Mr Wonder

Yamaha CD-S3000 & AS-3000

27 posts in this topic

Hi All,

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

Regards,

Mr Wonder

post-133657-0-57198100-1347182622_thumb.

Edited by Mr Wonder

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reputedly $4k each!

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

Yamaha-amp-948x505.jpg

Yamaha-amp-bak-460x261.jpg

img0208_212646.jpg

yamaha-a-s3000_212985.jpg

yamaha-a-s3000_213865.jpg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi "pchan",

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

Mr Wonder

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

like ! great to see yam bringing out some special pieces here, and also continuing to support the sacd format wiht some lovely sacd spinners :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Edited by pchan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...beat me to it Al :)

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

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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 :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
...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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
...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+

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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 ;) Edited by pete_mac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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 :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Please support our sponsors ...