I had a demo of Denon 2311, Pioneer VSX-LX53 and Yamaha Rx-3067 with Monitor Audio's RX6 speakers and no doubt Yamaha was far better than Pioneer. Denon was simply the worst, I know denon is the cheapest of all 3 but I wouldn't spend the money for the quality of sound coming out of denon. I simply loved the sound quality of Yamaha, straight away ordered it without any doubt.
I was looking to upgrade recently as I was using the old Yamaha RXV 800. My motivation to upgarde was based on the fact that this amp was so behind in technology. I went to my local dealer hoping to buy another yamaha since I was happy with my RXV800.
I honestly didnt think it sounds much better than the very old RXV800 but it was centuries better in terms of the gizmos it comes with. I asked to listen to Harman Kardon AVR660 which has less wattage but its specified as a high current amp and It blew me away.
It sounded more solid with no harshness to the ears and no brightness that was coming from the yamaha so I took the HK home with no hesitation
It's not quite as simple as that. The original review was done in the February issue of the magazine, on sale now, which went to the printers before Christmas. So the test itself was done before that, at which point the price was £1500.
Obviously the price has dropped since then, but the review online is the same as the one in the mag and based on the same price. We couldn't have predicted before Christmas what the price might drop to.
However, when we next put the RX-V3067 in a group test against its peers we will take the drop in price into consideration.
That's the price we were given by Yamaha UK, which lists the RX-V2067 at �1100. Of course, that doesn't mean you won't find them for less if you shop around.
Can I ask where What Hi-Fi get their prices from? Having had an interest in this amp prior to this review, I already had a fair idea of the price. Seeing it with a price tag of �1500 is way off what you should expect to pay for this amp. Having checked 3 separate retailers which stock this amp: Sevenoaks Sound & Vision, Superfi & Peter Tyson, they all have prices between �1099 and �1099.95, which is a mere �400 cheaper. When comparing products, a �400 price difference is surely enough to change 4 stars for a good amp but not a class leader for the price point, to 5 stars for the more accurate price point??? I know that prices will fall over time and there will naturally be discrepancies between this site and retailers' prices, but having a price �400 out on the day a review is posted is nothing less than disappointing...
I don't mean to be overly critical of What Hi-Fi, but I think that the RRP is irrelevant if nowhere is selling it at that price... I understand that Yamaha give you a price and that's what you put on the site, but I would rather see what price a product typically sells at as opposed to what price the manufacturer values there product at. After all, isn't the point of putting the price on the site that people will have an idea of what they would expect to pay for the product?
P.S. Thanks for your quick response Andy
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