Yamaha R-S300BL 50W x 2 High Power Output A/V Receiver, 40 AM/FM Station Presets

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About Yamaha R-S300BL

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Affordable stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct, along with Yamaha iPod dock connection and a 40-station AM/FM for great music enjoyment.

The Yamaha R-S300BL is commonly used for Basic systems, Large rooms, Replacement, Smaller rooms / apartments and more.The Yamaha R-S300BL is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Audiophile, Practical, Technically challenged, Tech savvy among others.The Yamaha R-S300BL is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Yamaha R-S300BL: Easy to set up, Easy to use, Energy efficient, Good power output, Good remote control, Great sound quality, Simple controls and Well built / quality

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to set up (18),Simple controls (18),Great sound quality (17),Good power output (14),Good remote control (14),Energy efficient (8),Easy to use (5),Well built / quality (5)
Cons:
Bad reception / weak antenna (4)
Best Uses:
Basic systems (12),Smaller rooms / apartments (6),Large rooms (4),Replacement (4),Multiple rooms / whole house (3),Upgrade (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Practical (14),Audiophile (6),Tech savvy (6),Technically challenged (4),Enthusiast (3)

Yamaha R-S300BL Features

  • High-end design similar to the A-S2000the look and feel of the control knobs, for example
  • ToP-ART and ART Base chassis construction fully protect audio signals from noise and vibration
  • High grade parts selected and tested to meet Yamaha standards and provide the best possible sound
  • The built-in iPod Dock has an independent power supply for extremely high S/N ratio
  • Connect two sets of speakers; switch between them or listen to both at the same time
  • Auto Power Off automatically turns off the power after a certain amount of time to save energy
  • 12V Trigger Out (Control Out): The 12V trigger output can be used to automatically power on the components in Zone 2 when the main power is turned on. Output is a high 100mA, so relay operation is possible
  • Remote (IR) 2 In/Out and Remote 2 In: These terminals let you connect an IR signal receiver for wireless remote control between the Main Zone and Zone 2
  • Speaker A/B and A+B Selection: Enjoy music in a second room! Just connect a second pair of speakers to the Speaker B terminals and you can listen to either pair or both of them at the same time
  • The Look and Texture of Quality: Offers the look and feel of the top-class A-S2000, with elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. You can feel Yamaha's commitment to quality when you touch the knobs
  • ToP-ART Sound Quality Design: ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration
  • Pure Direct: Music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality
  • New Speaker Terminals: These high grade speaker terminals have silver plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion
  • Highest Quality Parts: The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of any component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control: Our ears lose sensitivity to high and low frequencies at low volume levels. This control lets you turn down the volume while maintaining the optimum frequency response
  • Special Power Supply for Clear iPod Sound: The iPod dock has an independent power supply to prevent operating or charging current from the iPod from flowing into the amp ground signal. This ensures optimum iPod sound quality
  • Balanced System for Minimal Noise: An unbalanced interface is subject to common mode voltage noise, so Yamaha uses a balanced system to receive the iPod signal. This makes a significant contribution to reducing noise in the system for higher sound quality

Yamaha R-S300BL Specifications

ToP-ART Technology
Yes
Output Power (RMS)
50W x 2
Pure Direct Switch
Yes
THD
[0.04%]
Linear Damping Factor (Speaker A)
150 or more
Continuously Variable Loudness Control
Yes
REC Out
Yes
Remote Controllable Master VolumeControl
Yes
Preset Tuning for Radio Stations
40-Station
IR Ports
1 In / 1 Out
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/8" x 6" x 15-1/4" / 434.98 x 152.4 x 387.35 mm
Weight
19.4 lbs / 7.24 Kg

Yamaha R-S300BL Reviews

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4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fine Liitle Unit

I just hope that compnaies like Yamaha continue to make plain old stereo units for a long time. I know people want to go with the whole Dolby surrround HD "sounds like your really there" type of unit these days but I tell you...If I didn't already have on old budget surround sound receiver in the living room, I'd just get something like the R-S300 and use the four speakers and that's it. I wouldn't even worry about having to have a center channel and all that junk. I like simplicity and I hav...

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I just hope that compnaies like Yamaha continue to make plain old stereo units for a long time. I know people want to go with the whole Dolby surrround HD "sounds like your really there" type of unit these days but I tell you...If I didn't already have on old budget surround sound receiver in the living room, I'd just get something like the R-S300 and use the four speakers and that's it. I wouldn't even worry about having to have a center channel and all that junk. I like simplicity and I have no plans to ever run a mini movie theatre in my living room.

