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Yamaha CR-2020

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1977-80)

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Yamaha CR-2020

Description

Natural sound FM/AM stereo receiver, high output power and wide NDCR, low noise MC head amp and wide range output meters, ultra low distortion FM section with NFB-PLL-MPX and OTS, completely independent recording and audition.

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 105 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 0.05mV (MC), 2mV (MM), 120mV (DIN), 120mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 95dB (mic), 100dB (MC), 85dB (MM)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 0.775V (Pre out)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

Semiconductors: 6 x IC, 3 x FET, 109 x transistors, 58 x diodes, 7 x zener diodes

Dimensions: 540 x 167 x 415mm

Weight: 19.3kg

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Reviewed Dec 12th, 2017 by bob barradell

I actually think 10/10 would be more fair, but I want to leave some headroom. I have owned dozens of amps and receivers over the years. For overall combination of quality, features and performance none beats this one. Natural Sound? Absolutely; one of easiest to listen to receivers ever. Quality? 40 years old and is perfect just like new. Power? Tons of it. Best of all? I love the variable loudness compensation that allows the listener to find the perfect tonal balance at any volume level. I wouldn't trade this old Yamaha for anything.

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Reviewed Sep 12th, 2016 by dtiberius

A co-worker gave me this beauty because it had a blown channel and had been sitting in a closet for over a decade! (I was the last stop before the trash!) It just needed a good cleaning and the service bulletins needed to be done. I think this is the most beautiful receiver I've ever seen! And the sound... WOW! Very clean and dynamic! It has become my main receiver!!!

 

Comments

re: CR-2020

This receiver is fantastic. I bought it in 1999 from a friend. Didn't know what I had. This thing is a beast. It sounds great and with the manual I downloaded here I will now know how to operate it properly. Thanks Hifiengine~

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