Summary: just purchased for a home stereo (music only). Mated to Polk Audio RTi A5. Also purchased the optional Yamaha wireless adapter (YWA-10) - highly recommend. I was originally looking for a high quality mini system that could play music from my iPad.
Pros: Great Sound Optional wifi adapter and Air Play along with your iPhone or IPad work great together Has enough power to produce enough bass with just tower speakers (sans subwoofer)
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...
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.
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: I love the sound from this receiver! Unfortunately, the first two receivers had problems and had to be returned. The third one was a good one and I am very happy with it. Amazon support was exemplary thru out the whole process of finally getting a functioning receiver.
The unit is easy to set up and so far from what I ...
Duane Bailey, Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: I purchased this receiver because it is dedicated to music listening and i s able to directly connect to my i-pod classic which now holds most of my music files. I listen to a range of music, Jazz (Coltrane to Ragtime, New Orleans to modern), Classical, to rock and world music.
Summary: Initially I was shopping for a cassette deck and a receiver to replace some old gear, but after doing research, it seemed more cost effective to purchase the r-n500 because I could use Spotify to listen to alot of the same music I had on vinyl and recorded on cassette tapes.
Quality unit with a multitude of listening options!
5 July 2014
Summary: I purchased the Yamaha R-N500 to take advantage of the latest streaming options, the ability to control my music system from anywhere in the house, and to have digital inputs available. These, plus good sound and build quality were requirements. The R-N500 meets all of these!