It’s time to retire the old girl. Our Yamaha DSP-A1 has given stirling service for over nine years now. In use every day powering our home cinema setup, there are very few electronic components we can think of that have given such long service.
We need an amp that will provide at least 4 HDMI inputs (PS3, AppleTV, SkyHD & Media Center PC) and preferably two HDMI outputs – one to send to the TV and the other for the projector (our aging CRT projector will be next on the list for replacement).
The DSP-A1 was Yamaha’s flagship a decade ago and we paid around £1,300 for a demonstrator unit at a hifi show. It looks like our budget is going to have to be similar this time of we want one with dual HDMI out. We may compromise on that feature, however we’ve certainly seen the value in buying a quality product last time.