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Yamaha R-S700, R-S500 and R-S300 Stereo Receivers

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Yamaha introduced three new stereo receivers combining vintage designs, modern features and absolute sonic purity. The new lineup includes the R-S700, R-S500 and R-S300 stereo receivers. These new models give classic audio enthusiasts a winning combination of attractive, retro design harkening back to the finest Yamaha components of the 1970s and 1980s, along with the connectivity and internal design features required to anchor a modern audio system comprising both digital and analog sources.

The R-S700, R-S500 and R-S300 stereo receivers were created by those obsessed with sound and for those who just love great music. With their uncluttered extruded aluminum front panels, robust, silky touch knob designs and overall brawny appearances, the new receivers honor Yamaha design tradition with their appealing cosmetics and uncompromising quality. Ideally suited to anchor an audiophile-grade music system, the R-S700 offers 100 watts per channel output, while the R-S500 delivers 75 watts per channel output, and the R-S300 provides 50 watts per channel output.

Yamaha R-S500 Stereo Receiver

Compatible with Yamaha's optional YDS-12 wired, and YID-W10 wireless docks, the new receivers deliver the best possible sound from iPods and iPhones by leveraging the docks' independent power supplies, resulting in a higher signal-to-noise ratio. The units also utilize a balanced system to receive the signal from the iPod/iPhone, which further reduces voltage noise for higher sound quality. In addition, the receivers feature compatibility with Yamaha's YBA-10 Bluetooth wireless audio receiver, providing even more audio input flexibility.

Additional connectivity features include subwoofer outputs on all models as well as a phono input, enabling users to enjoy the full sonic glory of their vinyl collections. Top quality gold speaker connectors (R-S700 and A-S500) complete the signal chain for the purest possible sound.

Each of the receivers boasts Yamaha's acclaimed ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) with ART base chassis construction to fully protect audio signals from noise and vibration. ToP-ART is a Yamaha design philosophy whose goal is maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of Yamaha's long experience in digital engineering and design, it brings together several key elements to create top quality audio components.

Yamaha R-S700 Stereo Receiver

The R-S700 and R-S500 integrated receivers feature Yamaha's Zone 2 technology, making it easy for someone in another room to listen to music and even control playback. Both models also offer A, B or A+B speaker selection. The R-S700 even provides a second remote unit for controlling operation of the main system from Zone 2. All of the receivers and the integrated amplifier include newly designed, ergonomic remote controls.

In Yamaha's continued drive for eco-friendliness, all of the new models incorporate advanced power management features such as Auto Power Off, which automatically powers the unit off after a certain amount of time to conserve energy.

R-S700 R-S500 R-S300
MSRP $549.95 $399.95 $329.95
Sirius-Ready * *
Made for iPod and iPhone (Docking Station) * * *
Bluetooth * * *
RMS Output Power 100W x 2 75W x 2 50W x 2
XM Satellite Radio Ready (Sirius Satellite Radio Ready) (Sirius Satellite Radio Ready)
Pure Direct Switch * * *
Switchable CD Direct Amplification *
THD [0.04%] [0.04%] [0.04%]
Linear Damping Factor (Speaker A) 240 or more 150 or more 150 or more
Continuously Variable Loudness Control * * *
Rec Out Selector * * *
Remote Controllable Master Volume Control * * *
40-Station Preset Tuning * * *
Pre-Out / Main-In Coupler *
Zone 2 Output * *
Zone Remote Control *
IR Ports (2 In / 1 Out) (1 In / 1 Out) (1 In / 1 Out)
12V Trigger Output *
Product Dimensions (W x H x D) / Weight (lbs.) 17-1/8″ x 6″ x 15-1/4″ / 24.7 17-1/8″ x 6″ x 15-1/4″ / 22.5 17-1/8″ x 6″ x 15-1/4″ / 19.4

“These systems provide total sonic purity and refinements–such as a special power supply for the clearest sound from iPods, multi-zone capabilities, Yamaha ToP-ART circuitry and the latest amplifier designs.”
— Tom Sumner, President, Yamaha Electronics Corporation

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