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HiFi News August Reviews Yamaha's C5000/M5000

 

Yamaha's Latest Pre / Power Amplifier Combo

 

HiFi News recently reviewed the C5000/M5000 Pre/Power Amp and called it Japanese engineering ingenuity and construction quality at its very best. Here's a summary of the critiques this highly impressive and cosmetically stunning combo received:

 

                                   Design

 

'When it comes to cosmetics, the C5000 and M5000 continue

the traditions rekindled by the A-S2000 amplifier. This means piano-style

keys for power and feature selection, solid metal bars for knobs on the

input selectors, a chunky volume control and those glorious analogue meters on the  power amplifiers. These, in turn, hark back to past

Yamaha designs, yet somehow the two manage to look stylishly modern

at the same time.'

 

                                     Power

 

'Don't be mislead by the seemingly unremarkable 100W per channel

power rating that Yamaha quotes for the M5000. The amp has huge

power reserves waiting to be tapped and is more than capable of raising

the roof, should you wish it to.'

 

 

                             Smooth Operator

 

'The Yamaha pairing is as smooth and beguiling as you could hope for

at the top-end - qualities that are evident through the entirety of the

frequency range.'

 

 

                                     Bass

 

'Bass was another area in which the C5000 and M5000 proved

effortlessly capable, with all inputs. Kick drums pounded with a sense of

physical impact while the warmth and resonance from double-basses

was an absolute job to behold.'

 

 

 

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