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Used Denon AVC-A1D vs New Yamaha?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Waste, Aug 28, 2004.

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  1. Waste

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    Hi all,

    I am new here and have a question about buying a new amplifier.

    Things do progress and electronics get cheaper. What will have the best
    sound quality of an used Denon AVC-A1D compared to a new Yamaha RX-V2400, both 2-channel and multi-channel considered?

    I know that the Denon is lacking some of the new sound formats but that is
    not a big issue for me.

    So what do you guys think, shall I go for the old school or the new school?

    Best regards,
    Freddy
     
  2. Smurfin

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    Freddy

    I think (though I may be wrong) that the 2400 has a calibration feature similar to the Pioneers, which - imho - would elevate itself above the A1D. The A1D was a good amp, and still probably is in terms of processing and power....but it all depends how much the A1D is costing (shouldn't be more than £400 now) and where it fits in with your budget.
     
  3. tommypeters

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    I was all the time thinking of buying a 2400, and even ordered one. But since the shop had it back-ordered all the time I took a look around for used stuff - and ended up with an AVC-A1D...

    Pros for the Yamaha: Better movie sound, more bells & whistles, new.
    Pros for the Denon: Better 2-channel sound, better for driving "tough" speakers.

    And the Denon can be had in black :)
     

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