Best two channel network receiver with a Phono input.
4 October 2014
Summary: A great receiver. *Great Phono Amp powers my Rega RP6 *The App handles essential controls *Initial Volume setting and setting the trim between inputs is a very nice feature *Pure Direct mode is excellent for vinyl I ended up buying a Homespot Bluetooth Audio Receiver to stream google music through...
Summary: The R-N500 is a very capable receiver with plenty of power and inputs for most music listens. It is reasonably intuitive to program your tuner selections and internet radio stations and the Airplay connectivity is great.
Pros: Plenty of power. Airplay connectivity. Remote control and Yamaha phone app for remote control.
Cons: None, programming could be easier but if you follow the manual programming is straight forward.
Excellent Sound, great features and solid build quality!
JMU 1998, Amazon
4 September 2014
Summary: I have this for several months now and I absolutely love it. The simplicity, the design the incredible clear crisp sound and the great features like Pandora, Spotify, airplay make this feature rich receiver a win!
Summary: Wonderful full sound. I hooked it up to a pair of Polk Audio tower speakers and it fills the whole house, just what I was looking for. I added the Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth Wireless adapter and now we can play music for many sources.
Summary: This amp has good quality build (at lest externally) and sound quality also good. But unfortunately I had to send my R-N500 back after only 5 days of use, as it had pretty annoying issue - if switched on after being off for several hours (overnight, etc.), it had no sound from any channel.
Summary: Unit works as advertised. It has enough power to drive my 8 multiroom speakers (2 channels X 4 rooms) to the college party level with full gain, but is better suited for my system which remains in the more mature party conversation level up to the casual listening levels.
Pros: Price, Relatively Simple Operation, Network Control
Cons: Lack of Audio Outputs, Can't switch Audio Channels with Network Controller App
Summary: I wanted to connect the R-N500 to living room speakers and bedroom speakers with the digital audio coming from a combination of Blu-Ray, Cable and 2 TV sources. It has (almost) all of the features that I was looking for. It even has an input for an IR extender.
Pros: The digital features are great. The digital sources via Airplay, DLNA NAS, Pandora and Vtuner work great. The USB input plays all the formats I use including ALAC and FLAC.
Cons: The amplifier section has audible digital distortion. There is no preamp output to bypass the amplifier. The display quality does not match the CD-N500. The digital coax & optical inputs only decode stereo PCM. There is low bass output from the analog sources, compared to the digital sources. The...
easy hook up to network and programing was straight forward
michael gauvin, Amazon
28 July 2014
Summary: was everything that was advertised. plenty of power to drive the bose 5.2 speakers,easy hook up to network and programing was straight forward. an app to work with I phone would be nice. I would recommend good product for the money
Summary: Outstanding receiver and just what I was looking for. Gives my streaming music a more warm feel then the way more expensive Home Theater receiver I replaced the Yamaha with. Would recommend to anyone who streams music but still wants to use the Old School turntable.
Pros: Easy to set up. Great sound quality. Pure and simple
Summary: I must admit I hesitated when this product was suggested. I mean I had other Yamaha receivers in the past and I have never really been satisfied. But I figured times change and maybe this time with modern advances in WiFi and the like things might be good.
Pros: WiFi even in my expansive living space seemed to work very well overall with just a few minor worries. Airplay worked flawlessly. Easy set up.
Cons: Although the WiFi had worked well. It didn't seem to care for my wife's hair dryer. The sound is muddled and less than bright. Bass response was good with standard music but with anything in sub depths, peanut butter sound. The remote app from Yamaha seems to be lacking a choice to simply power d...