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Yamaha DSP-AX630SE - cheapest price?

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    Hi,

    A friend is in the market for an AV amp, with a budget of £300. It seems that the Yam gets good reviews, and I've found it on the RS website for £250.

    Question is: Can you find it for less, or do you have another recommendation?

    Minimum requirements are: 5.1 (DD, DTS) and DPLII (pretty standard these days I guess).

    Thanks!
     
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    Great amp & £250 is probably as low as it will go. Getting hold of one is another matter - v low stock and about to be replaced by the 640 series (not a great leap forward in hardware terms but better looking) - expect the new model to retail for £400.

    At <£300 there isn't anything to touch it. Just over that mark will get you a Marantz 5300 from RS but some on the forum have reported problems. My fave at the mo in the £350 bracket is the Pioneer 811 - nice kit for movies in partic (bit wobbly in 2 channel tho but then so are all of the amps in this price range)
     
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    Wilber, thanks for your reply - with RS it's a bit of a gamble to be certain it's in stock!

    I'll have a look at the Pioneer, but if I go over £300 then it'll go off the speaker budget, so the centre speaker would have to go :(
     
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    Hornydragon,

    Apart from the tuner, is there any difference?
     
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    Err no idea mate! its v similar i know try a side by side comparison on maybe the yammaha site! ~I think it might be a slightly lower but more upto date spec, I'm not a yammy owner so dont really know mate! just looked like a good buy!
    :confused: :) :confused:
     
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    This is the silver version of the 530 not the 630 (5ch amp not 6)
     
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    thanks for your help guys!
     
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    I have one it's my first amp so i haven't had anything to compare it to previously but i have been very pleased with it and i paid 315 for it so your price is very good.
     

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