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A few months back I learnt maybe from this forum or some-other, Yamaha is going to stop producing there top end HiFi range (CD-S2000 & A-S2000) and concentrate more in consumer audio. Made me sad. Really SAD. But now it seems they have reversed their plan and well to stay. Maybe because they were the first company to actually use the term “HiFi” back in 1954 and thought to stay…. GOD knows.

Anyway recently in CES 2013 they are showing off their CD-S3000 & A-S3000 combo which is supposed to be released by spring 2013. Here are few photos:

Yamaha CD-S3000 & A-S3000



Yamaha A-S3000 (Rear)



Found no spec details, but most probably they are going to cost 4000 euro each which is a big ask. Whether they are going to justify the price tag, only time will tell.

Yamaha CD-S3000 & A-S3000



No doubt from where the design inspiration of A-S3000 came from, the mighty MX-10000. The best power amp Yamaha ever designed.

Yamaha A-S3000



Yamaha MX-10000









For more info about the MX-10000: Hifivision: Yamaha Centinal Edition

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Only, the MX designers had better aesthetic sense. =\
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Re: Yamaha CD-S3000 & A-S3000 ?

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Only, the MX designers had better aesthetic sense.
It's true, they simply don't make the kind of stuff they used to. Change of times maybe.

But the MX-10000 was a limited number, one-off-product costing a fortune (US $7,500 back in 1987 ) designed by one of the greatest Japanese audio engineers of all times, to celebrate Yamaha's Centennial. The same person was responsible for designing the first ever Yamaha CD player back in 1982, the first truly hifi yamaha digital amp and a truly hi end yamaha phono pre amp which weighed 20 kilos. The only AV stuff he laid hands on was in designing the pre-amp circuitry of DSP-Z9, yamaha deciding to go big way building US $4500 av amps back in 2004. In other words he was there when Yamaha needed to make a quantum leap.

MX-10000 internal electronic components looks like gold mine to me. Nothing was spared in terms of quality. Sound was said to be fabulous with jaw dropping performance. Will love to hear this beauty, even for few minutes, but it seems nobody owns them in India.

Limited number exclusive product. DAMN.

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Re: Yamaha CD-S3000 & A-S3000 ?

It's true, they simply don't make the kind of stuff they used to
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It's true, they simply don't make the kind of stuff they used to
Here is another one from the Yamaha stable, 101M, extra-rare 1982 amplifier - but ampli-fire would be more like it!

Yamaha 101M





List price was a thundering US $10,000 back in 1982.

With 10 pairs of Sanken NPN/PNP power transistors per channel … 20 pairs for two channels … total forty output transistors … six power supply capacitors per channel (4x 18,000µF/100V & 2 x 39,000µF/ 63V) … 1,50,000uF capacitance per channel … total 3,00,000uF capacitance … the 101M are (conservatively) rated at 2x 500W (8 Ohm) and 2x 750W (4 Ohm), have a switchable subsonic filter (7Hz / 12dB/octave), 125dB of S/N ratio, 0.03% THD throughout the 10Hz...100Khz frequency response and 61kg in toto.

101M Rear



101M Rear[Output transistors exposed]



101M's Dual power cords

  

The 101M consists of two fully independent mono amplifiers and thus comes with two separate power cords (as shown above) for the left and right mono amps stuffed inside a super strong chassis structure with extra thick aluminum frame structure.
                
The 101M was barely distributed in Japan, Germany and some other countries. The planned 101C companion preamp to the 101M didn't go beyond a pre-production sample. It is likely Yamaha sensed the 101M wouldn't sell as a high-powered (and high-priced) audiophile amplifier and decided to turn it into a pro beast and the PC-5002M was born, the 101C preamp being scrapped along the way.

The sound as said by owners is brilliant with delicate and traditional Yamaha-esque signature. It is truly one of the Yamaha's finest stereo power amplifiers with unique double mono independent amplifier design, with a huge studio amplifier power and toughness.





Those who craved for more power, 1500 watts per channel ... earth shattering 3000 watts in total ... ahem ... got two of these...



Specification

Model: Yamaha 101M, Stereo/Mono Power Amplifier

Rated output (20Hz ~ 20kHz):
750W + 750W (4Ω, 0.01% distortion)
500W + 500W (8Ω, 0.003% distortion)
1,500W (connection BTL, 8Ω, 0.01% distortion)

Power bandwidth: 10Hz ~ 100kHz (8Ω, 250W, 0.1% distortion)
Input sensitivity: 1.73V (8Ω, 500W)
Impedance: 25kΩ
Frequency characteristic: 10Hz ~ 100kHz +0-3dB (1W, 8Ω)
Ratio SN (IHF-A): 122dB (8Ω)
THD: (8Ω, 20Hz ~ 20kHz, 250W) less than 0.003%
Intermodulation distortion: Less than 0.002% (8Ω, 50Hz: 7kHz, 250W)
Damping Factor: 500 (8Ω, 1kHz)
Subsonic Filter: 7Hz, 12dB/oct
Power consumption: 580W/ch (100V)
Physical Dimensions: 264 × height 482 × depth 441mm width
Weight: 61kg

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Re: Yamaha CD-S3000 & A-S3000 ?

WOW!!!! Amazing!!!
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Yamaha has a very glorious past! Yamaha pianos are still among the best if not the best. It's certain they know a thing or two about music.
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they simply don't make the kind of stuff they used to.
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Re: Yamaha CD-S3000 & A-S3000 ?

+1

Have the AS1000+Marantz CD6004 combo...stunner

As you say Rishi, they've totally reversed the game going UP and looks like they seem to be building up on their past which is good thing!
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Few cents from my side.


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