Referencing the esteemed turntables of the golden age of Hi-Fi, the GT-5000 expands on this heritage in the pursuit of pure musicality. Including a pure straight and short arm for absolute transparency and openness in sound, balanced signal path delivering absolute purity in signal transmission and design reflective of the GT heritage and absolute quality in craftsmanship and construction, the GT-5000 presents a new era of Hi-Fi from Yamaha. A sound for both the ears and the soul.
A modern-day classic
Balanced Output Achieves Full Balanced Signal Process from Cartridge to Speaker
Together with the C-5000 pre-amplifier and M-5000 power amplifier, Yamaha delivers an end-to-end balanced signal chain across its flagship models for premier performance.
GT Series Design
Referencing the Gold Age of Hi-Fi, the GT-5000 draws inspiration from Yamaha original 'Gigantic and Tremendous' series turntables characterized by heavy wooden cabinets and platter which served to dampen vibration and deliver improved performance.
Straight, Short Arm for Openness and Transparency in Sound
Accurately capturing the audio from the source is the imperative first step in delivering authentic, true Hi-Fi sound.
The flagship GT-5000 adopts a short, straight arm designed to deliver superior rigidity as well as balance of weight and mechanics which results in improved traceability.
A rigid mechanism with simple construction means there is no need for an inside force canceler weight.
Customized Belt-Drive for Stabilizing Platter
The customized belt-drive mechanism of the GT-5000 minimizes the influence of the motor cogging and excludes feedback control for an open and smooth sound.
The original GT concept utilized the notion of internal mass to counter feedback control. This is built upon with the GT-5000 which negates feedback control through the belt-drive.
Heavy 5 kg Aluminium Platter
Further enhancing stability and performance is the heavy aluminium platter of the GT-5000 which weighs in at a hefty 5 kg.
24-Pole, 2-Phase AC Synchronous Motor
The GT-5000 is driven by a 24-pole, 2-phase AC synchronous motor that generates an accurate sine wave.
Custom, Heavy-Duty Feet
The GT-5000 exhibits exceptional rigidity and stability in its design extending to the specially designed feet which have been tailor-made for the flagship model.
Heavy-duty yet exemplifying the luxurious look and feel of the GT-5000, the custom feet ensure high-fidelity audio performance.
Luxurious Piano Black Finish
Worthy of the flagship Hi-Fi status, the GT-5000 boasts a luxurious black gloss finish reminiscent of a Yamaha grand piano to match perfectly with the C-5000 pre-amplifier, M-5000 power amplifier and the NS-5000 flagship speakers.
Turntable Drive Method Belt drive
Motor AC synhronous motor
Motor Drive Crystal sine wave
Rotation Speed 33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm
Rotation Speed Variation 0.1%
Rotation Speed Adjustment Built-in crystal osc. Adjustment Step: 0.1%, Adjustment Range: 1.5%
Wow And Flutter Less than 0.04%
Platter [Outer] Machined aluminium (Diameter 35 cm), [Inner] Brass (Diameter 14.3 cm),
Tonearm Tonearm Static balance straight tonearm
Effective Arm Length 9"
Overhang -17 mm
Acceptable Cartridge Weight 13.5-36 g (including headshell) / (25-36 g need sub weight)
Attached Cartridge Headshell Weight 14 g (including screws, nuts and wires)
Audio Specifications Output Terminal Analog audio: 2 (XLR balance x 1, RCA unbalance x 1), Strobe: 1 (3.5 mm mini jack)
General Power Consumption 15 W
Dimension (W H D) 21-1/2"x 8-3/4"x 16-1/8"
Weight 58.4 lbs.