Yamaha CR-3020

1 9 7 8 1978
1 9 7 9 1979

An extremely rare sibling to the very successful CR-1020 and CR-2020.

More nifty features, even more power, improved specs, a 63cm width and 37kg in toto - a "monster receiver" in every sense of the word, but a beautiful one this time !

This image comes from a german 1978 catalog (not my scan, alas) and it is the only worthwhile one I could find.
Receivers having always been mainly export items, japanese sources are of no use and given the rarity of this beautiful boat the rest of the world seems to be of no use as well.

My guess is that Yamaha was somewhat surprised by the tremendous export success of the CR-1020 and CR-2020 and decided to make a quickie bigga version for the pleasure.
But by the time it came out, the market was already shifting away from such heavyweights and sales got limited by the local distributing ends...

Still on my personal list of "I want one" (which is much shorter than what you might think :)

Yamaha CR-3020, image 1
Yamaha CR-3020 specifications
Title Value
PRE/MAIN section PRE/MAIN section
Max. power output : 2x 180W (DIN, 8 Ohm, 20...20Khz)
Continuous RMS power : 2x 160W (IHF, 8 Ohm, 20...20Khz)
Power bandwidth (IHF) : 10Hz...50Khz (0,03% THD)
Damping factor : 70 (1Khz, 8 Ohm)
Phono to Rec Out : 0,003% (5V output, 20Hz...20Khz)
Phono MC to Rec Out : 0,03% (3V output, 20Hz...20Khz)
Aux/Tape to SP out : 0,02%@80W (20Hz...20Khz)
Main In to SP Out : 0,015%@80W (20Hz...20Khz)
IMD : 0,02% (20Hz...20Khz)
Input sensitivity : 2mV / 47kOhm (Phono MM)
120mV / 45kOhm (Aux, Tape 1 & 2)
775mV / 100kOhm (main IN)
Maximum input levels : 230mV (1Khz, Phono MM)
Output level (Rec Out, Phono) : 120mV / 500 Ohm (rated)
15V maximum (1Khz)
Output level (Pre Out, rated) : 775mV / 750 Ohm
5V maximum
Frequency response : ± 0,2dB RIAA
5Hz...100Khz (Aux, Tape 1&2 to SP out, ± 2,0dB)
Bass turnover frequency : 125Hz or 500Hz
Bass boost/cut : ?
Treble turnover frequency : 2,5Khz or 8Khz
Treble boost/cut : ?
Presence boost : 2Khz or 4Khz
Filters : 70Hz or 15Hz (low)
8Khz or 12Khz (high)
Loudness : continuously variable
S/N ratio (IHF-A) : 96dB (Phono MM / 10mV / shorted)
85dB (Phono MC / 250µV / shorted)
100dB (Aux, Tape 1&2 / 5,1kOhm / shorted)
118dB (Main / 5,1kOhm / shorted)
NDCR (IHF-A) : ?
Meter range : 100mW to 200W into 8 Ohm
General General
Power supplies : multivoltage (EU and JP models only)
PC : 920W max.
Dimensions : 63,2 x 19,1 x 49,45mm
Weight : 37kg
FM section FM section
Tuning range : 87,6 to 108MHz
Usable sensitivity (IHF, 300 Ohm) : 2µV
Usable sensitivity (IHF, 75 Ohm) : 1µV
Usable sensitivity (mono, DIN) : 1,5µV (40Khz hub, 26dB s/n)
Usable sensitivity (stereo, DIN) : 40µV (40Khz hub, 46dB s/n)
Trennschärfe (IHF/DIN) : 85dB / 65dB
Spiegelfrequenzdämpfung (98MHz) : 110dB
ZF-Dämpfung (98MHz) : 120dB
Nebenwellendämpfung (98MHz) : 110dB
AM supression (IHF) : 60dB
Gleichwellenselektion (wide/narrow) : 1,5dB / 1,0dB
mono S/N ratio : 80dB / 74dB (IHF / DIN)
stereo S/N ratio : 75dB / 69dB (IHF / DIN)
THD : 0,07% (65dBf, mono, 1Khz, wide)
0,2% (65dBf, mono, 1Khz, narrow)
0,07% (65dBf, stereo, 1Khz, wide)
0,6% (65dBf, stereo, 1Khz, narrow)
Pilot supression : 70dB
Frequency response : 10Hz...18Khz (+0,5 / -3dB)
Features : pre-out / rec-out headphones monitoring with level pot
sp-out / rec-out / signal-Q meters switch
3 switchable loudspeaker pairs (A / B / C / A+B / A+C / off)
FM blend switch
OTS switch
auto/mono FM switch
variable FM muting pot
4-position phono setting
-20dB audio muting switch
2 headphone jacks
Stereo / L / R / L+R / mono selector
Tone Controls on/off switch
Power On LED
Tone Control LED
Audio Muting LED
Rec Cal LED
FM Blend LED
FM DX LED
FM Local LED
FM Stereo LED
OTS/Station LED
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