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Great Value-Easy Choice
from Huntington Beach, CA
About Me Practical, Tech Savvy
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
First entry-level hi-fi system, a marvel
About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ
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!"
Better than I hoped for!!
By Kevin B.
from Saint Bernard, LA
About Me Practical
I bought this unit to replace an older stereo system in my shed that had gotten fried by a lightning strike. It also plays over speakers on my back patio. Receiver was very easy to set up. One problem was the "auto stand-by" that shut the unit down every 8 hours. Once I figured out my problem and went into the menu with the remote, I changed the setting for 24 hour continuous play. My other complaint was the weak reception, but I attributed this to the fact of living in a coastal parish outside New Orleans, and more precisely, having the unit inside my metal shed. An outdoor FM antenna (Winegard HD-6010) cured that problem. On the plus side, the sound is great, much better through my outdoor patio speakers than I expected! The Bass and Treble controls help fine tune the sound. Overall, I'm very pleased with the purchase and am considering adding the CD player to "upgrade" the system.
Great Economy Receiver
from boston, ma
About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy
Usually you get what you pay for, but this time you get more. This receiver sounds great, has the ability to handle the audio output of three computers AND has a very decent AM/FM tuner.Admittedly, since the inputs are RCA audio, you may need some adapter cords for computer use, but with the money you'll save on this reveiver, you'll be able to afford them.I use this for the audio output of two computers and to listen to classical music on FM.I keep it running 24/7 (the best way to make your electronics last much longer) and it stays quite cool at decent listening levels.True, the lack of advanced HDMI and Optical inputs prevents this from being classified as a modern Home Theater receiver, but that's NOT what it's supposed to be. What it is meant to be and what it excels at is an economy receiver of remarkable quality.It isn't deafeningly loud but with reasonably efficient speakers, it is plenty loud enough for a living room and would also work great in a bedroom.One reviewer mentioned that the speaker connectors couldn't handle decent sized wire BUT I found out this was NOT true; you can connect 14-16 guage speaker wire easily IF you tin-solder the ends OR if you are patient.Definitely worth the money!!
Great for bedroom / TV
from Peoria, AZ
Using my R-S201BL as a bedroom / TV amp through headphones. Working great, and exceeds my expectations.Not a con since it is documented, but be aware that the only balance control is on the remote.
By Joe Nebraska
from Lincoln, Nebraska
This unit delivers GREAT sound at a really fair price! If you seek a basic unit that performs, this is a terrific choice. I am not so enthusiastic about the remote (the battery compartment will not seat properly, and there is no way to switch from AM, FM or CD to another component using the remote) but that is of minor importance to me and most users. It WILL handle as many as three other components!
from Parrish, Fl
I use this receiver to power a five room built-in speaker system. Each room has an impedance balancing volume control. The receiver provides nice sound throughout the house at a comfortable volume level. I have not tried the unit at maximum output for long periods.
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