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Yamaha R-N303

Stereo receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and MusicCast

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Overview

Our take on the Yamaha R-N303

Yamaha's R-N303 is a great choice for anyone looking to enjoy smooth stereo sound from a variety of sources, both wired and wireless. Its analog and digital connections let you hook up traditional analog components, like a CD player or turntable. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth give you even more ways to listen.

Stereo sound for any room

Yamaha's R-N303 is a great choice for anyone looking to enjoy smooth stereo sound from a variety of sources, both wired and wireless. Its analog and digital connections let you hook up traditional analog components, like a CD player or turntable. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth give you even more ways to listen.

Easy wireless music listening

Yamaha's flexible MusicCast multi-room system lets you enjoy all your music sources in other rooms. That includes Bluetooth streams or components connected to the R-N303's analog inputs. Just add compatible speakers and components to other areas of your home where you want to hear your music. Control your whole-house system using Yamaha's colorful and intuitive MusicCast app on your phone or tablet.

Hands-on time with the 'RN03

"Normally, I wouldn't expect much from a stereo receiver at this price. But I've come to expect more from Yamaha, and this amp delivered. It had plenty of power for my relatively inefficient bookshelf speakers. And the wireless features like Bluetooth and Yamaha's MusicCast platform open up lots of streaming listening possibilities."

-David Brown, Crutchfield editor

Product Highlights:

  • 100 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.2% THD
  • front-panel rotary volume knob and push-button bass and treble controls
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • remote control
Network Music Features:
  • built-in Wi-Fi for connection to your home network
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
    • also sends audio wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones
  • Wireless Direct lets you connect compatible devices to the receiver wirelessly, without the need for a wireless access point
  • free MusicCast app lets you control music playback with a compatible mobile device
  • support for online music services, including Spotify®, Pandora®, SiriusXM, and thousands of free internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
  • connects wirelessly to other Yamaha speakers and receivers with MusicCast to play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
  • plays MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF files
  • Apple® AirPlay® for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
  • DLNA 1.5 certified for streaming music from compatible networked computers and NAS drives
  • supports high-res playback for PCM-based files up to 24-bit/192kHz as well as DSD files up to 5.6 MHz
Connections and Dimensions:
  • digital audio inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
  • 3 analog stereo RCA inputs
  • RCA recording output for audio dubbing
  • phono input for connecting a turntable
  • Ethernet port
  • 2 pairs of speaker connectors for front A and B speakers
  • full-size (1/4") headphone jack
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-1/2"H x 13-3/8"D (8"H with Wi-Fi antenna raised)
  • weight: 15.9 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Network stereo receiver
  • Remote control (RAX35)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration sheet
  • Supplement for Pandora
  • Supplement for SiriusXM
  • Supplement for Napster
  • Supplement for Tidal
  • Supplement for Deezer
  • Supplement for Spotify
  • Spotify brochure
  • MusicCast brochure
  • "Worldwide Representative Offices" note

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Very nice product. YAMAHA has been a brand that I never had a chance to purchase in my early years. I am now updating my system and am very pleased with the quality, options, style and price.

Mark, Carson City, NV

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(127 Reviews)

You won't be disappointed!!

George from Stamford, CT on 12/6/2018

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My prior receiver's internal remote system no longer functioned. I replaced it with this receiver to update what I had. Very satisfied with all it does. The MusicCast is easy to use. Just needed a little help with Crutchfield support and no problems since. Great sound and quality as expected from Yamaha.

Pros: Great sound Quality Features

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Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 12/2/2018

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Just what I was looking for. I am powering a pair of Polk Audio TSi 200 and the sound is crisp clean and clear.

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Cons: The remote is hard to read in low light. I would prefer a back lit remote.

Great Sound and Connectivity in an Affordable Package

Chris from Taneytown, MD on 11/27/2018

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Overall very pleased with this unit. Hooked to a pair of old Mirage speakers in my living room and they sound great. The MusicCast app works well once set up- handy since this is installed in an enclosed bookcase, so no need to open door. The MusicCast app also blends really well with my EchoDot (3rd Gen) to voice control the basics on the receiver. Wish there were a few specific things available functionality wise that drop my rating to only 4/5.

