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14-05-2003, 08:02 AM
I'm sure you're all sick of me by now but I have another question relating to my planned upgrade. :?~:-?~:???:
What are your opinions on the following two amps, and which would you go for? Focus is of course on home, cinema but something fairly musical would be nice.
14-05-2003, 08:20 AM
I've not heard either amp TBH, but from the reviews I've seen there's probably not much in it. They both seem to be quality amps at their price points, although from a purely personal brand affinity point of view, my money would likely be on the Marantz. From the pics I've seen, the Marantz maybe looks a little classier, if that's important to you?
BTW, don't know if you've seen it, but the Charity Auction forum currently has a Marantz 5200 available - which will be significantly superior to both the amps you mention plus the money goes to a good cause. Not sure how much you're looking to spend but try a bid, you might get a cracker of a bargain 8)~8-)~:cool:
14-05-2003, 11:59 AM
I was leaning towards the Marantz anyway. As an afterthought, what do you reckon I could get for my old Yamaha DSPA592?
I'll check the auction out now
14-05-2003, 12:25 PM
As an afterthought, what do you reckon I could get for my old Yamaha DSPA592?
It's listed as £330 new and seems to have been well reviewed at the time of release. How old is it? Is it in good condition, comes with box and manuals etc?
I'd try and sell a nice condition one for £175 to £200. You may even get more on eBay. That'd be a long way towards the Marantz 5200 images/smiley_icons/icon_thumbsup.gif
14-05-2003, 01:41 PM
An A592 is probably worth about £100 now. I had the RXV-592RDS 4 years ago, and sold mine for £175 back then. They were superceded by the A595 in 2000 I think. This has been followed by the A595a and the DSP-A5.
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