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Yamaha C-5000 Preamplifier

by Yamaha
UPC: 027108958057

SKU C-5000Black
Color: Black

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Yamaha C-5000 Preamplifier

For the ultimate in sound

In pursuit of the intangible musical quality that breathes life into high-fidelity audio, the world's largest sound company presents the C-5000 preamplifier. From the concert stage to the home, Yamaha has drawn on its vast musical history to create an instrument capable of faithfully reproducing every nuance and emotion in the performance.

  • Perfectly balanced signal transmission
  • Floating balanced preamp
  • Symmetrical, folding-book circuit design
  • Low-impedance design
  • Rigid and precise design
  • Dual Toroidal Transformer

Perfectly Balanced

Together with the GT-5000 turntable and M-5000 power amplifier, Yamaha delivers an end-to-end balanced signal chain across its flagship models for premier performance.

Floating and Balanced Preamplifier

The C-5000 features fully balanced and discrete circuit transmission across all stages of the signal path at Tone Defeat.

The patented floating design is adopted across the phono EQ, input amp and line amp stages removing the influence of ground noise from the signal.

Symmetrical, Folding-Book Circuit Design

The folding-book design for the preamplifier PCB mirrors the left and right signal paths for precise matching and layout.

With each channel physically identical, the C-5000 is capable of the most accurate reproduction of audio, which is both wide and deep.

Further, the ground loop is minimized when other components are connected.

Dual Toroidal Transformers

Adopting independent, dual toroidal transformers for the left and right channels delivers optimal separation and therefore produces a sound stage which is faithful to the original source.

Low magnetic leakage lowers adverse impact on the audio signal. Following detailed research based on trial listening, the power transformer was enclosed in a copper-plated case to suppress magnetic flux and vibration. This also assists in minimizing the influence of flux in the phono circuit.

This realizes an even and spacious sound due to enhanced reproduction of detailed signals.

Low-Impedance Design

By copper-plating the chassis to minimize the influence of voltage on the circuit, the C-5000 is capable of expressing the subtlest nuances as well as powerful bass.

Additionally, thick screw-type wires are utilized to reduce the impedance of the power supply and maximize the transmission of musical information.

Original Design

The C-5000 was designed from the ground up to deliver the ultimate in listening experiences down to its aesthetic and even its touch.

The knobs and lever switches feature original designs to communicate both innovation and craftsmanship.

The volume knob is both rigid and precise employing ball-bearings and precision-cut aluminium to achieve its touch while the lever switches have also been refined for enhanced operation.

Custom-Designed Feet

Every aspect of the C-5000 was carefully considered when designing this flagship model. Its construction exudes master craftsmanship and reflects an obsession with achieving the highest levels of performance.

The feet are no exception. Like the M-5000, the custom heavy-duty brass feet function either as fully supported spikes or with a scratch guard base for use on delicate surfaces.


Stereo Amplifier / Receiver
Audio Specifications Input Terminal RCA:6 (PHONO, TUNER, CD, LINE 1, LINE 2 IN, EXT IN), BAL:4 (PHONO, BAL 1, BAL 2, EXT IN), TRIGGER IN: 1 (Slave mode), REMOTE IN:1
Output Terminal RCA:3 (LINE 2 OUT, LINE 1, LINE 2), BAL:1 (BAL), TRIGGER OUT: 2 (Master mode), REMOTE OUT:1
Rated Output Voltage [Input 200 mV, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD] (BAL BYPASS) 2 Vrms / 150 ohm, (BAL ATT) 1 Vrms / 150 ohm, (LINE 1 / LINE 2) 1 Vrms / 150 ohm), (LINE 2 RECOUT) 200 mVrms / 1.2 kohm
Maximum Output Voltage [1 kHz, 0.05% THD] (BAL) 6 Vrms, (LINE 1 / LINE 2) 3 Vrms, (LINE 2 RECOUT) 3Vrms
Input Sensitivity / Input Impedance [BAL / LINEOUT: 1 V] (BAL) 200 mVrms / 52 kohm, (LINE,etc) 200 mVrms / 47 kohm, [LINE 2 RECOUT, 150mV (1 kHz) ] (PHONO MC 300 ohms) 100 uVrms / 300 ohms, (PHONO MC 100 ohm) 100 uVrms / 100 ohms, (PHONO MC 30 ohm) 100 uVrms / 30 ohm, (PHONO MC 10 ohm) 100 uVrms / 10 ohm, (PHONO MM BAL(UNBAL)) 2.5 mVrms / 52 k (47 kohm), (EXT IN) 1 Vrms / 20 kohm
Maximum Input Signal Voltage [LINE2 REC (1kHz, 0.05% THD)] (BAL) 2.8 Vrms, (BAL ATT) 5.6 Vrms, (LINE,etc) 2.8 Vrms,(PHONO MC) 2 mVrms, (PHONO MM) 50 mVrms, [BAL/LINEOUT (1kHz 0.05% THD)](EXT IN) 5.6 Vrms
Frequency Response [JEITA, Load 22 kohm] (BAL/LINE, etc) +0 / -3 dB (10 Hz-100 kHz), +0 / -0.3 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion Plus Noise [JEITA, Input: 0.5 V] 0.0100% (BAL [LINE, etc.] to BAL [LINE], 20 Hz-20 kHz), 0.0200% (MM / MC BAL [UNBAL] to LINE 2 RECOUT, 20 Hz-20 kHz)
Channnel Separation [JEITA, Input 1.0 kohm terminated, 1 kHz / 10 kHz] 110 dB or higher (BAL / LINE, etc.), 80 dB or higher (MC, BAL / UNBAL), 98 dB or higher (MM, BAL / UNBAL)
Function Separation [IHF-A network, Input 1.0 kohm terminated, JEITA] 110 dB or higher (BAL / LINE, etc.), 75 dB or higher (MC, BAL / UNBAL), 95 dB or higher (MM, BAL / UNBAL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio [IHF-A network, Input 1.0 kohm terminated, JEITA] 110 dB or higher (BAL / LINE, etc.), 80 dB or higher (MC, 300 ohms, BAL / UNBAL), 98 dB or higher (MM, BAL / UNBAL)
Residual Noise [IHF-A network] 3 uV (BAL / LINE OUT)
Tone Control Characteristics (BASS) Boost / Cut [30 Hz] 9 dB, Turnover Frequency 350 Hz, (TREBLE) Boost / Cut [20 Hz] 9 dB, Turnover Frequency 3.5 kHz
Headphone Jack Rated Output Power 35 mW + 35 mW (CD, etc. [1 kHz, 32 ohm, 0.2% THD])
Deviations from RIAA Equalizer 0.5 dB (MC / MM BAL [UNBAL])
Subsonic Filter 15 Hz: -3 dB (MC / MM BAL [UNBAL])
General Power Consumption 60 W
Standby Power Consumption 0.2 W
Power Management (Auto Power Standby) Yes
Dimension (W H D) 17-1/8" x 5-5/8" x 17-3/4"
Weight 42.11 lbs.

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