Pros: Compact Audio Only receiver Very good price Great options for online music streaming Bluetooth works great Easy set up with MusicCast App and Amazon Alexa Great Crutchfield service

Cons: Can't remove unwanted / unused streaming services from scrolling input list No Subwoofer output minimal tonal controls

Nice, basic stereo rig

Paul from Molokai, HI on 11/20/2018

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I replaced a 9 yr old Onkyo 8555 that was great until it refused to wake up and I needed a fairly simple stereo receiver with enough power to drive my ageing acoustic suspension speakers that are pretty power hungry. The specs on this receiver filled the bill and Crutchfield's price/delivery were great and we had had excellent experience with them in the past. The R-N303 performs very well on FM and CD music sources but my first impression on the phono inputs is that the RIAA equalization is a little too bright for my Shure M-97XED cartridge. On the first LP I played, I cut the highs (no spec on turnover freqs) by 4 db. The controls only allow +/- 2 db steps which seems limited but time will tell. I have not yet run a comparison on my separate preamp. The manual spends a terrific amount of paper on all the various digital and wireless signal sources but seems rather short on the basics. The specifications are fairly cursory with nothing regarding the input impedances of the various inputs and those of us that don't use iOS devices will need to figure out settings for ourselves if they work at all with generic systems like Linux and Android. Setup was fairly simple but I did not get into all the network stuff so I still have a lot of "fun" ahead figuring that out. The appearance is clean and simple looking (if your eyes are ok with basic black).

Pros: Easy setup and good sound on high level sources. Good pricing for the feature set. Clean appearance (if you like basic black).

Cons: Seems too bright on the phono input. User manual weak on basics and specs and on non-apple networking setup.

Great sound, works well

Nick from Oglesby, IL on 11/19/2018

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Bought this to put in the garage and run our patio speakers outside. Did not need surround, just good sound, ability to run 2 sets of speakers, and wanted to be able to Airplay to it. I have a large music library on my Mac Pro in the house. I hard wired this to that same network, and although Airplay works to access that library and control it from my phone, I found that using the apple "Remote" app works even better. Set up was simple. Used the Yamaha App and set up Pandora and stuff. I wish Yamaha put all the buttons that are on the remote, on the face of the stereo as well, but this hasn't been the case for most of their receivers. But I can always count on Yamaha for equipment that works well and sounds great. My first Yamaha receiver finally quit this summer after over 30 years of use. So this was a great upgrade.

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Would recommend this receiver.

Frank from Cary, NC on 11/18/2018

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Needed a new receiver. I had a Yamaha audio-video receiver that was about 11 years old with no phono input and an old Onkyo integrated amplifier from the eighties that had a problem with the balance control. The Yamaha R-N303 had a lot of very good reviews so decided to go with it. Have only listened to records, CD's and FM radio so far and have not yet tried to connect to our computer network. Easy to set up and use. Sound quality seems to be of very high quality so far. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Sounds great. Easy to use.

Cons: Might need some assistance making use of the network and other connectivity features.

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Crutchfield customer from Tamaqua, PA on 11/18/2018

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has a lot of features for the money , works great .

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Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 11/15/2018

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Yamaha R-N303 performed up to my expectations. It had no problems driving The Klipsch speakers I purchased from Cructchfields. I would recommend to potential buyers.

Pros: Good performance

Cons: None

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Mark from Carson City, NV on 11/13/2018

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Very nice product. YAMAHA has been a brand that I never had a chance to purchase in my early years. I am now updating my system and am very pleased with the quality, options, style and price.

Pros: Style, color, sound, versatility and price.

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Crutchfield customer from Tell City, IN on 11/12/2018

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Receiver I works well in my 30×40 work shop/garage. I have it hooked up to a pair of Bose 301 series 3 and it works great. Adequate power and very simple and easy to operate. Was hoping the system had more bass as these speakers did have in my other garage but it was smaller(24×32) therefore the different size space and spacing of speakers might have something to do with it.But over all I am very pleased with this reciever.

Pros: Easy set up and simple to use. Love the bass and treble controls instead of having to go into the menu.

Cons: Weak bass but might be due to speaker placement?

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Crutchfield customer from Middlesex, NJ on 11/6/2018

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Fantastic receiver great sound running 4 outdoor speakers 2 Boston acoustics 2 KLH so great to play songs from your phone in the hot tub

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Great product

Danny from Boerne texas on 10/29/2018

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Crutchfield was great to work with. Receiver was everything I hoped for in a receiver. Easy set up.

Pros: Easy to get Bluetooth going and receiver up and running

Cons: None so far

Very good for the price

Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 10/26/2018

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Received the unit and had no problem setting it up physically, everything attached easily. Programming went well. The front of the unit and the remote are arranged more to be attractive rather than for intuitive operation, but this is a problem with most manufacturers. The bass and treble are boosted in +/- 2 db increments, I would prefer =/- 1. I listen to a lot of classical music and in operation, the sound is smooth through from bass to treble with a slight emphasis and the mid=range. It has more than enough power to drive my inefficient floor speakers to levels that annoy my family. The only slight problem I have with the sound is that while the bass is definitely there, it feels likes it lacks some authority behind it unless the bass is boosted a little. Overall, ass the title says, its very good the the price and well worth the money.

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I Wish I Had Ordered This In The First Place.

