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Old 10-13-2013, 08:00 PM
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Anyone knows how much for a good working condition is worth? Thanks.
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Mike.......The Denon POA-1500 is a 30 year old amplifier. A quick search shows the amp's value around $350.00 in good condition.
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Dan is amazing! - always coming through with great info.
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Rudy.......Thanks.

I am kind of curious what Mike is thinking about doing with a Denon POA-1500 stereo amplifier. Back in the day the POA-1500 was usually driven by the Denon PRA-1000 preamplifier. The pair would make a nice vintage system. Both components together can probably be had for under $650.00. The pair would make a nice vintage system.



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This gear was of the same calibre as the earlier Denon AV flagships. Robust but certainly no "S" series. I don't see it as a remarkable collectible....

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This gear was of the same calibre as the earlier Denon AV flagships. Robust but certainly no "S" series. I don't see it as a remarkable collectible....
Steve,

I agree with you on the collectible value on the POA-1500 and PRA-1000 since there are plenty around.

But early Denon real Class A amp models POA-3000, POA-3000Z, and POA300RG with the matching pre models PRA-2000, PRA-2000Z and PRA-2000RG are highly collectible and getting rarer as days goes by.

The step above is POA-8000 and PRA-6000 which won many accolades in Japan are extremely rare in our side of the world. These are Real Class A Push Pull Amps and nothing like the "Optical Class A" that Denon diluted the Class A name later alone the line.

But ultimately, it would be the S1 (POA-S1, PRA-S1, DCD-S1, DP-S1, DA-S1 and the integrated pma-s1) stuff that really holds the collectible value for Denon since there are not so many produced or sold around the world.
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Steve,

I agree with you on the collectible value on the POA-1500 and PRA-1000 since there are plenty around.

But early Denon real Class A amp models POA-3000, POA-3000Z, and POA300RG with the matching pre models PRA-2000, PRA-2000Z and PRA-2000RG are highly collectible and getting rarer as days goes by.

The step above is POA-8000 and PRA-6000 which won many accolades in Japan are extremely rare in our side of the world. These are Real Class A Push Pull Amps and nothing like the "Optical Class A" that Denon diluted the Class A name later alone the line.

But ultimately, it would be the S1 (POA-S1, PRA-S1, DCD-S1, DP-S1, DA-S1 and the integrated pma-s1) stuff that really holds the collectible value for Denon since there are not so many produced or sold around the world.
James.... Yes the S1 stable was beautiful...Unfortunately it was mostly limited to the 100v Japanese market. You know, I believe that the POA-S1 schematics inspired some earlier Accuphase gear like the M-8000.
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Steve,

I think S1 stack looks awesome! I know a couple people (one from the Washington state and the other in Virginia) who owns some S1 but they are holding onto them and they are 120V versions. I guess there are more in the Japan and Asia but I have also seem a few 240V versions in Europe.

Denon was a real inventor in Japanese Hifi and it's a shame they stops playing in the high end field.

I am not sure about the link between the POA-S1 and the M-8000 but Denon was very creative with POA-S1. I think most Accuphase amp shares the MOSFET driver with BJT output as in Denon. Early Denon uses mostly BJT in the amps but later Denon (POA-3000RG and POA-S1) has changed to MOSFET driver with BJT output.

I happen to take notice that early Accuphase amp uses BJT driver and BJT output devices and they later changed to MOSFET driver with BJT outputs (I think starting from the M-2000?). May be this design change happens to Accuphase and Denon around the same time. I am not really sure but it will be interesting.

I am pretty sure about one thing - Denon is expert at Amplifier Design since Day one and the early POA-8000 schematics is a prove.

Kenwood and Accuphase is also legendary in the amplifier design but I am not sure who tops of whom. Now, I am thinking this a bit too hard.
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James... I still have my POA-S10 monoblocks. Not S1 by any standard but not bad with a 4 Ohm load.... I upgraded the power cord to Furutech & used them for surrounds for awhile but now they are boxed in storage. They are the 230-240v version. I sometimes wonder if I should hang onto them or not...

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