- Aug 10, 2019
OK this is a little complicated as i live in South Africa and some makes have company representation here and others sell via agents. I am torn between buying the Sony STRDA3200ES and a Yamaha or Onkyo. In the US the Sony sells for close to $1000 and the Onkyo 605 for about $600 and an equivalent Yamaha for about the same price. Straight forward for me (i think) to buy the Onkyo, In South Africa i can get the Sony for R5300 (about $720) and the Onkyo 605 (or the yamaha RXv1700) sells for about R10000 ($1400). this is because Sony has a division in SA, but Onkyo only an agent. So suddenly the Sony is more cost effective. Is this a good buy? Then the 3300ES model is due to be released here in about 2 months time at the same price as the 3200ES. Do i wait to get upscaling or is this not a big issue? or should i consider another make at this price?