Dave from Galesburg, IL on 10/24/2018

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After fussin' and fightin' for a couple of weeks with an AV receiver I purchased (from Crutchfield, of course), I decided it wasn't worth the hassle messing with all the menu settings trying to getting everything just right. Thanks to Crutchfield's amazing return policy, I sent it back for a refund. I put that money toward the Yamaha R-N303 stereo receiver which does everything I need it to do. It's as plug-n-play as I expected it to be. The stereo sound is totally adequate for my needs. This unit comes with an optical input to which I connected my TV and a digital coaxial input if I ever need one. Connecting my speakers was easy because of the banana plug terminals. Now, don't worry if your looking for all kinds of internet functions. They're available too. I'll never use them. I'm 73 and just discovered the internet last month. But for those of you so inclined, don't fret. I sure it can handle anything you need it to do.

Pros: Great price, great sound, easy setup.

Cons: None that I've found so far.

Blasting the oldies

gloria from Hudson, OH on 10/21/2018

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Totally was what I was looking for, thanks to Mac, the salesperson who helped me!

Pros: Love the sound, since I was hesitant to try the new stereos that are available today. Wouldn't want to risk buying today's stereo systems in exchange for this sound with the old style system that I'm used to.

Cons: Much bigger & takes up more space than today's stereo systems.

Great value

Dan from Paducah, KY on 10/19/2018

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I replaced a theater unit with this stereo receiver and I am very happy I did. I never enjoyed watching tv through the other unit because voices were always too low and other sounds would scare the heck out of you being too loud. It had too many settings and just did not sound very good on any of them. This receiver is a great value and has plenty of oomph to power 2 sets of Polk speakers and a powered sub. Sounds fantastic. I especially like the Bluetooth feature. I have dedicated a tablet with 200 GB of my music along with the free music I have with a subscription from the company I bought the tablet from. Everyone comments how cool this system looks and sounds. I owned Yamaha products 30+ years ago and it was very good back then.

Pros: Clear, clean sound Bluetooth

Cons: Remote does not learn other equipment and is difficult to read.

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Crutchfield customer from Apex, NC on 10/8/2018

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Pretty cool unit. I needed 100W to drive two sets of speakers. It receives wifi and Bluetooth. I'm a happy camper. I've bought a ton of stuff from Crutchfield over the years. Prices are fair and customer service is excellent.

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Great receiver.

Brian from Medina, NY on 10/4/2018

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Great price. Easy setup. Fast delivery. Excellent products. I have been a customer of Crutchfield for over 20 years. Always a great experience. Will continue to do so. Thank you, Crutchfield

Pros: Easy setup. Great reception.

Cons: None.

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Fredrick from Richmond, VA on 10/3/2018

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Great features, sounds awesome

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Matthew from New Orleans, LA on 10/3/2018

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Recently purchased this receiver to upgrade from an old Pioneer that I had inherited. Set up was a breeze. Records sound great and pairing my computer or phone is simple and convenient.

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Walt from Purcellville, VA on 10/1/2018

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Does everything I needed a 2 channel receiver to do. Easy to set up, Bluetooth AND wireless at a good price

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Crutchfield customer from North East, MD on 9/23/2018

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Easy to set up. Wifi requires attention to detail, but works well. Works well.

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Dissappointed

Patrick from Austin, TX on 9/10/2018

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Upon installation and set up, right out of the box, the controls on the receiver did not work. The remote control did work though... I contacted the service department, and we walked through a factory reset, but that did not fix the problem. A replacement is in transit. We'll see if it works any better.

Pros: Polite, professional support from the service technician that tried to help me.

Cons: The unit fell way short of my expectations.

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Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 9/9/2018

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I like the receiver but I don't like the fact that the remote is a must. If I lose the remote, I've lost the ability to balance the speakers. This is a new piece of equipment for me so I'm not sure if the loss of the remote will impact other features. You might look into this before buying especially if you have little kids around who magically make remotes disappear!

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Great Update Stereo Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 8/23/2018

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I needed to replace my Yamaha RX-450 stereo receiver that I've enjoyed since the 1980 because the left channel kept cutting out. The Yamaha R-N303 is a great replacement. First of all, it has all the RCA inputs I need for my Phonograph, CD player, and even the tape deck I still use from time to time--unlike so many other receivers available at stores like my local big box electronics retail store etc., which are probably fine for home theatre, yet not so accommodating for audio like I want in my music/library, in a room away from the television. The R-N303 also features bluetooth, so I can connect my iPad mini, especially when I want to enjoy Quiet Music, an internet program I have been enjoying on Sundays for several years. The receiver arrived by UPS three days earlier than I expected. I spent approximately 45 minutes disconnecting the old receiver and setting up the new one. It was very easy, and everything worked from the start--interior and exterior speakers, phono, CD player, and tape deck. Programming FM radio stations was also very easy, and the bluetooth connecting right away (unlike some other blue tooth devices I use). The remote is effective with buttons conveniently (even logically) arranged. The stereo separation is great with my system, and I have plenty of volume to spare. I am very pleased with this purchase from Crutchfield, and I am very glad to be able to hear music without the left speaker cutting out every few minutes.

