My Yamamoto YDA-02 arrived at Friday evening. Took them only five days from payment to delivery at doorstep. Unfortunately, I was not at home during the delivery and I collected the parcel the following day.
The package fresh from Ono City, Hiyogo, Japan. It seems that Shigeki Yamamoto sent out the package by himself.
Opening the outer package, revealed a small box within, all wrapped up with two layers of bubble wrap.
The inner box is quite similar to my Yamamoto HA-02. Just a sticker stating the article with a Made in Japan indication on the bottom row.
Inside the inner box were two instruction booklet and a warranty card. It is a pity that the instructions were only available in Japanese.
Luckily it is quite easy to set up the YDA-02, just plug and then play.
The Yamamoto YDA-02 enclosed within a bubble wrap and packaging material. Overall a very well packaged product.
The front of the Yamamoto YDA-02. It has an ebony volume knob quite similar to the one on Yamamoto HA-02 and wooden side panels. The surrounding material seems to be metal to me. The headphone jack is a 3.5mm one and not the larger TRS version. You will need a headphone adapter to connect one of those larger headphones. It has individual LEDs for 44.1kHZ to 96kHZ. It does not do conversion rates above 96kHz.
The back of the Yamamoto YDA-02 consists of a DC 5V jack (power adapter is not included), a USB Type B jack (this unit can be powered directly by the USB jack) and two RCA output jacks (I use that to connect to another device such as the Yamamoto HA-02). The device is only sightly bigger than a Headroom Total Bithead.
A USB cable with gold plated connectors is also included along with the package.
It is very easy to connect to the PC. You just need to connect both ends of the USB cable to the PC and the device and it will automatically detect the device. I am currently using J River Media Jukebox as my computer audio software and it played through the Yamamoto flawlessly. I was quite surprised that the midrange is quite robust during the first test. The high and the lows are still not so extended at this point of time. More to come... Have a pleasant day ahead!