Yamaha R-S700BL 100W x 2 High Power Output A/V Receiver, 40 AM/FM Station Presets

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Elite class stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction with gold plated speaker terminals and dual aluminum heat sinks for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, CD Direct Amplification, along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, SIRIUS Radio Ready, 40-station AM/FM and zone 2 control for endless music enjoyment options.

The Yamaha R-S700BL is commonly used for Basic systems, Large rooms, Multiple rooms / whole house, Replacement, Smaller rooms / apartments, Upgrade and more.The Yamaha R-S700BL is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Audiophile, Enthusiast, Practical, Tech savvy among others.The Yamaha R-S700BL is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Yamaha R-S700BL: Easy to set up, Easy to use, Energy efficient, Good power output, Good remote control, Great sound quality and Simple controls

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to set up (31),Great sound quality (25),Good power output (24),Simple controls (21),Good remote control (14),Energy efficient (9),Easy to use (6),Well built / quality (3)
Best Uses:
Basic systems (17),Multiple rooms / whole house (9),Large rooms (8),Smaller rooms / apartments (5),Replacement (4),Upgrade (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Audiophile (15),Tech savvy (12),Practical (11),Enthusiast (5)

Yamaha R-S700BL Features

  • Dual aluminum-extruded heat sinks ensure effective heat dissipation and help achieve crisp, clean sound
  • Gold-plated speaker terminals and RCA in/out jacks are durable and provide highest quality connections
  • With a straight connection to the CD input, CD Direct Amplification maximizes CD source S/N ratio
  • An iPod Dock port provides highest quality sound from an iPod. iPod Video Out allows connection to a TV
  • With a subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can greatly expand your choice of high quality radio programs
  • This receiver makes it easy for someone in another room to listen to the music and even control playback
  • Multi-Zone Compatibility: Wouldn't it be nice to be able to enjoy your favorite music in more than one room? The R-S700 has a number of specialized functions that make it convenient to use in custom installations
  • 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
  • Main/Zone 2 Power Link: When you switch on the R-S700 in the main room, the unit in Zone 2 will also come on
  • 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 third 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
  • Dedicated Zone remote Control: The R-S700 provides a second remote unit for controlling operation of the main system from Zone 2
  • 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 gold 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
  • New Remote Controls: The R-S700 preset remote control is designed to make it easy to operate the receiver's many functions. The R-S700 provides a second remote that allows system control from Zone 2

Yamaha R-S700BL Specifications

ToP-ART Technology
Yes
RMS Output Power
100W x 2
XM Satellite Radio Ready
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
Pure Direct Switch
Yes
Switchable CD Direct Amplification
Yes
THD
[0.04%]
Linear Damping Factor (Speaker A)
240 or more
Continuously Variable Loudness Control
Yes
40-Station Preset Tuning
Yes
Pre-Out / Main-In Coupler
Yes
Zone 2 Output
Yes
Zone Remote Control
Yes
IR Ports
2 In / 1 Out
+12V Trigger Output
Yes
Product Dimension (W x H x D)
17-1/8" x 6" x 15-1/4" / 434.98 x 152.4 x 387.35 mm
Weight
24.7 lbs / 11.2 Kg

Yamaha R-S700BL Reviews

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4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Great "old school" Analog Receiver

Before purchasing the Yamaha, I had narrowed my search down to Yamaha, Harmon-Kardon, and Marantz. For my own personal preferences, I made the right choice. I just wanted a solid stereo receiver that would enable me to listen to music played through the entire spectrum of my older audio components, and without all of the extra inputs for video, etc.. This Yamaha receiver had the best combination and/or variety of analog connections that would allow me to easily attach all of those components....

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Before purchasing the Yamaha, I had narrowed my search down to Yamaha, Harmon-Kardon, and Marantz. For my own personal preferences, I made the right choice. I just wanted a solid stereo receiver that would enable me to listen to music played through the entire spectrum of my older audio components, and without all of the extra inputs for video, etc.. This Yamaha receiver had the best combination and/or variety of analog connections that would allow me to easily attach all of those components. I also liked the fact that it has manual dials on the front to control volume, balance, bass, treble, etc., instead of only being able to control those functions through a remote control. You can still do all of that with the remote that comes with the Yamaha, but I like the option of walking up to the receiver and making those adjustments manually. My only wish is that it had connections for a third set of speakers. I replaced a great 50W x 2 Pioneer receiver that I had purchased back in 1973 with this new Yamaha receiver, but I am still using two sets of Harmon-Kardon speakers that I also purchased in 1973. They sound great with this new receiver. Here is a list of the other components that I have hooked up to this Yamaha R-S700BL; an Akai cassette player-recorder, a Phillips CD player-recorder, a Technics turntable, and a Panasonic 4-track Reel-to-Reel player-recorder. I couldn't be happier about my decision to go with Yamaha.

