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Yamaha R-N500
9.1 out of 10

Yamaha R-N500

Great Deal: $399.99

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Overall 8
8.0

An excellent upgrade, thanks Crutchfield

MEC, Crutchfield
30 October 2015
  • Summary: A beautiful receiver for this price point. A very good replacement for old, low-wattage equipment that was just limping along losing functionality. I have found the Yamaha RN500 to be easy to set up and connect. It delivers plenty of power for the average stereo.
  • Pros: Nice looking, easy to connect & set up, dual zone binding posts accept big wires, TOSLINK inputs, sounds great, Crutchfield
  • Cons: Nothing to scare you off: small remote buttons, unglamorous display, large size
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Overall 8
8.0

Yamaha R-N500

Larry, Crutchfield
18 October 2015
  • Summary: Absolutely love the Yamaha R-N500. The options (internet radio, Pandora, etc.) exceeded what I expected when first researching this product. I connected this receiver to Monitor Audio Bronze speakers & sub woofer and have more power & stunning audio than I have ever had -- I had no idea what I was...
  • Pros: Great product/features & cost. Crutchfield service/shipping got this to me within days!
  • Cons: Airplay issue -- still working on it.
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha R-N500

Erock, Crutchfield
2 October 2015
  • Summary: This receiver is the solution for my collection of digital and analog sound sources.
  • Pros: Well built, great sound, easy setup. This piece of gear has exceeded my expectations!
  • Cons: None. It performs all functions as advertised exceptionally well. As long as you don't expect it to do something it wasn't designed for, you won't be disappointed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Yamaha R-N500

Peter, Crutchfield
13 September 2015
  • Summary: The reciever works well with my Klipsch speakers. There are lots of options to connect other sources to the reciever, and the reciever does a nice job amplifying external source input. rock on!
  • Pros: Its a nice box, classy looking, and it makes Jerry and the Grateful Dead sound awfully good. I would definitely recommend the product to potential buyers
  • Cons: I'm having an issue connecting the reciever ethernet port to a router in another rrom. I don't want to run cable so I will need to find a way to implement a wireless connection. My old Marantz has front panel filter buttons which I can use to eliminate high and low frequency background noise. ...
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Overall 10
10

Excellence

Maverick, Crutchfield
27 August 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Great for Music and TV

jayjohns, Crutchfield
9 July 2015
  • Summary: I went through a number of Surround Sound receivers. While they all sounded good to great for TV and Movies, none were very good for music. My main purpose for a receiver is music first, surround media second. Something had to give.
  • Pros: very good to great sound quality very easy setup lots of connection options, a good Android App DLNA built in
  • Cons: no built in WiFi Bluetooth not built in lack of built in apps like TuneIn and iHeart Radio no rear fade adjustment
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Overall 10
10

Great unit

Rylan, Crutchfield
28 June 2015
  • Summary: Plenty powerful and wifi capabilities easy to set up and use. Phono port built in. Much cheaper alternative to WiFi compatible receivers. Looks nice.
  • Pros: Size, look, and wifi functionality.
  • Cons: None that I can find yet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent but no wifi support

Jon, Crutchfield
28 May 2015
  • Summary: Excellent piece of equipment with one exception. The only way to connect it to your home network is through the ethernet port on the back - no built-in wifi. Perhaps I missed it, but this was not clear to me from what I read about the product.
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Overall 10
10

R-N500

TerryW, Crutchfield
4 May 2015
  • Summary: I connected this to a couple of Paradigm Atoms and a Velodyne sub and paired up via Bluetooth with the Yamaha YBA-11 adapter. Pandora,ITunes and my cd's all sound excellent- just got this unit a couple of weeks ago--5 stars!
  • Pros: Amazing sound quality/strong Bluetooth reception
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

quality product

Eddie, Crutchfield
24 March 2015
  • Summary: I purchased an Onkyo TX-8160 from Crutchfield to replace a 19-year-old Yamaha receiver that bit the dust. Buying the Onkyo was a mistake; Yamaha's engineering and construction quality are obviously better.
  • Pros: High quality of engineering and construction. Plenty of power. Have always liked Yamaha's loudness system, which increases bass & treble at low volume level. Good display. Autostandby power management. Lots of inputs, including phono.
  • Cons: More expensive than Onkyo TX-8160 (but worth it). Inability to listen to all the Net Radio stations I would like to, directly on the receiver (which isn't Yamaha's fault; support of all competing Net Radio systems is impossible). For unknown reasons, Yamaha turns off the display when you put the...
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