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Proceed AVP a good buy?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by tommy, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. tommy

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    I went browsing in one of the local hifi-stores the other day, and they had a used/demo Proceed AVP processor for sale. Asking price was around £735 (SEK 10.000).

    Would that be considered a good buy?

    I could surely get it a little bit cheaper since I would be needing a 5-channel amp as well. But is the processor still good by todays standards? I know it's missing a 5-channel analog input, but for me it's 90/10 for movies vs music so that is something I could live with.

    Kind regards,
    Tommy
     
  2. Godfather

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    That's a bargain! UK dealers are still asking £1500 or more for the Proceed AVP.
     
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    absolute bargain! i think they were about £3500 new. very good for stereo as well.
     
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    Yeah definitely a good deal. I would expect to pay from around £750 to £1000 being realistic.
     
  5. Nic Rhodes

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    QUALITY and a bargain
     
  6. Peter Baker

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    An absolute bargain!! Cost £5000 new, and outperforms pretty much anything for music, whilst presenting films in an uncannily naturalistic way, very atmospheric. As Godfather stated, circa £1500 in UK at present
     
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    I wouldn't say they are cica £1500 at the monent, I could probably get you one tomorrow for about £900, some dealers have them at £1500, but those same dealers have my 568.2 at £3k and I would not expect any more than £1800 for mine and that is with the meridian link.
    It is however a fair price and represents stunning value.
     
  8. Godfather

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    It's true. Dealers are asking £1500 but not necessarily getting it. I saw a mint AVP by chance when I visited The Listening Rooms a couple of weeks ago.

    http://www.thelisteningrooms.com/special.htm

    It's listed at £1995 but co-owner Paul said he would consider offers above £1k.
     
  9. Peter Baker

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    So, as I am interested in upgarding my AVP, any thoughts on a reasonable sale price?
     
  10. Godfather

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    I think £1000 or so would be a fair asking price for a mint unit with box, manual, etc. Does it have the internal demodulator fitted? It was a £300 option and would be of interest to owners of AC3 capable laserdisc players. Also has it been updated with the final software release which fixed all the known glitches?
     
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    It is a mint unit, albeit without box currently. I'm not sure about the software version, but I bought it as an ex-dem unit from a reputable hi-fi dealer, and have had no issues with the glitches that some have referred to in the US sites. To be honest, I was looking for £1250, which seems excellent value for a pre/pro which, for me, redefined my expectations of successfully combining music and movies in one box. As you are no doubt aware from your own experience, the quality of the analogue bypass is such that the audio quality rivals many high end dedicated hi-fi preamps
     
  12. Godfather

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    The only glitch which bugged me was a long delay in locking onto DTS soundtracks at the beginning of a film or after a chapter jump, layer change, etc. Updating the unit with the latest firmware fixed that.

    On the About screen, you'll see this if you have the latest firmware:

    AVP ID: 06210211
    DSP ID: 0374:6
     
  13. gizlaroc

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    I think being realistic you would get £1000 tops for it Peter, I know it is up there with processors costing £5k, but it is older and you know how fickle people are if it deosn't do PLIIxVweR whatever!

    And also we know who else is going to be selling his for a grand very soon too!? :)
     
  14. Matt Horne

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    You tempted then Giz ?
     
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    Haha, no, I have got rid of the Meridian and had all sorts in my system and eneded up back with the Meridian again, my next processor will be an 861v4 or its replacement.
     
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    :D I'll probably end up doing the same if i am not careful as i am pondering at changeing the meridian but to WHAT i do not know ?? i would have to have some long demos to compare :rolleyes:
     
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    Don't be silly now - sit down and have a good, long think. :D
     
  18. Matt Horne

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    I cannot think of what you would go to next from the meridian.. defo would have been on my list if I had an extra 1k lying around..

    Matt
     
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    For once Scott3 i think you may be right.. :laugh:

    Cheers

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    What do you mean "For once"!? :devil:
     
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    :oops:..................... :)
     
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    Matt - I know mate, but i have seen that you are picking up a Bryston processor and at a very good price indeed - bargain :thumbsup:
     
  23. Godfather

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    I'll have to bring the AVP2 round to your place so you'll know what the competition has to offer. :devil:
     
  24. Matt Horne

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    I'll let you know if I think its a bargain once its up and running... most expensive blind buy ever for me !
     
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    That would be a good call Henry, then i could mark that one of my list... :laugh:
     
  26. gizlaroc

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    You'll love it Matt, great processor.

    You need to look for a top notch CD player now though, or an excellent DAC! ;)
     
  27. Matt Horne

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    No no more!!!

    The DV88+ will have to do for now..(Famous last words :) )
    Though with the 6 channel inputs I'll have to get a DVD-A/SACD player as well ;)

    Matt
     
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    You really need to try a proper DAC with that Arcam. Something like a Musical Fidelity Trivista. ;)
     
  29. Matt Horne

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    Funny you should mention that.. sure I have seen one for sale ;)
     
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    Or a Mark Levinson 360? [​IMG]
     

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