biddy2" 17th Aug 2017
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Is there any disadvantage of using this with a 5.1 speaker setup?
Wish it was the 681.
Prefer this for £30 more.
tempt7 m ago

Prefer this for £30 more.



That amp doesn’t have Atmos or DTS:X support though which I’d say makes this the better buy. The downside is that this has less HDMI inputs on it

Heat added OP.
How does the sony mentioned above and this YAMAHA compare to DENON AVRX2300W?
linhang9013 m ago

How does the sony mentioned above and this YAMAHA compare to DENON …How does the sony mentioned above and this YAMAHA compare to DENON AVRX2300W?


Some comparisons in the What Hi-Fi review:
whathifi.com/yam…iew
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 17th Aug 2017
Biddy212 m ago

That amp doesn’t have Atmos or DTS:X support though which I’d say makes thi …That amp doesn’t have Atmos or DTS:X support though which I’d say makes this the better buy. The downside is that this has less HDMI inputs on itHeat added OP.


Some people prefer the peace of mind which comes with a known brand
tempt10 m ago

Some people prefer the peace of mind which comes with a known brand



Nope. Not biting to that thread tradition.
Edited by: "Biddy2" 17th Aug 2017
d3n259 m ago

Is there any disadvantage of using this with a 5.1 speaker setup?



No none at all. It just means in the future you can add more speakers/sub if you wanted to.

tempt32 m ago

Prefer this for £30 more.



Not me!

linhang9024 m ago

How does the sony mentioned above and this YAMAHA compare to DENON …How does the sony mentioned above and this YAMAHA compare to DENON AVRX2300W?



I haven't heard this model but the X2300W is much more feature packed and sounds good!
Edited by: "rev6" 17th Aug 2017
Bah, if only it has 2 HDMI out ports
I understand that Denon avrx2300w is a well reviewed amp.. lots of positive feedbacks,but is this yamaha better?
linhang901 h, 11 m ago

I understand that Denon avrx2300w is a well reviewed amp.. lots of …I understand that Denon avrx2300w is a well reviewed amp.. lots of positive feedbacks,but is this yamaha better?


For the price its worth buying. The speakers you buy are going to determine how good it sounds. Atmos and DTS X are not essential if money is not a problem go for the Denon
Still not enough HDMI ports
Biddy214 h, 26 m ago

That amp doesn’t have Atmos or DTS:X support though which I’d say makes thi …That amp doesn’t have Atmos or DTS:X support though which I’d say makes this the better buy. The downside is that this has less HDMI inputs on itHeat added OP.


HDR pass-through also missing which was the big deal breaker for me. The Denon is great value at current prices. The main advantage the Yamaha has is the web/multiroom connectivity and it's shallower (if your cabinet, like mine, limits your options)
I've currently got an old Samsung HT-C5900 5.1 amp and speaker package. I'm assuming I'd need to replace all of the speakers I currently have as they're rated 3 ohms? Really tempted to buy this amp at this price but only have £100-200 for replacement speakers. Any suggestions on what to go with?
d3n222 m ago

I've currently got an old Samsung HT-C5900 5.1 amp and speaker package. …I've currently got an old Samsung HT-C5900 5.1 amp and speaker package. I'm assuming I'd need to replace all of the speakers I currently have as they're rated 3 ohms? Really tempted to buy this amp at this price but only have £100-200 for replacement speakers. Any suggestions on what to go with?



Unfortunately, yes you will need to replace the lot. I’d say that maybe these would be a good choice at that price range. richersounds.com/pro…blk

Leaves you with a bit of change to put towards speaker wire too if they don’t come in the box.

Another alternative could be this. petertyson.co.uk/ind…D=U

Also, this set is available too. petertyson.co.uk/ind…D=U

I have personally heard the Denon speakers myself and they definitely represent good value for money in a starter set. All three will be an improvement on your Samsung system.
Have owned the Denon 2300 for a couple of years now with a 7.1 setup including Atmos. It is awesome and highly recommended for just a little more £
I think it's time to order this and replace my 2006 Onkyo 705 receiver!
Edited by: "Creative666" 18th Aug 2017
Creative66619 h, 58 m ago

I think it's time to order this and replace my 2006 Onkyo 705 receiver!

Everyones saying denon avrx2300w is better altho costs slightly more but totally worth the extra dosh
collectorcol18th Aug

I thought it was launched early last summer?...

​My bad... Typo. I have the 2200, not 2300
Creative66618th Aug

I think it's time to order this and replace my 2006 Onkyo 705 receiver!


Must resist- must resist - must resist .........
Bought this amp to replace my Onkyo 705, and despite making many tweaks to the audio set up it just doesn't give me the same detail or sub response to my 10 year old Onkyo 705, which shocks me a little.
Bought it but bluettoth connection keeps dropping even if next to the amp
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