New Integrated Amp Has Arrived - Yamaha A-S3000

This just arrived today. Many weeks of research, shopping other integrateds, and then hesitation to pull the trigger, but finally made the call. Yep, it's old school... no DAC, no room correction and whatnot. Looks old school too. Looks awesome actually. Big @ss VU meters take me back to the day.

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Some may feel this piece is overpriced. But, the engineering and build quality that went into this are phenomenal. Breaking it in now so no critical listening yet, but really like what I hear. Pairs well with the SF Cremonas.
System
Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
Squeezebox Touch | Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-717 Tuner
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,122
    Congrats, that thing is no joke. Looks sweet, like that retro look.

    Nice looking rack you got there as well.
    Got Dayens?
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 773
    Who the hell needs room correction anyways? Room treatment is the real room correction! That thing is gorgeous! The Japanese companies are really making some great products nowadays, I loved my Teac gear
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz SA8005 I Music Hall MMF7.3 I Lounge Audio LCR Mk III I Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 I B&K Ref 200.2 I Focal Aria 926 I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    Living Room HT
    Sony XBR65X930E I Marantz NR-1608 I Q Acoustics 2020i I Q Acoustics 3090c I FXI-A4's I DIY 15" Dayton SW

  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 223
    edited March 9
    I heard one of those at a local shop. Your speakers will be singing and the meter will barely be at the 1W level. Very nice piece!!!!!
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound HCA 1500A amplifier
    Adcom GFA 555 amplifier
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    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    NAD pp 4 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk RTiA 7's
    Polk CSi A6
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 233
    That is one sweet amp!
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh C47 | Rotel RB-1590 | Denon DP-2500A | Oppo BDP-103 | MacMini
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | McIntosh MA5200 AVR trigger HTPT FL&FR (independent 2.0) | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570 | Sony DVP-S500D | PS HX-500
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715
    Most important piece: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,700
    SWEET SWEET amp. Congrats. Love the look
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,633
    That thing is beautiful!
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,330
    HECK YEAH! That's awesome, Rick! Enjoy (and why wouldn't you)?!! :)
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,358
    edited March 9
    Grandma & Grandpa approve of how the young'un turned out.

    ;)


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    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 281
    Congrats! That looks beautiful. Need to look up specs.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 4B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton One
    Source: Oppo 103D, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3
    Cables: AQ Castlerock Speaker, AQ Columbia XLR/RCA, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Yamaha CX-A5100
    Amp: Parasound A21, A31, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (FL, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4 +DSPeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,425
    Seriously beautiful.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,490
    Sweeeeeet!
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,508
    Seriously awesome

    Cremonas? Show us some pics!
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,393
    Very nice.

    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Memes are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    We use to lock up the mental cases to protect the children. Now we need to lock the children up to protect them from the mental cases.

  • anton.chigurhanton.chigurh Posts: 235
    Badazz
    _____________________

    H/K 730 Twin
    Rotel RCD-855
    Music Hall MMF 2.2le
    TC-760lc
    Polk Monitor 7B
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,763
    Double Hubba Hubba.

    2 Big ole meters just saying yep!
  • 11tsteve11tsteve Posts: 1,168
    geez, that's beautiful.
    Polk Lsi9
    N.E.W. A-20 class A 20W
    NAD 1020 completely refurbished
    Keces DA-131 mk.II
    Analysis Plus Copper Oval, Douglass, Morrow SUB3, Huffman Digital
    Paradigm DSP-3100 v.2
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,922
    Well played!! B)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,059
    Very nice indeed...
  • Jetmaker737Jetmaker737 Posts: 802
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Seriously awesome

    Cremonas? Show us some pics!

    Pics as requested. You can see my setup is not ideal. Happy at this point to have my rig up and running after many months dormant after moving to a new (smaller) house. Need a new rack with smaller footprint and/or move it to the far side of the doorframe visible to the right in the first photo. The Cremonas seem to be tolerating the proximity to the wall. In the prior house they had much more breathing room.

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    System
    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    Squeezebox Touch | Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-717 Tuner
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 767
    I saw one of those in the flesh a couple weeks ago and it is a beautiful looking integrated. Congrats to you
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,105
    Absolutely Beautiful Setup. Congrats!!!
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 9,671
    Love it!!!!

    Yamaha gear has a special place for me. My first piece of gear bought with own money was a Yamaha AX-900 intergrated. At only 130wpc it had MUCH bigger balls than it let on. Sadly someone liked it so much they broke in to steal it while i was at work.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,358
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Love it!!!!

    Yamaha gear has a special place for me. My first piece of gear bought with own money was a Yamaha AX-900 intergrated. At only 130wpc it had MUCH bigger balls than it let on. Sadly someone liked it so much they broke in to steal it while i was at work.

    I have this -- thing -- vis-a-vis Yamaha hifi equipment. Well, not their loudspeakers, so much -- but most of the rest of it.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,141
    I LOVE the new line too. B)

    I like your SILVER edition a lot.

    I've been a Yamaha FAN since the 70's. I bought on a payment plan, the cheaper of the two Yamaha surround sound Integrated amps when they first came out. Yamaha was the first Co. to come out with Dolby surround I think. Yamaha has seemed to have made some quality receivers and integrated over the years.

    The newer ones are out of my reach though.
    I may live long enough to get a used one like yours down the long road someday. ;)

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,508
    These new ones are a little costly

    But they r very nice
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,358
    Tony M wrote: »
    I LOVE the new line too. B)

    I like your SILVER edition a lot.

    I've been a Yamaha FAN since the 70's. I bought on a payment plan, the cheaper of the two Yamaha surround sound Integrated amps when they first came out. Yamaha was the first Co. to come out with Dolby surround I think. Yamaha has seemed to have made some quality receivers and integrated over the years.

    The newer ones are out of my reach though.
    I may live long enough to get a used one like yours down the long road someday. ;)

    yes, yes they did.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,490
    I see a CD-S3000 in your future.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    Pure sweetness!
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    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,122
    And the silver version of this, to replace the squeezebox and make a matching stack: https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamnps2000bl/yamaha-np-s2000-hi-fi-network-music-player-black/1.html
    F1nut wrote: »
    I see a CD-S3000 in your future.

    Got Dayens?
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,235
    edited March 11
    I LOVE that retro look and would really like to hear one.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

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