Vintage Yamaha C-45 preamplifier and M-4 power amplifier - $500 (Audubon MN)
condition: good delivery available make / manufacturer: Yamaha model name / number: C-45 and M-4
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For sale are a pair of vintage Yamaha separates from the Golden Age of audio- C-45 preamp and M-4 power amp.
Both are fully operational, look good and sound even better. Plenty of reviews on both- feel free to look them up. Price is well below completed auction site prices.
The C-45 is considered to be very transparent- not adding or taking away from the music: Exactly what one wants a preamp to be. Additionally, it has all the inputs you need. It can be used with either and MM or MC phono cartridge, has a tone bypass for the purest signal path, and finally- Yamaha's highly useful loudness control (not simply a loudness button). The switches and potentiometers have been cleaned and properly lubricated.
The M-4 power amp is considered one of Yamaha's best efforts and weighs in at over 40 pounds. Pots and switches have been treated as with the C-45 and new lights have been installed for the power and speaker switches. Its sound is clean and powerful with excellent tight bass, fluid midrange and non fatiguing highs. It pairs well with the preamp. Full specs below:
Power output: 120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 1Hz to 100kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%
Damping factor: 200
Input sensitivity: 1V
Signal to noise ratio: 118dB
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 8Ω
Semiconductors: 81 x transistors, 3 x IC, 2 x dual FET, 34 x diodes, 2 x bridged diodes, 2 x zener diodes, 28 x LED
Dimensions: 435 x 145.5 x 374.5mm
Selling as I have too much in my collection and it's time for someone else to enjoy these.
Demo is available for serious buyers.
Happy to answer any questions.
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