Calling All Yamahas. Time to Post Your Pics

Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by bully, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    To me the A-10 and the T-10 look a step above the cheap and nasty slimline crap which could be found circulating on the mid '80s.
     
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  2. fuzzywobbles

    fuzzywobbles aka Po'k Chop Willie Subscriber

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    I was going to ask you?
    I will try and crack the A-10 open and post some pics of the internals this weekend. Maybe something will look familiar to one of you who know Yamaha better than I do?

    I have owned a few nice amps and receivers (Luxman, Kenwood, Pioneer, Marantz...), and am enjoying the looks, feels and sound of this A-10. I think it's a 1982 build which makes sense since it has an aux and no CD input. So maybe that predates the models mentioned earlier? So far it has been a nice performer with some real power.
     
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  4. fuzzywobbles

    fuzzywobbles aka Po'k Chop Willie Subscriber

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    I was going to ask you?
    Speak of the devil...

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    P-20 Turntable.

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  5. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    1982 is a key year to remember for world hi-fi. Here's why:

    Prior to 82 hi-fi was booming. OK? It was one of the biggest consumer spending items. There were no mobile phones, very few PCs, no Apple products. Consumer video was barely making its mark. TV was not yet to start upgrading. Hi-Fi was KING. There were loads of awesome hi-fi products on the market and coming to market. Awesome hi-fi products. Now to why 82 was a key year:

    Then came a global recession. You can read about it here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_1980s_recession

    The consequences for hi-fi were that many of the great, great products were rarely seen after that. No it wasn't the end of great hi-fi products. It was just the end of the sheer number of corporations making them and the sheer number of the populace buying them. Prior to this recession hi-fi was KING. After the recession people never bought hi-fi to the same extent again. This is where we see the move to tiny speakers. Tiny systems. Many more tiny crap systems. CD takes over. So billions start to walk away from turntable ownership and record buying. CD to some extent saves the hi-fi industry from irrelevance. The industry jumps on the back of that and everything gets a label 'Digital Ready' in order to keep some momentum going, because industry in general worldwide is seeing sales and profits and jobs fall dramatically.

    Check out how many amazing products came to market around 79-85. Many of them were in development prior to the recession when hi-fi was KING. See how many companies went bust after 85 or so. Hi-Fi had it balls cut off and its back broken by the recession and if it wasn't for CD most of the hi-fi industry would have failed. The Heyday of Vinyl(as sales go) was prior to '82. Prior to 82 even small towns had a hi-fi store. In many instances more than one. After '82 many of those started closing. Hi-fi once sold a lot of product, generated a lot of jobs and advertised like crazy. After '82 there were big changes.
     
  6. KrautNotRice

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    ^^^ Damn, never realized that as it was just before I was born. Very interesting how a free market adapts and evolves.
    Lots of 90s kids (like me) grew up with great systems in their household still, leftover from the 70s. So while crappy all-in-one cd boom boxes were dominating, I saw that there's more to life, and as soon as I started making money I bought my first components.

    It's been all downhill from there :)
     
  7. montrecott

    montrecott My groove, your move Subscriber

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    Thanks. :beerchug: I'm cool with the power meter lights either way. Like you I'm hesitant to do LEDs, because on most of the gear I've seen them on, regardless of brand, they just don't do much for me. I like that original look, I guess. The lights on the meters of the CT-800 tuner are green, which I couldn't capture with my mediocre photography skills. Trust me, they look pretty nice in person. ;) The CT-800 has a reputation for not being the best for DXing but for sounding really good when the signal is decent, which is my experience as well.
     
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  8. MX117.MC7150

    MX117.MC7150 Listener Subscriber

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    Did anyone notice the CDX-10000 Centennial that The Music Room has listed. They say it is pretty much flawless.
     
  9. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    VINYL is "IN" CD is so outdated:D
     
  10. Vint Age

    Vint Age B-1 With Yamaha

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    Just rotated my B-1 back in for the cooler months but before I did I snapped a couple of pics of the C-1 with incandescent VU lighting and my B-2 with the the yellow diffused VU LED lighting. These were taken with this morning's ambient back lighting. The matching is a lot better than the pictures show especially in the night.

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  11. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    Sweet! Match made in haven.

    one suggestion...if you do not want to end up with a burned hole in the PSU PCB :rolleyes:, move that C-1 out of that box...
    If ya need more validation, pull it out, take the top off, ran it for 10 mins, then hover or touch the heatsinhs of the PCB TO-220s towards the front of the unit. Not the back...those do not get that hot and they carry >100V each..touch both at once and ya'll start break-dancing:biggrin:


    Even the top of the meters on the inside...the heat from those incandescents is no joke. I hope you took notes and r willing to share on how you achieved the sweet LED light on the B-2
     
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  12. Mr. Yamaha

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    Uhu, sharing = caring :D I'm struggling for months with the LED's in my B-2. I used all kinds of types, experimented with all kinds of light filters, but I can't get the color right.

    Here's a nudie of my T-2, ready to be overhauled. The build quality of this thing is something else :naughty:

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  13. Vint Age

    Vint Age B-1 With Yamaha

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    Same here until I found the yellow 360° diffused from Superbrightled. Last time I check though they didn't seem to be selling them anymore ...
     
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  14. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    that is because you bought the whole stock, LOL

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    I found your post from 2014...that explains it..Bummer

    I need a similar solution, especially for the C-1. Once you'll touch the top of that meter bracket after a few mins of duty, you will too
     
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  15. Roboturner91

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    "rotated back in for the cooler months" LOL.

    When I replaced my old Pioneer plasma TV a couple years ago I didn't realize what a space heater that thing was. All of a sudden with the new LED TV the living room was really cold all the time.
     
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  17. Jasonc253

    Jasonc253 New Member

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    Yamaha CR-420 i got for free from a little old lady, has left channel distortion pretty bad though :/


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  18. Roboturner91

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    One of my first vintage pieces was a CR-420, it was my gateway drug into the CR/CA series. I just love them.
     
  19. jeromach

    jeromach With sufficient thrust, ducks fly just fine

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    My second CA-1010 rebuild, this time my own :)

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    Next project, Yamaha B-2. Unfortunately not my own :)
     
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