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Yamaha AS300BL - £179 Delivered @ EDC Direct
Yamaha AS300BL - £179 Delivered @ EDC Direct

Yamaha AS300BL - £179 Delivered @ EDC Direct

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at around 230ish everywhere else so this is a good 50 quid cheaper than everywhere else. for those who come from the era when amps were just amps, clean simple, powerfull and heavy duty.

think ill be picking this up to replace my technics class AA amp that just blew a cap 2 weeks ago.

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nice one

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oO

I've only ever heard of their motorbikes.

Have some heat op for educating me.

Let me tell you a very long time
They even make Pianos etc my dad had one a long time ago.
Also currently use one of the older gens Amp myself working great!

Though this one is it a budget version? I can't see any optical or coaxial in unless I'm blind.
Edited by: "remyxx87" 11th May 2011

ihomedirect is doing it for the same price, bizarrely cant find any reasonable review..
Would really like a NAD amp, I bet they are never on promotion

better to pay a bit less and go for an unknown brand like onkyo

jamgin

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oO.



Lol - they have been making some of the best home cinema amps for over ten years!

Bigfootpete

Lol - they have been making some of the best home cinema amps for over … Lol - they have been making some of the best home cinema amps for over ten years!


lol

jamgin

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their … When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their motorbikes.Have some heat op for educating me.



have you ever seen a music video ? if it shows gear 50% of the time it will be yamaha.

ssouthall6

better to pay a bit less and go for an unknown brand like onkyo


Stop it. (_;)

Banned

jamgin

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their … When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their motorbikes.Have some heat op for educating me.


I have DSP A1 and quite literally for real world money it's the best amp money can buy

Yamaha make motorbikes?! I thought they only made electrical stuff and musical instruments?!

jamgin

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their … When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their motorbikes.Have some heat op for educating me.


are you being serious?

Yamaha have made (good) audio stuff for years and years oO

Can't believe you've never heard of them

Never heard of them. Best to buy a Sony.

I have a DSP-A5 that i rescued from a skip after the floods in Boscastle a few years back and it sounds superb. I have it running 5.1 surround. Its that good that when it breaks i will be buying another yamaha! HOT!

Jaspal989

Get a life and read reviews.
Edited by: "AristoChat" 11th May 2011

remyxx87

Though this one is it a budget version? I can't see any optical or … Though this one is it a budget version? I can't see any optical or coaxial in unless I'm blind.



It is a budget version, but why would it have digital inputs? It's a hifi amp, not home cinema, and for true hifi quality you're much better having a standalone DAC (or just a decent CD player) than having a bargain basement one bundled into the amp.
Edited by: "chrisjudd" 11th May 2011

AristoChat

Jaspal989 Get a life and read reviews.



Think you need to learn to recognise irony. Get a sense of humour

Scrat

Stop it. (_;)



ROTFLMAO

Yamaha are also known for their DX7 Synthesizers.

I used to own a Yamaha class A Amp. and that was around 20yrs ago.

They make guitars, pianos, syths., keyboards, amps., av-amps., motorcycles (DT, Virago and Drag Star - well known for), microchips, speakers and probably loads more.

Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by … Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited (日本楽器製造株式会社, Nippon Gakki Seizō Kabushiki Gaisha?) (literally Japan Musical Instrument Manufacturing Corporation) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture and was incorporated on October 12, 1897. The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks.



en.wikipedia.org/wik…ion

Good price for a great amp.

jamgin

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oO.



Have we finally have found a replacement for the old 'Unknown/Onkyo/Sony' comment?

(I think I remember reading a comment very similar to this before...)

Now when the A-S500 comes down to this price...

jamgin

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their … When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their motorbikes.


Awesome Quote

AristoChat

Jaspal989 Get a life and read reviews.


haha! love it!

jamgin

When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their … When did Yamaha start making hi-fi stuff? oOI've only ever heard of their motorbikes.Have some heat op for educating me.



They also make professional mixing desks, the LS9 is a bargain at around £7500 .

Oh my days... Yamaha make some of the nicest studio equipment around.. The do gave budget stuff too.. But seriously they have a Legendary rep.

Yamaha's logo are 3 tuning forks that form a triangle.
That must tell something about the company. Doesn't it?

Yamaha have made high end amps for years.

