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Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver - R-S700

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100W x 2 High Power Output/ ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology)/ Pure Direct For Short And Direct Signal Path/ Continuously Variable Loudness Control/ Sirius Satellite Radio Ready/ 40-Station AM/FM Random Access Preset Tuning/ Switchable CD Direct Amplification/ Preset And Zone 2 Remote Controls/ Black Finish
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Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver, Model RS700

Elite class stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction with gold–plated speaker terminals and dual aluminum heat sinks for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, CD Direct Amplification, along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, SIRIUS Radio Ready, 40-station AM/FM and zone 2 control for endless music enjoyment options.

Features:

  • Dual aluminum-extruded heat sinks ensure effective heat dissipation and help achieve crisp, clean sound.
  • Gold-plated speaker terminals and RCA in/out jacks are durable and provide highest quality connections.
  • With a straight connection to the CD input, CD Direct Amplification maximizes CD source S/N ratio.
  • An iPod Dock port provides highest quality sound from an iPod. iPod Video Out allows connection to a TV.
  • With a subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can greatly expand your choice of high quality radio programs.
  • This receiver makes it easy for someone in another room to listen to the music and even control playback.

Zone Control

  • Multi-Zone Compatibility
    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to enjoy your favorite music in more than one room? The R-S700 has a number of specialized functions that make it convenient to use in custom installations. With another receiver or amplifier plus a pair of speakers in a second room, the people in both rooms can hear the music that is playing. You can even put a pair of speakers in a third room and listen there as well. What's more, you can control playback of the main system from the second room with the Zone 2 remote control.
  • 12V Trigger Out (Control Out)
    The 12V trigger output can be used to automatically power on the components in Zone 2 when the main power is turned on. Output is a high 100mA, so relay operation is possible.
  • Main/Zone 2 Power Link
    When you switch on the R-S700 in the main room, the unit in Zone 2 will also come on.
  • Remote (IR) 2 In/Out and Remote 2 In
    These terminals let you connect an IR signal receiver for wireless remote control between the Main Zone and Zone 2.
  • Speaker A/B and A+B Selection
    Enjoy music in a third room! Just connect a second pair of speakers to the Speaker B terminals and you can listen to either pair or both of them at the same time.
  • Dedicated Zone remote Control
    The R-S700 provides a second remote unit for controlling operation of the main system from Zone 2.
  • The Look and Texture of Quality
    Offers the look and feel of the top-class A-S2000, with elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. You can feel Yamaha's commitment to quality when you touch the knobs.
  • ToP-ART Sound Quality Design
    ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration.
  • Pure Direct
    Music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality.
  • New Speaker Terminals
    These high grade speaker terminals have gold plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion.
  • Highest Quality Parts
    The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of any component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested.
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control
    Our ears lose sensitivity to high and low frequencies at low volume levels. This control lets you turn down the volume while maintaining the optimum frequency response.
  • Special Power Supply for Clear iPod Sound
    The iPod dock has an independent power supply to prevent operating or charging current from the iPod from flowing into the amp ground signal. This ensures optimum iPod sound quality.
  • Balanced System for Minimal Noise
    An unbalanced interface is subject to commonmode voltage noise, so Yamaha uses a balanced system to receive the iPod signal. This makes a significant contribution to reducing noise in the system for higher sound quality.
  • New Remote Controls
    The R-S700 preset remote control is designed to make it easy to operate the receiver's many functions. The R-S700 provides a second remote that allows system control from Zone 2.

Specifications:

  • 100W x 2 high power output
  • ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology)
  • 40-station AM/FM random access preset tuning
  • Pure Direct for short and direct signal path
  • Switchable CD Direct Amplification
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • Speaker A, B or A+B selection
  • +12V Trigger Output
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Rec Out selector
  • Pre-main coupler
  • IR Ports: 2 In / 1 Out
  • Power management (Auto power off)
  • Terminal for detachable AC cable
  • Preset and Zone 2 remote controls
  • Pure Direct Switch

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 17.125"
  • Height: 6"
  • Depth: 15.25"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 24.7 lbs
  • Shipping 29 lbs

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Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor

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Air PlayNo
ColorBlack
Channels2
Watts Per Channel100
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
3D ReadyNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Input ConnectorsComponent, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, Composite
Output ConnectorsComponent, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, Composite
THX CertificationNo
Height6
Width17.12
Depth15.25
Weight24.7
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

