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great simple receiver
from Lincoln, NE
About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical
Comments about Yamaha 2 Channel Stereo Receiver:
Was looking for a simple stereo to use for tv sound enhancement and listening to music. This fit the bill perfectly. Very easy to set up and operate. The included antenna leaves much to be desired, but I have noticed that is the case with most receivers. Easy fix with a different antenna. Keep in mind that the sound is only going to be as good as your speakers. I was not impressed when I first hooked this up to a small pair of polk bookshelf speakers. Then I added an old (30+ years) pair of kenwood floor speakers and it sounds fantastic. I think todays speakers are built to use with subwoofers. Back in the 70's and 80's we didn't need subs because the speakers had 10-15" woofers built in. Plenty of power. The volume goes to 100 but I could only go to 80 comfortably. Noticed no distortion whatsoever. TV sound is greatly improved. Music via radio and cd is very impressive. I am very happy with this unit and it has exceeded my expectations for the price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Audiophile
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.
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Good Receiver for the price
from Bonita Springs, FL
About Me Audiophile, Practical
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.
Excellent product, good price
from Fresno, CA
About Me Practical
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.
Easy set up
Use this product combined to a preamp for listening to old LP albums
big sound modest price!
from Nisula Mi.
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!
Great Value-Easy Choice
from Huntington Beach, CA
About Me Practical, Tech Savvy
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.
So far so good....
from Honolulu, HI
About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy
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.
A good buy
About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy
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.
R-S201 is a great value receiver
from Cupertino, CA
About Me Tech Savvy
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.
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