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selexus

Guest
HI guys,

First a hello to everyone. This is my first post after lurking for some time so please be gentle.

OK, i've found a yam DSP-A1 in gold for sale. I think the seller will part with it for under £300. It's boxed in good condition and still has the original remote. Is this a worthwhile buy ? Currently i'm running a DSP-E800 with my 2 channel Kenwood. These power my B&W 602.5 mains, Tannoy MC series center and rears, and my crappy Yamaha 160 sub (really have gotta ditch it), but have been looking for one of the better amps for a while now. As this unit is no longer sold i haven't had the opertunity to demo one, so any feedback would be most welcome.

Cheers
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
The dspa1 is a fantastic beast of an AV amp, which when new sold for £2k. And if you can find one for under £300 take his hand off, i would.
 
I used to have one about 4 years ago payed £900 for it which was good at the time , fantastic amp in all respects. Audio T in Tunbridge Wells have a Denon AVC-10SE in gold for £495 which is also a great offer and and even better amp in my oppinion.
 

Ian J

Banned
It won't have Pro Logic 2 but is a better amp than most of the current amps that do have PL2.

£300 seems a good price but if you have any cash left over it might be worth trying to find a B&W centre speaker to match the front pair
 

codling

Active Member
selexus

i agree with the others that its well worth £300.ive had mine for over 4 years now and im still loving it.
only thing to watch out for is its dislike to arcam dvd players,gives terrible drop outs.

carl
 
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selexus

Guest
Thanks for all the advice guys.
I've made the guy an offer, just have to see if he accepts it.
 

Reiner

Active Member
The dspa1 is a fantastic beast of an AV amp, which when new sold for £2k.

Make that 1.6k. The AX1 was around the 2k mark if I am not mistaken.
Bought myself the A1 when it was just released for around 0.9k only - bargain of the last century ... :D
 

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