Yamaha TX-1000U Tuners

4.6/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $550.00


Product Description

Natural sound digital tuner


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cgorra a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I have been something of a tuner maven for a while, and have used a lot of different tuners, most recently the Magnum-Dynalab FT-101a, and picked this tuner up almost 7 years ago from an aquaintence. I live about 4 miles from several very strong FM transmitters, and have always experienced fromt-end overload with the other tuners: cross-modulation, distortion, and multiple station appearances on the dial. With the TX-1000, I have never experienced overload of any kind, even when I rotate my 10 element FM yagi straight at the local stations! Though the TX-1000 has a switchable signal attenuator built-in, I have never had to use it. The tuner also excels at SCA rejection, as that is a very real problem with our local PBS affiliate here in town. Live concerts from the local PBS station are extrordainary in their clarity, definition and soundstaging. I had the tuner aligned about a year ago at a very reputable shop, and the owner of theshop complemented me on how terrific the performance of the was. He told me that it was one of the most sensitive and quiet tuners that he had ever tested, and asked me how I liked it. As you might tell, I would give it up only if pried from my cold, dead fingers!
The TX-1000 has excellent build quality, with a nicely-weighted flywheel tuning knob, and a silicone-damped control door that still opens and closes with the precision of a fine watch. I dare say that I have never seen a Yamaha product as well constructed, except perhaps the T-7000 tuner, which was a much more expensive product.
This tuner is too good a product to be run with an indoor FM antenna: Just as you wouldn't try to run your new HDTV plazma from a pair of rabbit-ears, you should give this tuner the very best signal input that you can: I have logged over 100 stations in my location with the TX-1000, some from as far as 110 miles away on a regular basis, but it excells with clean, strong signals, and it's audio performance from a good signal will rival your favorite CDs or LPs. Though confusing at first, the signal quality meter is really quite useful when tuning for minimum distortion: A Yamaha engineed once told me that the tuner measures DBf signal strength MINUS multipath signal, which explains the often continuous display movement from the meter. Careful tuning of the antenna minimizes multipath, and will result in higher, steady signal quality readings. Find one if you are able, and enjoy the music it makes!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Private sale, used



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Wow, they don't make 'em like this anymore. The specs are the same as my T-85 tuner and I expected it to sound pretty much the same as the T-85. Man, was I pleasantly surprised. With a good signal,the sound is near CD quality. The overall sound, particularly the bass, is much richer and fuller. Build quality is excellent, as was the case with all of Yamaha's top level tuners from this era.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $421.00

Purchased At:   Ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Valentine a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
FIRST - Let's clear up all this model number confusion. One reviewer here called this a T-1000 which isn't the same as a TX-1000. The TX Series was the top of the line and is what you want. Thats the one with the rotating door showing the controls, the remote, the one with the RED readout and Amber signal meter,dual gold plated antenna connectors, switchable bandwiths, Alpha station labeling, etc.
** As for the "U". Don't even begin to be concerned with the "U" at all! Means nothing. The TX-1000 and TX-1000/U are one and the same. I'll explain. The markings on the front and rear panel say TX-1000. The owners manual says TX-1000/U BUT.... Flip open the manual to reveal photos of the receiver showing "TX-1000". Every photo they point to and refer to in diagrams show TX-1000, yet the writings continue to call it a TX-1000/U. The TX-1000 was available in these categories: General, Canada, Australia, Europe, and The U.K. The manual notes special AC power wiring instructions for the UK model. I would hazard a guess that if you did ever see a "U" on the front panel, it may be a UK model, in which case the "U" may not in fact be a good thing,(unless living in the UK). This would explain the /Slash in the literature signifying either/or. The "General" Model has a switch in the rear to select voltage for either 120 or 240V. In any case before buying, simply ask the owner if it has a selectable voltage switch in the back. Also - another indicator, is that the Canada and General models AM Band starts at 520KHz. The others start at 522Khz.
In summary, Don't be hung up on the "/U". As long as it's a TX-1000.
As for the performance, I've found the TX-1000 to be at the top for DX. This receiver has the ability to ferrit out the weakest,distant, never-heard-before station you can imagine and do so right next to strong local stations, using its fine tuning. You can go side by side with other receivers that just won't be able to do it. I've also had the TX-950 that many have raved about it.. probably because its more common. As owner of both, a few things I can tell you: The TX-1000 is nicer looking, with a 2 colored display, its rotary tuning knob has a weighted flywheel that actually "spins" and the unit itself is about 3 times as heavy. This thing is built. The lightweight plasticy TX-950 just isn't of the same caliber. It's wimpy hollow plastic tuning knob will soon frustrate you. It's fairly close in actual performance but for DX on a side by side, the TX-1000 still outperforms the 950. The TX-1000 Stereo seperation is also better than the TX950, and better than most. It's fidelity is average in narrow mode and above average in wide mode. If you have the choice, For the DX, go for the TX-1000. They don't show up very often like the 950's so you may have to be patient. I have 2 TX-1000's myself, but hate to part with either one up. Maybe someday..
Rick.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $575.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LFBSM a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2000

Bottom Line:   
THE YAMAHA T-1000U IS A WONDERFUL AND AFFORDABLE FM TUNER FOR CAPTURING DIFFICULT STATIONS. THIS IS A DIGITAL UNIT WITH FINE TUNING CAPABILITIES THAT WORK. A STEREO BLEND SWITCH THAT IS EFFECTIVE AND A METERING SYSTEM THAT IS ABOUT AS SENSITIVE AND TRUE AS THEY COME. PRESETS AND DUAL ANTENNA INPUTS ALONG WITH AUTO-TUNING.
BECAUSE OF RECORDING OFF AIR I AM ALSO INTERESTED IN SOUND QUALITY WHICH EXPLAINS MY PURCHASE OF THE MD-102
AS WITH ANY DECENT TUNER YOU NEED AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF ITS CAPABILITIES.
AS KIRBY STATES IN THE PREVIOUS REVIEW THE MODEL IS T-1000U NOT 1000.

IF INTERESTED WATCH E-BAY

HAPPY LISTENING

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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:   E-BAY



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Kirby Krause a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 30, 1999

Bottom Line:   
One of the 65 top tuners I have evaluated. As I said in my T-85 review, this is a value, above average sound with super dxing. Really gets the weak stations very clearly and strong, 3 band widths, fine tuning, rotary knob,remote, very nice. Same specs as the T-85, this one has a nice fold down panel. These two are in the top 5 or so at getting distant stations and good sound. I like both of these much more than the T-1, T-2, and the over rated 7000 with the lights that keep burning out.This is also $300 oe less.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile




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