Pros: easy set-up. clear sound. inputs I need/want for my other audio equipment

Cons: none so far

Excellent receiver for the $$$

Crutchfield customer from Key Largo, FL on 8/21/2018

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This receiver has excellent sound and works great with my speakers and TV/DVD player. It has wireless and Bluetooth capabilities. I use it with my I tunes library and I Pod. There are many other features like streaming music from Pandora etc.

Pros: Price and capibilities

Cons: The Yamaha music cast feature was difficult to get set up Crutchfield's support staff came to the rescue.

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Crutchfield customer from New Hartford, CT on 8/20/2018

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Sounds and operates great

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Nice amp for my needs

Guest from Staunton, VA on 8/14/2018

Nice amp for the price.Crutchfield is the place for audio and video needs

Pros: Just what I need without any extra such as hdmi hook ups.just q amp for my different audio components

Cons: None

Exceeds Expectations

William from Charlotte, NC on 8/12/2018

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Great Value for a blend of technology and amplitude. Comfortably drives 4 pairs of wired speakers with the aid of a Niles Speaker Selector giving me the ability to select input and volume with my iPhone

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Mark from Melbourne, FL on 8/9/2018

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Great sound and plenty of power

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Perfect for what I needed! Excellent deal!

Christopher from Flower Mound, TX on 8/3/2018

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I was looking to replace an old stereo I was using for the past 8 years that I had inherited from a past family member. It was an indestructible 24 year old (made in 1994) Sony cabinet type with dual cassette decks and 5 disc changer but a bit too "dated" and decided it's time to get with it and upgrade. I love listening to a wide variety of music on YouTube with my Sony MDR-XB500 headphones through my mobile but wanted something bigger and better. Dated stereo, dated Bose bookshelf speakers and a large collection of CDs with no room for more brought me here to shop for an entire stereo system that fit the bill. This receiver is absolutely perfect for what I needed to upgrade. Instead of buying more CDs, I can stream music off YouTube via my Samsung S7 mobile through the Bluetooth on this receiver. Upgraded speakers to Polk Audio T50 as well, even though not sold here at the time. I purchased this AND an Onkyo 6 disc changer from "scratch and dent" but the only scratches or dents I saw were on the boxes they came in. One on one advisers were VERY kind and helpful! Thanks a million!

Pros: Bluetooth option. Excellent price.

Cons: I miss the old sliding EQ adjusters. That's just personal preference.

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Crutchfield customer from Port Orange, FL on 7/31/2018

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impressive stereo network receiver for the price

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Patrick from Tarpon Springs, FL on 7/22/2018

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I'm very pleased with the features and quality of this amp. It was a littler harder to get it to link with my Wi-Fi than it should have been but after several resets that feature finally worked.

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Crutchfield customer from E Brunswick, NJ on 7/17/2018

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The device functions perfectly well for the features I am able to use. Sound is fine and setup was not hard. The remote is 'unforgiving'. I must have had to reenter my presets three or four times during my initial setup because I happen to hit an incorrect key. I am very disappointed that there are no 'buttons' on the front of the receiver and you must 'page through' the presets on the remote. Finally I do not have a 'really smart' phone and I can not utilize all of the features i.e. PANDORA, Internet Radio that are available. All of my computer work is accomplished with a desktop.

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Great sound, easy set up

Gavin from Rincon, GA on 7/15/2018

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I look at 30 different stereo receivers before deciding to purchase this one. I am total enjoying it. Great sound and tone. Easy to connect to other wireless devices.

Pros: Easy to connect to my bluetooth and wifi

Cons: None

Exactly what I Needed

Arlyn from Sequim, WA on 7/13/2018

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This is exactly what I needed to upgrade my whole house music system to access streaming sources. My old system was only capable of playing tapes or CDs. Sound is great and once setup it very easy to use. Had some difficulty during setup getting connected to my wifi. Mostly operator error I think. Beat happy with this unit.

Pros: Great selection of streaming sources Good quality sound Good price

Cons: Wifi setup could be much easier.

Has it all!

Richard from Aliso Viejo, CA on 7/9/2018

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The R-N303 receiver is almost prefect. Great price, and has all the features I wanted (AirPlay, Bluetooth, MusicCast, A/B speakers, powerful, and easy to setup and use). It also has an optical input like most televisions which I was excited about; however, the optical input on the R-N303 only supports PCM format. My Samsung smart tv audio works fine, but not with Netflix, Hulu, etc (even after changing the audio settings in those apps). Using an analog cable to the line input works great with all television sources. Highly recommended, but wish it had a full-featured digital television input.

Pros: Full featured, easy setup and use, and great sound.

Cons: Optical input may not work with your smart television's audio formats.

