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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

THIS AMPLIFIER HAS BEEN FULLY SERVICED, CLEANED, CHECKED VISUALLY BY TAKING APART, RUN IN FOR HOURS AS WELL AS USED BY US!

WHY PAY EXTRA FOR A SERVICED AMPLIFIER WHEN OTHERS ARE CHEAPER?

All amplifiers & receivers we sell as "SERVICED" means they have always been CLEANED, CHECKED, FULLY TESTED, FULLY ADJUSTED, USED FOR MANY HOURS and are offered as good reliable amps ready for you to use. We've sold over 100 Amplifiers & Receivers now & buyers are clearly pleased with the item they get! A Serviced Amplifier is a Reliable Amplifier & will have had any problems dealt with before we sell it. Our checking is way beyond a basic PAT test, each amp is taken apart & examined. We are Qualified Electronics Engineers with over 20 years experience of Amplifiers. All amps over 20 years old need servicing as parts need attention to work properly or faults, failures, damage, noisy operation and unreliability may be present. Any faults we can repair & our work is of a very high quality. On each listing we put at least 12 large clear photos of all aspects of the item including the insides.


This is a Vintage Electrical item. No Warranty or Guarantee is offered or implied but be assured we have Serviced & Tested it to a very high standard before sale.

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