Summary: Great powerful receiver with virtually no distortion. I bought this for music listening (Vinyl and CD's) and to power my Monitor Audio floorstanding tower speakers. I was happy with the Yamaha, but thought at its price point maybe I was missing something; so I decided to demo both the Marantz PM 8004 and The NAD 356 BEE. The Marantz had a very warm sound which many like. I personally like a more dynamic sound with pronounced treble and bass.
Bluetooth Wireless Discontinued - False Advertising
Stephen Michael, Amazon
24 February 2014
Summary: Product description and manual indicates Bluetooth wireless capability using YBA-10 Audio Receiver. However, Yba-10 has been discontinued by Yamaha. So, forget using supposedly supported A2DP wireless audio streaming and AVRCP remote from your Bluetooth devices as promised in product description and product manual. Yamaha apparently does not produce an effective replacement for YBA-10.
Summary: Before purchasing the Yamaha, I had narrowed my search down to Yamaha, Harmon-Kardon, and Marantz. For my own personal preferences, I made the right choice. I just wanted a solid stereo receiver so I could listen to music played through my other audio components, without all of the extra connections for video, etc.. This Yamaha receiver had the best variety of analog connections that would allow me to attach all of my older stereo components.
Summary: I liked it upon first opening box. The sound wasn't quite there but the hastle of return is to much for me anymore.It seems like it sounds better as I become more acustomed. I get the feeling this thing will last without many repairs. And what is wrong with that? Relays sound right on. well made quality. Today i recieved my sub woofer. worked just fine.
Summary: Being a child of the 70's and used to that warm analogue sound, it was a tough decision on what receiver to buy to replace my 30+ year old stereo amp. There was Marantz, Onynko, Denon, etc. Being I spin a lot of vinyl I liked the idea of a phono input, and a THD of almost 0%. The retro looks of the Yamaha and the simplicity of it were the deciding factors.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I purchased the Yamaha R-S700 for music listening. I listen to Classical, Jazz, Rock. Instrumental music sounds great on this receiver, which is what I believe it's designed for. I would recommend this recevier to anyone who has an ear for real music ie: musicians, music enthusiasts. The PURE DIRECT feature is really nice for Chamber Music or solo instrumental recordings. The LOUDNESS adjustment really works well for large ensembles at low volume.
Pros: Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, No Hissing At Loud Volume