Hi Logiclee, out of interest did you go for another A3 in the end? And if so did you choose to import direct from Emotiva?
I'm looking to get the A3 myself if I can't get hold of the discontinued BasX A-5175, and just trying to find out whether importing is cheaper.
I've not bought another yet.
I did look at importing from Emotiva but add in postage and import tax then the saving is minimal and you have all the headache of return postage and warranty issues if something goes wrong.
Unfortunately UK stock has dried up.