Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by vintagejapan, Feb 18, 2018.
Yes indeed and neither have I.
Glad you completed your restoration, Looks Great! I hope they give you many more years of enjoyment.
Also, from your pictures, it looks like you replaced those double diodes. Which ones did you use?
so how can it get quieter then?
Thank you. Understated simplicity. Really like the look also Mark.
Just a simple "ear to the tweeter" test. more hiss on the B-1 and B-2. My speakers are 92dB sensitivity.
Saying that from listening position cannot hear any hiss on all 3 Yamaha's.
Will be running them for a little while before trying to compare with the B-1
@rottalpha "which Sony?" My 8650 has a issue with the preamp part. Those green unobtainable Sony IC's...
2X1N4148's for the diodes
Then I am officially deaf
I was saying MY Sony demons in the shape of a TAN-8550 and it's bride.
They have bench priority over my B-3 twins...
....So I am looking forward to your B-3 listing impressions in the meantime.
This will be next...hope to get them both sorted.
Well it has only been a couple of days but since only replaced the film caps the B-3's didn't need a lot of running in.
After restoration they play even more open and highs are more detailed with long lasting decays. I listen to a lot of ECM music which the B-3's portray beautifully.
"Natural Sound" it is the rightfully logo of the Yammies, all the Vfets B-1, B-2, and B-3 are the list coloured amplifiers I posses.
Comparing with the B-1 the B-3's on BTL mode sound not as warm, guess is personal preference but I prefer them. The bass goes deep and with more punch, driving my S-955III pioneers and the NS-2000 effortlessly. The bass would be my favourite aspect on the B-3's. They never seem to run out of steam and drum kicks punch you hard in the chest. The B-3's are fast, very fast, with fantastic dynamics. They sound more like a Sony TA-N7 but more authoritative. Depending on which speaker you match them I think on BTL mode they come on top of all the Vfet Yammies. They run not hot and I can use them everyday (unlike the B-1 which in summertime struggles here in Australia) Here they are with Luxman C-5000A and NS-2000.
so you doubled down on the Sony, I see.
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