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Value of Yamaha CR-2020 Receiver

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Vistance, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Vistance

    Vistance Super Member

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    Simply put, what kind of price do you guys think real world a CR-2020 is worth if it's in perfect condition (As in works good, but not restored like many stereo finds) in the real world (i.e. not what they go for on eBay and Audiogon)?
     

     

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  2. KeninDC

    KeninDC Speedfreak Jive Subscriber

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    Roughly $200.
     
  3. bryblob

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    I would say $170-200
     
  4. mr_light

    mr_light AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I recently bought a CR-2040 for around $200.
     
  5. Vistance

    Vistance Super Member

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    Cool beans - thanks guys. A curiosity though, how come this big Yamaha doesn't go for more? Not as popular as Pioneer/Marantz/Sansui I gather? Honestly a bit surprised. I had a lead on one but the seller is asking $250 - thought it might've been a deal for a TOTL Yamaha.
     
  6. xoaphexox

    xoaphexox Supernatural Anesthetist

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    This amp has a weakness in the power supply board that should be corrected it if hasn't yet. A restored CR-2020 will fetch around $400-$450, although I know that's not what you're asking. To pay $250 for one and then have to pay a tech for the power supply repair / dc offset and bias adjustment would put you near the low end of one that's already restored. That said, if you have the cash, may want to hold out for one that doesn't need anything done to it.

    It's a great sounding receiver, though - I've always been fond of them - and the CR-2040
     

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  7. JT-3

    JT-3 Super Member

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    Local pick up is the way to go with this receiver.

    It's very heavy and will require a monster box.
     
  8. IXLR8

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    250 for one that has been well taken care of is not bad. Have not seen one pop-up around here for sell in awhile. Have enjoyed mine very much.
     
  9. twocoaster

    twocoaster Well-Known Member

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    Considering the quality, these tend to be underpriced. I sold one recently for $390, but it was about as close to mint as I've seen, with all original packing, box, manuals, colour brochures. Similar era size, specs, weight with a Pioneer or Sansui name would have brought lots more.
     
  10. 4seatPilot

    4seatPilot "Broker"

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    $250 is good - I paid $300 for mine and was happy with the price. They are not often for sale around here... even 1020s only pop up a few times a year locally. If it's working good, and in nice shape... go for it!

    fyi... THE TOTL yamaha of the era would be the limited production CR 3020, and in good working condition it can't be had for under $1000 - if you can find one. The 2040 is a considered a good step up from the 2020 too - one generation newer etc, and can be had for much less than a 3020, but are still not cheap. Other than that the 2020 is near the top of the heap as far as Yamaha receivers of the time.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

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