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    (10)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (28)
  • Good power output (21)
  • Great sound quality (21)
  • Simple controls (18)
  • Good remote control (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (15)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (10)
    • Large rooms (7)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (7)
    • Replacement (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (12), Tech savvy (12), Practical (11), Enthusiast (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Great "old school" Analog Receiver

    By namgrunt70

    from Urbandale, Iowa

    About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems

      Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

      Before purchasing the Yamaha, I had narrowed my search down to Yamaha, Harmon-Kardon, and Marantz. For my own personal preferences, I made the right choice. I just wanted a solid stereo receiver that would enable me to listen to music played through the entire spectrum of my older audio components, and without all of the extra inputs for video, etc.. This Yamaha receiver had the best combination and/or variety of analog connections that would allow me to easily attach all of those components. I also liked the fact that it has manual dials on the front to control volume, balance, bass, treble, etc., instead of only being able to control those functions through a remote control. You can still do all of that with the remote that comes with the Yamaha, but I like the option of walking up to the receiver and making those adjustments manually. My only wish is that it had connections for a third set of speakers. I replaced a great 50W x 2 Pioneer receiver that I had purchased back in 1973 with this new Yamaha receiver, but I am still using two sets of Harmon-Kardon speakers that I also purchased in 1973. They sound great with this new receiver. Here is a list of the other components that I have hooked up to this Yamaha R-S700BL; an Akai cassette player-recorder, a Phillips CD player-recorder, a Technics turntable, and a Panasonic 4-track Reel-to-Reel player-recorder. I couldn't be happier about my decision to go with Yamaha.

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      5.0

      High performance delivery

      By JD

      from Kingman, AZ

      About Me Audiophile, Practical, Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        This particular product is wonderful for almost daily use at home

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Pure Stereo class act!

        By Ranger69

        from Kentwood, Mi.

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Retro Stereo Boomer, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Well Designed Circuitry

        Cons

        • No switched outlet

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Pure Stereo System Set-up

        Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        Just wanted a new unit to replace my Denon DRA-685 which had nothing wrong with it. This unit does away with all the multi channel junk I never needed or used. I just marveled over the re-invention of the stereo receiver that Yamaha has done here. Pure clean looks and power is what I wanted and now have. Six different inputs handle everything I needed to hook up to it. I held off buying this receiver because of the one thing it lacks-a switched outlet on the back to operate my graphic equalizer, now replaced with a 12 volt 'trigger'. It took me a while to realize that my old Monster Power HTS-2600 center actually had the 12 volt trigger input that could operate its 4 switched outlets(Most of the Monster Power centers have this feature). So that realization solved the switched outlet problem. And it actually WORKS! The equalizer turns on when I turn on the R-S700 now when you follow the manual's instructions. The remote is the most useful I ever had, the feature allowing you to directly input the Radio channel with the number buttons is so cool, and you can just tune up and down the dial with the remote, along with having pre-sets too. Being able to set the minimum volume for each input when you switch around is very useful to avoid booming audio between sources. I found the sound generally flat, the equalizer really helps bring out the midrange so I suggest you use one for this unit. There is almost no audible hiss or background hum or noise like there was with my old receivers I have used. Also the digital readout is larger than most and is easily readable from across the room. The innerds are so cleanly arranged and laid out, big aluminum heat sinks and high quality circuitry. The manual is very understandable and easy to read. This unit runs my Technics turntable, Denon 3 head cassette deck, Yamaha CD changer, audio from my TV, audio from my DVR, and audio from a spare DVD player too, along with using my Audio Source equalizer. It powers my JBL Northridge E-100s just fine, and I plan to get a sub-woofer for the sub output now also. What more can you ask for in a Stereo Receiver? Still would be nice to have one switched outlet though. Excelsior!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent receiver; clean simple design

        By Jamie

        from North Reading, MA

        About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy-to-use Controls
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Radio Reception
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Wonderful Clean Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

          Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

          I use it to play CDs which are sharp and clear and loud when I want it. I have hundreds of old LPs which sound great. I also have an Airport Express plugged in to it which I use to stream music and Internet radio from my Macintosh computers. My 25 year old JBL speakers have never sounded better I think.

