Yamaha CT-7000 Tuners

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

Reference FM Tuner from Yamaha, circa 1977-1979


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Brown a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2012

Bottom Line:   
there is nothing i could say that hasn't already been said,
excellent tuner

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Art S. a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I gotta agree with Benny J. here - the Yamaha CT-7000 extracts the best sound from an FM signal that I've yet heard. But I must say that I've not yet auditioned the big ol' Day Sequerra's (hard to find in good condition), or the top Dynalab tube model, both of which probably would give a good accounting of themselves.

But for anything near "sane" prices, the CT-7000 is IT. This tuner is packed with useable features, is ergonomically well-thought-out, and has amazing reception abilities. And again - the sound with any station it can pull in - weak or strong - is excellent.

If you find one in "good" or better condition, I suggest you jump on it immediately. When it was a current model back in the late 1970's, it retailed for $1200., so anything less than that amount today I would consider to be a steal for a functional unit. I'm sure you can double that retail figure for a current model today, and not have equal or better performance than the CT-7000 will give you. Just make sure that it's in alignment and up-to-spec, as you would any "vintage" gear.

This is my "last" FM tuner, at least until it dies and can't be repaired anymore.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Purchased At:   Ebay auction



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benny Johnson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Karel de Wit, you must be out of your mind. I own the Yamaha CT 7000 tuner and have heard over 30 tuners. The CT7000 is by far the greatest tuner ever built. This tuner sounds so sweet and airy. The soundstage is amazing. The sound quality is incredible on this tuner. Plus the tuning knob is very light and spins across the dial on one spin. How you can say, this tuner sounds ok, is crazy. Maybe you hooked it up wrong. Benny_Johnson76@yahoo.com

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   buy and sell



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Karel de Wit a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2002

Bottom Line:   
this tuner is a big dissapointment. Receiption is o.k. but sound quality is not comparable to my Sony ES

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   second hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven Mendelsohn a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
What else needs to be said about this tuner that hasn't already been said ? This is quite simply the finest tuner ever made. It has a warmth, depth and clarity of sound no other tuner can match. The pauses in broadcasts are totally silent, and it's equally at home with both voice and music broadcasts. I've listened to top of the range McIntosh, Revox and Marantz tuners and they just don't have the transparancy and overall musical quality the Yamaha has. I was lucky in that I found one at a repair station in London that was not cosmetically perfect, and therefore, was quite cheap. However, I managed to locate a brand new face plate for it and now it looks perfect. Inside is a work of art. If you haven't managed to have a look at one yet, you must you'll be amazed. I use it daily and it's connected to my Yamaha C1 Pre amplifier and B2 Power amplifier which were part of the same series as the CT7000. If your in the market for a lovely tuner, this is the one.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Armstrong, London




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