I have a question about this amp. I'm probably going to buy one tomorrow from a local dealer who has it on sale, demo model for 1/2 off. The only concern I have is that I've seen a whack of used YBAs (this integrated and it's related CD player) on Audiogon for sale. Also, another dealer that sells online had them on sale recently for about 1/3 off.
So reliability concerns come into play. Does anyone know if this is simply just a temporary glut of supply on the market, or if there is something to be genuinely concerned of? I guess I'll have the full warranty, so maybe it doesn't matter...but even with a warranty I don't want problem after problem.
Anyways, I'm pretty excited to be moving up from a Denon mini-system, to an integrated that for regular MSRP is about 10x the price (1000 british pound - I don't know how to type the pound symbol).
I'm also going to be upgrading my speakers from Tannoy Mercury F2 to Quad 12L passive. Buying that one on the used market, I'll probably be paying 300 pounds. To fund the amp and my speakers I'll be selling my Tannoys and my active Quad 12L.
I tested the PMC TB2i speaker a few days ago (in home trial). Now that I see what a truly high end speaker sounds like I have to move up from what I have now. It's just not cutting it anymore.