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Yamaha C-5000 Preamplifier

MSRP 10000 USDNEX score 94%

Product Overview

Yamaha C-5000 preamplifier features fully balanced discrete circuits. Independent, dual toroidal transformers deliver excellent channel separation and voltage stability. A patented design "floats" the phone EQ, input amp, and line amp stages to remove the influence of ground noise from the signal.
The perfectly symmetrical circuit design allows for the same minimal lengths of signal travel, and a copper-plated chassis minimizes the influence of voltage on the circuit. The circuit further uses thick wires and screw-type connections to reduce impedance of the power supply.
It is a perfect companion to the M-5000 power amplifier.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Balanced, balanced and mirror-imaged circuitry
  • Fantastic build and finish
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 94% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb clarity and detail
  • Excellent build quality
  • Impressive build and finish
Cons
  • No phono input
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 3x RCA, XLR, 2x Trigger out, 1x Remove out | [Output] 6x RCA, 4x XLR (balanced), Trigger in, Remote in

Dimensions

Size | Depth
451 mm
Size | Height
142 mm
Size | Width
435 mm
Weight
19.1 kg / 42.11 lbs

Performance

Frequency Response
+0 / -3 dB (10 Hz-100 kHz), +0 / -0.3 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz)
Power Consumption
60 W
Power Input
(BAL) 2.8 Vrms, (BAL ATT) 5.6 Vrms, (LINE) 2.8 Vrms, (PHONO MC) 2 mVrms, (PHONO MM) 50 mVrms, (EXT IN) 5.6 Vrms
Power Output
2x 35 mW (Headphone) / (BAL bypass) 2 Vrms / 150 ohms, (BAL ATT) 1 Vrms / 150 ohms, (LINE 1 / LINE 2) 1 Vrms / 150 ohms, (LINE 2 RECOUT) 200 mVrms / 1.
RIAA Equalization Deviation
±0.5 dB

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

hifinews[1]

Sentiment Score 94%
Reviewers from hifinews have found the following***:
Yamaha's C-5000 and M-5000 power amps show Japanese engineering ingenuity and construction quality at its very best. Sound is typically sublime, with longstanding 'Natural Sound' moniker rarely more appropriate. Both amps are fed by a Naim CD5XS CD player with FlatCap XS PSU and a Michell Gyro SE turntable with SME 309 arm.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb clarity and detail
  • Impressive build and finish
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • No phono input

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Yamaha C-5000/M-5000 Pre/Power Amplifier. [hifinews]. https://www.hifinews.com/content/yamaha-c-5000m-5000-prepower-amplifier. 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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