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Any reviews of the AVP700?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by cpd, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. cpd

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    I haven't seen any magazine or web site reviews of the AVP700. Does anyone know if any are published?

    Chris
     
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    Dunno but mine sounds bloody fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
     
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    It was just reviewed in this month's Hi-Fi News.
     
  4. cpd

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    It doesn't look like that one is online. How good was the review?

    Chris
     
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    Very good indeed, go out and buy it.
     
  6. cpd

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    I don't think I can get it in the USA. At least, I don't remember seeing it in the typical news stand.

    Chris
     
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    Can't get it in Germany, either. Can't you copy just the conclusion text for us?
     
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    I love the sound of my 700 as well. Well done Arcam. This is a winner of a kit.

    Regards, Tom
     
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    Borders and Barnes and Noble carry UK magazines, including most of the hifi related ones. They arent cheap though - close to $10 for most of them!
     
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    that review is in the Nov. issue. Here in Toronto the newstands only have the Oct issue on display. Does anyone have it in pdf or web format? can't wait....... arrrgggh!
     
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    Hey mikeyc8 I see you made it over from the AVS...Welcome :thumbsup:
     
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    WRG: yeah, thanks for the referral to this site, its got lots of Arcamheads :thumbsup:
     
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    avp700/p1000 are reviewed in what hi-fi awards issue, they werent too impressed with it, but i will let my own ears decide
     
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    Yes, they gave it a bit of a slagging off. It has certainly put me off a little bit. I was really excited at the thought og getting this combo as well. i wonder what Home Cinema Choice will have to say about it. Does anybody think it better to buy A P7 and the avp700?
     
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    Paulst10, Redjay,

    Why didn't What hi-fi like the AVP700-P1000. What were the main areas they described.

    Thanks
     
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    Wouldn't read too much into a tiny and somewhat undescriptive review TBH. From what little real info can be gleaned from the review, they actually like the AVP bit but aren't so keen on the amp (which I suppose is fair enough). It certainly wouldn't stop me at the very least demoing something.
    ToF
     
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    That's why I don't like units being reviewed together. Many people already have an amp, so they are only interested in the processor. Actually, it wouldn't surprise me if some of the reviews of the 700 aren't glowing either. It seems like mag reviews always focus on features over sound quality.

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    it was only a small review, but the main issues were... a lack of subtlety and clarity compared to top performers in this class, high frequencies lack detail and insight, also not in the same league as avr300 or av8/p7 combo

    i have arranged a demo of the avp700/p1000 combo for next week and have also been offered a blinding deal for a brand new avr300 from the same company, so i think will decide for myself on whether the combo is worth the extra money, after all this review was in what hi-fi mag (who have been known to rate a product one month then hate it the next)
     
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    They said the AVP700 was not in the same league as the AVR300? That would go against everything I've read from people that have compared the two.

    Chris
     
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    they meant that the avr300 and av8/p7 are as competent with music and movies... but this is not.
     
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    My point is that the AVP700 is basically the same as the AVR300 minus the amps (+ HDMI, balanced inputs, and with some improved parts). It's hard to believe that taking out the amps would make it incompetent for movies and/or music. I know there have been a number of people who auditioned both and kept the 700.

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    What Hi-Fi = Daily Sport
    Hi-Fi Choice = Daily Record (slightly more reputable)
    Hi-Fi News = Know What They Are Talking About (Usually)
     
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    i did say ... remember this is what hi-fi mag, most people know not to trust their reviews entirely.
     
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    paulst10,

    Thanks for the feedback. How many stars did they give the combo?

    I don't know but this review has to mean something! Maybe the performance is not the best at this price point, cause the AVP700/P1000 costs double the price of AVR300, so there has to be a big performance difference to justify such an increase in price.
     
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    They gave it 3 out of 5.

    Cheers

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    That may be true for buying the pair, but for those of us that had an amp already, it was basically the same price. For people who are getting a receiver only, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the 300.

    Chris
     
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    So I can't wait till the 4th to go to the What Hi-Fi show, all those topless girls :eek: :eek: :rotfl: :rotfl:






    Sorry, couldn't resist :devil:
     
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    I think Crustyloafer is being kind here.

    What Hi-Fi = {Daily Sport minus the intellectual credentials and lucid reporting}...

    Andy
     
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    Irony is that I much prefer Choice (and World for that matter) over News as the reviews normally achieve a conclusion (see the recent review of the Ongaku in News if you want an example), measure things that are worth measuring and are bereft of Ken Kessler harping on about how bloody important he is. The sales figures would suggest I'm not in a minority either.
     
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    Irregardless, it's still a bit off putting for someone like me who is looking to buy the combo.
     

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