Yamaha CR-220

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by redeldo, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. redeldo

    redeldo Wayne

    The nearest Craigslist has a Yamaha CR-220 available using the adjectives: clean, nice, excellent condition, no distortion, rate 9 out of 10, sounds great.

    Is this receiver worth looking at? It was hooked to Kenwood 777 speakers (rated at 200 watts) and shook the walls at half the volume.
  2. yamahammer

    yamahammer mikiesmadness continues

    how much ????????? den system bedroom, childs stereo almost any where you want to put it small cr series just as nice as upper end stuff just less power
  3. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Attractive, reasonably small, sounds good, well built. Whether it's worth looking at depends entirely upon cost. It's about 15 wpc. Manual's available at yamaha.co.jp
  4. billyboyJBL

    billyboyJBL Active Member

    i love my 240,paid all of 6.00 usd for its on now with TOP cd playing! :banana:
  5. redeldo

    redeldo Wayne

    I went back to the ad and they were asking $45.00. Also, might have one bulb out. Picture looks pretty good, does not seem to have been abused.
  6. yamahammer

    yamahammer mikiesmadness continues

    not a bad price if it is truly 9 out of 10 lights are not hard to replace in the cr series depending which one it is ( have a cr620 that i had to replace one light in the meters and the pionter) if it were me i would like to see if it sounds as pretty as my 2015 marantz baby
  7. merrylander

    merrylander AK Member

    The CR-220 and 240 are decent modest power receivers, although at one time I actually had a CR-240 driving stacked Advents in the shop system. I can double check the service manual, but I seem to recall that the CR-220 was the odd man out of the CR-n20 line in that it uses 14V 80mA lamps. The bias adjustment is quite straight forward.

  8. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    BTW, Merrylander re-habbed my CR-220. I think I have about $50 invested in it.
  9. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    aha, found this photo: the innards of a CR-220, FYI.

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  10. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    For comparison, here's the innards of a CR-240.

  11. redeldo

    redeldo Wayne

    Thanks for the pics MH. The 220 innards looks like a mess compared to the clean organized look of the 240.

    The unit is still available and I don't think the guy will cut the price any :sigh: . I was going to go Saturday and look at it but a local ad has a record set with 300 records for sale and I'm trying to decide which way to go. Also, the local SA has 3 speakers from United Technology that look quite good, and the real estate lady is bringing some prospective buyers for the house.

    I feel like the dog that has to go real bad and I'm looking at 3 fire hydrants :confused:
  12. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    I think the 240 looks cleaner because it's got more IC's than the earlier CR-220. I don't consider that to be a plus :)

    The CR-240's a very decent machine, too, though. 20 wpc. I have one in our daughter's room as her 'spare' when she's home from college.

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