Yamaha NS-2000 1st Impressions

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  1. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    My NS-1000xw's while not having low bass have superb midrange and treble. They have a later generation of the midrange and tweeter than the NS-1000M and NS-1000. Friends that are familiar with the NS-1000M found the NS-1000xw's to have better balance and did not cause listening fatigue. That said, I'd still love a pair of NS-2000's or NSX-10000's.
     
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  2. Jazzmuso

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    NS 2000 on my bucket list . Will grab it if a pair comes up for sale.
     
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    On Oz ebay for 4500AUD (3445USD)
     
  4. Djcoolray

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    To get the most from the NS 2000 a great amp like the MX-1000 and an even better preamp, that's why the guy said that. You haven't heard anything yet. With an expensive high end turntable combination added you will get a sound that leaves all else behind. The better pre and amp you use.......
     
  5. elrod

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    Just a quick update, the 2000's are now wired up to the the Yammy B-1 amp and it is a definite improvement over the 2000/B-2 combo. Don't get me wrong the B-2 sounds fantastic with the 2000's, but this is just a different beast now. If anyone has the chance to join these two in holy matrimony, I'd highly recommend it! You'll love their musical offspring...
     
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  6. Mr. Yamaha

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    Great. With which preamp?
     

     

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  7. rottalpha

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    Hi Mark, I plan on revising the crossover on my 1KXs, in the near future. Based on what I read so far, their low-end response can be optimized. Of course I too, would think that the NS-2K would be a nice addition to my stable, but as far as the 10K or the new 5K, not sure about their marginal benefit. I would say that the 2K would hit the sweet spot from many perspectives and I added a set to my bucket list a while back.
     
  8. elrod

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    I'm running a Decware CSP3 preamp with a nice compliment of upgraded tubes
     
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  9. 808_state

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    Would this mod be based on Troells G's revamp of the original NS-1000 crossover? Hifido recapped my NS-1000x's with Audyn Q4's but I'd like to have heard them with the originals.
     
  10. Mark B

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    The B-1 is an extraordinary amp.
     
  11. rottalpha

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    I have to track down that thread, but is basically tweaking the low end filter cap value....not the entire crossover.
     

     

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  12. rottalpha

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    I do not know abt the 2000, but the 1000x only came alive after I turned up the dial a bit. At low volumes, my b-1 sounds dull.
    That said, I do suspect my b-1 might need some "tuning".
     
  13. Jpete9

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    Does it have the loudness feature on this amp?
     
  14. rottalpha

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    B-1? No
     
  15. Mr. Yamaha

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    And how does it sound? I also have this laying around for the day I have the time, but I'm still in doubt whether I should go down this road. Non X btw. And maybe a bit off-topic.
     

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  16. Vint Age

    Vint Age B-1 With Yamaha

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    That's what I find so wonderful about the B-1, it sounds fantastic at all volumes as does the B-2. :thumbsup:
     

     

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  17. elrod

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    My B-1/2000 sounds very nice at lower listen levels. Going from lower to higher volume seems to be very linear, to the point where I would think a loudness switch is completely unnecessary. I listen a lot at lower volume levels. The 2000/B-1 sounds better than the 2000/B-2, and the 2000/B-2 diffidently sounds better than the 1000/B-2. I've never heard the 1000x or the 1000/B-1 combo

    The full sound spectrum, particularly the bass and highs on the 2000's just seems so effortless, even at lower listening levels. The B-1 feels like a diesel train - no matter how fast or slow it's going, it has that power and momentum behind it.

    A B-1 tuneup couldn't hurt, especially if you're still rocking the original main filter caps. Somewhere I read on AK (cdfac?) that replacing the filter caps made a huge difference on his B-1
     
  18. 808_state

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    Well that's my problem, I've never heard the original caps. The original caps on my NS-690's sound incredible but I guess hifido saw fit to bring the X's into the 21st century. I'd say they sound great but are definitely not forgiving of any sort of distortions and are definitely placement dependent. The NS-690's are much less fussy so I tend to use those more. But with a/b detail you can absolutely hear where the 690's leave off and the X's start.
     
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  19. SoCal Sam

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    V-FET amp with Be domes is absolutely glorious. My set up was the poor man's B-2 and NS-1000M. Can't imagine how much better the B-1 NS-2000 combo must be,
     
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  20. rottalpha

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    True. That is what I suspect. Main filter caps are one of the first thing I plan to change on that B-1. I already got some replacement caps, I just need the time :)

    I did not have any issues with the B-2 at any level, but I never had the time to hook one up to the NS1KX either.

    I know my B-1 needs maintenance, but I also suspect some operator error. I really did not have time to setup a proper listening environment.....
     

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