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I bet Jim Austin regrets this

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Posted on August 15, 2020 at 08:05:57
Dale Clark
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I bet Austin regrets giving the review of the Yamaha A-3200 in the new issue of Stereophile to Jason Victor Serinus. Read the review.......Even the Yamaha rep comments (Manufacturer's comments section) seemed baffled.

With this review...you can feel the big hole Art Dudley left behind.
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Is the review onine vet?, posted on August 15, 2020 at 12:17:10
suekraft
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I've got one of the original Yamaha 1010 integrated amps and would love to hear what they have been doing for the last 30 plus years.

No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot
-Mark Twain

 

An overall positive but non-rave review, posted on August 15, 2020 at 13:58:49
Brian H P
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Imagine a test driver/reviewer for Road & Track, who usually reviews ultra high end Italian sports cars, taking a Honda Accord out for a spin. It has its nice features, so he tries really hard to be Thumper Rabbit, but it just doesn't go VA-VOOM!!! like the cars he's used to.

 

RE: An overall positive but non-rave review, posted on August 16, 2020 at 07:45:26
Dale Clark
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Perfect example....The wrong guy got the review.
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My vintage Yamaha goes VA-VOOM!!!, posted on August 16, 2020 at 08:18:39
suekraft
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..and only cost $400.

I've heard the new Yamaha integrated amps are sonically similar to the original but have not personally done a comparison.

So if you need my address, I'll start clearing a shelf.

VA-VOOM!!!

Sue Kraft

No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot
-Mark Twain

 

I would, too, but -- no room on the [Yamaha] shelf! ;) (nt), posted on August 16, 2020 at 11:48:59
mhardy6647
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all the best,
mrh

 

If you consider the recent timeline, posted on August 27, 2020 at 18:24:57
Ross
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Art declined taking over from JA-1, because as we know now, his health was declining.

A big hole indeed.

 

They should give the followup to Herb Reichert, posted on August 31, 2020 at 11:42:29
Brian H P
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He will try the amp with a variety of speakers (his regulars plus whatever he has in for review), compare it with his regular reference amps, and give the phono stage a good spin.

I really like his approach of trying different combinations of amps and speakers to find the best synergy.

Unlike some reviewers who have only one reference pair of speakers, or one reference amp.

I'm sure JVS's (and MF's) big Wilsons sound awesome wonderful, but they suck up current like a thirsty elephant sucks up water. Only amps with massive power reserves stand a chance of driving them correctly.

Give the new Yammy an easier load, then report on its sound.

 

This , posted on September 1, 2020 at 22:52:30
RGA
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has been discussed at length on the Steve Hoffman Forum

 

RE: Is the review onine vet?, posted on October 11, 2020 at 14:15:34
fantja
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The Yamaha products made in Japan- still top shelf.

 

RE: Is the review online yet?, posted on October 12, 2020 at 05:14:28
Kal Rubinson
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All you had to do is look.

 

RE: Is the review online yet?, posted on October 12, 2020 at 15:52:34
Krav Maga
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"All you had to do is look."

Well, yes and no.

The review was published online on Aug 27, 2020.

Sue asked her question on August 15, 2020.

 

Ya got me., posted on October 12, 2020 at 17:38:36
Kal Rubinson
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I noticed her post only today.

 

RE: They should give the followup to Herb Reichert, posted on October 13, 2020 at 05:46:08
John Atkinson
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>He will try the amp with a variety of speakers (his regulars plus whatever
>he has in for review), compare it with his regular reference amps, and give
>the phono stage a good spin.

Herb did all those things and more. His followup on the Yamaha A-S3200
amplifier is published in the November issue of Stereophile and is available
online at the link below.

John Atkinson
Technical Editor, Stereophile

 

RE: They should give the followup to Herb Reichert, posted on October 25, 2020 at 02:10:25
Dale Clark
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Yamaha had to be pissed (I know I would).
Dale Clark
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RE: They should give the followup to Herb Reichert, posted on January 5, 2021 at 10:12:17
j.sautter
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And you all seem surprised.

 

RE: They should give the followup to Herb Reichert, posted on January 5, 2021 at 11:27:33
Wojciech
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Well $7500 mass produced amp should compare favorably to $30.000 one which the company sells in a single digit examples a year. If they sold thousands the price would be on the $3000 level in the "sane" industry.
It looks like a Yamaha is a lemon...

 

RE: They should give the followup to Herb Reichert, posted on January 6, 2021 at 06:00:33
j.sautter
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I have never been impressed with Yamaha but havent heard them in years. I was stating that I am not surprised that Stereophile is guilty of a lack of due diligence.

 

RE: They should give the followup to Herb Reichert, posted on January 8, 2021 at 06:08:43
Dale Clark
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Yamaha is basically a jack of all trades brand that produces really good products. I'm not certain anything Yamaha is considered "the best of the best" (except maybe some synthesizer products). Of course, I have not listened to one, I wonder how much better the $7500 AS 3200 sounds above the $4k 2200 and $2700 1200. My guess is that the gap is not as big as the price may make it seem. I've heard on various forums, the 1200 is the winner for overall performance and value.
Dale Clark
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