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
PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-9900 Tuner|TEAC A-6100 RtR
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,969
    Congrats, that thing is no joke. Looks sweet, like that retro look.

    Nice looking rack you got there as well.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,320
    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 - Dual Purpose system in the works

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  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 408
    edited March 2018
    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!!!!!
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    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
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    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
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  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 441
    That is one sweet amp!
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,006
    SWEET SWEET amp. Congrats. Love the look
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,986
    That thing is beautiful!
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    HECK YEAH! That's awesome, Rick! Enjoy (and why wouldn't you)?!! :)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,401
    edited March 2018
    Grandma & Grandpa approve of how the young'un turned out.

    ;)


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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 446
    Congrats! That looks beautiful. Need to look up specs.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 14B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Reference
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Bryston BCD-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65-Z9F

    Home Theater
    Pre: Yamaha CX-A5100
    Amp: Parasound JC5, A31, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 707 (FL/FR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), LSiM 703 (SL/SR), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, AQ Niagara, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,032
    Seriously beautiful.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,507
    Sweeeeeet!
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,322
    Seriously awesome

    Cremonas? Show us some pics!
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> ??? -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    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) -> ARC 5se -> ???
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,643
    Very nice.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,326
    Double Hubba Hubba.

    2 Big ole meters just saying yep!
  • 11tsteve11tsteve Posts: 1,173
    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: 5,423
    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: 1,225
    Very nice indeed...
  • Jetmaker737Jetmaker737 Posts: 884
    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
    PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-9900 Tuner|TEAC A-6100 RtR
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,483
    I saw one of those in the flesh a couple weeks ago and it is a beautiful looking integrated. Congrats to you
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,138
    Absolutely Beautiful Setup. Congrats!!!
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,335
    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: 25,401
    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.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,024
    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: 7,322
    These new ones are a little costly

    But they r very nice
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> ??? -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    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) -> ARC 5se -> ???
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,401
    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.

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,507
    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."


    President of Club Polk

  • verbverb Posts: 10,155
    Pure sweetness!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,969
    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.

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    edited March 2018
    I LOVE that retro look and would really like to hear one.
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