Clean, fast performance. Drives my Klipsch Conrwalls incredible efficiently. Using Balanced inputs from Cambridge streaming device. Only concern to date is that there is a volume jump/gap at the low end of several db's.
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Fantastic sound - brilliant from any point of view. One can think that this beast has 300 watts per channel but in fact, it is a huge dynamic that makes it sound so powerful. Excitement is the right word what you feel when listening to this beauty - anything you put in the amp. comes out with amazing realism...worth every cent
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Terrific sound. Much better than AS 2100. Similar dynamics and base extension to my old Krell 300i but with more depth of soundstage and overall less grain. Colt , my sales person, was very helpful. He made sure it was double boxed.
Cons: Yamaha really needs to put a light on the volume knob. As you can't see the mark they use at all.
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Expensive, but bring me a smile every time I listen to it. Goes deep has slam and depth and overall is a beautiful amplifier.
Pros: Sounds terrific.
Cons: Expensive and maybe under power for some people.
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Like Anthony who reviewed this amp previously, I have also had this amp for about a year. Prior to this I had the Yamaha A-S2000 so it was a pretty big leap in cost to the AS3000. Between the two, there was a huge improvement in noise reduction with the 3000. Turning the volume up speakers remain completely silent, my AS2000 would audibly hiss at anything past 50% volume. The integrated phono amplifier is unreal. I had a $1200 phono amp that I thought was quite good, I connected my record player to the Yamaha and wow.. my records have never sounded this good. Hugely improved dynamics, soundstage, and again extremely low noise floor (dead quite at any volume). I think the other reviewer who noted this is a "effortless" amplifier was correct. It really handles anything really well. I can't imagine how another stereo amp could do much better. I am running these to power my Kef Reference 1s, Dac coming from my Oppo 205. Awesome package, Yamaha did really well - its not cheap but the way this thing is built it can last a lifetime.
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I've had this integrated for almost a year now, and it is an incredible piece of equipment. Attention to detail is a lost art and Yamaha brought it to this product in spades! The best word I can use to describe this amp is "effortless". From 16-ohm to 2-4 ohm, it doesn't matter--it's just effortless. It has enormous power on tap, but chooses instead to gently woo you with precise and accurate imaging--holding the most intricate and heavy pieces in place with effortless ease. From Bassnectar to Christian McBride--Kitaro to Karl Jenkins--Michael Jackson to Styx--Dan Fogelberg to DJ Magic Mike, it is all presented in a way you have never heard before. When it comes to choosing between "doing" and "over-doing", Yamaha has chosen "over-doing". It paid off!!
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