Bah, still noone ? Thats SAD MAN. the specs on the 693 are so good!
jamo = Bah!
i hope, with this single comment, to guide you away from mediocrity.
-watch "AMADEUS" otherwise
the west indians- they have masssive coconuts in their underpants - that does not make them better men when all is said and done!
Hi,Onkyo - all the recent models have build quality issues, DONT want something that sounds good thats gonna DIE on me in 2 years and the amount of hardware thats died on me from my bad power.. dont wanna take that risk..
a) it's pretty!
b) the specs don't even tell half the story.
c) from the looks of it no one on this forum has heard it or even heard of it, so therefore
d) listen to it yourself and tell us all how it is
and ya, what speakers are you going to use it with? What size is your room?
125 w/ch - all channels driven (if that's what the specs mean) sounds very impressive, but power is not all....do have a listen.....and all the best!
what you have said don't you think is a bit misleading. First you are saying all the models have build quality issues and then you say you have bad power.If you have problem in your power supply line then anything will die let aside Onkyo. Onkyo, Denon , Marantz all are reputed brands and I don't think you have to worry about the build quality. Only try and match sound quality to your preference and that will do the job nicely.If you want to believe the words of sales people then forums like this are pointless.
I've heard it at the store but not on the speakers I got and the rooms also diff so its pretty impossible to say how theyll sound on mine but theyre not bashful like yamahas and pioneer, I HATE those, they make me feel like im getting slaps on my face whenever I hear those.
I have the following speakers
Fronts : S 718 Floorstanding Speaker - Specs x2 to biwire
Rear : E 700 Bookshelf Speaker - Description
front : E 7CEN Center Speaker - Description
Room size is 20x14
wouldn't the jamo store where you're getting this receiver have a pair of 718s to test them with? There's not much of a point discussing how good Jamo is and whether they can make good amps or not, since no one seems to have personal experience of their amps. But I can tell you that neither specs nor reputation are grounds on which you can make an amp purchase. Trust your ears and your ears only. Ask for a home audition. If need be, drive there with your 718s and listen to it.
If none of these are possible and specs are all you can go on, the specs do look good, 10,000 uF capacitors, massive torroidal transformer, 125 w per channel - all channels driven......but ya, try and listento them!
This amp blew my socks away today. Its simply perfect! Bought it for just 25k
off the jamo showroom in ghitorni which was closing down. After just some minor tweaking it hit the spot! The combination of sound I was expecting from the s718+e7cen+e700's just perfectly set into my ears. Playful right bass thats like a bouncing ball and well rounded mids from the e7 series and the preferred amount of lower mid and low frequencies from the s718. I dont know who said they boom, but theres near no boom, beautiful controlled tight low freqs.
I bought 1.5mm wire for the center and boy what a difference it makes.
Eitherways, I dont know if some of the elite members of this forum will like it but my initial understanding of all the speakers combination and some minor adjusting of the cross overs and biwiring turned out right!
Thank for all your insightful help hifivision. I'm proud that India has such a strong HDAV community!