Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by bully, Oct 28, 2003.
Thats overkill i love it lol new old cerwins are alwaya fun to listen too
I know were suposed to posr pics ill take some tomorrow just bought some land and new garage is still a work in progress and where i listen to music lol aweaome photos folks
This isn't mine but I couldn't resist posting this picture I found of a very rare and beautiful silver C-1.
Thanks Mark B, homemade out of 3 layers of ¾" oak plywood w/spanish oak stain
I've been busily consuming and using information on this forum as I have been acquiring/restoring gear over the last year. I have always liked the combination of sound/build quality and features in Yamaha products. My strong affinity turned into a fetish after buying an M-70 power amp on craigslist for $225. It sounded amazing, but when I got inside it to vacuum with a soft detail brush, there was an old spill that had corroded some parts. That initial despair has turned into a rapidly growing hobby of fixing stuff I thought only dad could, and it gives he and I something really special to share in his golden years . Over a year later, I bought the matching C-70 from that same flaky guy on craigslist for $30, knowing it didn't work and excited for the challenge of replacing all of those caps. I need to give huge thanks to Avionic, sonovar, and the real mandak for providing much needed context and background on my C-70 repair, and other Yammy goods. Your informative posts spurred me to join this community. One day, I hope to be able to pay that forward some.
No other brand of gear gives me "the tingles" when I see the familiar font silkscreened on the black aluminum faceplate. Last week, I didn't even think about grabbing a neglected MX-600u at Goodwill for $29! Three cold solder joints on the protect relay, and I've got FOUR power meters for my mains.
Pics are on my phone, and will follow at some point today.
Primary system, used for music
C-70 or A-1000 for phono pre (currently finishing/testing repair of C-70. So many cold solder joints and caps)
RX-V775 (processor for digital/surround and powers rear/center, or pass direct analog to crossover network feeding amps. Also zone 2 is so useful for bath, patio, kitchen etc. Records in the back yard!)
MX-600U (100Hz >)
NHT SA-2 sub amp (< 50Hz mono)
NHT X1 analog crossover splitting HPout from the NHT SA-2 sub amp, feeds the M-70/MX-600
NHT 2.5i mains, 1.5 surround, SC-1 center, SW2
Secondary system, used for moveis/TV and music when in our bedroom, AKA "The Lady Cave:"
Rotel RB-985 Mk II (Yamaha never made multi channel power amps I can afford!)
Crown CTs 600 with USP/PIP3 input card (DSP with up to 32 filter/PEQ per channel)
NHT 2.5i mains, SB1 surround, AC1 center
2 Dayton audio classic 15" subs in 10 ft^3 sealed boxes under the bed, fed by the Crown, tuned with REW and a MiniDSP Umik-1
Stacked in the "guest room," in limbo:
RX-V2090 (my first "real" phono stage, to be bettered by the A-1000, then finally the C-70)
A-1000 (current backup phono stage when the C-70 is being soldered upon)
DVD-S1500 SACD Player that I hook up to my computer system (Rotel/NHT/polk 4.1)
YDD-60 drum kit. Because it was too much fun for $40 to pass up! The niece and nephews love it.
I’ve got a secret. I’ve been spinning. Under my skin.
$12 Tt PC fan is virtually silent under the “high ceiling” chassis of the MX-600, and keeps the stack at a nice Luke warm. Allows me to meet the SAF requirement of “everything inside the TV stand besides TT and Zone 2 speaker level selector.
I have to admit engineering the chassis around the power meters is rad
Good heavens that is beautiful. I knew the C-2 came in a rare silver but a C-1? Were these silver unicorns for the European market only? The silver C-2's only seem to come from the UK or Europe.
You'd want a silver UC-1/B-1 to go with the silver C-1.
You guys are killing me with these pics of silver faced Yamahas...
Ok folks sorry it took so long but here is my present rig in new garage which is a work in progress lol woodshop has been a priority as of late .although not an ideal audiophile listening space it has been outfitted with some acoustic insulation soin will be climate controlled .
SDA 2s with a pair of AR modified with lineaums by Aurasound some box system Onkyos and a AR powered sub ( which i love ) SDA Compacts are not shown but are getting Xovers rebuilt .
36743615_10156916854769271_2030512666119766016_n by Roboturner91 posted Jul 7, 2018 at 5:37 PM
It's not a vintage tank, but it's pretty nice, especially for the $35 I paid for it. Bought it thinking a series of white/silver blemishes on the faceplate were dings that I could fill in with a Sharpie. Turned out to just be stuck-on crud. A quick but hardly thorough cleaning and it looks great. The volume and input knobs are very scratched up but they'll probably buff out just fine. I didn't really *need* it, but come on, $35.
Nice garage & audio system.
That's a nice find!
Sounds nice too! It's a little light in the pants but I like the functionality of it.
Thanks im still working on it .my woodshop isnt up and runnimg yet so everything is jammed in the garage smh lol picked up a paid of minumus 7s last night for 10/ bucks for bench testing equip . Someone painted them "institutional beige " (shiver) lol
Sweet ,im looking for similar finds . Friends and wife wanna send me to audio rehab lmao
So here is some more Yamaha gear i have floating around this will be my bench test gear
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