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Yamaha CA-1010

Stereo Pre Main Amplifier (1977-80)

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Yamaha CA-1010


Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%

Damping factor: 45

Input sensitivity: 0.5mV (MC), 2mV (MM), 120mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 65dB (MC), 82dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Output: 120mV (line), 1V (Pre out)

Dimensions: 461 x 360 x 170mm

Weight: 19kg


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Reviewed May 10th, 2017 by 1q2w3e4r

Fantastic amplifier 40 years old

Reviewed Feb 14th, 2016 by crazykiwi

I had a Yamaha CR-640 for years and never really found anything special about it. I was always partial to warm receivers with a laid back sound and warmth and some unique colouration. So I would lean towards older Sony, Marantz and others.

After complaining to someone recently about Yamaha, they convinced me to try a Yamaha CA-1010. I was blown away. The sound was very confident, the imaging was fantastic and the presentation was transparent. Very little was added to the music but it felt sweet and 'natural' as the tag line states.

Reviewed Aug 21st, 2014 by rexsalvatorenakamichi

A splendid monster that after 35 years it is able to reproduce the movement of an arc on the ropes of the violin without lifting the volume to more than 5w. We remember besides that with a simple click passes from AB in class A. Non introduces any opacizzazzione of the commands and the thick external caress. The tools seem to dance illuminated by a discreet retroilluminazione. Do you want to know more of it? You ask and I will respond you. Good listening to the fortunate holders.



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