Discontinued item TOP ART DESIGN
ToP-ART stands for Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology. It dictates that every factor that could affect performance is analyzed and optimized. For example, the path the audio signal travels is straight and direct, so from beginning to end, it en...
Discontinued item TOP ART DESIGN
ToP-ART stands for Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology. It dictates that every factor that could affect performance is analyzed and optimized. For example, the path the audio signal travels is straight and direct, so from beginning to end, it encounters the least possible amount of interference. The entire interior layout is symmetrical and logical, resulting in extremely high channel separation and ultra-low distortion.
HEAVY-DUTY TOP-ART BASE
To support these heavy components and prevent vibration and resonance, Yamaha has a special base inside the chassis. It has a double panel structure, each 1.6mm thick, and the CX-2 adds extra damping material between the two panels. It's all supported by XL-AV (extra large, anti-vibration) feet.
4-GANG VOLUME CONTROL
Low noise, motorized precision volume control.
62 KEY LEARNING REMOTE CONTROL
Lets you program and control additional components such as a VCR, Laserdisc Player, or TV.
MOTOR DRIVEN INPUT SELECTOR AND VOLUME CONTROL
See and hear your volume adjustments and make your input selections right from your seat. This feature eliminates the noise and distortion inherent in most electronic switching systems.
REMOTE POWER LINK
Remote power link with Yamaha MX-1 and MX-2 Amps for custom installation applications allowing the power amp to be turned on and off with the preamp.
8 AUDIO AND 3 A/V (WITH S-VIDEO TERMINALS) INPUTS
This preamp lets you hook up not only 8 audio components, but 3 audio video components as well. You also get S-video terminals. All providing extensive system connectability and room for growth.
RECORD OUT SELECTOR
For direct selection of the source to be recorded and three-way tape copying.
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE LOUDNESS CONTROL
At low volumes, the ear is less sensitive to low and high tones. A loudness switch does not solve the problem because it adjusts at only one level. Yamaha's exclusive Continuously Variable Loudness Control is the only way to fully compensate for this effect. This feature adjusts the volume while boosting or cutting the midrange to maintain proper tonal balance.
CENTER DEFEAT TONE CONTROLS
Center defeat bass and treble controls......
PURE DIRECT SWITCH
For the ultimate in signal purity, you can engage the Pure Direct Switch, causing the signal to bypass the tone control circuitry.
SWITCHABLE PHONO SUBSONIC FILTER
This feature eliminates the rumble which some turntables may produce.
GOLD PLATED TERMINALS
Because gold is an excellent conductor and not susceptible to corrosion, this unit has gold-plated input terminals and headphone jacks. The CX-2 goes a step further, with 2-pin gold-plated solid brass CD and Pre Out terminals for large-size cable.
MOVING COIL AND MOVING MAGNET CARTRIDGE CAPABILITY
Allows you to use either type of phono player.
Audio & Video
|Input Sensitivity/ Impedance||PHONO MM = 2.5mV/47 k-ohms PHONO MC = 100uV/220 ohms, 1 k-ohms CD/TUNER/TAPE/VCR/LD = 150mV/47 k-ohms|
|Input Sensitivity (New IHF)||PHONO MM = 0.83mV PHONO MC = 33uV CD/TUNER/TAPE/VCR/LD = 50mV|
|Maximum Input Signal (1 kHz, 0.05% THD)||PHONO MM = 150mV PHONO MC = 6mV|
|Output Level/ Impedance||REC OUT = 150mV/2.5 k-ohms PRE OUT = 1.5V/47 ohms|
|Maximum Voltage Output||(20Hz to 20kHz, 1% THD) PRE OUT = 8V|
|Headphone Jack Rated Output/Impedance||Output Level (150 ohms) = 4.0V Impedance = 68 ohms|
|Frequency Response(20Hz to 20kHz)||CD/TUNER/TAPE/VCR/LD = 0+/-0.2dB|
|RIAA Equalization Deviation (20Hz to 20kHz)||PHONO MM = +/-0.2% PHONO MC = +/-0.3dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz to 20kHz)||PHONO MM to REC OUT (3V) = 0.002% PHONO MC to REC OUT (3V) = 0.004% CD/TUNER/TAPE/VCR/LD to PRE OUT (1.5V) = 0.002%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A-Network)||PHONO MM = (5mV Input Shorted = 94dB PHONO MC = (500 uV Input Shorted) = 82dB CD (Input Shorted) - 110dB TUNER/TAPE/VCR/LD (Input Shorted) = 106dB|
|Residual Noise (IHF-A-Network)||1.0uV|
|Channel Separation (Vol. -30dB)||PHONO MM/MC (Input Shorted 1 kHz/10kHz) = 75dB/65dB CD/TUNER/TAPE/VCR/LD (Input 5.1 k-ohms Terminated 1 kHz/10kHz) = 75dB/60dB|
|Tone Control Characteristics||BASS Boost/cut = +/-10dB (20Hz) Turnover Frequency = 350Hz TREBLE Boost/cut = +/-10dB (20kHz) Turnover Frequency = 3.5 kHz|
|Filter Characteristics||SUBSONIC FILTER = 15Hz,-18dB/oct. Continuous Loudness Control Attentuation = -40dB (1 kHz) Level related equalization|
|Gain Tracking Error (0 to -60dB)||2dB|
|Video Input Sensitivity/Impedance||VCR/LD = 1Vp-p/75 ohms|
|Video Output Level/Impedance||VCR OUT/MONITOR OUT = 1Vp-p/75 ohms|
|Power Supply||AC120V, 60Hz|
|AC Outlets||3 SWITCHED OUTLETS = 200W max. total|
|Dimensions||(W * H * D) = 435 * 86 * 319mm (17-1/8" * 3-3/8 * 15-15/16")|
|Weight||5.4 kg (11 lbs. 14 oz.)|