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Yamaha RX-A1020 stock issues

Hello,

A few weeks ago I put a deposit down with my usual dealer for a Yamaha RX-A1020 receiver to secure one once they got stock and was told it would be about a week until they got some. About 2-3 weeks have past now and after a call to them today I was told it would be at least another 2 weeks until any stock arrived but more likely 3 weeks minimum so my question is are there stock issues with this receiver in the UK that anyone is aware of that may explain the delay? 

I'm reticent to shop elsewhere after receiving excellent service from my dealer and a simply unbeatable price but if the issue is with my dealer then I would be prepared to shop elsewhere, any info much appreciated. I should add i've done the usual google searches but found nothing and have contacted yamaha but had no response.

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RE: Yamaha RX-A1020 stock issues

Hi Oldboy

I am sorry to hear of this. Hopefully it won't be long before your dealer receives RX-A1020's Smile

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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Hi,

They're starting to release the x30 versions of the Aventage range in the States, so is it possible the 1020 is now considered end-of-life and they're not making any more? I think they've only announced the 730 and 830 so far, but the others may not be far behind.

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I received an email from an online retailer, after enquiring about the 1020 & 2020, which stated that they would have the 2020 very soon, and the 1020 within 10 days.

Those 10 days are nearly up, and  the price they're offering them at is too good to resist.

I'll let you know when they have stock back in.

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Hi,

They're starting to release the x30 versions of the Aventage range in the States, so is it possible the 1020 is now considered end-of-life and they're not making any more? I think they've only announced the 730 and 830 so far, but the others may not be far behind.

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No they are not end of life models infact they are part of Yamahas 2013 line up of receivers and have only recently been released. According to my retailer the issue is simply Yamaha have under estimated demand based on last years sales figures and that new stock will be arriving from Europe some time next week fingers crossed.

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

I received an email from an online retailer, after enquiring about the 1020 & 2020, which stated that they would have the 2020 very soon, and the 1020 within 10 days.

Those 10 days are nearly up, and  the price they're offering them at is too good to resist.

I'll let you know when they have stock back in.

That sounds like the news I got from my retailer yesterday who was kind enough to give me a call back later in the afternoon yesterday after my initial call. They chased up the order and were told stock should arrive next week from Europe but that the 2020 was expected in a couple of days and offered me the chance to take one of those for £799...at that price I'm sorely tempted but I've not seen a review. A £1500 2013 receiver for £799 seems like a great deal to me, I've slept on it but I still can't decide...anyone seen a review??

Thanks for the info BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW really appreciate your feedback, keep me posted, many thanks.

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RE: Yamaha RX-A1020 stock issues

I've heard both. The 2020 is a definite step up over the 1020. I haven't heard your speakers, but I think you will notice an improvement. Try to demo before purchase.

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bigboss wrote:
I've heard both. The 2020 is a definite step up over the 1020.

Hi bigboss

Indeed and imo worth the £500 premium Smile

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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RE: Yamaha RX-A1020 stock issues

Thanks for your input bigboss.

Unfortunately I can't demo either amp...i'm having to source either of the Yamaha amps from the dealer I used for my speakers who are a long way away from me, I've tried all the local stores and none of them stock a wide range of amps in store. I tried my nearest Sevenoaks and Richer Sounds at the weekend (which involved quite a trip) and neither of them had either of the amps I was looking at for either demo or on the shop floor so i'm buying blind which I hate doing as everything else i've bought I have managed to demo first .

I know it's not ideal to buy this way which is why I have been so careful in choosing and researching an amp in the first place but I must say i'm not feeling as confident with this purchase as I was with all my other choices and when the 2020 was offered to me for an extra £100 I almost said yes there and then. I'm glad I held off and ran it past the WHF forum first, at least this way i'm getting some good censensous of opinion before I decide what to do.

Many thanks for your input and advice, greatly appreciated.

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Hi Oldboy,

So as I understand it, you're being asked to pay £100 more for the 2020. If that's correct, I'd go for it.

It's worth noting that Aventage receivers sit fairly deep (I'm talking dimensions rather than sound). I couldn't fit a 1010 or upwards in my cabinet. You've probably looked into this, but thought I'd mention the size, just in case.

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I think I recieved the same mail if you were offered the 1020 for £599 - but due to it being an online/phone purchase declined to leave a deposit. Fortunatly got the last one from Superfi new boxed but they could not match that price got it for the price they are selling the 2020 for. Its a complicated amp with one of the worse manuals  I have ever read that came on a CD just to rub it in. - currently using it for stereo playback - still undecided about it.

That was about 4weeks ago, suprised they still don't have any in stock try to get your deposit back print out a copy of the ad and take it round to your nearest high st stockiest, they may match it or come down to meet it part way and yes they are big.

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Who's stocking the Yamaha receivers at those prices?

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LOL.... that pic of Agent Smith and the blunt reply/question actually made me feel as though I had done something criminal - do a search and click on the adverts/offers. Someone was asking about the company on this forum a few weeks ago not sure if it would be against the rules to mention them.

 

Actually it was the 1010 going for £599, the 1020 for £699 if I remember right.

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I have a 2020 and must say I'm extremely happy with it. I demo'd it and the 1020, and to my ears there was a noticable difference. As a few people have pointed out, it is a bit of a beast in the size department, so best get your tape measure out. Hope this is of help.

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There are no restrictions on this forum of naming the retailers offering good deals. In fact, it's actively encouraged.  Smile

Dealers promoting themselves is not allowed. 

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Oldboy wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

I received an email from an online retailer, after enquiring about the 1020 & 2020, which stated that they would have the 2020 very soon, and the 1020 within 10 days.

Those 10 days are nearly up, and  the price they're offering them at is too good to resist.

I'll let you know when they have stock back in.

That sounds like the news I got from my retailer yesterday who was kind enough to give me a call back later in the afternoon yesterday after my initial call. They chased up the order and were told stock should arrive next week from Europe but that the 2020 was expected in a couple of days and offered me the chance to take one of those for £799...at that price I'm sorely tempted but I've not seen a review. A £1500 2013 receiver for £799 seems like a great deal to me, I've slept on it but I still can't decide...anyone seen a review??

Thanks for the info BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW really appreciate your feedback, keep me posted, many thanks.

I was offered the 1020 for £699, and the 2020 for £799. I was also asked about a deposit in advance to secure the 2020, but not for the 1020.

I know that's an awesome price for the 2020, but with my speaker set up, the 1020 is more than good enough.

Let's keep the supplier quiet though.  ;)

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