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Yamaha R-S300

Yamaha R-S300
alaScore 88

434 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 reviews of Yamaha R-S300. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha R-S300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 434 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha R-S300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Yamaha R-S300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha Natural Sound Stereo Receiver (R-S201BL)Yamaha R-S300BL Stereo Home Theater Receiver (Black)Yamaha R-S300BL Stereo Receiver (Black)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Chris is Great (newegg.com)

Not sure if I believe 100w

 

I use this to power my Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350s for my computer, which means that they're much closer to me than they'd be for a typical stereo or home theater setup. Even when played loudly for this range, there is significant...

Clean at low volumes, and a nice basic set of features. I didn't want a lot of features, so that's positive for me

Distortion comes fast and hard, like an ex-boyfriend. Even medium volume sees the treble start to shrill out, and it's just about impossible to jam out at all at high volumes, because the sound turns miserable and featureless. I'm decently certain that...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Done Deal (newegg.com)

Great Amp for Keepin it Simple

 

After 20+ years of loyal service, my Nakamichi RE-1 died. I don't really care for home theaters, but needed to drive a Bose Acoustimass system and 4 pairs of in-wall Polks. I wired all of the speakers into the A jacks via a 6-way speaker selector &...

For $150 it's a solid little "SUV" for an old-time receiver replacement. No tech on the inside = no tech problems. No need to "configure" any bull droppings. Easier to run than an ipod. Just hook up your speakers & away you go

It's ugly, but who cares. It needs to get cranked up to fire up my Bose speakers adequately, but who cares. It's not worth my time to even bother with comparisons or details for something that costs less than a car tire

Jul, 2014
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Consumer review by: Done Deal (newegg.com)

ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI card

 

After 20+ years of loyal service, my Nakamichi RE-1 died. I don't really care for home theaters, but needed to drive a Bose Acoustimass system and 4 pairs of in-wall Polks. I wired all of the speakers into the A jacks via a 6-way speaker selector &...

For $150 it's a solid little "SUV" for an old-time receiver replacement. No tech on the inside = no tech problems. No need to "configure" any bull droppings. Easier to run than an ipod. Just hook up your speakers & away you go

It's ugly, but who cares. It needs to get cranked up to fire up my Bose speakers adequately, but who cares. It's not worth my time to even bother with comparisons or details for something that costs less than a car tire

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: JP (newegg.com)

Good replacement for older receiver

 

Sounds and looks good, and has real turntable inputs.

A great replacement for our older Yamaha receiver that finally went after 25+ years. It has more inputs, a good remote, and sounds fine. Also has pretty good reception (though the fact that there are no AM presets allowed is odd). Haven't tried the...

I wondered if buying a receiver was too "old-school" for our cloud-based, streaming world, but as I already have the other components I went for it. I looked at AV receivers as well, and wondered if a 5.1 receiver would be a better investment, but...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: J. B. (vanns.com)

Clean stereo sound!

 

First, I would like to thank the people at Vanns. They were very nice and helpful on making this purchase. Will definitely deal with again.Now on to the actual product.This receiver is nicer then I expected. Dont let the 50 watts per channel fool you....

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: sunshine (jr.com)

basic stereo perfect for what i need

 

This is my daughters first stereo w\/ the ipod dock along w\/ my vintage Dynaco A-25\'s.Sounds great

Accurate Controls","Easy To Setup","Good Power Output","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Roy (jr.com)

Excellent product represents great value

 

As I work at home, I rely on my radio for entertainment and news throughout the day. When my 20+ year old Nakamichi died, I searched for an affordable replacement that provided quality sound and good radio reception (as I live in a fringe reception...

Easy to operate","Easy To Set Up","Elegantly attractive","Excellent sound quality","Great radio reception

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Satisfied Michael (jr.com)

Superb Sysytem

 

In January 2010 I needed to replace my Yamaha Shelf system that I had purchased in 1997. I decided on purchasing the Yamaha Shelf System MCR-330 but was really dissapointed with the overall sound quality. I recently purchased the R-S300 Stereo Receiver...

Accurate Controls","Easy To Setup","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Jeff (jr.com)

Great Sounding Recever

 

This is a great sounding stereo receiver. It has a solid build quality and paired with the Yamaha CD 697 it sounds awesome. Plenty of power at 50 watts x 2.[...]Highly recommended.

Accurate Controls","Easy Setup","Energy Efficient","Good Power Output","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: rgreen (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great receiver for the money

 

Purchased this receiver for out in the pool area for pool parties Works great with the insignia outdoor speakers

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No

Connectivity

Ethernet: No
HDMI: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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