Yamaha DSP A3090

bones`

Active Member
Just found one of these 2nd hand in a local hi-fi shop for what seems a bargain price. I was just wondering, on the fascia it states DPL and AC-3. The salesman wasnt sure if the amp did DD but isn't AC3 DD? Basically wll this amp decode Dolby Digital?
 

Oli

Active Member
One went on ebay the other day for £300, if thats any indication, was supposedly a great amp in its day, the first DD to arrive in the UK
 

bones`

Active Member
The price was £150 and it looked in mint condition but I didn't ask if it still had its remote or instuction book. I wish I had bought it now just needed to make sure it did DD. I hope its still there tomorrow.

I used to have a DSP A1000 which was a superb amp with bags of current and clean dynamics. I guess thats why it cost £1000 in its day. I think the 3090 will have the same amp stages so fingers crossed :)
 

sc1977

Novice Member
sold mine for 270 a month or two ago which paid for the second hand a2 i bought for 250 miss it though! good amp:D
 

Smurfin

Distinguished Member
I'll second that, the 3090 is a class product.

I thought I was missing out on something with DTS, but to be honest its not worth the upgrade (now theres another famous debate!).

I went:

3090 ---> A2 ---> A1.

The A1 is class, I bought it on this forum for £250.
 

Smurfin

Distinguished Member
I made money on it so yes!

Bought the A2 on these forums for £250, sold it on ebay for £300:D

Bought the A1 from these forums for £250.

In terms of performance, to my ears it was a big difference.

Not big in "real" terms....but at higher volumes the A1 sounds smoother - it handles everything with much greater ease.

And, of course...you have alot more inputs on the back:D
 

bones`

Active Member
I got the amp :)

Its boxed with remote and instructions and 30 days warranty. It powers up! All I need now is to choose some speakers and learn how to use the thing . The more I think about which speakers to buy the harder it becomes to choose :(
 

Smurfin

Distinguished Member
LOL:D

I won't suggest any.......[except the mission 7 series is a goodie if you buy a sub also;) ]
 

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