Yamaha RX-V3800

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    Title should read, Yamaha RX-V3800.

    So are these amps any good, what is the general consensus on how they perform and sound please gents, I have the chance to get a new one at a very good price so would like some constructive input please :thumbsup:
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Hi,

    I upgraded from a Linn AV5103 processor - I only use the 3800 for the processing and powering the rear channels.

    I find the processsing excellent. Better than the acram 350 I tried. Though the power amps in the 350 are better than the 3800.
     
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    Buy it!

    Now superceded by the 3900 I believe, but the differences are not great.
     
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    Picked one up for £699, hell of a lot of amp for the money.
     
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    Same sort of money I can get it for, so you would recommend it then which is good, I didn't think it would be a bad bit of kit, not at that money.
    i think I shall pop down to the shop and see how desperate they are to off load it....:D
     
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    RRP was about £1,400. See what people are saying about the 3900 and check out the current price. More or less the same amp. I think the 3900 has an extra hdmi and better networking (which is a bit flaky on the 3800).

    I'm very pleased with mine and I paid over £1k for it about 6 months ago. IMO better for music than most competition at the same price point. Possibly beaten by Arcam for music (but not connectivity at that time) but not much in it.
     
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    They are a great amp, and well worth what they went for when discontinued. Although I can't believe dealers still have these left!! We sold our last one in October, and we bought one of the last stocks Yamaha had. Check the box to make sure it is a brand new untouched one, as I wouldn't expect any dealers to have any left this far on.
     
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    Well the Amp is in a shop in Germany, not sure if they are any different out here (i live here for the time being) and it is up for a €1000, but I know I will be able to talk them down another 10% or so and then I can get the tax off as well which is another 19% on top of that, so 29% off a €1000 is going to be about €290, which means that i will be paying about €710 for the amp, current exchange rate of 1.144:1 and that makes it about £620.63p - Bargain in my book, I think I am going to buy it :thumbsup:
     

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