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Yamaha CA-510

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1978)

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Yamaha CA-510


Power output: 40 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 85dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Channel separation: 65dB (MM), 65dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 45 x transistors, 23 x diodes, 2 x zener diodes, 1 x LED

Dimensions: 435 x 139 x 333mm

Weight: 7.8kg

Year: 1978


service manual   English - ipetrov13456

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Reviewed Apr 04th, 2016 by dubstepic

Without loudness there is lack of bass. But loudness is strange. It adds also trebles. Sound is very detailed but bright. Works amazingly on less bright speakers as a mordaunt short for example. Not for Focal or BW.



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re: CA-510

O my god! I bought this on gumtree for £50 include postage. BUT it is breathtaking amp.
EDIT: Review after half year: It is best amplifier i heard yet. But it is very bright. It sounds epic on mordaunt short speakers but i have upgraded to focal chorus and is not very listenable :(. Now i have it in bedroom on MS and using different on main speakers. I miss yamaha details but, trebles was cutting my ears also not much bass.

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