expired Yamaha RX-V383B Home Theatre Amp HDMI, 4K & Bluetooth $309 (MRRP $499) @ KG Electronic eBay

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Nice little entry-level amp or update unit for the the home theatre user who isn't a full on audiophile but still wants all the current connectivity stuff to see them through for a few years. Excellent tech reviews for this unit if u Google it up. HDMI in / out, 4k passthrough and latest audio decoding formats; with more than enough power to rattle the average sized lounge room - and of course, the quality that comes with one of the leading audio brands. These are brand new, in original packaging with full manufacturer's warranty. Mine arrived yesterday - postage included, full cost $309. Cheers guys!

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    very tempting.
    anyone elsa can share more of their experiences with this amp?

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      Don't have this one myself but it gets really good reviews. Not going to power any massive speakers but great for a standard at home setup.

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      I have an older model but similar specs. The Yamaha amps are brilliant value for money. The feature set is amazing for the price - supports the most common digital formats, good compatibility with HDMI, and the DSP is pretty good. This is a smaller model - less power, fewer features - but more than adequate for most small-to-medium home theatres. Just make sure you pair it with small-to-medium speakers - large speakers will tax it too much (IMO).

      Rule of thumb - each speaker costs same as the amp. So you'd be looking at a $1000 pair of front speakers as a good match for this amp, and appropriately sized surrounds and centre.

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        In terms of what nhand42 says about speakers, you really just need to follow the ohms and wattage. The 373 and 383 is pretty formidable at 400w, can power 4 and 6 ohm speakers. To my 373 I have a Yamaha subwoofer (active) and an assortment of speakers from accusound, jmax products, and voll. It's not ideal, but each of them would outperform more expensive speakers. @50w per speaker it'd be deafening in a 4x5m (large bedroom) room, at 70w your neighbors could potentially sing along.

        In sum, this amp should be more than adequate for the average person, and paired with decent speakers will outperform the average person's HTS. The general consumer settles with a sound bar or at most a Bose 2.1. Using the same amount of money, these setups should outperform the bose

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          why not buy a home theater for double the price of receiver? it would also have a receiver.

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          There's no such thing as a free lunch. Those home theatre packages often have low quality speakers, low power receivers, reduced feature set. They're still good value for money - they'll do the job on a budget - but be aware you're getting the 4 cylinder Hyundai, not the 8 cylinder Aston Martin.

          Not all receivers are created equal. If you want bigger sound, better sound, you'll have to spend more money.

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          @immu999: the total amount i spent on my speaker set was about 450-500. Find me one better value

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          @nairdajun: What speakers are you using btw?

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          @immu999: Voll B44 (Rears), Accusound Reference (Centre), JMax Products QHS-125W (Fronts), Yamaha YST-SW325 Sub (I think, or at least it looks just like it. might be an older version).

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          @nairdajun: Confusing for a newbie like me, but interesting.. I've done some research and looked at the components you are using. It must be a joy to feel the music coming out of it.
          A suggestion: Can i buy this receiver and a decent bookshelf speakers to start with and then build my system over time. I want to restrict the investment at $500ish and spend more in the coming months.

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          @immu999: You definitely can, depending on the size of the room.

          The application for me was just an average sized bedroom. Originally I was just going with a 2.0 setup, but just kept buying stuff haha.

          Phase 1 - 2 bookshelf & amp, possibly a sub. Get the speakers decent enough to serve as rears if you wish to "upgrade" to better fronts later.
          Phase 2 - Get a sub & Centre. Sub doesnt have to be overly expensive, even a good quality second hand will do. (i.e. yamaha, DALI, Jamo, etc)
          Phase 3 - get rears if you want that surround experience but these should be the least of your priorities imo.

          I know among a lot of audiophiles and suggestions from the internet that you should avoid mix and matching speakers, but if you're working to a budget and you spend your money on better speakers than those that come in a set, I don't see why not. Yamaha has a great YPAO mic system, that calibrates the amp and speakers for best performance.

          Previously there was a deal on Voll b44 v2, and I would highly recommend those. Although not as cheap now, I would highly recommend these as Front & rears (if your room is not huge, or if you want petite looking speakers) They can be found here

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      I have the RX-V373 and love it. I love that they've added Bluetooth functionality in the 383, but wish they also included airplay. Although I probably wouldn't buy a new one until this one breaks, I would highly recommend this if it's anything like the 373. I bought the 373 around this price about 5 years ago and still going strong, never missed a beat (pun intended)

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    here is cheaper, i bought one, it does what i expect it to do.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/325041

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    Just a silly question, I already have a home theatre system, it is worth buying this?

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      Depends what you mean by "home theatre system" and what you hope to get out of it.

      If you have one of those 200w LG DVD combos with the glorified PC speakers and want to upgrade to something more formidable, yes.
      If you're hoping to take those speakers and plug it into this amp, no.
      If you already have an amp like this but older…there's no real need to. I don't think it will make a substantial difference for the money you'll shell out

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    I'm running an old but solid Wharfedale MovieStar 60 surround speakers and subwoofers but I've upgraded the centre channel speaker. Nothing massively fancy, but as I said, for the average Joe, very satisfactory. Yamaha includes features on their entry level units which are normally only seen at the upper end of other brands. I apply one rule with my HTS - quality over quantity. 😃

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    Ooh - you're going to need connector pins if ur speaker wires are thick - so I have discovered……🙄

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