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Stick Twist or Bust?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by gbdavisd, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. gbdavisd

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    Hi

    Currently mulling over possible replacements for my excellent Yamaha DSP-A1

    Reasons for changing include :-

    • Up to date audio format support
    • HDMI Switching
    • Component Upconversion

    However it will be hard to justify spending a lot more than a grand on it.

    So my dilemma is - do i invest a grand in something like

    Yamaha 2600 /4600
    Denon 3806

    or will i be disappointed with the comparable performance between these cheaper Amp's and what was a Flagship Amp at the time.

    Proof's in the listening I know, but if you guys advise that I'd need the equivalent of a Yamaha Z9 then I may put the cash into a scaler instead !

    Options Options. :D

    Cheers Guys n Gals. :thumbsup:

    Damian
     
  2. Cable Monkey

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    It is difficult to gauge the differences in a flagship of yesteryear vs midrange of today, it is quite likely build quality will be down, but sound quality is subjective and best left for you to decide.
     
  3. Dfour

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    Is there any place arround you that you can get a dempo of the 2 amps from?? That is one of the best ways to find out.

    Also worth looking at is the Marantz SR8500 also arround a grand.
     

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