Yamaha Design “Synapses” GT-5000
A high-grade analog turntable with a modernized GT Concept.
We added modern technology and materials to update the design concept of Yamaha’s signature GT-2000 turntable. This design is a fusion between a strong, robust structure and delicate, intricate components, and places greater emphasis on the arc-based layout of its control surfaces.
The design exhibits the properties and textures of the materials in a economical manner, from the thick, vibration-resistant wood of the body, and the lightweight carbon fiber tonearm that faithfully transmits the minute grooves of the records, to the brass platter, metal insulator, and more.
The short, straight tonearm characteristic is a defining characteristic of the GT-5000, featuring a tapered, easily movable design that offsets the imposing structures housing the large, high-performance bearings to create a graceful appearance. The hook allows the user to use a single finger to move the tip of the arm horizontally with the total control required for minute adjustments.
The pinnacle of Yamaha Pure Audio equipment, the 5000 series features a piano-black mirrored finish to create a sense of unity with other audio equipment. With a peaceful appearance reminiscent of lacquered furnishings, these turntables possess a distinctive presence befitting high-end equipment.
- Kenshiro Tanaka
- Design Holon Inc.