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Yamaha R-S201

Yamaha R-S201
alaScore 87

140 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 139 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Sep 25, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 218307 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Yamaha R-S201 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the usability and price are overall positive.

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61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha R-S201-R Factory Refurbished Natural Sound Stereo ReceiverYamaha R-S201-R Factory Refurbished Natural Sound Stereo Receiver

Dec, 2018

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Probably not bad...


I'm a big fan of building budget stereos, so I got this to power my pair of Pioneer SP-BS22LR speakers I got on the cheap. Judging by the specifications given on and, it appeared that it wouldn't have any trouble with the...

Inexpensive, simple, a little smaller than a HT receiver

Much lower power than stated, the specs are very deceiving

Jun, 2014

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Not too shabby


I can't ding the rating for no sub out cause I knew exactly what I was buying and why. This is my bedroom/mancave amp that also powers my outdoor speakers on the B channel. Great effect having music "housewide". For a simple two channel head I...

It's super simple, high output levels of clean power, and I mean the THD on the outputs doesn't start clipping on 6 ohm speakers until 75% max volume. I sampled the wave output on a digital oscilloscope and found very few patterns of distortion or...

It's a 2 channel amp so no sub output, but all the headers are on board already, all they needed to do was wire it and add it to the firmware menu. Line out to sub, always include one

May, 2014

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Very nice stereo receiver, when you don't need surround.


Over the air radio use is what mine is mainly used for. Also, supplemental sound for stereo TV. Great all-around component!

Accurate Controls ; Easy To Set Up ; Energy Efficient ; Good Power Output ; Good Remote Control ; Great Sound Quality

Need subwoofer output

Jul, 2015

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Yamaha receiver, basic


While it is a basic reciever, it has good, high quality sound with a large amount of headroom to handle loud passages. No clipping for peaks, and clear tones.

Easy To Set Up ; Energy Efficient ; Good Power Output ; Good Remote Control ; Great Sound Quality

Runs warm

Jul, 2014

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Looks good and sounds great


I bought this amplifier because it comes with a remote control, so that I could use it with my TV. It looks good, is very simple to use and sounds great. Would definitely recommend it to others!!

Mar, 2018

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Bargain and cannot fault


Great amp,quality is good,features,good remote,sound quality fine. A steal at this price

Jan, 2018

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great sound


it replaces my leak integrated amp which was over 30 years old and just packed up. the Yamaha amp I use in a small back room when I cant play my main system in my lounge because the family is watching the tv, it powers a pair of goodman maxin 2...

Jan, 2018

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everything I wanted in my price range.


I am very pleased with this amplifier, it gives excellent sound reproduction on all types of music.

Dec, 2017

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Great value amplifier


Bought this amp about a month ago to replace a 12+ year old Cambridge Audio amp (also from Richer sounds). My initial reasons for buying this amp were the headphone connection and the mm phono stage. It is currently connected to a Cambridge Audio Azur...

Dec, 2017

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Solid amp


I had a long standing Sherwood unit I picked for free that had given out. With 10inch PA speakers I needed a powerful amp but didn't want to spend the money on very high spec amps. This unit was a great compromise between power, quality and price. Well...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):165
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):125
Frequency range:10 - 100000
Input sensitivity:500
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):100
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.2

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5


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

Packaging Content

User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

FM antenna ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5


Preset stations quantity:40
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black / Silver
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Weight & Dimensions