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Yamaha DSP-A5 Any Good?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by steroid, Aug 4, 2001.

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    From what I hear on the grapevine this yammy's got most of the specs of the higher DSP variants with a trimming of the output(70 watts is what I hear). Any suggestions 'cause I am in the Market for a £300-400 DTS Amp., and from what I hear this is a worthy purchase. <br />Thanks for yer help!
     
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    The DSP-A5 has been replaced with the DSP-AX620 already, so it might not be available anymore.<br />If, then you may well get one as the differences are not that big (binding post speaker terminals and slightly more power on the 620).
     
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    I've been running with the A5 since it came out, and it's taken everything I've chucked at it - it always seems to have plenty in reserve (have to think of the neighbours, and ensure I don't blow the street up too !)

    I was stunned when they replaced it with the DSPAX620 after only a year, and as our Malayisan friend quite correctly points out the 620 offers 90 watts per channel, as opposed to the A5's 70, and also banishes those awful spring-clip terminals for the rear speakers to the dustbin at last.

    The other new facility on the 620 is component video switching (ie three RCA plugs from your DVD player, if it has matching component out, to your 620, and then the same again from your 620 to your projector or Toshiba top of the range telly with matching component inputs).

    Reviews have been spot on so dar, with both Home Entertainment and What HiFi giving it the five star treatment.

    You may still get the last dregs of the A5 cheaply if you shop around, although places like Richer Sounds are already selling the 620 at under £300 - go for it : you're home cinema will never be the same again ! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     

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