Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Yamaha RS700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews of Yamaha RS700. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RS700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 359 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 280 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 269 of 280 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (79)

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RS700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 user reviews of Yamaha RS700 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha R-S700BL Stereo Home Theater Receiver (Black)Yamaha R-S700BL Stereo Home Theater Receiver (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha R-S700 Stereo Receiver First Look

 

Glancing at the rear panel, we see a lot that is familiar and a few surprises. First we have the expected five-way binding posts. In this case, there are two sets, for an A and B set of speakers which can be selected individually or played together....

The US version of Yamaha's R-S700 has some definite improvements over the UK version. Most notably is included Zone 2 support with a dedicated remote. With high quality components, 100 watts per channel, Pure and CD Direct modes, and a host of...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha R-S700 Stereo Receiver Preview

 

The US version of Yamaha's R-S700 has Zone 2 support with a dedicated remote, high quality components, 100 watts per channel, Pure and CD Direct modes, and a host of other features.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Kieran Coghlan (hometheaterhifi.com)

Yamaha R-S700 Stereo Receiver

 

5.1, 7.1, 9.2... even 11.2 and beyond. Yes, I’m talking about the numbers of channels available in multi-channel home theater systems. It seems to be getting out of control, don’t you think? Well, Yamaha may have the prescription for your...

The Yamaha R-S700 is a welcome addition to Yamaha’s lineup of receivers. It’s also a refreshing change of pace from the typical multi-channel AV Receiver. Many multi-channel units, despite having a cost of well over $1,000, do not do justice to music....

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very clean Analog receiver

 

The next step up in the Yamaha line is probably the AS-1000 (more than twice the price) and the AS-2000 which provides XLR input for about 4x the price. Maybe someday!

I use this receiver for CD and SACD playback from an Oppo BDP-95 through Yamaha NS-555 floor standers and a Polk PSW-505 sub. The key features are the CD-Direct amp mode and the subwoofer out for my setup. I use mid-range (Blue jeans LC-1) RCA cables...

No digital inputs, no network, therefore no app support. So use a source with a good DAC, network support, remote app support instead.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very clean Analog receiver

 

The next step up in the Yamaha line is probably the AS-1000 (more than twice the price) and the AS-2000 which provides XLR input for about 4x the price. Maybe someday!

I use this receiver for CD and SACD playback from an Oppo BDP-95 through Yamaha NS-555 floor standers and a Polk PSW-505 sub. The key features are the CD-Direct amp mode and the subwoofer out for my setup. I use mid-range (Blue jeans LC-1) RCA cables...

No digital inputs, no network, therefore no app support. So use a source with a good DAC, network support, remote app support instead

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Yamaha R-S700

 

If you're considering this item, most likely you're looking for a solid stereo receiver with 1980s throw back decor. The primary usage of this receiver is to play back my tunes from an iPOD and also from a laptop, both of which are connected via an...

If you're committed to listening to music in good "old-fashioned analog stereo," this receiver will serve you well. Solidly built and quite surprised of how heavy it is for just 2-channel stereo. Very musical and dynamic with sufficient 100-wpc...

Not convinced that the $600 MSRP and $500 selling price is justified for pure bred ANALOG 100-wpc STEREO. IMO, it would be a steal for less than $350. Was expecting the shipment to be double-boxed, but it wasn't and the overall condition of the box...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Yamaha R-S700

 

If you're considering this item, most likely you're looking for a solid stereo receiver with 1980s throw back decor. The primary usage of this receiver is to play back my tunes from an iPOD and also from a laptop, both of which are connected via an...

If you're committed to listening to music in good "old-fashioned analog stereo," this receiver will serve you well. Solidly built and quite surprised of how heavy it is for just 2-channel stereo. Very musical and dynamic with sufficient 100-wpc...

Not convinced that the $600 MSRP and $500 selling price is justified for pure bred ANALOG 100-wpc STEREO. IMO, it would be a steal for less than $350. Was expecting the shipment to be double-boxed, but it wasn't and the overall condition of the box...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (abt.com)

Perfect for 901s

 

I recently acquired Bose 901 speakers and only a handful of receivers can accommodate them in a reasonable price range. Yamaha makes a fine product as this is my second Yamaha receiver over a span of 30 years.

Easy To Set Up ; Good Power Output ; Great Sound Quality

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (abt.com)

its great

 

ease of set up - controlling the second zone is a breeze

Accurate Controls ; Easy To Set Up ; Good Power Output ; Great Sound Quality ; Great With Sonos Connect

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (abt.com)

Good Receiver

 

Good replacement but not quite producing the same bass(and loudness) of my old broken Sansui receiver. Has similar good sound quality as my former Panasonic receiver.

Easy To Set Up

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

4Ω speaker support:Y
Audio output channels:2.0 / 2.1
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):160 / 220
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):140 / 240
Frequency range:10 - 10000 / 10 - 100000
Impedance:8
Input impedance:47000
Input sensitivity:200 / 3.5
Output level:200 / 410
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):100 / 200
Receiver Type:Stereo
RMS rated power:200
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100 / 107
Speaker selector:A / B / A+B
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.015 / 0.15

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):270

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:6

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:2
Multichannel audio output type:Terminals

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speakers connectivity type:Clamp terminals / RCA
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):270

Radio

AM band range:530 - 1710
Auto digital tuning: Yes
FM band:87.5 - 107.9
FM band range:87.5 - 107.9
Preset stations quantity:40
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Storage

Card reader: No
Card reader integrated:N

Technical Details

Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod / No / Yes
Audio Input:6
Audio Output:2
Bass adjustment: Yes
Color of product:Black / Silver
Damping factor:240
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of products included:1
Treble adjustment: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2
Height:5.94
Weight:24.7
Width:17.1