Reviewed by 33 customers

 
5.0

Nice product

By

from Bronx, NY  -  Practical

Replaced another product that died after a long productive life...and satisfactorily. The reserve power is amazing in bringing out the nuance...and features new things to play with.

 
5.0

Stereo, the way it was meant to be

By

from East Windsor, CT  -  Audiophile

I have owned the Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound two Chanel Stereo Receiver for about a month now. I must say the quality of the build and clarity of sound is unsurpassed for a receiver in this price range. This unit replaces a 130 watt Pioneer SA-1490 that served me well but did not replicate the music like the RS 700. I had Denon receiver that I paid more for back in 1983 that had more power, the Denon unit was very good but did not have the range and clarity of this Yamaha. I have a Denon surround sound system for my TV that I like very much, but it cannot produce the warm sound quality of analog. I wanted to have a dedicated two channel stereo to play my albums and CDs and I am glad I bought this Yamaha R-S700. I have rediscover the uncompressed sound of my albums and CDs and I must say my son who grew up in the MP3 age is impressed with what comes out of my speakers even more than me. Buy it you won't regret it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Two Channel Performance

By

from Antioch, IL  -  Music Lover

After ten years of no two channel set up in my home, I decided it was time to reconnect all my two channel components. After connecting my old Definitive Technology BP6 speakers to my trusty old Denon DRA-635R receiver I found that the left channel was no longer functioning. Time for a new receiver. I went to Denon's website only to discover they no longer offer any two channel receivers. I also discovered a lot of two channel gear omits a phono input. I started researching the options available and after reading up on many pieces, I narrowed down my choices to the Outlaw receiver, and intergrated amps from Rotel, NAD, and Cambridge Audio and the Yamaha R-S700 receiver. I finally decided to give the Yamaha a try, and have now been using it for three weeks and I can say I am very happy with it. It has more than enough power and produces a clean balanced sound. One of the features of this receiver is the CD direct amp when playing CD's and the Pure direct amp when playing records. When using that setting, they claim you experience the best sound. My ears have not been able to hear a difference I must admit. The only disappointment with this receiver is that there are no switched or unswitched outlets for your gear included. That is the only reason I gave this piece 4 stars. Put a couple of outlets on this receiver and it is 5 stars all the way! Aside from that, I am very pleased with this receiver and so happy Yamaha manufactures something at an affordable price for those of us that want to pull out our vinyl again and enjoy hi fidility uncompressed sound! And, if you want to play your low fidelity MP3's and the like, you can easily connect your Ipod to this receiver as well. The equipment I have connected is a Denon DP-47F Turntable, a Denon DCD-1500 CD player, and a Technics RS-T911 Cassette Deck. I should also mention that the tuner works quite well too. I live in an area where radio reception is not too good and the tuner is pulling in the stations quite nicely with just the included antennas. Thank you Yamaha for producing such a fine two channel receiver with all the connections needed at an affordable price!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Miraculous Find!

By

from Sidney, IL  -  Pro Audio / DJ

I was looking to replace a Realistic Catalog/Model Number 31-2069A STA-785 Digital Synthesized AM/FM Stereo Receiver and made contact with Crutchfield as I often do. The equipment inputs that I needed to duplicate were: Phono (left/right black/red RCA jacks), Phono Ground Screw, TV/Aux (left/right black/red RCA jacks), CD/Aux (left/right black/red RCA jacks), Tape In (left/right black/red RCA jacks), Tape Out (left/right black/red RCA jacks), AM and FM Antenna (two wire each insert pinch connectors) FM (coax connection), Speaker A Left/Right (two each side black/red wire insert pinch connectors), Speaker B Left/Right (two each side black/red wire insert pinch connectors), and an AC Un-switched 120V Max. 100W outlet with push button reset. The most important as concerned production work for the conversion from studio reel to reel to CD were the coupler jacks (pre out/main in) that allow for the connection of a graphic equalizer (extremely hard to come by)and the in/out CD recorder jacks. I have the reel to reel player coming in on the source #2 jacks. I wanted a solid stereo receiver that would allow me to listen to music played from all of my audio components to include a Pioneer RT-909 Stereo Reel to Reel, cassette player/recorder, CD player, CD player/recorder, TV, and Gemini direct drive semi-automatic turntable and this Yamaha receiver provided analog connections for everything I was after! The sound produced is phenomenal as well! I have Realistic Optimus Mach Two speakers and the sound produced is so clean that I am able to achieve higher output without distortion!! I couldn't be happier about my decision to go with Yamaha.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unexpected upgrade

By

from manhattan beach, ca

This was to replace my recently deceased HK3480. I was suspect that the less highly reviewed, less powerful Yamaha would be the equal. But for a variety of reasons I gave the Yamaha a try. The contstruction values are high. Set up was easy. The controls are much more logical and much easier to use than on the HK 3400 But the astounding part is the sonic difference. The CDs are much more detailed and musical. But even more surprising: so are my records. There is more life and more wonderful sound than ever. Finally, the unit runs surprisingly cool nothing but pluses.

