Yamaha says it is making the “biggest statement” in the Hi-Fi market since it coined the term “Hi-Fi” 65 years ago with the release of the Hi-Fi Player. The Yamaha legacy of developing premium audio products is now being continued with the US debut of the 5000 Series, a set of components targeted at “the most discerning and passionate audiophiles.” The company is expanding on the performance of its previous Hi-Fi components, with the series’ name itself giving a nod to the former 1000 and 2000 series introduced over 40 years ago, and still being used today by some of its die-hard audiophile fans.
The series includes NS-5000PNST speakers (pair with stands included at $14,999.95 MSRP, and available later this month), a C-5000 pre-amp (available now at $9,999.95 MSRP), an M-5000 power amp (also available now at $9,999.95 MSRP) and finally a GT-5000 turntable available early next year for $7,999.95 MSRP.
Yamaha also cites its expertise as the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments as a qualifier of its ambitions to continue launching high-end stereo components, with a claimed eight years of R&D being ploughed into the new 5000 series alone in order to create what it calls “true sound”. The Japanese company wants to reproduce sound just as “the artist intended” (an expression we’ve heard before, but probably comes with some clout), and the goal is to achieve a soundscape as if it were being experienced live. While Yamaha promotes the family of products as great in their own right – and as standalone units – they have been engineered to work together as a combined system with emphasis on balanced audio transmissions from cartridge to speaker for the best performance.
“With this new system, the focus is less on the individual components and more on the immersive and uniquely moving experience created for the listener,” said Alex Sadeghian, director, Consumer Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Achieving purity of sound is critical and our new 5000 series was designed with this, and the discerning listener, in mind. Authentic sound reproduction is in the Yamaha DNA, from our musical instruments and the smallest wireless speaker all the way to our flagship Hi-Fi gear. That is the entire concept behind the 5000 series. It’s an achievement in both art and sound.”
You can read more about the new series and authorized dealers here.