Battle of the big Japanese integrated amps

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. I see the price of big 1990s Japanese integrated amps are steadily rising on the bay….are they really worth it  Apart from the Sony ES line which I know are good, […]

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RECEIVERS: What is it about the monster 1970’s ones?

When I got into this game over ten years ago the 70s monster receivers are what I was aiming for.Now the last one has left the building.Gone are a Marantz 2330b w/wood,Kenwood KR9400,Yamaha 2020 and a Sansui 9090db.I enjoyed each for a bit but my musical preferences have changed.Experiencing a tube pre gave me a […]

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Is this why Your Dad’s $300 1980 Receiver Still Sucks?

Steven Stone: Back in the “golden age” of high-end audio hardly a month went by that you couldn’t find and read a negative review in The Absolute Sound or Stereophile which excoriated a particular manufacturer’s newest offering. Nowadays it’s hard to find an equipment review that doesn’t describe its subject in glowing terms. What’s changed? […]

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YAMAHA: CA-1010 Amplifier – owner opinions and more

Rather than pollute the NS-1000 thread further, I thought I’d start one specific to the Yammy amp. From my previous post: ===== Well, I won’t be going rackless after all, I don’t think! After a frustrating hour and a half hunting for a pair of speaker cables to use with the amp (can one fit […]

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YAMAHA: P2500S Power Amplifier – nice, but is it really audiophile?

Bought a used one earlier today …. seller states that it’s in good working order ….  was one of those ‘impulse’ buys on ebay … spotted the amp in the dying seconds of the ebay auction, placed my bid and won the item. so … not sure if I have done the correct thing, but […]

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YAMAHA: R2000 More user’s experiences; versus Yamaha CR 3020

The Tuner on the R-2000 is actually quite sophisticated. It will easily out perform the ones in your RX-1603, 2500 and SX-1250. As for the “horses”, bear in mind that the R-2000 is 2 generations down the road from the CR-3020 and benefited from all of the advanced research being done at the time. Most […]

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