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post #6676 of 13424

my vintage receivers are close to my woo with  the LCD2.

Theres a difference, but its not huge.

Mainly soundstage/imaging, dynamics and a little bit of extra detail.

again these difference aren't big.  

 

do you plan to ever use speakers?

price is really the other thing to consider.

 

if i weren't obsessed with audio, if it weren't an addiction, I would be very happy with my 2245 that ive been slowly recapping, to power both my speakers and headphones.  Its sounded great with everything ive plugged into it, Beyers, Senns, Shures, Audio Technica, Fischer, ect.

post #6677 of 13424

My first Vinyl rig :-)

 

 

 

post #6678 of 13424
^ Love your Yamaha. Is that an 800?
post #6679 of 13424

Nice looking Yamaha.

 

I just picked up a CR 1020 at a swap meet this weekend, I do not have it in my possession as of yet, my friend is looking over the internals for me even though it was in great shape I still wanted him to check it over.  Why is there two headphone outs on these? And how does it sound with headphones? I read somewhere they where designed to run the Yamaha Otho's, but I can't seem to find much info.

 

 

Thanks

post #6680 of 13424
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Nice looking Yamaha.

 

I just picked up a CR 1020 at a swap meet this weekend, I do not have it in my possession as of yet, my friend is looking over the internals for me even though it was in great shape I still wanted him to check it over.  Why is there two headphone outs on these? And how does it sound with headphones? I read somewhere they where designed to run the Yamaha Otho's, but I can't seem to find much info.

 

 

Thanks

I have the baby of that family (CR-220) - even that sounds very good with all the HP's I've tried with it.   Mine only has 1 HP out.  Yours is higher in the line, so you have two.

One of the 'prettiest' receivers I have - they're quite elegant looking.  Have fun with it!

post #6681 of 13424
The 1020 is a great receiver. I've got one now and it is my HP amp for my D2000s. I think it sounds great, lots of power and a clean, neutral sound. I sold these back in the70s but never had a pair of their orthos, so I don't really remember how they sounded.
post #6682 of 13424
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I have the baby of that family (CR-220) - even that sounds very good with all the HP's I've tried with it.   Mine only has 1 HP out.  Yours is higher in the line, so you have two.

One of the 'prettiest' receivers I have - they're quite elegant looking.  Have fun with it!

Thanks! I got a good deal on it and it is absolutely gorgeous, I bought it purely on aesthetics, I hope it does not disappoint.(or hum lol)

post #6683 of 13424

Yamaha marked their receivers as being for orthodynamic headphones because Yamaha was manufacturing orthodynamics at the time (the well-renowned/notorious HP-1 and friends). Otherwise they're no more specialized for the purpose than any other receiver is.


Edited by ardgedee - 2/26/13 at 6:40pm
post #6684 of 13424

i do love the looks of the CR x20 and x40 yamahas, as well as the CA's.

them along with the Kenwood KR's and KA's seem to be the best deals in vintage iron

post #6685 of 13424

As RGD pointed out, the Yamaha's headphone outputs are not anything special, though I like to imagine they used a "pad"-type resistor network instead of a simple pair of dropping resistors. The Orthodynamics were in fact close to the "standard" (cough) headphone output impedance and in addition were miniature planar-magnetics (like an EMIT or a Magneplanar), and thus just about the easiest kind of headphone to drive, given enough power-- Yamaha had no need to make the CR-820's headphone outs special! It was just a cross-promotion, but it did make people think "Jeez, these things will only work with Yamaha headphones!", so it probably backfired on 'em.

 

Joehalo, very nice setup, and that turntable looks very interesting indeed. See if you can raise the turntable an inch or two off the Yamaha. Cooling and not-cooking the capacitors and such, y'know.

post #6686 of 13424
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As RGD pointed out, the Yamaha's headphone outputs are not anything special, though I like to imagine they used a "pad"-type resistor network instead of a simple pair of dropping resistors. The Orthodynamics were in fact close to the "standard" (cough) headphone output impedance and in addition were miniature planar-magnetics (like an EMIT or a Magneplanar), and thus just about the easiest kind of headphone to drive, given enough power-- Yamaha had no need to make the CR-820's headphone outs special! It was just a cross-promotion, but it did make people think "Jeez, these things will only work with Yamaha headphones!", so it probably backfired on 'em.

 

Joehalo, very nice setup, and that turntable looks very interesting indeed. See if you can raise the turntable an inch or two off the Yamaha. Cooling and not-cooking the capacitors and such, y'know.

Gotcha,  thanks for the info. At first i was thinking it was some kind of balanced out with the dual jacks.

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hi

yes the price was so high. in the region which I live in, there are only two stores having this type of vintage, So they think that they have the right to determine their own prices!

For buying the speakers I saw no good choice but just this Sony speaker:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its tweeter are damaged, but I am pleased with its voice. I want to dismantle it and make something like this;

 

www.humblehomemadehifi.com/download/Humble%20Homemade%20Hifi_Classic_copy.pdf

 

What do you think?

 

 

Several days ago, I cleaned it by opening its front glass:

 

 

 

 

 

no idea???:-(

post #6688 of 13424

Thanks for the compliments. It is a CR 820 I found it at a thrift-store for 30$. So far I am loving my first taste of vinyl! The turntable is a sansui P-D11 I got from some old lady off craiglist for 20$.

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Edited by Fearless1 - 2/28/13 at 3:24pm
post #6690 of 13424

Hey y'all,

 

I'm looking for some advice.  There is a Luxman 404 available in my neck of the woods really cheap.  I think it is too cheap to pass up even if it is a bust, but do you all have any info on the old Luxmans (mid 80's I believe).  I don't see them discussed much here...

 

cheers!

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