Yamaha are continuing their homage to the golden era of hi-fi with three new models in the very-retro 5000 series – the GT-5000 turntable, C-5000 Pre-amp and M-5000 Power Amplifier.
These follow on from the critical success of the NS-5000 loudspeakers, themselves a throwback to the famous NS-1000 speakers from the 1970′s.
But while all look decidedly retro (albeit with a high-end luxury aesthetic), they are very modern animals on the inside, with uncompromising technology and judicious use of high-end componentry.
Let’s take a closer look!
GT 5000 Turntable
The GT-5000 turntable harks back to the renowned GT (for Gigantic and Tremendous) turntables Yamaha produced in the 1980s. Widely regarded as some of the best players to come out of Japan, they still fetch thousands on the secondary market.
The new model promises to be a cult classic in its own right. Key features include:
- Balanced output – fully balanced signal from cartridge to speaker
- Straight, short arm for transparency and openness in sound
- Custom belt-drive mechanism
- 24-pole, 2-phase AC synchronous motor
- 5 kg aluminium platter
- High gloss piano black finish
GT5000 Price and Release Date
The Australian recommended retail price for the GT5000 hasn’t been released yet – and the release date is slated for early 2019 – with April looking likely at this stage.
To be first to hear, and to be notified when pre-orders for what could be limited initial stocks of the GT 5000 can be taken, contact us today.
C 5000 Pre-Amplifier
The C-5000 Pre-amplifier continues Yamaha’s recent tradition of 1970′s retro looks, and this time they have heavily engineered all the knobs and switches to give them real tactile appeal. The volume knob for example uses ball bearings and precision cut aluminium to give it perfect weight and feeling.
It’s what’s inside that counts though, and the C5000 doesn’t disappoint with a low impedance, balanced design and a wealth of custom designed proprietary components.
- Perfectly balanced signal transmission
- Symmetrical, folding-book circuit design
- Low-impedance design
- Dual toroidal transformers
C 5000 Price and Release Date
The Australian recommended retail price for the C5000 hasn’t been released yet. As with the GT 5000, the release date is slated for early 2019 – with April looking likely.
To be first to hear, and to be notified when pre-orders for what could be limited initial stocks of the C5000 can be taken, contact us today.
M-5000 Power Amplifier
The M 5000 completes the trinity of new-but-retro Yamaha components. It too has classic ’70′s hi-fi looks but conceals some serious tech under the hood.
Once again it’s a low-impedance, fully balanced design, with ‘floating’ MOS-FET power amp circuitry that isolates it from voltage fluctuations and ground noise.
- 200 W + 200 W (4 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.07% THD)
- 100 W + 100 W (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.07% THD)
- Meticulously designed, balanced signal transmission
- Floating and balanced power amplifier layout for improved drivability
- Perfectly symmetrical design for isolating left and right channels
- Low impedance design with shortened signal and power supply paths
- 7mm-thick Asahi glass over VU meters
- Massive toroidal power transformer
M 5000 Price and Release Date
As with the other models, the Australian recommended retail price for the M5000 amplifier hasn’t been released yet. The release date is slated for early 2019 – most likely April.
To be first to hear, and to be notified when pre-orders for what could be limited initial stocks of the M5000 can be taken, contact us today.