Yamaha just announced a $350 two-channel network receiver, model R-N301, that gives discerning stereo listeners connectivity to stream music from their devices, along with app control. The R-N301 boasts a high performance amplifier with 100 watts x 2-channels of power. The internal DAC is compatible with FLAC / WAV files up to 192 kHz / 24-bit and delivers rich accurate sound with expressive power from the ever-increasing amount of high-resolution music content available.
The R-N301 provides consumers with AirPlay for quick streaming of music from iOS devices and iTunes, as well as playback of seemingly limitless online content from music services like Pandora, Spotify and Internet radio. With full DLNA connectivity, users can play their favorite music from compatible computers or network storage devices located on their home networks. Digital audio inputs are also available for playback of audio from an HDTV or Blu-ray Disc player.
To simplify playback of network music content, Yamaha provides the free NETWORK PLAYER CONTROLLER app for the R-N301. This app offers control and Music Play functionality that allows both iOS and Android smartphone and tablet owners to easily access and stream music to the receiver.
This model’s elegant design includes a richly textured front panel with a black hairline finish and sturdy control knobs and buttons that reflect the same luxurious construction Yamaha employs for its top-end Hi-Fi components.
Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha R-N301 network stereo receiver will be available in November 2014 for $349.95.