          I listen to loud rock, progressive rock, dance, & classical and all sound great.

          I like that the controls have everything I want but no useless features or fads.

          (I plan to set up a multi-room system but haven't done so yet.)

          I have no cons to speak of. Perhaps one feature I would like in a future version is to be able to set a default sound level for each type of input. For example, when I switch from LP to CD, I need to lower the level a lot. But that's a minor thing.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic!

          By Addman27

          from Ft Myers, Florida

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

            Being a child of the 70's and used to that warm analogue sound, it was a tough decision on what receiver to buy to replace my 30+ year old stereo amp. There was Marantz, Onynko, Denon, etc. Being I spin a lot of vinyl I liked the idea of a phono input, and a THD of almost 0%. The retro looks of the Yamaha and the simplicity of it were the deciding factors. Needles to say I was wowed by the sound quality, lack of any his or distortion (even at high volume levels), and the overall build quality. The phono input is only for MM cartridges, so when I decided to upgrade to a low output MC cartridge I had to buy a separate phono pre-amp. When I upgraded to a Audio Technica OC9 II cartridge on my Denon DP 47-f turntable, and added a Musical Surroundings Phonomena II phono preamp (plugged into the line 1 input) the sound blew me away. This receiver sounds fantastic playing both vinyl and CDs.

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            4.0

            Replacement of 20 year old unit

            By none

            from Nipomo CA.

            About Me Audiophile

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Remote Control
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Can't Get Am To Work

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

              Provides stereo capability without uneeded home theater and video.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for Music listening.

              By 1st Violin

              from Montreal, QC

              About Me Music Enthusiast, Musician Violinist

              Pros

              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality
              • No Hissing At Loud Volume

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Instrumental Music
                • Larger Rooms
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                I purchased the Yamaha R-S700 for music listening. I listen to Classical, Jazz, Rock. Instrumental music sounds great on this receiver, which is what I believe it's designed for. I would recommend this recevier to anyone who has an ear for real music ie: musicians, music enthusiasts. The PURE DIRECT feature is really nice for Chamber Music or solo instrumental recordings. The LOUDNESS adjustment really works well for large ensembles at low volume.

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                4.0

                Good versatile machine

                By Doug

                from Marina del Rey, Ca.

                About Me Practical

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Good Remote Control
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems

                  Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                  This is the hub of my sound system and I am pleased with its performance.

                  Service and delivery were fine.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Yamaha R-S700

                  By OldManDave

                  from Maumelle, AR

                  About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Controls
                  • Aesthetically Pleasing
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Ipodipadiphone Port
                  • Ipod Port
                  • Sub Out At This Price Poi

                  Cons

                  • No Sub Crossover Adjust
                  • No Sub Volume Control

                  Best Uses

                  • Audio Only Systems
                  • Basic Systems
                  • Moderate Size Rooms
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                  I use my R-S700 to drive a small system in my bedroom. It is coupled to a pair of Klipsch Reference RB-52's & a small subwoofer. The sound is clear, precise and soundstage full. The sound is voiced as decidedly neutral - not warm & not clinically dry. My only complaint - and I hesitate to say complaint because I enjoy the unit so much - is that there is no bass management functions. I'm quite happy that there is a sub-out at this price point; however, it would be very hand to be able to manipulate crossover/low-pass point as well as sub volume from front control &/or the remote. As it is, I have to control these parameters directly on the sub - inconvenient, but far from a deal breaker.

                  I actually purchased this unit as a stand in while my reference pre-amp was out for repairs. It performed admirably in my reference audio system as well, which is why I decided to keep it to replace an older receiver in my BR system.

                  Two thumbs up, esp for the MSRP.

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                  5.0

                  I should have bought this sooner!

                  By FF Man

                  from Wheeling, IL

                  About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Black Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                    I bought the R-S700 Yamaha receiver at the ABT store to replace a failing 28 year old Harmon Kardon receiver. ABT did not have the receiver hooked up in their listening room, so I was somewhat nervous about buying a piece of audio equipment without listening to it.

                    There was nothing to be nervous about. The Yamaha receiver sounds way better than the old HK receiver ever did. The new receiver just woke up my Infinity tower speakers and I am hearing more detail from every audio source that I listen to. ABT gave me a great price on the receiver, too. I

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