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Dave from The Villages, FL on 7/8/2018

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I'm happy with our selecting the N303. Price was fair, sounds great and it's a Yamaha. My only rub is that the manual is in small print and not particularly user friendly (good thing we had Crutchfield tech support). All seemed to connect all right but it's a bit like voodoo, it connects and you aren't really sure why (I like to know how things work). Anyway - I'm pleased with the unit and it sounds terrific.

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Crutchfield customer from Olympia, WA on 7/1/2018

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I really like this receiver. It delivers plenty of clean low distortion power to the Klipsh reference 28 speakers I bought to go with it. This is the central part to an audio set up with a turntable, CD player, and a Mac. The connectivity is fantastic. It's also easy to use. We can use the Mac to stream from Internet radio stations or from playlists on iTunes. Connecting by Bluetooth is always available and easy from our phones. Overall this receiver is a good combination of old school audio punch and new school connectivity.

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Crutchfield customer from Sunnyvale, CA on 7/1/2018

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Nice unit for the money!

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Nice basic receiver

Rigoberto from Cidra, PR on 6/27/2018

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Bought it to pair with two Klipsh AW-650's for my terraza in the mountains in central Puerto Rico. Can't be more satisfied. Smooth enough to relax in my hamaca listenning to jazz or boleros and powerfull enough to enjoy salsa music while doing some BBQ with friends and family. Have Klipshs towers and sorround for about 20 years and the only one to quit was the subwoofer that I replaced recently. Can't buy a better combination for the money. If my memory doesn' t fail me I have been a Cruchtfield custumer for about 25 years and still.

Pros: Wi fi, Bluetooth and all the basics. Enough if you do not need to move big speakers.

Cons: Maybe I am getting old but the display is little small.

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Crutchfield customer from Cadillac, MI on 6/27/2018

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Simply does everything I need it to do, and probably more. The sales people were all helpful and competent, the delivery was fast. The set-up took a couple tries, but they problems were operator caused, not equipment caused. No complaints.

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excellent wireless playback

Peter from Austin, TX on 6/26/2018

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I bought this receiver to power outdoor wired speakers (and one wireless kitchen speaker) and needed it to have wireless capability as there was no line of sight. I had a little initial trouble setting up the music cast app ( some firmware issues) , but in the end it works well. Its easily runs, pandora, iTunes, spotify , the radio or any input method. Decent interface and easy to globally adjust volume or EQ - or individual tweaks by room.

Pros: no line of sight required. good interface and functions on phone app

Cons: little initial trouble setting up the wifi/music cast app ( some firmware issues)

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Stephen from Boylston, MA on 6/24/2018

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I bought this receiver for my 91 year old father. It was a replacement for his prehistoric Nikko receiver. The Yamaha was a perfect option, as it had everything he needed, and not a lot he didn't need. I installed it today and both Dad and Mom (married 68 years) were very happy with it. They were especially impressed with the simplicity of the front panel (labels on remote are so tiny, they found them hard to read). The installation was simple. I connected up their turntable, CD player, and a pair of old KEF bookshelf speakers I bought for him years ago. I walked my Dad through programming the FM presets. The sound was so good that Dad (who really should be wearing a hearing aid) said, "Even my tin ears can tell the difference!".

Pros: Very simple setup. Simple front panel layout. Turntable inputs. Sound

Cons: No AC power plug for additional component on back of unit. Text on remote too small for elderly to read. Manual too big and technical for elderly. A simplified version would be a nice touch.

Great Receiver at Good Price

Jose from Toa Baja, PR on 6/19/2018

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Great looks and appearance. Easy to set up and start using it. Connection to WiFi fairly easy and quick. Only dissapointment is that I cannot seem to be able to set up the App for BT headphones. The app doesn't find the receiver! The main reason I purchased the R-N303 is to connect my BT phones. Other than that, the R-N303 is a very good audio receiver for the price. Also, I read one or two reviews about adjusting balance, well it does have that feature within the screen menu. Search the manual, is there. I found it right away. Hope this review is helpful.

Pros: Great looks, easy set up, great sound.

Cons: Could not get the App to detect the receiver in order to use BT Phones

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Crutchfield customer from Rohnert Park, CA on 6/18/2018

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I've owned many Yamaha products and enjoyed great performance from each one! This receiver sounds great! Crutchfield makes is even more enjoyable!

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Super clean sound

Kman from Elk Grove, CA on 6/17/2018

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Just received this unit to use for my indoor/outdoor music streaming. So far so good. Very clean power to speakers. So many streaming options that I am still figuring out. I'm glad I have this unit in my audio set up!

Pros: Variety of streaming options Plenty of clean power Quality, looks

Cons: Set up might be daunting for non-techies

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Crutchfield customer from North Reading, MA on 6/17/2018

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I bought this to run my outdoor speakers. It was very easy to set up the wireless connection and start using the MusicCast app. The sound is amazing and the kids are even enjoying the system.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 6/17/2018

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Great receiver for WiFi connectivity sound quality and price!

