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Proceed Amp 5: Repair or Replace???

by blutown / April 3, 2011 3:53 AM PDT

I have an Amp 5 that has stopped working. I contacted an authorized repair place (the Service Bench in MA) and they wanted $800 for service and $250 for parts. This is in addition to shipping (it weighs 120 lb.). This was a $5000 unit new.

Even at its age, it is still one of the best performing multi-channel amps around and I want to keep it but given the high cost of repair, I'm having second thoughts. Anyone faced this situation? Any advice? How much would a used Amp 5 or comparable cost? How much could I sell this non-working but repairable unit for? Where's the best place to shop for and sell audiophile equipment? Cheers!

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"repair or replace???"
by ahtoi / April 3, 2011 8:30 AM PDT

I don't think anyone can answer that because we are not in your shoes..so to speak. Only you can make that decision.

Now lets do some math here. Lets say it cost $1200(freights added in) plus all the works of packing to get it repair. But if my understand is correct, $1200 is too high for you to keep it; then how much do you want to sell it for? Remember one thing, it's not how much you paid back then (as a buyer..I don't know) but how much I can get a similar system now.

As for selling place, I always heard of Ebay and Craglist. Personally I have never done any business with either. One other thing; I WOULD NEVER BUY A MALFUNCTION SYSTEM at any price. I have no recourse if I can get it repair. You understand my view? Good luck.

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Sorry, did lousy in proof reading.
by ahtoi / April 3, 2011 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: "repair or replace???"

corrections:("as a buyer..I don't know" should read as a buyer..I don't care), Also should be "I have no recourse if I can't get it repaired".

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eBay
by PistonCupChampion / April 17, 2011 3:21 PM PDT
In reply to: "repair or replace???"

FWIW, a working Amp 5 sold earlier this month for $1275 + shipping.

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Proceed Amp 5: Repair or Replace???
by ben3150 / April 13, 2011 4:04 AM PDT

I won't fix my amp due to cost, but I love the amp too. Not sure what to do. Do you want to sell me the amp for parts?

Thanks

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Proceed Amp 5
by blutown / April 16, 2011 10:27 AM PDT

Ben,

I haven't decided what to do yet but will let you know if I decide to part it out. Thanks, M

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Proceed Amp 5: Repair or Replace???
by Blueshead2 / May 12, 2011 4:44 PM PDT

Hello. Don't know what you decided to do. I have a Amp 5 that I didn't get repaired because of the age. One of my friends that is a amp tech took a look at it and found one module bad in it. He took it out and the other 4 channels work fine. Don't know if you would be interested or not but I would sell it to you at way under what it would cost to repair yours. You could have a tech replace the module and you could be back up and running. It took him about a hour to figure it out. Let me know. I'm tired of moving it around. LOL Thanks.....M

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(NT) Decided to repair- Nothing used comes close for $1000
by blutown / May 13, 2011 3:03 AM PDT
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proceed amp 5: repair or replace?
by ben3150 / May 14, 2011 1:08 AM PDT

Where are you located? How much are you asking for it? Let me know, i'm interested.
Thanks
Ben

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Hello Ben
by Blueshead2 / May 16, 2011 7:49 AM PDT

Hello Ben, Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you sooner. I live in North Carolina. If you want the amp5(amp 4) You can have it for $400 plus ship. Let me know if you are interested.

Thanks Mike

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proceed amp 5
by rocketman2011 / July 10, 2011 7:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Hello Ben

hello mike

i am interested in your proceed amp 5 ( 4 )
is it still for sell ? thanks
adolf

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(NT) Mike, Amp 5 is still for sale? Ken 941-792-7187
by klthomascpa / January 10, 2012 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Hello Ben
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What's the worst that could happen?
by thecrimsontide / May 21, 2012 11:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Hello Ben

Despite the fact that the answer is almost certainly "no", can I give you $400 plus shipping for your AMP"4", or has it been sold?

If everybody else flaked out and you still have your poorly Proceed, please let me know, and I'll get $400 to you ASAP. Happy

Hopefully,

Craig

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