Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monster Receiver - Yamaha CR-2040

Another photo sent in by a new member to our HiFiCollector.com community. With 120 watts per channel, this Yamaha CR-2040 qualifies as a monster. I didn't get a chance to listen to this, but the person sending it in said it sounds great - no surprises there. I may have given Yamaha receivers luke-warm reviews in the past, but this just further illustrates that beautiful sound is in the ear of the beholder. One thing for sure, these sure are great-looking units. Note the soft green meter lights. . .something only a true audio geek could appreciate.

How about you? If you have any photos, stories, or personal takes on your Yamaha receiver or the Yamaha CR-2040 in particular, leave a comment, or send me an email.

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9 comments:

  1. I have a CR 2040 in good condition - one or two small nicks on cabinei and a snall chip bottom rear of cabinet - all nobs and buttons seems to work fine.
    Is it worth taking pics and trying to sell - what could I expect to get?
    Thanks,

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  2. I have a CR2040 - how much could i get for it ?
    Goon condition - a few nicks on cabinet and a small chip bottom rear - works fine - all nobs and buttons present.
    Thanks.

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  3. Ron- I prefer giving quotes privately over email, but since you didn't know that - here's my estimate. Considering condition, and if ALL dial and indicator lights/lamps work: $150. In mint condition this could fetch $250 on eBay, but it sounds like it may not be collector fodder. Hope this helps.

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  4. I'VE HAD ONE SINCE IT WAS NEW AND IT STILL BLOWS ME AWAY WITH ITS POWER AND SOUND. ITS THE ONLY STEREO RECEIVER I KNOW OF THAT HAS TWO SOURCE CONTROLS SO YOU CAN DO TWO DIFFERENT FUNCTION AT THE SAME TIME. ITS HARD TO MOVE,

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  5. kevin billingsleyApril 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    I was fortunate enough to acquire one from a neighbor who upgraded to tube equip. and it is flawless. I also have a fully restored Sansui 9090db and I prefer the sound of the Yamaha.

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  6. If anyone is selling a Yamaha CR 2040 in good condition then I would be very interested. I can be contacted at alex at 911servers.com

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  7. I prefer 2020, the elder sister is somewat more beautiful: nicer knobs, more stylish tuner lever etc.

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  8. yo compre un yamaha cr-2040 como nuevo,con su manual y lo uso con un par de jbl jrx125 con doble woofer de 15' y driver que obiamente no es lo ideal pero no salgo del asombro del sonido obtenido.
    la estetica del equipo es de lo mejor de su epoca , en sonido, aun no escuche un sintoamplificador como este.

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  9. Muchas gracias! Here's the translation, thanks to Google: I bought a yamaha cr-2040 as new, with its manual and use it with a pair of JBL JRX125 dual woofer 15 'obiamente driver that is not ideal but I leave the wonder of sound obtained.
    the aesthetics of the team is the best of its time in sound, not even listen to a receiver like this

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