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Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, TX on 6/13/2018

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It came in a timely manner. It hooked easily to my other electronics.

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Yamaha does it again!

Keith from Poulsbo, WA on 6/3/2018

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Yamaha does it again! I've been very pleased with my Yamaha A-S500 integrated amp, which powers my main audio system (vintage B & O turntable, Marantz CD player, Polk LSiM707 towers), but needed to replace an old Pioneer receiver that powers a multi-room system in another part of the house. And wireless capability was a must. The Yamaha R-N303 kept popping up in online reviews, so I talked to a Crutchfield rep, who told me that the R-N303 would be well-suited to my needs. So when the R-N303 went on sale, I scooped one up, and I'm glad that I did. Setup was easy, with clear prompts for setting up the wireless connections with my various devices, and the system sounds great and performs flawlessly. Really happy with the R-N303.

Pros: Yamaha quality and features without breaking the bank.

Cons: None.

Great Receiver

Ed from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/3/2018

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Very fast delivery. Powerful network receiver for the money. ED

Pros: Powerful amplifier, good tuner, phono input

Cons: No USB port

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Crutchfield customer from Memphis, TN on 5/29/2018

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Great product, I love that fact that you can play streamed music through the reciever. We have had a few problems with the receiver losing connects to the Spotify. Also do not like the fact that you cannot control the volume using Music Cast. But other than those issue it is amazing product and makes sitting by the pool listening to music much more enjoyable.

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Crutchfield customer from Glendale, OR on 5/27/2018

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I love this Amp/Receiver! we have a small house, this would be an excellent component for a much larger room than we have it in! Amazing sound. no problem driving the speakers! It has plenty of bass for us, we aren't into the "rattle your neighbors windows too" bass. ;)

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Crutchfield customer from Peculiar, MO on 5/27/2018

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It's easy o set up ,works great

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Crutchfield customer from Pelham, AL on 5/25/2018

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The only minor issue are the vertical bars used to adjust tone and input which seem awkward vs selector knobs. The large round volume knob is smooth and easy to adjust. Easy set up, plug and play. Yamaha quality.

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David from Saluda, VA on 5/21/2018

I've got this powering a pair of Polk RTi A1 speakers. Fell in love with classical music again. My mother bought this setup from Crutchfield for her senior living apartment. Fills the apartment with sound.

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Kurt from Linn, MO on 5/16/2018

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Very nice receiver - great sound, I wanted this for my outdoor setup. The sounds coming from this receiver was a great improvement from what I had been using.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Difficult to connect to my Wi-Fi - the directions are almost worthless.

Musicast is just awful

Dan from Canyon Country, CA on 5/13/2018

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Crutchfield guys are always very helpful, but even they couldn't figure out how to make this unit work with Yamaha Musicast wireless speakers. It is the worst most confusing setup and useless feature we've ever experienced. It's a nice receiver but the Musicast wireless is a complete nightmare.

Pros: Nice receiver

Cons: Do not by for Musicast. Confusing impossible set up!!

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Crutchfield customer from Riverview, FL on 5/6/2018

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Great Service, Great Products - Always!

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jim from Reading, PA on 4/30/2018

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Great receiver and looks great and the sound is very good It was easy to setup also

Pros: The R-N303 Looks great and sounds great and was very easy to set up

Cons: none at this time

Great wireless connectivity

Mark from Aurora, CO on 4/30/2018

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This is a great 2-channel receiver and the MusicCast and bluetooth connectivity work seamlessly. I'm able to easily stream music from my phone through the MusicCast app, including Spotify, but my wife and kids stream from their phones without the MusicCast app just using the receiver's built-in bluetooth capabilities. I am using wired speakers, haven't tried to connect to wireless speakers, but I'm hoping to add a pair of wireless MusicCast speakers for my patio. I bought a "scratch and dent" version through Crutchfield and I can't detect anything that is scratched or dented. Everything was included in the box except it looked like the FM antenna was different that original. It still works fine, though.

Pros: easy to wirelessly stream music to the receiver

Cons: labels on the remote are small

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Crutchfield customer from Gainesville, MO on 4/29/2018

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Buy your products from Crutchfield top quality merchandise no matter what you buy its top quality

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David from Owensboro, KY on 4/23/2018

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Easy setup, and love the app to control the receiver from poolside.

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, MN on 4/23/2018

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The web interface and controlling the device with your phone in the Musicast App is great. Once it is setup, it is very easy to operate. My wife is not a techie and she is running it on her own after a quick tutorial. If you like a lot of music options, this is the receiver for you. I have it connected to four small bookshelf speakers and the sound quality is excellent.

