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Yamaha AX530 or Sherwood AX-5090R

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zoiks_guy

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Dear FMs,

I recently bought a used pair of Boston Acoustics HS 460 speakers. Now I am looking for an amp to power these. Since I am low on budget (about 10K), I am quite open to used stuff. Currently I am considering Yamaha AX 530 and Sherwood AX-5090R. Kindly advise which one should I buy. I am also open to other suggestions.

Here are the specs:
Speakers:
  • freq range: 46Hz - 25KHz
  • Recommended amp power: 15-250W
  • Sensitivity: 89dB (2.8V at 1m)
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Woofers: Dual 6.5" (ported)
  • 2 passive radiators 7"

Yamaha AX 530 Specifications:

  • Power output: 85 watts per channel into 8? (stereo)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%
  • Damping factor: 80
  • Input sensitivity: 0.16mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
  • Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MC), 92dB (MM), 102dB (line)
  • Channel separation: 60dB (MM), 60dB (line)
  • Output: 150mV (line)
  • Speaker load impedance: 6? (minimum)
  • Dimensions: 435 x 141 x 332mm
  • Weight: 7.8kg
  • Year: 1989

Sherwood AX 5090 specs:

  • Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8? (stereo)
  • Frequency response: 10Hz to 60kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.3%
  • Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 200mV (line)
  • Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 90dB (line)
  • Dimensions: 440 x 145 x 360mm
  • Weight: 8.4kg
 

efernand1

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Hi

Given a choice between both, I would trip on the Yamaha....these were the best in the magic 80s and 90s.....please check the full condition and performance before purchase...hear some heavy music for 15 mins at more than half the volume...you will know if the amp is over heating or tripping or losing out in volume in performance...

In all likelihood, this would be a made in Japan device.....
 
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