Anyone listen/own to the Yamaha GT-5000 Turntable?


There’s not a lot of reviews outside of seeing it at various audio shows. The think looks like a tank. I’d be curious how the 5000 performs against other TT’s in the price range (VPI, etc). The turntable is beautiful to look at.

https://www.musicdirect.com/turntables/Yamaha-GT-5000-Turntable
aberyclark
As the kids put it: LOL
@lewm : I only said that the " novelty " came at least from 1985 when Viv or other today same designs had nothing yet. The rSA 1 ( I owned ) was unipivot and his headshell rotates, diferent from the Yamaha  and certainly the Viv ( magneto-oil floating bearing. ) .

R.
Raul, have you ever heard the VivvFloat?
I’d like to know what you thought of it. I thought about buying one in Tokyo where they cost about 60% of he US retail price. But did not.
I’m not Raul, but I’ve had the 9" CB (carbon fiber armtube) for 6 months now. Mounted on a Teres 245 with SME 3012R, I find the latter really relaxed and easy--just gets out of the way with no strain. Tho similar, the Viv is more bold and rich, populates the soundstage much more fully. Used with a rotation of MMs plus Krell KC100, Koetsu Onyx, etc.

I've also had the RS Labs (with Audio Advancements rewire) for years, and find it similarly easeful, but thinner than either of the above.