AVP700 & P1000 Combo

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  1. zero7

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    Hi,

    I'm after a little advice, what would a 6 month old AVP700 and P1000 combo in black be worth second hand. I have a budget of around £1500 and wondered if I would be able to pick these up for that sort of price?
     
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    I (and another member on this forum) have just sold my silver one for 1950.

    So, as for your budget, at this moment in time, with them still being fairly new i would say probably not, but it does depend on whether the seller is up for a bit of a 'haggle'!

    Plus you will also need to budget for cables as the only thing you get with any Arcam AV reciever is the power leads.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I thought I might get the combo from e-bay for around £1500 but it went for over £2k:( I was quite suprised that it held it's value well as most second hand electrical kit normally looses a lot of it's value. Shows how sought after this is.

    I may have to wait a little while and hope another one comes up.
     
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    I'm intrigued and perplexed by the number of people that seem to be selling the AVP7/P1000s after such a short time. Did they not fully audition them prior to purchase or have they found that, over time, it didn't cut the proverbial mustard?
     
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    Niceguy... I'm looking for more power.... currently think my AVR300 doesn't quite have the guts to drive my B&W's and was thinking about the P1000... But I see you've sold out??? Just curious why... didn't cut the mustard dynamically??? I hear the power rail switching may limit the unit's dynamics ( others may not agree )... Obviously the P7 in the way to go but what about newbies like the NAD M25?

    Opps, I just spotted, you've gone Naim.... are you happy with this kit?

    Any opinions.... perhaps this should be a new thread..
     
  6. Jack the lad

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    Well being the "other" forum member heres why I sold.

    I have a habit of going through AV kit like nothing on Earth. I keep a bit of kit a month its lasted a long time. But then I do have a friend in the AV retail business who helps my addiction:thumbsup:

    The Arcams are stunning and I would recomend them to anyone. They beat my current reciever for performance easily, but then they cost twice as much, so thats to be expected. The Arcams do have little issues but then most AV kit does. Its just if these issues are important to your own needs.

    Did I demo the Arcams before buying them?

    Yes and no. I won my first setup (DV29 and AVR300) and was that blown away with there performance I decided to keep them. I resisted temptation and kept them for about 2 months and upgraded to the AVP700 and P1000 after demoing.

    I only sold my AVP700 &P1000 to fund my little HTPC experiment and buy a SKY HD when thats released :rolleyes:

    Would I have sold my gear for about £1500?

    No way :nono: These are worth in the region of £3000 and are worth every penny. The £1950 I got for my setup was in my opinion very cheap and the guy (Lizard :hiya: ) got himself an absolute bargain. Im still wondering about the wisdom of my actions but then I can and will be buying more Arcam gear in the future :smashin:
     
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    To be completely honest with you i should have never gone down the Av route as 2 channel is 'my thing'.

    However, i was not for one moment disappointed with the Arcams, quite the opposite in fact. If i was sticking with AV then i would be buying the av9/p7 but i just dont watch as many films as i did.

    So, if you got a few g's to spare then go for a listen. it is fantastic, but as i said, i've moved in another direction. ( plus, like Jack, i have a good friend in the hifi industry:D )

    Am i happy with Naim? - Yes.
    Was i happy with Arcam? - Yes.

    Its what you are looking for at the end of the day that decides your purchases.

    By the way Jack, whats it like being the 'other' forum member? :rotfl:
    Cheers!
     
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    Has anyone compared the P1000 against the Rotel 1095? I may consider an ex-demo one of these as they seem quite potent and I know Rotel have a good reputation.

    My speakers are going to be M&K S150's, my understanding is that these perform really well with a powerfull amp and I only need 5 channels.
     
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    why don't you try the Musical Fidelity A5cr amp. I tried it on my 803's and it realy sounded :smashin:
     
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    I feel used :rotfl:
     
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    ? - is that an e0bay translation? is this system being shipped from Cinea, could it be a fake? Never seen such a bizzare advert on fleebay.
     
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    Looks like a good buy to me, have you seen his feedback? The items sold were interesting reading ;)
     
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    Fantastic Pwr amp.

    With 415 watts in 4 Ohms it will sound massive. Fantastic Pwr. Far superior than the Arcam FMJ.


    Cheers
    Yas
     
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    Jeez how did you find this thread?

    A blast from the past :D

    Which FMJ are you refering too?
     
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    Hi Jack the Lad,

    Sorry I should have mentioned. It' is the Arcam FMJ A38 and P38 amplifiers.

    Welcome:hiya:

    Jazz
     
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    It was a very very wise descion :D, well for me anyhow! :D:D:D
     
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    Hey how's it going mate? :hiya:

    Once the digital sound formats thing is sorted then I think I might *need a new setup from my AVR350. The thing is when the sun is shining and the Pacific Ocean is only 300 yards away I kinda don't want to watch or listen to anything :devil:
     

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