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Some guy is selling a Yamaha CA-800 integrated amp (which can be used as a very nice 10 watt per channel class A power amp) as "Vintage Yamaha CA 800 Reciever AMP WORKS!"
and claims " Reviews are off the charts. This is considered the best receiver on the Vintage market."
I emailed him, "It's not a receiver, it's an integrated amp. Who says it's the best vintage receiver? Please, no Trumpian "truthful hyperbole.""
Every time someone lies or "hyperbolates" it damages our community. I still may bid on the thing, as I know and like the piece. But I'm wary of the seller.
much as some folks refer to gen-u-ine "receivers" as "tuners".
The CA-800 is a very fine amplifier. It's completely capable of (ahem) receiving audio signals from a source component and amplifying them with great integrity* and musicality, IMO.
* Thus the term "integrated" amplifier, no doubt! ;-)
all the best,
Your initial gut feelings are usually the right ones. Aka, street smarts! Over thinking is a sign of trying to rationalize a bad decision.
Many otherwise smart people have lost their lives for ignoring their initial gut feelings.
If something doesn't feel quite right in the beginning it'll feel even worse later.
If you have misgivings now, you'll have misgivings later.
Quite likely. And some of the photos are blurry. Even more reason for wariness.
These things make really nice power amps for Klipsch Heresys and up, and I like to keep a couple in stock.
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