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#1 Mr Wonder

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hi All,

can someone please verify for me that this is REAL and not some hoax?


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:30 PM

Cool looking amp right there :love

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Reputedly $4k each!

There's a few additional pics floating around the 'net:

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

For $4k per component, you can make out the speaker and XLR connections but wouldnt you think the end user prefer labelling all input and outputs :P

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

Hi "pchan",

i suspect that they are non-functional prototypes....well for $4K each...they better be! LOL! :D

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

It looks as if we will have to wait until 2013 to find out. Was there a write up or blurb to go with any of those pics?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

Geeez I nearly sprung for the 2000 series gear when it was released... glad I didn't ;)

That amp is worth buying for retro industrial aesthetic alone :)

The real question is whether the matching SACD spinner is just a pretty box or offers something genuinely new and/or different.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:56 PM

like ! great to see yam bringing out some special pieces here, and also continuing to support the sacd format wiht some lovely sacd spinners :)
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

Hi "pchan",

i suspect that they are non-functional prototypes....well for $4K each...they better be! LOL! :D

Mr Wonder


So you might be right 1st time Mr Wonder, they may be "hoax" LOL :P :D :lol: Check the IEC plug, no earth pin, must be for the Japanese market, the end users there dont need labelling on all there in/out RCA's, they must know where averything goes LOL :D

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:30 PM

These look good. The amp looks very nice indeed.

However the SACD player would still need the Custom Analogue (Joe Rasmussen) treatment to turn it into a high end player.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

Now available in the UK. Haven't heard if it will be available in Oz.

 

http://uk.yamaha.com...0_g/?mode=model

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:28 PM

wow lovely units ! I  the internals of the cd/sacd player. wow twin torroids !   :)

 

 

http://uk.yamaha.com...0_g/?mode=model

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

...beat me to it Al :) Zooming in on the eternal shows what appears to be the ubiquitous ess sabre dac.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

they look F'in awesome !. I wonder if those with the NS 1000M monitors are tempted. match made in heaven ? an all yamaha system that would be pretty stunning I imagine. I do wonder if yamaha is going to release something in the line of the ns1000M to match up to these beauties :) 


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

...beat me to it Al :) Zooming in on the eternal shows what appears to be the ubiquitous ess sabre dac.

 

your eyes better than mine hehe


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

Hehehe. Just imagine it. NS "3000" monitors to match. Sadly it won't happen cos it all makes too much nostalgic sense.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Hehehe. Just imagine it. NS "3000" monitors to match. Sadly it won't happen cos it all makes too much nostalgic sense.

 

yeah how can they release such nostalgia pieces like these and forget about the speakers ? they could be in piano black finish to match the side panels on these


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:32 PM

I wonder how much they offer Sq wise over the current 2000 range?



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

...beat me to it Al :)

Zooming in on the eternal shows what appears to be the ubiquitous ess sabre dac.

You will never see quality like this, check out the earth screws that are used to secure the pcbs, they are copper, the wires of the toroidal go into a termination strip that is screw type. This is a work of art! Getting very rare on HiFi components, you will only see this in industrial electronics that deal with 32amp+

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:48 PM


You will never see quality like this, check out the earth screws that are used to secure the pcbs, they are copper, the wires of the toroidal go into a termination strip that is screw type. This is a work of art! Getting very rare on HiFi components, you will only see this in industrial electronics that deal with 32amp+
It's somewhat of a 'back to the future' moment... modern commercial hifi manufacturers using nice touches found in some of their vintage/older units ;)

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

yes very good to see this level of quality. especially in this era of a lot of cost cutting and a lot of cheap nasty stuff that tends to be out there. good to see yamaha going to its audio roots with some quality stuff here :)


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:28 PM

Slightly off topic how well were the 2000 series amp and CD player received/reviewed?
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:14 AM

That looks like highly respectable engineering. I wonder how it sounds.

 

Can anybody spot the crystal oscillators in the CD unit? Possibly they're underneath, but I can't see them.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:58 PM

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

Slightly off topic how well were the 2000 series amp and CD player received/reviewed?

 

 

Very well received within the price range!



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

Picked up the new Yamaha 2013 / 2014 catalogue today while auditioning some new speakers.

 

Im sure this may be a good indication that they are no longer carrying on the AS2000, 1000 and CDS2000, 1000 are not in the catalogue

 

Just for the sceptics.

 

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