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Yamaha R-S700
8.8 out of 10

Yamaha R-S700

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Overall 10
10

Best In Class

Robyn, B&H Photo
6 January 2016
  • Excerpt: As a life long audiophile with a substantial vinyl collection, I must say this receiver far exceeded my expectations. Not only was the set up simple but the additional options for my old equipment to integrate into the system and the state-of-the-art features for today's technology made this an...
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Overall 10
10

An Amazing Receiver

Dan, B&H Photo
31 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I have had it all since I was a kid. My last system was a McIntosh amp / pre-amp with Klipsch Klipschorns. Years after selling that system I was left with a JVC surround sound receiver and a wonderful set of Klipsch Heresy speakers.
  • Pros: Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

dedicated stereo receiver sans unnecessary baggage

downtown, B&H Photo
20 December 2015
  • Excerpt: use: primary sound system at home. replacement for NAD amp and tuner. pros: excellent sound replication. outstanding stereo separation, clean, crisp sound reproduction. built-in phono pre-amp is a definite plus, as l have an extensive vinyl collection, as are the cd direct amp and pure direct...
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Poor Reception / Weak Antenna
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Overall 8
8.0

Yamaha R-S700 works well for me -- with a converter

Anon, Crutchfield
17 November 2015
  • Summary: I'm enjoying hearing beautiful radio, cd, tape and converted audio from my smart TV through my nice old analog speakers. No longer have a turntable, but I bet it would be great with vinyl also.
  • Pros: Great value for sound quality. Works with analog equipment. Simple front panel controls.
  • Cons: Sirius and iPod options are a waste of space. Wish system built in audio streaming input, USB ports and digital/optical to analog converters. Had to buy a converters to make system work with my smart TV (or computer) to listen to mp3 files, Pandora, TuneIn, Spotify, etc. as well as AV content aud...
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha R-S700

Kip, Crutchfield
15 November 2015
  • Summary: This receiver sounds great with a pair of Bose 901 speakers. It was one of the few receivers that I was able to find that had a main in/pre out that enabled the Bose 901 equalizer to be connected to the receiver.
  • Pros: Main in/pre out Easy set-up
  • Cons: Receiver does not have a switched outlet Plastic knobs
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Overall 10
10

Great receiver. Very clear sound deep strong base

jeremiah hopes, Amazon
2 November 2015
  • Summary: Great receiver . Very clear sound deep strong base . Lots of power . It drives my two vintage Vmps super tower twos with no problem . Don't buy the lesser model more power is always better
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Overall 10
10

Very clean Analog receiver

Donald S., Newegg
28 October 2015
  • Summary: The next step up in the Yamaha line is probably the AS-1000 (more than twice the price) and the AS-2000 which provides XLR input for about 4x the price. Maybe someday!
  • Pros: I use this receiver for CD and SACD playback from an Oppo BDP-95 through Yamaha NS-555 floor standers and a Polk PSW-505 sub. The key features are the CD-Direct amp mode and the subwoofer out for my setup. I use mid-range (Blue jeans LC-1) RCA cables between the Oppo and the amp. The sound stage ...
  • Cons: No digital inputs, no network, therefore no app support. So use a source with a good DAC, network support, remote app support instead.
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha R-S700

Anonymous, Crutchfield
28 September 2015
  • Summary: Looking at specs reveals how awesome this receiver is due to massive reserve power to rally bring out bass and with cd pass thru ability to receive cd signals as true as possible. This is not your regular 100+ amp receiver. Having a photograph and balance control is rare in most receivers.
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha S700 is awesome

Yamaha R-S700, Crutchfield
14 September 2015
  • Summary: The Yamaha S700 is what you need if you want raw butt-kicking power to run your speakers and components for pure listening pleasure.. It powers my A7's with 110SW with ease. The CD direct sounds awesome. I use my old JBL's as B speakers, They still sound terrific.
  • Pros: The Yamaha is an excellence receiver to use for your listening pleasure in your man cave or family room. You won't be disappointed.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for 901s

Professor, ABT Electronics
7 September 2015
  • Excerpt: I recently acquired Bose 901 speakers and only a handful of receivers can accommodate them in a reasonable price range. Yamaha makes a fine product as this is my second Yamaha receiver over a span of 30 years.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
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