Yamaha GT-5000 Turntable $8,000 Review

September 8, 2022 Comments Off on Yamaha GT-5000 Turntable $8,000 Review


My time reviewing Yamaha’s GT-5000 turntable was an experience I will not soon forget, not only because it’s a fantastic-sounding turntable with a warm, fulsome presentation, but also because it’s a true pleasure to set up and use. Because some assembly is required out of the box, I could see that Yamaha has intelligently focused resources in the areas that matter. Decoupling the motor from a fully compartmentalized CNC-honed table; utilizing a heavy solid brass subplatter; precisely engineering a high-performance tonearm; and installing some of the most trick high-quality isolation feet I’ve seen are just a few examples of how Yamaha spared no expense in ensuring the utmost quality and performance. Moreover, the GT-5000 is an ergonomic juggernaut with its push-button controls and easy-to-set-up tonearm. Ultimately, the GT-5000 was an immensely enjoyable turntable to use and listen to, and I will miss it when it leaves.


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