alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby petef » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:00 am

Does anyone have any experience/opinions for favourite speakers, vintage of course:)as an alternative to everyone's favourite (mine included) yamaha ns -1000m's....i was thinking along the lines of kef 104.2 , 105....celestion 66's, sl600's.... quad esl63 , 57 ....not limited to these makes but obtainable.
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby petef » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:02 am

i am of course talking from a u.k perspective ...elsewhere must have different obtainable models :)
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby Stoffie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:07 am

I've sadly never heard NS-1000's (something I want to change in the future, but my house is already filled to the brim with old stuff), but the second Sony SS-G333ES owner I know (the first being me) preferred his over NS-1000x's, so they must be doing something right. I definitely love mine. They had better been good, considering all the fuss I went through to get them (Japanese import) ;)
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby Rare_Hifi » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:52 am

There are many alternatives although the best would be a horn system or something from TAD.
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby thedevilin » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:34 pm

Rare_Hifi wrote:There are many alternatives although the best would be a horn system or something from TAD.



not at all biased are you ;)

best vintage speakers i have heard were 2-ways from Decca, model unknown (and nothing available on them on the interwebs) they had the london tweeter with a 8inch paper decca (not volt) midbass with an aluminium dustcap and were from the 1960s/early 70s.

they had the best treble/upper mid i have ever heard at any price range, lower mid was ok and bass was not so good, but the treble/upper mid was THAT good they are still my favs.
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby petef » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:14 pm

Some interesting replies, I don't know anything about the Sony SS-G333ES, or the TAD, although from a look at Rare_Hifi web page, they do look so cool (and expensive :S ), some horn loaded designs I've heard in the past haven't impressed me that much ( good bass at the expense of treble and imaging and depth).....looks like readily available models are nobody's favourites......guess that's why they are available :)
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby Rare_Hifi » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:17 pm

I guess it depends on how deep you want to follow the rabbit hole :D

I had many many speakers before buying the TAD's. If you want to know the quality just look here:

These are my old TAD 2402 speakers, like the guys in this video, I added an ET-703 tweeter to each speaker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Qig0uF ... r_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZPCmi1 ... r_embedded

Or...you could just get yourself some NS-2000?

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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby Rare_Hifi » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:18 pm

Yeah, the TAD 2401 Twin's are now sold...must change the website.

petef wrote:Some interesting replies, I don't know anything about the Sony SS-G333ES, or the TAD, although from a look at Rare_Hifi web page, they do look so cool (and expensive :S ), some horn loaded designs I've heard in the past haven't impressed me that much ( good bass at the expense of treble and imaging and depth).....looks like readily available models are nobody's favourites......guess that's why they are available :)
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby jeromelang » Sun May 06, 2012 9:02 am

I had a walnut finished NS1000 and the more prevalent black NS1000M.
After living with a pair of Sony SS-M7 for a few months, I sold both the Yamahas. That was 10 years ago.
I'm now waiting for my 4th pair of Sony SS-M9ED to arrive......
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Re: alternatives to yamaha ns1000's

Postby Axel » Sun May 06, 2012 10:52 am

I've never heard the SS-1ED / SS-M9ED but, yes : the US-only SS-M7s are truly world-class excellent and not as "stingy" as the 1000s can be in the long run.
Typical Sony :)
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