Yamaha GX-700 Mini System Mini Systems

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Berni Moestafa a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I was out for a minisystem and was thinking about getting one of those Sonys and likes. But after a quick search in the Internet for more intelligent options, I stumbled over the Yamaha and the reviews on its GX 500. So out I went and looked for one, in Jakarta that is. Eventually I got a GX 700 instead. The 500 series either didn't make to Indonesia or was simply sold out. I purchased mine I think around December 2001. So if it's still out there, it's worth buying. The design is simple and thus importantly long lasting to the eye. Sound is great, but as you know by now, the bass isn't. I find myself using the "bass boost" function all the time, except when listening to classic music. With the bass boost on, rap and rock music is enjoyable unless of course you throw a house party. Overall, this unit plays all kinds of musics with what seems to be an earnest effort to please a wide range of listeners. It does the job, especially if you do like all kinds of musics. In fact, the sound can be so clear that you sometimes start listening to some song on a radio just because it sounds so damn good. As if someone is playing you that song to demonstrate the unit's high quality.
At low volume too there is no letting down. You can set the volume up to 40 notches but I mostly use between 5 to 7. For a very small room that my unit is in, this range is already loud enough.

Now the drawbacks: the tapedeck is clumpsy and quite loud if you operate it. Maybe other minisystems are louder. Not elegant as well one will find is the remote control: it's just too big. Then if you often listen to tapes it's always necessary to know the direction where the tape is spooling, this can get confusing and sometimes leads to frustration. (good to know then that the sound is rewarding). Also the cd mechanism is slow and loud. Actually mine has a defect, so if i have the time i'll try to fix it before the guarantee runs out.

Last word then: If you find it buy it!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andre a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
an excellent budget product with the crystal clear sound for oldiest. we can hear the real voice of Jim Reeves, Pat Boone and Andy Williams seperate away from the the musical stuff. and this unit is suitable also from power metal music. we can't listen the high clean vocals voice of Mr. Kotipelto separate from the Raw of Guitar harmony and thundering double bass drums. compare to the other mini system unit GX 700 is the best, no others can't beat it!!!

with the preset of pop, rock and jazz equaliser you can easily pick your personal preferance. but there always a weakness. the centre and rears don't blown away. compare to PHILIPS centre and rears it's nothing but if you have a small room (4m x 5m) it enough tough !!

I've been compare it to the separate unit with Denon CD palyers, MARANTZ integrated Amplifier and PARADIGM atom speakers, this unit still have a comparation about 85%
so get your unit ASAP

that's ended my review....

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   A/V retailer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tri Adiwijaya a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is a good system for those wanting a budget and nice sounding surround system. I really like this, because it had a very clear sound for tone and a mellow bass. I am a fanatic for Pomer Metal Music, so i must find the proper system to support my favourite music. in that case YAMAHA GX 700 is my solution. It can keep the sound of snare drum, Cymbals and Hit hat of the drums separate from Guitar, bass and Keyboard sound away fron the vocal, even in the loudest condition. I still can easily catch the elegant voice of Tarja Turunen Of Nightwish in the middle of Row POWER METAL sound. The Best condition of this system is to hear the music of NEW AGE. If you like GOVI, you can hear all the sound of the instrument using in SEVENTH HEAVEN or CUCHUMA in perfect combination. but don't forget this system is very unique it can accomodate most of all kind of music (Oldiest with great sound of vocals, even in mono record, Rock / Heavy Metal, New Age and Jazz)
The most weakness point for me is the bass sound is not to powerfull enough for my music. so i must add the Sub woofer to help it. in addition of the weakness, the Rock preset equaliser is not suitable for the ROCK/HEAVY METAL music. if you turn on the rock preset Equaliser, then your music is sound to deep in bass so it very bad to do that. i recommed you to use the pop preset equaliser to listening the rock / heavy metal stuff coz it the most suitable thing to this genre. Remember what i said before, with this combination (pop preset and bass boost) i can listen the sound voice of Tarja Perfectly. Overall this system is the best system you can get with the tight budget. So don't think twice, buy now or you'll lose your chance.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   electronic retailer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonathan Stormont a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This is a good system for those wanting a cheap and nice sounding surround system. I really like it and because I am very limited on space I could not get a full size stereo system. I know that these don't sound as good as the more expensive stereos like what my father owns but it does a fine job. The rears would have to be the biggest let down and the mids are not very good but if you get a sub and where to adjust the bass control down it would improve this. That brings up a very good thing about this system is that Yamaha still hve a Bass and Treble control thank you Yamaha as so many of this style of system have all preset Rock, Jazz etc settings and bass bost. It does have these but with the other options it can allow you to adjust the system to your taste. The quality of this unit is great even a built in fan is used to help keep th unit cool. My friend also bought one after he heard mine and loves it as well.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Stereo Supplies



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DON PHILIPS a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2000

Bottom Line:   
go buy one today!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Comet




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