Yamaha amplifiers



  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,862
    edited May 2018
    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.

  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,710
    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)
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    Martin Logan LX16s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 CD player and Audio Technica cartridge courtesy of Drew/Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,906
    edited May 2018
    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.

    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: 24,137
    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.

    "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!
  • 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.
  • Oh, and did I mention they go to 11?
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,906
    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: 10,609
    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


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  • mn_polk_guymn_polk_guy Posts: 101
    Current set up
    Monitor 4.6, 5jr, 5, 7, 10, 11. RTA 8TL. RTA 11T. SDA 2B.
  • mn_polk_guymn_polk_guy Posts: 101
    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
    Monitor 4.6, 5jr, 5, 7, 10, 11. RTA 8TL. RTA 11T. SDA 2B.
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