 
5.0

Great Sound and Features

By

from Raleigh, NC  -  Audiophile

As one that enjoys superior fidelity, this receiver really met all my needs and more as a solid, straight up receiver to drive my high end stereo speakers with subwoofer. The preamp output to my graphic equalizer was a key requirement. It provides great, clear sound and the variable loudness control provides full fidelity at lower volume levels. The Zone 2 feature is really cool, where I can play the CD in the main room and have it on FM tuner for my wireless speakers in a separate room. Great value for the money !

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wolf in sheeps clothing

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from georgetown,tx.  -  Audiophile

must buy for all audiophiles wanting clean sound and excellent 2 channel performance. worth noting is the cd direct amp. offered on the r-s700 but not on the equivalent integrated amplifier.it only offers pure direct. the cd amp. gives a significant improvement to your cd players signal!!!!spend the extra money to buy the receiver even if you do not use the tuner. you will not regret purchase and you have the tuner if you need it. tuner is excellent!!! compare the specifications and you will see that the r-s700 uses the same amp. as it's integrated amp. counter part. you have the best of both worlds!!!!

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

need hdmi in stereos

By

from jacksonville fl  -  Audiophile

You need to put out new stereos with HDMI inputs and outputs for us who don't really care for the Home Theatre sound other than that don't change a thing. I have the rx-797 and it's great. I also like that I can hook up my equalizer to it and my turntable and I have a subwoofer hooked up to it which I like. I think you are the only ones who put a subwoofer hook up on your stereos which is great. So don't change a thing on the stereos except putting hdmi input and outputs on them when you make new models and keep everything else the same. Thanks

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great "old school" Analog Receiver

By

from Urbandale, Iowa  -  Practical

Before purchasing the Yamaha, I had narrowed my search down to Yamaha, Harmon-Kardon, and Marantz. For my own personal preferences, I made the right choice. I just wanted a solid stereo receiver that would enable me to listen to music played through the entire spectrum of my older audio components, and without all of the extra inputs for video, etc.. This Yamaha receiver had the best combination and/or variety of analog connections that would allow me to easily attach all of those components. I also liked the fact that it has manual dials on the front to control volume, balance, bass, treble, etc., instead of only being able to control those functions through a remote control. You can still do all of that with the remote that comes with the Yamaha, but I like the option of walking up to the receiver and making those adjustments manually. My only wish is that it had connections for a third set of speakers. I replaced a great 50W x 2 Pioneer receiver that I had purchased back in 1973 with this new Yamaha receiver, but I am still using two sets of Harmon-Kardon speakers that I also purchased in 1973. They sound great with this new receiver. Here is a list of the other components that I have hooked up to this Yamaha R-S700BL; an Akai cassette player-recorder, a Phillips CD player-recorder, a Technics turntable, and a Panasonic 4-track Reel-to-Reel player-recorder. I couldn't be happier about my decision to go with Yamaha.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Pure Stereo class act!

By

from Kentwood, Mi.  -  Tech Savvy

Just wanted a new unit to replace my Denon DRA-685 which had nothing wrong with it. This unit does away with all the multi channel junk I never needed or used. I just marveled over the re-invention of the stereo receiver that Yamaha has done here. Pure clean looks and power is what I wanted and now have. Six different inputs handle everything I needed to hook up to it. I held off buying this receiver because of the one thing it lacks-a switched outlet on the back to operate my graphic equalizer, now replaced with a 12 volt 'trigger'. It took me a while to realize that my old Monster Power HTS-2600 center actually had the 12 volt trigger input that could operate its 4 switched outlets(Most of the Monster Power centers have this feature). So that realization solved the switched outlet problem. And it actually WORKS! The equalizer turns on when I turn on the R-S700 now when you follow the manual's instructions. The remote is the most useful I ever had, the feature allowing you to directly input the Radio channel with the number buttons is so cool, and you can just tune up and down the dial with the remote, along with having pre-sets too. Being able to set the minimum volume for each input when you switch around is very useful to avoid booming audio between sources. I found the sound generally flat, the equalizer really helps bring out the midrange so I suggest you use one for this unit. There is almost no audible hiss or background hum or noise like there was with my old receivers I have used. Also the digital readout is larger than most and is easily readable from across the room. The innerds are so cleanly arranged and laid out, big aluminum heat sinks and high quality circuitry. The manual is very understandable and easy to read. This unit runs my Technics turntable, Denon 3 head cassette deck, Yamaha CD changer, audio from my TV, audio from my DVR, and audio from a spare DVD player too, along with using my Audio Source equalizer. It powers my JBL Northridge E-100s just fine, and I plan to get a sub-woofer for the sub output now also. What more can you ask for in a Stereo Receiver? Still would be nice to have one switched outlet though. Excelsior!

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