My Dad bought a Yamaha amp in 1978 when I was 11 which is still running superbly to this day. Last month he sold the speakers he bought to be powered by the amp at the tiime. He hadn't a clue what to expect but got £550 for them- Celestion Ditton 44's I think. These were some serious speakers and the Yamaha amp just laughed at them- as a kid I wasn't allowed to turn the amp above 2 out of 10 'cos with these speakers the walls of the house would have crumbled.

Don't know how good their stuff is now, but then it was the dogs doodas.

Rajnikanth

Yamaha's logo are 3 tuning forks that form a triangle.That must tell … Yamaha's logo are 3 tuning forks that form a triangle.That must tell something about the company. Doesn't it?


I thought they used those to tune the motorcycle engines!
Serious high end music company; not sure if there’s anyone that covers the breadth of what they do! I remember when Carlos Santana swapped his Les Paul for a Yamaha SG; that was big news back in the day. (Pulls a Carlos Santana guitar solo grimace).

oO
Feel a bit stuipid now. Must try to get out more and read newspapers and stuff.
Often wondered how Yamaha managed to survive all these years on just making motorbikes (of questionable quality)

But I am right in saying that Honda definately don't making anything hi-fi related. (I hope not another dumb-ass statement)

As they say, every day is a school day. Thanks for putting me right everybody and apologies to the head of Yamaha HifFi.


Gort1951

Yamaha are also known for their DX7 Synthesizers.I used to own a Yamaha … Yamaha are also known for their DX7 Synthesizers.I used to own a Yamaha class A Amp. and that was around 20yrs ago.They make guitars, pianos, syths., keyboards, amps., av-amps., motorcycles (DT, Virago and Drag Star - well known for), microchips, speakers and probably loads more.


ive got a Nad 3020e amp had it 20 years and a Nad 520 cd player also 20 years old !!

LOUGHBORO GUY

ive got a Nad 3020e amp had it 20 years and a Nad 520 cd player also 20 … ive got a Nad 3020e amp had it 20 years and a Nad 520 cd player also 20 years old !!


Not sure if you are being serious as if you’ve had a Nad for 20 years how come you hadn’t heard of **** unless the whole thing was a wind up.
I remember when I think the original Nad 3020 was released about 30 years ago and a colleague at Uni had one and I was gutted as his system blew mine away for the same price.

BTW, you don’t usually get nurses like that on the NHS. oO

LOUGHBORO GUY

ive got a Nad 3020e amp had it 20 years and a Nad 520 cd player also 20 … ive got a Nad 3020e amp had it 20 years and a Nad 520 cd player also 20 years old !!



I've had my Akai hi-fi 25 yrs....oO Thought it was real good at the time and cost me nearly a months salary.
You can see the speakers in my avatar.They are that old that the cone of the bass has perished with age. (bit like me)

Sadly I no longer have my Akai 250cc motorcycle.

i honestly hadnt heard of onkyo but a older friend had a nad and pioneer seperates system years back thats how i heard of Nad !! It still sounds fantastic but had new mission speakers to replace old AR ones a year back !

Just to throw my old amp into the mix - I'm still running with an Arcam Alpha 8 - also a great bit of kit.

Jaspal989

Never heard of them. Best to buy a Sony.



I hear you can hack that make:D

Puma_Dal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_CorporationGood price for a great … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_CorporationGood price for a great amp.


Are the tuning forks used on their motorbikes as well?

jamgin

oOFeel a bit stuipid now. Must try to get out more and read newspapers … oOFeel a bit stuipid now. Must try to get out more and read newspapers and stuff.Often wondered how Yamaha managed to survive all these years on just making motorbikes (of questionable quality)But I am right in saying that Honda definately don't making anything hi-fi related. (I hope not another dumb-ass statement)As they say, every day is a school day. Thanks for putting me right everybody and apologies to the head of Yamaha HifFi.:|Don't Suzuki make violins as well as motorbikes!


Gort1951

Yamaha are also known for their DX7 Synthesizers.I used to own a Yamaha … Yamaha are also known for their DX7 Synthesizers.I used to own a Yamaha class A Amp. and that was around 20yrs ago.They make guitars, pianos, syths., keyboards, amps., av-amps., motorcycles (DT, Virago and Drag Star - well known for), microchips, speakers and probably loads more.


I've had two Viragos, a 535 and a 750. Both sounded crap, hope their Hifi stuff is better. Have a Harley now if anyone's interested?
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