THE AUDIO MISER: 10 pre-owned vintage CD players under £40 each compared

In this, my latest experiment, I decided to buy as many pre-owned / low cost CD players as I could afford for the investigation and NONE over £40 each from the major auction sites. PART 1: I wanted to determine if via my reference system #1 (£100 in total), I could (a) hear any worthwhile […]

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JAPANESE SERIOUS LOUDSPEAKERS: Apart from the Yamaha NS1000? How about the NS2000?

Gentlemen; other than the Yamaha NS1000, have the Japanese every built credible loudspeakers? I guess you are speaking historically, right? Well, yes, they did. Sony in fact. In the very early 1980s they released the SSG1 Series 2. It wasn’t cheap. Around £200 from memory, which was a small fortune then. However … This isn’t […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (09/10/2020) VINTAGE YAMAHA NOT ON EBAY:

QUITE POSSIBLY … the largest collection of used examples for sale outside of ebay! £250 … https://www.ukaudiomart.com/details/649659456-yamaha-rx-v775-receiver-surround-sound-amplifier-tuner-streamer/ £200 … https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/119953272/yamaha-td500-dabfm-tuner-in-black.html?affil=awin&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hifishark.com&utm_term=Comparison+Engine&utm_source=AWin-536903&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=AffiliateWin&awc=5834_1601978886_c98ae7116cb9e456c773c6e203c22ab4 £500 … http://www.hifi-intouch.co.uk/products/5393/1/amplifiers/yamaha-a-s801-amp.aspx £935 … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/yamaha-m4-power-amp-mint-condition-408210609/ £42 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-farm/stereo-systems/yamaha-rxv359-amp-100watts-per-channel/1258427962 £205 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/seaford-rise/stereo-systems/yamaha-amp-hifi-stereo-amplifier-r-n303d-black/1257594024 £369 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/endeavour-hills/stereo-systems/yamaha-p3500-2000w-power-amp-professional-heavy-duty-made-in-korea-/1257382902 £40 … https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/120206373/yamaha-av-receiver-rx-v396rds-natural-sounds.html?affil=awin&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hifishark.com&utm_term=Comparison+Engine&utm_source=AWin-536903&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=AffiliateWin&awc=5834_1601978942_6a9f85ddb5ab84b37f99e0dae9c301ec IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. The publishers do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are […]

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YAMAHA: R2000 ‘…. goes beyond ordinary stereo to re-create the full depth, presence and excitement of actually being at a live performance’

stereonomono.blogspot.co.uk write ….. The Spatial Expander. Normal stereo is limited to the space between two speakers. Yamaha Spatial Expander extends the sound field out beyond the speakers. This wider sound stage recreates the ambience and spaciousness of a live performance. There is more space between musicians, more depth and richness to the overal sound . […]

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YAMAHA: Do NS-1000 stack up today?

“As good pairs seem to go for £1000, my question is how would they stack up against other speakers in the same price bracket old or new? Also I seem to remember reading somewhere that due to their ruthless accuracy they exposed weakness in early Naim amplification, and were not a good partner…fair”

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