Yamaha amplifiers

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,644
    edited May 18
    No good Nak stuff here, unfortunately.
    I have a Receiver One that was given to me by an erstwhile co-worker. Nice looking, hefty piece of hardware, but it suffered a lightning strike and one channel's power amplifier is nonworking. Preamp sections work, tho'.

    Also have a dump find OMS-7 CD player. It works fine, but is a bit beat up and, presumably, like most of those old Nakamichi CD players, the laser is on borrowed time.

    Couple of completely unremarkable Nakamichi two-head cassette decks rounds out the paltry collection here.

    "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)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 986
    I almost bought a Nakamichi integrated a while back, but I didn’t know what Nakamichi was at the time, so I passed. It sounded really good though, and it was hooked up to a pair of speakers I also had never seen before, and I didn’t my inquire what they were for some reason. I remembered them having awesome sound stage, and they were really small. When I joined the forum I found out what they were: SDA CRS speakers, not sure which version. They were incredible! (To my untrained ear anyway)
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,323
    Doh!!!
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,360
    edited May 18
    I know we've gotten into Nakamichi's versus Yamahas but I have owned both and still do.

    The old "Stasis" Nak's sound GREAT. I've owned 2 of them. Not the huge ones, just the affordable ones. My newer Nak. AC-10 puts out some GREAT power and sound too. But there is a little button that shorts when pushed. The tone button! Pics. are from the web.
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    I should gather all my newer Yamaha receivers together for a "total" picture count. Only one has a dim display issue. The rest play like new still.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,694
    That's not original Nak gear. That was produced after they were bought out. Not the same at all as the "Original" Nakamichi gear from the 70's thru the mid 90's.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • The_PolksterThe_Polkster Posts: 142
    I wouldn't give up my Yammy amps. I always thought they were a very neutral amplifier. I like to let my speakers and source material do the talking.
    Polk SDA SRS 1
    Yamaha M-65 (2x, bi-amped)
    Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Oppo UDP-203
    Polk CS350 center
    Polk MC-60 4x Atmos
    Polk AB700 side surround
  • The_PolksterThe_Polkster Posts: 142
    Oh, and did I mention they go to 11?
    Polk SDA SRS 1
    Yamaha M-65 (2x, bi-amped)
    Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Oppo UDP-203
    Polk CS350 center
    Polk MC-60 4x Atmos
    Polk AB700 side surround
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,360
    I said AC-10. I meant RE-10. Just a model correction. That's all. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,443
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Yamaha = boring to me. The "M" amps were pretty over-hyped then, and still are, IMO. So were the pre's that went with them. I'd take a Nak CA-5 over a Yam C-70 any day.

    Natural Sound = lifeless and boring.

    I never connected with any Yammy stuff. Sold it for years because that's what people wanted back in the day. A sales commission is a sales commission, but personally I preferred Nakamichi, Luxman and Adcom of the day.

    Just my .02c since you asked

    H9

    Shut up Brock
  • mn_polk_guymn_polk_guy Posts: 37
    Current set up
    5jr, Monitor 5, 7, 10. RTA 11tl. SDA 2B.
  • mn_polk_guymn_polk_guy Posts: 37
    My camera on the phone is blurry. But im currently running the m70 and c70. With the sdas the sub is a kef 10 inch. The mx630 and nad 1130 are on the left sda
    5jr, Monitor 5, 7, 10. RTA 11tl. SDA 2B.
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