Yamaha R-S300

100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver

  • Model: R-S300
  • Sku: RS300BL
  • In Stock
  • 50 Watts x 2 Channels
  • Built-In iPod Dock
  • 40-Station AM/FM Random Access Preset Tuning
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control
  • Speaker A/B and AB Selection
SRP $329.95
Off SRP $50.00
Your Price $279.95
 
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Product Overview↑ Back to Top

Yamaha
Affordable stereo receiver combining ToP-ART technology and ART Base chassis construction for crisp, clean sound. Advanced features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct, along with Yamaha iPod dock connection and a 40-station AM/FM for great music enjoyment.

Yamaha knows music like no one else, because only Yamaha does it all from music creation through reproduction. Yamaha crafts the widest range of premium instruments, from pianos to woodwinds to drums, to give artists their voice. Yamaha creates innovative studio tools so producers can record and mix songs and soundtracks. And Yamaha fills stadiums and concert halls with beautifully amplified sound to raise audiences to their feet. That means that Yamaha uses its knowledge of all aspects of audio design to bring the music to life in your home with the best in home theater and audio.
 

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Technical Specs ↑ Back to Top

Power Output 50 Watts per Channel
Station Presets 40
Subwoofer Out Yes
Remote Control Yes

Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 6.0 in
Width 17.125 in
Weight 19 lbs 6.39 oz
Depth 15.25 in
Boxed
Height 12.0 in
Width 25.0 in
Weight 28 lbs
Depth 25.0 in

Package Contents

  • Owner's Manual

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Ratings & Reviews ↑ Back to Top

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Yamaha100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Simple controls (13)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Great sound quality (12)
  • Good remote control (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (9)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (5)
    • Replacement (4)
    • Upgrade (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (12), Tech savvy (5), Audiophile (4), Enthusiast (3), Technically challenged (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

    Reviewed by 20 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This is an excellent product

    By Flo in MO

    from Columbia, MO

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

      Service and installation were great. A seamless transition was made from my former system.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sterling Sound Quality

      By ljones7

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Audiophile, Practical, Technically Challenged

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        I really like the loudness control. It prevents some domestic lack of tranquility while enabling me to hear music with depth and clarity. I listen to classical music and find the sound quality outstanding even when volume is turned down. Plenty of separation and clarity of the various instrument and voices.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Overall An Outstanding Value

        By fred

        from Brooklyn, New York

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

          Easy To Use
          Sound Quality is excellent

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Does just what it was made for.

          By Ranger69

          from Kentwood, Mi.

          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Easy to read display
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Sub-woofer Out

          Cons

          • No Switched Outlets

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Old Fashioned Stereo Syst
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

          This brings back the Old Fashioned 'Stereo' systems from the past-Good FM tuner+Phono input+Tape Deck input+Extra inputs+simple front panel controls like the old days( I mean before multi-channel ). This replaced a 7 year old Denon that blew from my second-system, which I don't need anything other than Stereo on. With a Sony dubbing cassette deck, a Gemini manual turntable, a Technics CD player, two JBL bookshelf speakers and a JBL sub-woofer, with this new receiver is a good clean 'blast from the past'. A conservative power rating of 50w per channel, a truly clean and sensitive FM tuner and a very easy set-up . Just after the first day with it I am impressed by the clean sound from all sources. The remote was acceptably functionable, no it doesn't have loudness or tone control buttons on it, but not a big deal. The sub-woofer has a 90hz cut-off point which is OK, sub-woofers have their own cut-off controls anyway. If you don't need a hundred watts/per, or 'pre-out/main-in' jacks, or any 'Switched outlets' on back, this receiver will give you great sound for a small or medium area basic set up. Too bad Yamaha has removed ALL extra 'Switched Outlets' from their new receivers, stereo or multi-channel. I am going to look for an older Yamaha top of the line Stereo receiver, which had those fretures, to replace my main Denon system receiver before that blows, like the Yamaha RX-797. There are still some out there. But this R-S300BL is a very refreshing replacement for the old stereo units of the old days.

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          • No

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          5.0

          This product is just what I need.

          By donnie death

          from dallas, TX

          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

            Its a great receiver for the room placed in . Great sound . Does what I like in a receiver

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good quality

            By Kate

            from Middletown, RI

            About Me Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fm Antenna Poor
            • Hard to read controls
            • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

            use strictly for pleasure listening
            AM FM and Cds

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Once again, Yamaha gets it right"

            By tucsontom

            from Tucson AZ

            About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

              Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

              Great system for basic hi-fi sound. I use it to play CDs, Ipod, and FM. Very high quality sound. The controls are logical and easy to use. I bought my first Yamaha receiver in 1977, and remarkably, the design and operation of this model was very reminiscent of my first Yamaha. The Pure Direct sound feature still sets the standard!

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Receiver

              By Catlover

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Practical

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems

                Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                I had a Yamaha CR620 Receiver that I bought in March of 1978. It finally died a month shy of its 35th birthday. Impressed with the Yamaha's longevity, I went looking for one to replace it. I wanted something not too complicated that would incorporate some modern technology but also play FM radio, turntable, tape deck, and CD player. I did some research on line and went to a dealer and asked about the r-s300. He said that would be the perfect replacement and he was right. I had no difficulty setting it up and it does exactly what I need it to do. It may be my imagination but the sound seems to be a great deal better than it was through the old receiver.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I've been waiting for this receiver!

                By Marty The Sound Guy

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality
                • High End Stereo Receiver

                Cons

                • No Volume For Sub Out

                Best Uses

                • DJ / Mixing
                • Home Theater

                Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                It's a great receiver! Don't let the power rating fool you! It really caught the Yamaha charm. A lot of things on the front of this receiver are not standard features anymore. There are no video components run through it, so that stuff won't degrade the audio signal chain - great for using with a desktop PC and some bookshelf or floorstanding speakers.

                "Loudness" is as simple as this: It turns the mids down; that's it - and a little goes a long way. The idea behind this is that using subtractive EQ is much better for ear fatigue than boosting Bass and (especially) Treble. Loudness also allows the audio to maintain a higher level of purity than boosting, which creates high and low frequency nodes. It also gives you more usable volume "throw" by allowing you to set your gain where you prefer to run your gear at.

                Excellent components, fantastic build, I really liked the concept of this receiver - until the main selling point for me didn't really come through. I knocked one star off due to features, because I am really bummed that it doesn't have volume control for the sub out. I wanted to be able to turn my sub off via remote from across the room, the controllable features from the remote are a little basic.

                I can have quick reference with the loudness control for flattening my mix and turning it up to see what it's going to sound like after someone does something similar in say, their car at low volumes. For some of my friends that went to the same audio production school I went to, I'd recommend this receiver to them regardless of price point, which says a lot!

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent Basic Receiver

                By Plainlistener

                from Abilene, TX

                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Good Remote Control
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Not Overkill

                Cons

                • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Yamaha 100 Watt Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                If you need a basic stereo system (and a home theater system would be overkill for your purposes), this is an excellent unit. I would like a few more inputs for modern things such as a USB or 3.5mm input for mp3 sources. I considered units with Bluetooth and additional inputs, but they all had output features that I simply do not need to run my small stereo system. It does allow me to use remote speakers in other parts of the house. I would also have likes an electrical output that would allow an additional source to be turned on/off with the remote (or the power switch). I am very pleased with this unit.

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