Yamaha CR-450


This is the Yamaha CR-450.  This little receiver was made from 1976-1978 and was listed at $390.00. It put out 30 watts per channel and had a rated total harmonic distortion of 0.1%. It has outputs for two sets of speakers and two headphone jacks.

The CR-450 had controls for Bass and Treble as well as Low and High filter switches. It also had a variable Loudness control. The speaker selector on the front panel had settings for A, B, and A+B. There is a Mode switch for changing between stereo and mono and a Tape switch for switching between Source and Monitor.



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wondering if anyone would happen to know the HxWxL & weight of the cr-450?

thank you.


February 2nd, 2012 at 3:46 pm

18 1/4 6 1/4 13 1/4 20.5lbs.

May 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Found one yesterday in a charity shop for 20 pounds,cleaned it up,connected it up and off i went.Nice sound,well pleased,brings Zeppelin and weather Report albums back to life even though my record player is not up to much(Technics SL-BD22).

January 20th, 2013 at 6:54 am

Could anyone please direct me to a place where I can learn how to check/replace the fuses on my CR450? All the lights/needles still work but no sound, even with headphones. It worked well last time I turned it on ?4-5 yrs ago and has just been sitting in basement. Any suggestions other than fuses? I’m new to repair (e.g. do I remove screws from back or bottom? ). I loved my old stereo and need to get it going if possible. Thanks so very much for any assistance!

March 26th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I’d try the http://www.audiokarma.org forums. There is a specific forum for Yamaha and I’m sure someone could help you out there.

March 26th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Phyllis S:

I have a working one, mint condition, that I bought in 1976…is anyone interested in purchasing this?

September 15th, 2014 at 7:52 am
larry reed:

Where is it? Would you be willing to ship? Size and weight? Price?
Thank you

October 7th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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