Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by bully, Oct 28, 2003.
Auw, my eyes!
Need some advice from ya'll.
I'm looking to add a decent turntable to my stereo, nothing crazy, I'd only spin every once in a while.
Specifically a fully manual, affordable, vintage YAMAHA or new U-turn.
I've been checking ebay for months for a yammi but they're all either automatic or insanely expensive / overpriced.
My plan was to spend under $250 with a new cartridge, bc that's what a new U-turn with Grado Black1 costs.
Am I missing something?
I've actually given up and am super close to picking up a Technics SL-1500 locally when I thought I'd post here as a last effort.
Thanks all for any input!
If the Technics SL-1500 is in good operating order, it will fulfill your needs quite well.
My Yammy.....Located in my Shop, where I can blast it with my Bose 901's!!
Nice! You have the rare chance to directly compare those preamps to each other. So what say you?
This is a very clean looking system.
I just finished cleaning up and relamping these two in the pic. I've had the CR-2040 sitting around for a few years waiting for my ambition to catch up to the growing pile of stuff that needs some attention. I picked up the CR-640 a year or two ago at a GW for next to nothing. But when I thought of "my Yamaha stuff," I almost forgot the other pieces that have accidentally amounted to quite a pile (although I'd keep the silver stuff--and maybe the S2300--but wouldn't much miss the rest).
(Plus a set of surround speakers w/ a center and a sub around here somewhere)
so elegant looking and exceptional shape too
1978 YAMAHA NS-10M
One owner and all original condition, first release year.
It's only temporarily in my listening rig, where it really doesn't belong.
In the rack top to bottom. DT-2 timer, C-65 preamp, CDC-775, MX-2, RX-V659, M80. Disregard the mess was doing some rewiring
An extra-rare Yamaha power amp with V-FETs from the Golden era of Japanese audio: B-3. I think I'll stop for a good period of time in spending money on amplifiers.
This one is a revelation!
good luck stopping
A few of my patients waiting for some TLC
What happened to :drool: emoji?
had to move things around and pulled another B-1 out of the box. The B-1s may as well be carved out of stone, that's how heavy they are. Moveing a set of NS-1000Ms or a B-2 after, feels like feather-weight.....But, the B-1/C-1 sure look good in pairs so I had to stop for a photoshoot
did not have time to clean them so they are full of fingerprints
Awesome collection rottalpha
Rottalpha is a Yamaholic !!
Great stuff ! I'd love to have some V-Fet one day
It is a "back-breaking" addiction LOL
Such beauties nonetheless.
Thanks! They sure are beauties.
With the exception of that silver B-1, all units are in excellent cosmetic condition and were all virgin as far as I could tell. That B-2 as well. Perfect candidates for rehab.
The other C-1 I am working on is also just as nice. I got them all clean at some point and they looked even better.
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