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New Yamaha A-S3200 whats changed ?

Blacksabbath25

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As a owner of a Yamaha A-S3000 and seeing Yamaha have just brought out a range of new amplifiers like the Yamaha A-S2100 which they changed the power supply on but looking at the Yamaha A-S3200 i can not see what they have changed on this amplifier only the model number .
So here are some pictures of the new Yamaha A-S3200 and see if you can see what they have changed ?
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And here is the old Yamaha A-S3000 unit36463-2_3.jpg06-a-s3200-interior_2000x2000_7c8494639aa81e2dde573753c1b15024.jpg
 
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As a owner of a Yamaha A-S3000 and seeing Yamaha have just brought out a range of new amplifiers like the Yamaha A-S2100 which they changed the power supply on but looking at the Yamaha A-S3200 i can not see what they have changed on this amplifier only the model number .
So here are some pictures of the new Yamaha A-S3200 and see if you can see what they have changed ?
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And here is the old Yamaha A-S3000 unitView attachment 1262View attachment 1263
Obvious... they changed the colour mate :LOL:
 

Blacksabbath25

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:) lol there have always been two colors in the range black and sliver
As far as i can see they changed the feet and tuneup but not worth the extra money i do not think but anyone after one i would say buy the discounted A-S3000 and A-S2100 as they are a bargain
 

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While they look pretty similar to their predecessors with their black and silver chunky casework and VU meter-dominated front, they utilise new technology and components.

For structural integrity and to avoid unwanted vibration, all three amps adopt a 'Mechanical Ground Concept' that begins with the bolts of the heavy-duty brass feet (iron on the AS1200) welded directly to the main chassis, followed by the large heat sink, power transformer and block capacitors directly bolted to the chassis.
 

Blacksabbath25

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While they look pretty similar to their predecessors with their black and silver chunky casework and VU meter-dominated front, they utilise new technology and components.

For structural integrity and to avoid unwanted vibration, all three amps adopt a 'Mechanical Ground Concept' that begins with the bolts of the heavy-duty brass feet (iron on the AS1200) welded directly to the main chassis, followed by the large heat sink, power transformer and block capacitors directly bolted to the chassis.
The Yamaha A-S3000 has all this already but the Yamaha A-S2100 they have changed the power supply
 

Blacksabbath25

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I never took any notice of what-HiFi star rating when i brought my Yamaha A-S3000 as it comes down to what you have hookup it up with .
I do highly recommend the older models still to anyone who is in the market to buy a Yamaha amplifier a specially as the prices have dropped on the Yamaha A-S 2100 , 3000 .
Both units are built to a high quality and paired with the right speakers they both sound very good for the money .
 
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As a owner of a Yamaha A-S3000 and seeing Yamaha have just brought out a range of new amplifiers like the Yamaha A-S2100 which they changed the power supply on but looking at the Yamaha A-S3200 i can not see what they have changed on this amplifier only the model number .
So here are some pictures of the new Yamaha A-S3200 and see if you can see what they have changed ?
View attachment 1260View attachment 1261
And here is the old Yamaha A-S3000 unitView attachment 1262View attachment 1263
on the website it states they now use "pc- triple c" internal speaker wire but i'm not sure what / how much of an upgrade that actually offers ?

i think this new amp is aimed at new owners as i'm not sure what, if any, sonic improvement it will have over the current a-s3000 unit.

will be interesting to see the improvements made on the new cd-s3200...
 

Blacksabbath25

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on the website it states they now use "pc- triple c" internal speaker wire but i'm not sure what / how much of an upgrade that actually offers ?

i think this new amp is aimed at new owners as i'm not sure what, if any, sonic improvement it will have over the current a-s3000 unit.

will be interesting to see the improvements made on the new cd-s3200...
I do not think it will change anything and do not think it will justify the extra cost of changing amplifiers but to me both amplifiers have the same spec
 

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I do not think it will change anything and do not think it will justify the extra cost of changing amplifiers but to me both amplifiers have the same spec
the new amp retails at about 4k. for that sort of money you could buy a pretty decent pair of active speakers i believe.
 

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