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Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver

  • Model: RS201BL
  • MPN: R-S20L
  • 2 Channel Stereo
  • 100 Watts X 2
  • 40 Tuner Presets
  • Remote Control
  • 1 Powered Zone
Format Type
2 Channel Stereo
Power Output (Watts)
100 Watts X 2
Tuner Presets
40 Tuner Presets
Remote Control
Remote Control
Additional Zones
1 Powered Zone
Other Features
Equipped with speaker terminals for two systems, this receiver lets you connect two sets of speakers
Call Out Feature
Simple remote control, headphone terminal
Dimensions
17.0(w) X 5.5(h) X 13.0(d)
Shipping Weight
15 lbs

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Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Great sound quality (18)
  • Good power output (16)
  • Simple controls (15)
  • Good remote control (14)

Cons

  • Bad reception / weak antenna (3)

Best Uses

  • Basic systems (14)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (8)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (6)
  • Large rooms (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (15), Tech savvy (7), Audiophile (6), Movie enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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5.0

Amazing!

By swami

from winchester,va

About Me Audiophile

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

      I have this hooked up to a grace wifi internet radio and a channelmaster 6 element fm antenna with a radioshack antenna booster and the reception is amazing. if the internet radio sound quality is 128kbps or more it sounds better than fm on my bose 301's.

       
      4.0

      Good Receiver for the price

      By Steve

      from Bonita Springs, FL

      About Me Audiophile, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Speaker Wire Connections

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems

      Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

      Great receiver for the price. This is my fourth or fifth Yamaha receiver and my first bottom of the line one. Sound is just as good as all of the high priced ones. However, I had to exchange the first one as during the first month it would not turn on five or six times until you unplugged it and then plugged it back in. Have only had the replace a few weeks but this problem has not reoccurred. My only real complaint is the use of the cheap spring clip speaker wire connections. Also, although I always listen to music flat, there seems to be little if any differential when using the teble and bass controls.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent product, good price

      By Mox

      from Fresno, 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
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

        I use the system to control speakers in 3 rooms and outside, primarily in 2 rooms, and it does the job perfectly, with plenty of power. Setup was easy, although I didn't use the included antenna, but one that I had used with my previous receiver. I'm very pleased with the product.

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Easy set up

        By terry

        from Louisiana

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

          Use this product combined to a preamp for listening to old LP albums

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          big sound modest price!

          By wildcat

          from Nisula Mi.

          About Me Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

          I listen to clasic rock,R&B,jazz and some clasical havent found anything that the R-S201 didn't do justice to clean sound at any volume level. My only complaint about the reciever would be the antena that was included. I had to buy an aftermarket antena, but now recive FM stations from 150 mi. distant! Easy to set up and use!

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Value-Easy Choice

          By bykboi

          from Huntington Beach, CA

          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Clean No-frills Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Great Value
          • Unusually Good Am Section
          • Unusually Good Am Tuner

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

            This is a hi-value, fair-priced product with good performance, good features and a superbly simple industrial design front. Great for a basic first system or as a killer 2d one, as in my case. Well-written user manual and a surprisingly good AM section in the tuner. This has been a treat to own. Can't miss with Yamaha in my experience.

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            4.0

            So far so good....

            By Don

            from Honolulu, HI

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

              Basic receiver for general requirements. Had it for one month. More practical for me than the HTR-5940 I had earlier (didn't need or use most of the bells and whistles on the 5940). R-s201 is quite easy to use.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              A good buy

              By Bluesfan62

              from Texas

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Have not found any yet

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

              Bought this on the Yamaha reputation to replace another receiver that had gone bad.

              The Yamaha has sounded great since I got it set up. For now I am just using two BIC America DV84 speakers with it, hooked up to my TV.

              My only issue is once I went to turn it on, and nothing happened. Had to unplug it and plug it back in for it to work. Could have been the power strip, and has only happened once.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              R-S201 is a great value receiver

              By Greg

              from Cupertino, CA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

                I purchased this receiver as a replacement for a failed one that runs eight speakers scattered around my garage and yard. The installation into my existing rack only took about five minutes. It has adequate power to runs everything. The sound is surprisingly good for such a reasonable price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                First entry-level hi-fi system, a marvel

                By Naxos

                from mexico

                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Bedrooms
                  • Home Theater
                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:

                  My first hi-fi audio system....sounds exquisite!!, I must admit I am a newbie. However, this receiver exceeded my expectations. There were other brands to choose from but any single piece of advice stated...."go for Yamaha and forget about all those bloody brands out there!"

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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