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Yamaha A-S3000

Discussion in 'New Gear - Values' started by arcamguy1, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. arcamguy1

    arcamguy1 Active Member

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    Hi group,
    I've been curious about whether anyone's listened to Yamaha's new high-end integrated. I've searched online but haven't found any reviews of this $8,000 beast. I've always liked the styling and the sound of a Yamaha, but am interested to see how this amp is being received.

    The A-S2000 had some very good reviews; speaking of the "2000"...does anyone know if it can be bi-amped?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     

     

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  2. estreeter

    estreeter Super Member

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    Can't imagine why there wouldnt be an impressions out there when you have to register just to get info regarding the release of the amp in Oz ...

    http://yamahamusic.com.au/S3000/

    It's on display in Melbourne this weekend (I know - a very long way from Vegas !), but when I posted re the show dates the thread sank without trace - I guess there just aren't many Aussies here. Hopefully, TAS or Stereophile will review the amp soon.
     
  3. arcamguy1

    arcamguy1 Active Member

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    Hello estreeter!
    Greetings from Vegas on a gorgeous early autumn evening here.
    I would have hoped there is more information about this amp...especially since it's Yamaha's re-entry into the high-end audio world; (same goes for the new CD player); if you hear anything from Melbourne, pass it on.

    Yes...hopefully a review from Stereophile, or someone......

    (Always wanted to visit Australia; perhaps someday!)

    Best,
    Jeff
     
  4. livestrong

    livestrong Well-Known Member

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    I've been really interested in hearing the A-S2000 integrated and CD-S2000 SACD player - the silver is simply stunning to look at in my opinion! My only gripe is that the CD-S2000 can't be used as a stand alone DAC...at $2,500 retail, that seems like a miss (though they seem to be able to be had for under $1,500 new). I'd be OK with the CD-S1000 because it seems the only major difference is the balanced outputs, but they don't seem to have the silver available here in the US.

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  5. arcamguy1

    arcamguy1 Active Member

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    Livestrong,
    That combo is spectacular, in my book. Sure, if I had the money, I'd go for the A-S3000/CD-S3000; however, I think the A-S2000/CD-S2000 is a real winner.
    Jeff
     
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  7. arcamguy1

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    Estreeter,
    Thanks for the review; they really liked it.
    Jeff
     
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    Looks absolutely stunning!
     
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    Here are my thoughts so far. Ironically, I'd never noticed the article where the A-S3000 was paired with the NS1000's. It's a great match from what I'm hearing and I can't imagine how these speakers could be driven better.


    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=591682
     

     

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  12. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    Thanks for the link. It includes some enticing Yamaha pr0n too.

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