There was a period in hifi history where the brand Yamaha offered some truly outstanding hifi components. They still offer some AV gears now but the CX-630 stereo preamp you see here was born in the “golden era” of Yamaha two channel systems. It was quickly featured in many British hifi magazines where it competed very favorably with the likes of Cyrus, Naim Audio, Creek, Audiolab etc. For the money, the Yamaha was feature laden with all kinds of good stuff. Lots of inputs, video accessibility, MM/MC phono stage (pretty decent one too), tone controls, turnover frequency etc. and a nicely clean, detailed sound wraps it up in its bargain priced $450 MSRP. To ask for anything more is just being ridiculous and unrealistic especially now when it is under $200!
Cosmetically, the unit looks very good. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. This was previously paired with the MX-2 (already sold) stereo amp for a combo that sounded more than its $1,500 MSRP suggests. If we hadn’t reveal the MSRP on these two pieces, you would easily think they were $3,000. We have the original remote and box and will securely pack it for safe shipping.