New Integrated Amp Has Arrived - Yamaha A-S3000

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  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,270
    That's a sweet looking piece. I agree, I love that retro look. Please update us with your listening evaluation.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,797
    I've watched this too many times now.
    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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,537
    This is quite an advertisement video also. Makes one want to go out and buy the set. Then get the piece Drew's video had and then just one more thing to get, a Yamaha TT. :p B) Speakers of your choice and size of course!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,657
    Great

    I watched it now I’m screwed
    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
  • Jetmaker737Jetmaker737 Posts: 855
    edited March 11
    Those vids are some true audio ****. Watched them several times as well as read every review on the internets. I can tell you this amp has opened up significantly in the 10-15 hours I've put through it this weekend. The sound is really good. Gorgeous mids and airy. It's not fully broken in yet and haven't even futzed with speaker placement. I expect increased goodness to come. BTW I'm really digging the tone controls (and no, you cannot take away my audiophile card!).
    System
    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-717 Tuner
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,591
    ...BTW I'm really digging the tone controls (and no, you cannot take away my audiophile card!).

    but, but, but... it doesn't have Yamaha's variable loudness control! :#

    20842862326_87869f15e1.jpgYamahaCR-2020loudnesscurves by Mark Hardy, on Flickr


  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,516
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ...BTW I'm really digging the tone controls (and no, you cannot take away my audiophile card!).

    but, but, but... it doesn't have Yamaha's variable loudness control! :#

    20842862326_87869f15e1.jpgYamahaCR-2020loudnesscurves by Mark Hardy, on Flickr


    I always liked that feature Doc.
    I think it worked very well
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 881
    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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    Very nice set up, but I would be a little concerned with my speakers that close to the fireplace.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,591
    edited March 12
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ...BTW I'm really digging the tone controls (and no, you cannot take away my audiophile card!).

    but, but, but... it doesn't have Yamaha's variable loudness control! :#

    20842862326_87869f15e1.jpgYamahaCR-2020loudnesscurves by Mark Hardy, on Flickr



    I always liked that feature Doc.
    I think it worked very well

    'way better than the fixed kind, I'd opine. Not unique to Yamaha (in fact, variable loudness was fairly common on better consumer hifi products in the 1960s, e.g., from McIntosh, EICO, and Sherwood), but it was featured on Yamaha components for quite a long time.

    PS I'd love to get my eyes, ears and hands on one of the bigger/better modern Yamaha amplifiers -- like the titular one of this thread! :)
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 474
    edited March 12
    Very nice and congrats on the find. I'll have to make time to watch those videos.
    I've got gramps tucked away at home. And he does have the loudness control :) . Imagine that this thing is just awesome.
    Post edited by Legender on
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,591
    Legender wrote: »
    Very nice and congrats on the find. I'll have to make time to watch those videos.
    I've got gramps tucked away at home. And he does have the loudness control :) . Imagine that this thing is just awesome.

    The CA-810 was/is indeed a nice piece. The only thing it really lacks is the full-time Class A bias switch. The 1010 and 2010 could be switched to Class A output bias -- in which mode they are pretty darned delightful.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    edited March 12
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Legender wrote: »
    Very nice and congrats on the find. I'll have to make time to watch those videos.
    I've got gramps tucked away at home. And he does have the loudness control :) . Imagine that this thing is just awesome.

    The CA-810 was/is indeed a nice piece. The only thing it really lacks is the full-time Class A bias switch. The 1010 and 2010 could be switched to Class A output bias -- in which mode they are pretty darned delightful.

    I keep saying one day I'll get my 1010 repaired and refurbished and I keep not doing it.

    Is 'keep not doing it' acceptable English? 'Continue to not follow through' is probably better. Just trying to stay ahead of the ****.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,591
    Nightfall wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Legender wrote: »
    Very nice and congrats on the find. I'll have to make time to watch those videos.
    I've got gramps tucked away at home. And he does have the loudness control :) . Imagine that this thing is just awesome.

    The CA-810 was/is indeed a nice piece. The only thing it really lacks is the full-time Class A bias switch. The 1010 and 2010 could be switched to Class A output bias -- in which mode they are pretty darned delightful.

    I keep saying one day I'll get my 1010 repaired and refurbished and I keep not doing it.

    Is 'keep not doing it' acceptable English? 'Continue to not follow through' is probably better. Just trying to stay ahead of the ****.

    I've never had the nerve to even try the beautiful CA-2010 that's here (and pictured earlier). It's supposed to work, but it wasn't really the price of a good, working unit... so it remains a shelf queen (just in case).

    And, with that, 1) my apologies for the vintage Yamaha hijack to the OP, who now has a gorgeous modern Yamaha integrated and 2) I'll try to divert my hijack of his thread by, just maybe, starting another thread (on just vintage Yamahas).

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,425
    The new Yamaha's are gorgeous. Nice grab.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
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