Reviewed by 25 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product!

By

from Athens, AL  -  Practical

Bought to replace old 80s vintage stereo receiver with bad right channel. Needed something to handle all my components (turntable, cassette player, CD & DVD). Main reservation on giving 5 stars is that analog components (turntable & cassette deck) require much higher volume setting than digital components (CD & FM tuner). Also, AM reception (although seldom used) is weak. Otherwise, complete satisfaction!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT SOUND

By

from Englewood, FL  -  Practical

I use it with my old high end JBL stereo speakers in my winter home.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Satisfied

By

from Arlington, TX  -  Audiophile

I find no CONs, but only PROs about this receiver. The sound quality is great and doesn't sound muffled as did my old TECHNICS receiver. The reception in both AM and FM are very clear and easy to tune to the right station without "jiggling" the dial to tune in stations---they are precise.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy to use

By

from Independence MO  -  Music Lover

I purchased from a locally-owned business. The salesperson printed a photo of the back of the receiver and gave me drawing of how to install... which cord goes where, etc. So I really don't know how good Yamaha's directions are since I followed his drawing. I love to hear music all over the house. I work at home so right now in my office I can hear music that originates from the dining room.

 
4.0

Supplement to TV speakers

By

from Olympia, WA  -  Tech Savvy

Using for audio and home theater. Replaces my not so hot TV speakers. My research showed that a stereo system would be better for playing both music and DVDs. Not disappointed in the sound quality. It is VERY good. Even the bass is all that I need. Sound reproduction is incredible. Especially considering the cost of this amp/receiver. Using with 2 Klipsch bookshelf speakers. Only real issue for me was the I get NO sound at all until the volume is at -45 db or so. Which seems odd to me. But I still seem to have enough volume on the upper end for everything that I put through the system.

 
4.0

Handles 2 sets of speakers affordably

By

from Phoenix

I use it outside in our outdoor kitchen. We have speakers built in to the barbeque island and speakers by the pool. I liked having a Speaker A and Speaker B choice or A+B so we can have it playing further away or closer or both sets. It works great for that and I also plug in my iPad or Iphone to the receiver to play Sirius Satellite radio through the wi-fi in our house.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is an excellent product

By

from Columbia, MO  -  Practical

Service and installation were great. A seamless transition was made from my former system.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sterling Sound Quality

By

from Austin, TX  -  Audiophile

I really like the loudness control. It prevents some domestic lack of tranquility while enabling me to hear music with depth and clarity. I listen to classical music and find the sound quality outstanding even when volume is turned down. Plenty of separation and clarity of the various instrument and voices.

 
4.0

Overall An Outstanding Value

By

from Brooklyn, New York  -  Practical

Easy To Use Sound Quality is excellent

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does just what it was made for.

By

from Kentwood, Mi.  -  Tech Savvy

This brings back the Old Fashioned 'Stereo' systems from the past-Good FM tuner+Phono input+Tape Deck input+Extra inputs+simple front panel controls like the old days( I mean before multi-channel ). This replaced a 7 year old Denon that blew from my second-system, which I don't need anything other than Stereo on. With a Sony dubbing cassette deck, a Gemini manual turntable, a Technics CD player, two JBL bookshelf speakers and a JBL sub-woofer, with this new receiver is a good clean 'blast from the past'. A conservative power rating of 50w per channel, a truly clean and sensitive FM tuner and a very easy set-up . Just after the first day with it I am impressed by the clean sound from all sources. The remote was acceptably functionable, no it doesn't have loudness or tone control buttons on it, but not a big deal. The sub-woofer has a 90hz cut-off point which is OK, sub-woofers have their own cut-off controls anyway. If you don't need a hundred watts/per, or 'pre-out/main-in' jacks, or any 'Switched outlets' on back, this receiver will give you great sound for a small or medium area basic set up. Too bad Yamaha has removed ALL extra 'Switched Outlets' from their new receivers, stereo or multi-channel. I am going to look for an older Yamaha top of the line Stereo receiver, which had those fretures, to replace my main Denon system receiver before that blows, like the Yamaha RX-797. There are still some out there. But this R-S300BL is a very refreshing replacement for the old stereo units of the old days.

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David G  What is the factory warranty on this Yamaha R-S300BL receiver?
Andrew R  I believe that Yamaha offers a 2 year limited warranty on their A/V Receivers.
Shopper  What is the voltage rate for this unit. 120 or 220 volt?
Andrew R  Not specified, however this unit is designed for the US market so it's likely limited to North American 120VAC/60HZ mains power.
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