Yamaha Cr-3020-Yamaha's Finest Receiver Ever-160 W/C-Near
Offered for sale is the Yamaha CR-3020 stereo receiver along with the original owner's manual. The owner's manual contains the full schematic. This is the finest receiver Yamaha ever built and one of the finest receivers of any make. Introduced in 1977 with a power rating of 160 watts per channel. You can count on one or two hands the receivers built rated at over 150 watts per channel and this is one of them. The CR-3020 is about as close as you can come to a Pioneer SX-1980 but at about 1 third of the price. Has about every feature you would ever want or use. To view the complete manufacturer's specifications zoom into the last two pictures. I recently acquired this receiver from a widow that belongs to our church in Yukon, PA. She and her husband purchased it in 1981 from a stereo shop in Greensburg, PA, so it's a 1 owner. The owner claims they paid well over a thousand dollars for it. I knew her husband and he was a real fanatic about taking care of his possessions. It has been stored wrapped in a plastic garbage bag since her husband died about ten years ago. They had it said up in their basement living area and the owner wanted to use it in her living room upstairs but it was to heavy (about 85 pounds. ) for her to carry it up the stairs. She had another Sony receiver that she was able to use upstairs. This receiver has been played with a pair of Wharfedale W60D's all it's usable life. After I purchased it I took it home and hooked it up and it worked and sounded wonderful. The only issues it had was the two bulbs that light the FM tuning meter were out, the switch for the phono section was dirty causing it to lose one of the channels occasionally, had to wiggle the switch a little to bring it back and one of the plastic inserts on the cabinet screws was missing. Measured the meter light circuit and it was about nineteen volts. Had some same 5mm diameter bulbs that were 24 volt and replaced both lamps with those. Seems to match the brightness of the adjoining two meters perfectly. I cleaned all the controls with deoxit, including the phono switch, and they all work smoothly and quietly. Phono section now works great. Had a beat up cabinet from CR-800 receiver that had the same screw inserts so I was able to replace the missing one. Tested it and everything is working as designed, just like the owner told me. FM sounds great and tunes perfectly. AM works fine and sounds decent, would rate the AM as about average as far as receivers go. Phono section is outstanding, records play and sound great with no hum or noticeable distortion. Aux input works fine. Did not test the headphone jack or the tape inputs/outputs but see no reason they wouldn't be working. Cleaned the whole receiver, inside and out. The insides practically look new. Face plate is perfect with no dings, marks, scratches or worn lettering. The cabinet is in exceptional condition showing just some very minor signs of wear and age. The cabinet not being absolutely perfect is the only reason I'm not claiming this receiver to be in mint condition. The owner's name is etched in the bottom cover. The owner's manual is in perfect, fully legible condition. This receiver is the heaviest I have ever sold and shipping it is going to be very expensive. Fed Ex has a ground service and a service called home delivery. Both services are shipped by the same ground process to the destination center, the only difference being ground is home delivered by Fed Ex employees and home delivery is home delivered by outside franchises. Ground has a weight limit of 150 lbs. and home delivery has a weight limit of 70lbs. Unfortunately, e Bay sets the limit for printing Fed Ex labels at the 70 pounds. For this reason the label cannot be printed through e Bay and therefore will not get the 50% e Bay discount. The label will have to be purchased at the shipping center paying full retail price. The cost to ship this to the west coast is about $140 and this cost is included in my reasonable BIN offering. It will be packed in a 36" x 24" x 18" heavy duty box weighing about 90 lbs. using more bubble wrap that I would normally use for two receivers. I normally don't allow returns after fourteen days from delivery but I am so confident in the condition of this receiver I am offering a 30 day no questions asked return period (including return shipping! ). That's as good as getting a 30 day warranty absolutely free. I pack very well and just a couple of the over 1000 receivers I have sold were damaged during shipping but if your receiver arrives damaged simply return it for a full refund and I'll deal with the insurance claim. HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG? Free shipping offer valid for the lower 48 US states only. International purchasers will be responsible for shipping charges from the e Bay global shipping headquarters located in Kentucky, USA through the e Bay global shipping program. Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii residents are subject to a $80 shipping surcharge.
October 5 on ListedBuy