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Crutchfield customer from Cedar Key, FL on 4/22/2018

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Great piece of stereo equipment ! As advertised. Fast shipping. Manual user friendly I'm 77 so this is probably my last receiver ! HA Thanks C M Haller

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Dan from El Dorado Hills, CA on 4/22/2018

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We wanted an app controlled audio system that we could use for our outdoor patio. We have had no success with previous receivers consistently connecting by Bluetooth to our mobile devices. We have a weather proof cabinet built into an outdoor kitchen where the metal studs block Bluetooth. An app controlled WiFi based system seemed to be the right solution. Our experience with this Yamaha product has been out standing. The price for what you get is also outstanding. We are able to use the Yamaha MusicCast application to completely control the device from streaming services to FM radio. The sound is impressive and there is plenty of power available to fill our large patio space. Sometimes systems that connect to multiple mobile devices can be tricky when you want to switch control from one device to another. Getting the system to drop one device and connect to another is never as simple as the manufacturer describes. The MusicCast app allows multiple devices to see what is playing and make changes. I have started playing something and later my wife wants to change the station, she simply picks up her phone and makes the switch. I do not think we will ever use the provided remote. I could not be more pleased with the purchase. We should have done it sooner.

Pros: MusicCast App is incredible; it controls the device as well as stores the credentials for your streaming services like Sirius XM and Spotify. We are an Apple family, so the built in AirPlay connection works well for our Apple Music account. The sound is amazing for our application.

Cons: Getting the receiver connected to WiFi was tricky, but once it was connected life is good.

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Crutchfield customer from Nevada City, CA on 4/19/2018

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Using this unit as a receiver for outdoor audio for both music and outdoor movies. I really like the Bluetooth and direct to WiFi functions. Sound is crisp and full. Super simple bass and treble adjustments.

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David L. from Centerville, IA on 4/16/2018

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Great Surround Sound

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BD from Lafayette, LA on 4/14/2018

Mutiple reviewers stated a lack of balance control. I thought the same until I went into the setup menu via the remote. There it is.. Great receiver so far...

Pros: Easy set up.

Cons: Difficult to route TV antenna audio through receiver.

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Crutchfield customer from Broken Arrow, OK on 4/10/2018

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Easy setup, Bluetooth paired quickly and very nice sound quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Barnegat, NJ on 4/2/2018

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Just as cosmo described and works out fine for what my needs are, I put off purchasing a system as it seemed rather complicated anymore but the help from crutchfield was great and they guided me in the right direction

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Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 4/1/2018

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Good unit, and easy to use. However, it is very difficult to get it connected to your WiFi router and the directions are terrible. Also, the remote control does not also control other Yamaha units such as a CD player. You have to use a separate remote and that is annoying.

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Porter from Chesapeake, VA on 3/28/2018

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Excellent product with very full and accurate sound . The FM reception is excellent, with an antenna I can get stations more than 100 miles away. The streaming requires some time to set up but works well. The instructions in the manual did not translate into English very well It is another excellent receiver from Yamaha. It is an excellent value, you would have to spend more than $600 to get a sound as good.

Pros: Good power and very good sound. The FM reception is very good. I can receive stations more than one hundred miles away. This is an EXCELLENT value

Cons: The remote is poorly labeled. I have to break out the bifocals to read the print. It is a very cheap remote and is too small. The remote needs better buttons with a click or smoother way to let you know you have activated the correct function.

Great sound, along with new functionalities

Dave from La Mesa, CA on 3/28/2018

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I installed the unit two days ago and I'm still trying to figure out everything it does. The biggest problem I had incorporating it into my existing system was swapping positions with my multi-disc CD player within my sound equipment cabinet. In other words, it wasn't a problem at all. In fact, I was surprised when I went to the next room and started up ITunes on the computer and it automatically turned on my new Yamaha unit and started playing my ITunes track through the AirPlay function. Pretty cool. It's nice to have a sound system back in the house that is independent from the sound bar we have for our LCD video display. I'm expecting to enjoy my new Yamaha unit for a long time.

Pros: Easy to install. Fits my current needs..

Cons: Disappointed that is only "receives" Bluetooth signals for Playback from a "casting" source. It would be great if it acted as a relay point and "casted" via Bluetooth to wireless speakers. I'm also dismayed at the lack of "left" and "right" balance control.

Great sound

Mark from Hutchinson, KS on 3/26/2018

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The Yamaha rn303 is a great sounding reciever at a great price.

Pros: Great sound and great price.

Cons: None at this time.

Just what I needed!!

David from New York (NY) on 3/25/2018

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There isn't much I can add to what has already been said about this very good receiver at a really good price. I needed to replace my old Denon receiver, which had died, and this was the perfect and sensible choice for my budget. I am listening to my music on my floorstanding Polk speakers, and it never sounded so good! My speakers were too powerful for the old, outdated receiver, and now, with this new, versatile Yamaha, my vast collection of CDs sound great! I even hooked up my Tape deck(yes, very old-school) because I kept all of my old cassettes, and they sound ok too. I needed a few questions answered and "Mike" couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. In addition, this receiver is a great way to combine my existing music collection and bring me into the more "current" music scene because of its ability to stream music, which I am also looking forward to doing. Thank you Crutchfield and I am looking forward to adding a turntable, so I can enjoy my old vinyls as well!

