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Yamaha YH-1000

Stereo Headphones (1978-83)

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Yamaha YH-1000


These headphones feature Yamaha's exclusive Orthodynamic Design, a concept radically different from conventional dynamic or electrostatic types.

Instead of an ordinary voice coil and diaphragm, it uses an ultra thin, low mass, polyester film diaphragm, sandwiched by a pair of powerful disc magnets.

The voice coils are photo-etched on the surface of the diaphragm.

The performance that results is marked by smooth, even response over the entire audible frequency range, low distortion, and clear imaging.

The YH-1000 is a delight to wear. Also, the earcups use a supra-aural design which eliminates listening fatigue, and the lightweight design, soft leather strap, and height and tilt adjustment ensure comfort over long hours of use.


Type: orthodynamic headphone

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Weight: 500g

Year: 1983


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Reviewed May 17th, 2018 by retroboy

Bought mine in the Boots audio sale around 1980, reduced from £100 to £50 & was unaware until relatively recently how desirabe they are. One of the cups is a bit loose but they still sound awesome.



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