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1974 YAMAHA CR-400 AMPLIFIER
FOR SALE = £325.00 GBP
1974 YAMAHA CR-400 RECEIVER
IN EXCELLENT VISUAL & WORKING CONDITION.
18W. SERVICED & RECAPPED WITH UPGRADES
~~ Suitable for 4 or 8 Ohm Loudspeakers ~~
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A smaller version of the Classic 1973-75 Yamaha CR-1000 range, looks very like the CR-800. This is rated 16w-18w but with our recapping & upgrades, you'll easily get 18w. Multivoltage 110v-240v.
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? Not what you'd expect from a 1974 lower power amp. Compared to the 16w-25w Sony from 1971 this is very different. It has a lively fresh sound with far more kick & precision than an under 20w amp should have. It has Pre Output sockets so for the sound of the preamp, to use with a 50w amp easily. But the amp inside delivers a great sound still, sounded surprisingly good on our 15" Tannoys.
Don't pass it by for it being only 18w. Unlike most 1970s low power amps, this is a Quality Amp & has a great sound with good volume that is surprisingly good on big speakers. By the 1974 era, amps had to be at least 40w to have Quality, Yamaha on their first 'Classic Era' range sold an amp far better than it ought to be...
All Recapped except on Tuner. We've recapped & Upgraded the Preamp, Phono, Mic, Preamp, Power Amp & some of the Power Supply. We left the original 3300µf 50v capacitors as to get 3 pin ones isn't possible & to try to get other types to fit in neatly isn't possible without drilling holes so to keep it looking tidy. We could put higher value ones in if the buyer wants this, but for 18w the spec is more than adequate & it'll not sound any different.
New 3 core mains with Earth fitted, The DC offset now as near to 0mV as possible for our repairs & all adjusted correctly.
The Fascia is unmarked, very clean one. The vinyl wrap wood case is in unusually high grade, just some light use & a tiny chip on the rear grille edge. FM pulls in Stereo if it'll benefit from a good aerial. AM tuner & Phono work fine.
If you don't need to shake the house with higher power, the great sound from this amp will certainly please.
A medium sized amp 445mm wide x 157mm high x 300mm deep if 356mm Max Depth inc fittings.
THE AMP ITSELF WEIGHS ABOUT 9.5KG