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Yamaha AX1

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by buns, Apr 1, 2002.

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    Sorry if im being annoying with a many times asked question!

    Yamaha AX and 2 are now obviously old stuff......but i noticed the 1 at 750 and 2 at 600 (factory refurbs with full warranty). Would that be considered as value? I know alot of people are very keen on the denon, but is it actually capable of out performing the AX1 sonically (ignoring all the bells and things)???

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    I have spent the last two weeks trying to answer that question.Yamaha AX1/AX2 or Denon3802. The prices on the yamaha amps are very good at the moment and very temping. I find it difficult to not see a £2,000 amp reduced to £800 as a bargin even if it is two years old. I already use Yamaha A1/A2 amps which I find excellent. I decided on the Denon 3802 in the end, due to an excellent price. It's decoding of EX material seems to be somewhat sharper and it includes DTS discrete which I feel may have a significant future. The Yamaha and Denon have about the same real power ratings. Maybe the Yamaha's are better at bass control, but since I send far to much time building subs I am not to worried about this. After much deliberation and listening the Denon won for me. The question I kept asking was ,can a Two year old amp compete with a modern unit using newer decoding technology?
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    So how much did you end up paying for the 3802? does it by chance have an RF demodulator!?

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    The best price I found was £640 but there was p&p on top plus I was not to sure of the supplier. I went for digital direct in the end £650 inclusive of p&p. I have got things from them and Sound and Vision in the past and the service is very good. The best price on the Yamaha AX1 was £800. There are some deals cheaper but they are ex-demo models. I already have a Kenwood RF demodulator that I use with my Pioneer laser disk player so built in was not really a problem.I am not to sure if the Denon has this function built in or not, but I am not to worried about that.
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    Buns, the Denon don't go in for RF Demodulators on the 3802. As you prob already know, Yamaha do.:)
     
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    Whats the URL for Digital Direct and Sound and Vision

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    petrolhead. Sorry for the late reply. No URL.
    Digital direct: 01204 414101
    Sound and vision: 01204 861861
     

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