NS-2000's from HiFiDo

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  1. Mr. Yamaha

    Mr. Yamaha Not so much Yamaha lately... Subscriber

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    The 'factory matched pair' (aren't they all) for almost 7 grand?
     

     

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  2. damacman

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    I know nothing about these speakers, their value, etc. They do seem rare however.
     
  3. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    You can get NS-2000's delivered from Japan for about half that, and almost certainly they'll be in better condition.
     
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  4. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    Which explains why they have been sitting on PHX CL for quite a while.
     
  5. Mr. Yamaha

    Mr. Yamaha Not so much Yamaha lately... Subscriber

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    I'm just trying to verify which pair you mean ;)

    That's exactly what I meant, indeed. Unfortunately for the Dutch there's a 35% import charge over everything (value, shipping cost, insurance, etc.). :crazy:
     
  6. Mark B

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    Sure, but even with the import duty you get a pair of NS-2000's for under $5000. They're easily worth that.
     
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  7. rottalpha

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    I have to admit, that was a loaded question pertaining to the MX-1000, but MX-10000?

    That makes you the second person with an impressive audio collection that prefers the C-1 to CX-10000, or to pretty much anything else.

    Now not to highjack this thread tottaly, you had the chance to do an AB comparison between the NS-2000 and those infinities.
    Do you mind sharing your thoughts?
     
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  8. 808_state

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    Actually after further research I'm also considering the C-70 and CX-1 as well...there seems to be some consternation round these parts concerning the loudness control. I'm not under any sort of misconception that any one of these pre's don't color/affect the sound in some way, I just happen to like the way Yamaha does it. I most certainly commend those in the quest for utter neutrality.

    I thought Mark said in another thread that his CX-10000 needs a refurb...so what about the C-1 vs. the CX-10k running on all ten cylinders?
     
  9. rottalpha

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    that would be interesting...
    I do not have a CX-10000, but I have C-1(s) not yet running on all 10 cylinders, yet they sound extremly good...for 40years old units with so many pots and switches, that is beyoung impresive.
     
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  10. zaibatsu

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    Would you care to share any commentary on what you feel it does better sonically?
    They seem to have quite a following, I wonder what's inside the box. Love their mascot.
     
  11. Mark B

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    "The Truth" has wonderful synergy with my amplifier, and is amazingly transparent - the least colored preamp I've ever heard.
     
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  12. Mark B

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    Since the question was about preamps I take it you mean do I prefer the C-1 over the CX-1000 & CX-10000. That would be yes RE: the CX-1000, and no RE: the CX-10000.

    Yes, I compared the IRS Delta/Gammas & the NS-2000's. Other than bass response, which goes to the Infinities, the NS-2000's are superior. The bass response of the NS-2000's is very good, quite good enough to make it an easy decision for the NS-2000's to take the Infinities place in my system.
     
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  13. rottalpha

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    This is what got me confused
     
  14. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    Kitty listening to Bill Evans Trio on NS-2000's

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    I think cats like Bill Evans. Mine insists on the sweet spot every time I've got him playing.
     
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  17. Brudha

    Brudha Shania before Mark Twain

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    What are your thoughts on the NS-2000 compared to the NS-1000xw?
     
  18. KostasP

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    Interested to hear too.

    A couple videos for all to enjoy, they do amazing work.



     
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  19. Mark B

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    The NS-2000's are more dynamic and have better bass response.
     
  20. mustangsqd

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    How do you like the 1000X's compared to the 1000M's?
    Does the additional cabinet size and the carbon fiber woofer make huge difference?
    I have been looking for some 1000X's for a "reasonable" price - and would appreciate your thoughts..

    Thanks!!
     

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