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Yamaha R-S300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 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. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha R-S300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Yamaha R-S300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

94% 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 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver (R-S201BL)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Absolute garbage (Awful distortion)

 

I'm not sure who the intended consumer for this would be. Typically, people who listen with two-channel systems are looking for quality, while people who are looking for features in their electronics (and not necessarily precision or sound quality) are...

Has some basic tone controls and you can plug a decent number of sources in

I tried using this to drive a pair of sensitive speakers (95db) and even at medium-high volume, it starts to distort unreasonably. It actually sounds worlds worse than a no-name 50w power amp I had been using prior. Turned up any louder, and it's the...

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

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: DaveJ a Casual Listener (audioreview.com)

Yamaha RS300 Receivers

 

The Yamaha R-S300 is a very old school but a very good performing receiver. By "old school", I mean that more functions can be done at the receiver instead of via the remote. Examples? 1) You cannot scan for radio stations with the remote. That has to...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: lsjjsl (bestbuy.com)

Love it

 

love this great sound and has been wonderful. Works great with my sony disc changer

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: wilyjohnj (bestbuy.com)

Good But!!!!

 

I love the old fashioned stereo receiver. 200w, hook ups for 2 sets of speakers, a CD, tape deck and turntable. I'm happy as a clam! my only qualm is the remote had a short and would turn on the stereo at odd hours at 90% volume. Yamaha replaced at no...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: gravy (bestbuy.com)

just what i was looking for

 

hooked up to speakers and the sound is great with the bose speaker i got form you guys a few years age

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: UberDub (bestbuy.com)

Worked great for what was needed

 

Purchased this unit to power 6 in ceiling speakers. This unit did the job and had plenty of power to get the place rockin. I have purchased many high end Yamaha receivers over the years and this one for its value and what I needed it for was perfect....

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

4Ω speaker support:Y
Audio output channels:2.0 / 2.1
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):89
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):70
Frequency range:10 - 10000 / 10 - 100000
Impedance:8
Input impedance:47000
Input sensitivity:200
Maximum input power:25
Output impedance:8
Output level:340
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):50
RMS rated power:100
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100
Speaker selector:A / B / A+B
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.015 / 0.04

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):150

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:5
Line-in: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 15.2 x 5.94
Output Power:85

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:2
Line-out: Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speakers connectivity type:Clamp terminals / RCA
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):150

Radio

AM band range:530 - 1710
FM band:87.5 - 107.9
FM band range:87.5 - 107.9
Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM / FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM / FM

Storage

Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod / No
Audio Input:5
Audio Output:2
Bass adjustment: Yes
Color of product:Black / Silver
Damping factor:150
Handheld remote control: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Video

3D:N
3D compatibility: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2
Height:5.94
Weight:19.4
Width:17.1