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If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:16:30 PM »
The 87cm high Yamaha FX-3, by some accounts the NS-1000's big brother.

http://www.thevintageknob.org/yamaha-FX-3.html

If anyone has a spare 4000 Euros lying around - you can have your very own pair.  :coffee:

https://www.springair.de/en/yamaha-fx-3/h58350?number=H58350

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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 06:09:01 PM »

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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 06:34:24 PM »
Like the look ...
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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 06:49:15 AM »
^^ Have to agree. Stunning! I wonder how they sound compared to the 1000.
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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 09:30:32 PM »
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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 11:47:32 AM »
Great looking speaker and Beryllium drivers make them special. I wonder how many (if any) pairs made their way to our shores. This is the kind of speaker you wish you see at an auction house or other similar sale (deceased estate) and nobody else in the room knows its value. You bid, win at low price, pay in cash, pack it in the car and go home even if it is not what you came for in the first place.   


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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 08:13:48 AM »
There is an excellent article it this month's Hi Fi News about the NS1000. Its other derivatives also get a mention.Interesting bits are how it stands up to today's speakers( very well with a 90% sonic rating) and its measurements. I never knew that the NS 1000 has a quite severe roll-off beyond 10 kHz-apparently a deliberate design aspect.With Berillium's high frequency behaviour I would have expected a treble extension into the wild blue yonder.

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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2018, 09:55:46 AM »
I never knew that the NS 1000 has a quite severe roll-off beyond 10 kHz-apparently a deliberate design aspect.With Berillium's high frequency behaviour I would have expected a treble extension into the wild blue yonder.

This was a surprise for me, too. You don't notice it until you're told, though (I found out through measurements).
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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2018, 10:33:29 AM »
There is an excellent article it this month's Hi Fi News about the NS1000. Its other derivatives also get a mention.Interesting bits are how it stands up to today's speakers( very well with a 90% sonic rating) and its measurements. I never knew that the NS 1000 has a quite severe roll-off beyond 10 kHz-apparently a deliberate design aspect.With Berillium's high frequency behaviour I would have expected a treble extension into the wild blue yonder.

Now that is very interesting indeed , cause it doesn’t sound so rolled off ...
hmmmmm ,, makes one wonder how important these “wild blue yonder” extremes really are ?

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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2018, 11:25:18 AM »
Now that is very interesting indeed , cause it doesn’t sound so rolled off ...
hmmmmm ,, makes one wonder how important these “wild blue yonder” extremes really are ?

Just my opinion but  that last octave is not important at all. In an era when my hearing acuity stretched to well above 20kHz , one of the best systems I ever had was a pair of Cary 805 SETs driving Infinity Compositions PF-R speakers. The way those could extend a soundstage to way beyond the confines of a room had to be experienced. Yet the Infinities (ironically-considering the name) had vitually no output above 10k ,dropping to -5db by 20k.

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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2018, 11:38:24 AM »
Just my opinion but  that last octave is not important at all. In an era when my hearing acuity stretched to well above 20kHz , one of the best systems I ever had was a pair of Cary 805 SETs driving Infinity Compositions PF-R speakers. The way those could extend a soundstage to way beyond the confines of a room had to be experienced. Yet the Infinities (ironically-considering the name) had vitually no output above 10k ,dropping to -5db by 20k.

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So Perhaps I should consider myself Lucky that for my tastes and experiences the main magic is in the middle ... 
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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2018, 12:26:04 PM »
There is rarely any music above 16kHz, and not so much goes on down to around 12kHz, so a rolloff starting at 10kHz is not a train smash (evidently), as long as it does not drop off abruptly. The NS-1000 still has significant HF output up to around 17kHz (if memory serves).

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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2018, 02:33:15 PM »
And here I was at some point thinking about supertweeters to exceed the 20k
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Re: If an NS-1000 is just too small for you..
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 09:12:29 AM »
I heard the NS-1000 some years ago and they're worth every letter of praise they've received over the years.  I have never pooh-pooh'd Japanese speakers though.  Once of my first peaker passions were the SP series from Sansui in the mid-70s with fretwork grilles.  The SP-3500 is a luscious, atmospheric sounding speaker.  Incredible build too.  I did hear once they were made for them by JBL - who knows.  I have a pair of Pioneer CS-73s from 10 years later.  Also a fine speaker, big sound spacious sound without having to go loud.  The NS-1000 had a more modern feel about them, precise and explicit.