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Yamaha R-S300

Yamaha R-S300
alaScore 86

543 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 543 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 are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha R-S300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 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 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price also get good comments.

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 R-S300BL Stereo Home Theater Receiver (Black)Yamaha R-S300BL Stereo Receiver (Black)

Feb, 2016

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: Jonesee (bestbuy.com)

Excellent Sounding Receiver

 

With a set of high quality floor speakers or add a set of high quality bookshelf speakers, this Yamaha 200 watt 2.0 channel high quality receiver for the low budget price, gives you superior deep bass, mid and high range concert natural clarity sounds....

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Pandion (bestbuy.com)

Excellent in every respect

 

Fine sound. Adequate connections for all my playback and recording devices (CD, tape). I like the multiple FM presets and the ease with which the remote works for changing stations and adjusting volume.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: JeDub (bestbuy.com)

good receiver for karaoke

 

I am using the receiver for karaoke, and it is producing great sound.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: UpstateNY (bestbuy.com)

A most excellet stereo receiver and amplifier

 

Very easy to install with multiple inputs. It replaced my old Kenwood within 5 minutes and it has 100W of additional power.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: scfamily (bestbuy.com)

excellent receiver for our application

 

We purchased this receiver to replace on from our old system...we only use it to operate a couple speakers in the garage. It works great for this application. No issues with hook up and has enough power for our needs.

Dec, 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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