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    Thread: Yamaha vs Denon vs Marantz vs Onkyo vs NAD vs Pioneer AVRs

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      I'll take that as a compliment Nomad

      So I got an opportunity to listen to Mission MX6 towers and boy they are big. Great sound stage but barely any connect with the audience. I felt the towers we're trying hard to push. And it wasn't because of amp. I also found them to be aesthetically unappealing for all the big size they had. When I touched the box I felt all the heavy lifting was done by top two drivers, and the below two barely contributed.

      Ah, I was never going to buy them anyway.

      Has anyone listened to Pioneer FS52? Apparently they are a class leading speakers designed by Andrew Jones. I hope they are worth all the hype.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rksingh1 View Post
      Has anyone listened to Pioneer FS52? Apparently they are a class leading speakers designed by Andrew Jones. I hope they are worth all the hype.
      No Personal experience but heard good reviews about those drivers. Do any dealers have Monitor Audio there ? Try them as well. Bronze or Silver series especially.

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      Ques : Does using step-down transformer with US models impacts the performance / life or sound quality from the AVR?

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      Quote Originally Posted by rksingh1 View Post
      Ques : Does using step-down transformer with US models impacts the performance / life or sound quality from the AVR?
      If the step down transformer is of proper wattage, it should not impact the sound quality.

      Once (10+ years ago) my BIL had brought Onkyo AVR + Onkyo speakers from USA. We wanted to test how it sounds. We did not have access to proper step down transformer, and in hurry we used a small step down transformer that we had. So stupid for 2 Electrical Engineers not to thought it over. It resulted in busted AVR. He took it back to USA, and returned it to the shop from where he had bought it. The shop tested and found that one relay had gone bad (and refunded full amount). So we could not really hear it play and sound in India.

      Apart from voltage, i am not too sure how 50Hz vs 60 Hz impact the sound quality. You might want to check that.

      My colleague had got a soundbar from USA, and it is working fine with no un-necessary noises. So 50Hz/60Hz might not matter, i think.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rksingh1 View Post
      Ques : Does using step-down transformer with US models impacts the performance / life or sound quality from the AVR?
      Go overboard over the total wattage of the connected equipment and you will be fine. But there is always that accidental risk of wrongly plugging into the wall socket.
      Just ensure that never happens, especially when you are not around.
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      rksingh1, when you try arithmetic to calculate total wattage of the system and then go overboard (x2) and then try to buy the power supply or transformer of that wattage, most probably it's size might be bigger than the rest of the system combined. So do it wisely.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      So do it wisely
      Thanks Nomad.

      Yamaha RX-V683BL has power supply consumption of 400W at 120v 60hz power supply.

      Denon AVR-X2400H has power consumption of 500W at 120v 60hz supply.

      Would this work?

      Maxine 750 Watts Auto Wound Voltage Converter 220 V To 110 V Step Down Toroidial Transformer: Amazon.in: Amazon.in

      Its 750W.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rksingh1 View Post
      Thanks Nomad.

      Yamaha RX-V683BL has power supply consumption of 400W at 120v 60hz power supply.

      Denon AVR-X2400H has power consumption of 500W at 120v 60hz supply.

      Would this work?

      Maxine 750 Watts Auto Wound Voltage Converter 220 V To 110 V Step Down Toroidial Transformer: Amazon.in: Amazon.in

      Its 750W.
      You can expect a number like 75-80% as available power from the quoted power figure of 750 watts. That will be 550w to 600 watts, too close to the required wattage. And if the avr unit has some power factor, then it would go further down. So better get 900-1000 watt transformer.
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