Pros: Great receiver at a great price, good for connecting all your devices, ability to stream music, bluetooth, versatile and looks good too.

Cons: None I can think of!

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dave from Scituate, MA on 3/24/2018

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I'm very happy with my new receiver. I did call for tech. support while setting up with Iphone but it was my lack of following the manual. They were very patient and helpful. the price was great. I will definitely deal with Crutchfield again !

Pros: works great with iphone [ syrius radio, pandora]

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Trumbull, CT on 3/23/2018

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This works just like I wanted it to. very easy to stream music from a hard drive in another room. Having a tuner is also a plus.

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Crutchfield customer from Cross River, NY on 3/23/2018

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Excellent product, reasonably priced, easy to set up.

Pros: Reasonable price, simplicity in setting up, great performance, exceeded expectations.

Cons: None

Replacing a 45 year old stereo receiver.

Lowrey from Stone Mtn, GA on 3/22/2018

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This stereo receiver replaces my old 45 year old one and it does it perfectly and then some. The wireless capabilities are something new to me and I'm still learning how to use them. But I am learning the learning curve is not so steep! I also have a CD player that hooded up flawlessly. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and the service I received from Levi. Thank you.

Pros: Attractive appearance I can display in my living room. Strong performance for my speakers. Wide variety of music services I can use wirelessly. Music Cast app is a great feature also.

Cons: None that I can identify at the time of this review!.

Drives my Definitive Tech BP6B's Nicely

Joseph from Wilton, CT on 3/18/2018

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Just what I needed. I'm just using to power my Definitive Tech BP6B's and stream Spotify to the Yamaha and use my iPhone to change the playlist, control volume, etc... The Yamaha drives the towers well. The setup was easy. Very good value for money!

Pros: Easy setup. Good price.

Cons: None for me.

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Crutchfield customer from Newton, IA on 3/16/2018

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Great receiver for the money. Does everything I wanted; no issues at all.

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Dave from Mount Sinai, NY on 3/12/2018

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Product was delivered in a timely fashion & performs as expected. It's not as powerful as my 30 year old Sansui & has more features than I'll ever need. Very happy with unit. Have dealt w/Crutchfield for many years.

Pros: Loaded w/features

Cons: No switched 110v outlets on back of unit

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Crutchfield customer from Athol, MA on 3/11/2018

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Works great love the sound I'm especially impressed by how it sends different trebles and basses to separate speakers

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Best Network Stereo Receiver Value

Derrick from Riverside, IL on 3/11/2018

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Most capable of the fully networked stereo receivers. Great replacement for that aging unit. Works with almost all the streaming services and Airplay, Bluetooth. Cheaper than the equivalent units out there from Onkyo, Sony, etc.

Pros: Better price, all streaming services, Apple and PC compatible.

Cons: Set up required a couple tries, did not exactly follow script. Even though new unit, required a couple software update downloads.

Great receiver!Easy

Henry from Ridgely, TN on 3/8/2018

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So far have only set up the radio & and my CD player but am very satisfied with my purchase. It is hooked to a 25 year old set of book shelf speakers & a 30 year old set of floor speakers from my old unit & the sound is fantastic. Love it.

Pros: Easy to set up & use so far.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Clinton, AR on 3/6/2018

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I love this receiver! Bluetooth is so simple to set up. Nothing is hard to do on this.

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Crutchfield customer from Rutherford, TN on 3/6/2018

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Does everything well. Some of the directions were a little complicated but I have managed to get through them with a little help from Crutchfield technical support. Excellent sound quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Sayville, NY on 3/1/2018

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Very happy with this receiver. has all the inputs I need for CD, Phonograph, FM reception through my attic antenna is clear, Bluetooth is great for streaming and gives me control over content and volume from any room in the house. I haven't tried setting up WIFI for direct streaming, I will try it but I don't know if it is necessary since I like having the screen of my IPad in the listening rooms (receiver is not in the same room as the speakers). 100% satisfied so far.

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Claude from Plymouth, MI on 2/28/2018

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My Yamaha R-N303 that I purchased from Crutchfield was just what I was looking for. Now I can stream music and listen to internet radio. With the Yamaha MusicCast I can listen to my Sirius XM . Now it's time to dust off my turn table and play some vinyl again.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Awesome, intuitive, easy set up!

Crutchfield customer from Crescent, IA on 2/26/2018

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Easy to connect to WIFI and stream music via WIFI to speakers. Helped to resurrect my old turntable, cd and tape players. Awesome sound and very intuitive!

Pros: Simple to operate/connect via WIFI, great sound and many options for connecting components.

Cons: No sub woofer out, but this is easily solved by adding Edifier speakers with a Sub out.

Disappointed

Crutchfield customer from Aurora, CO on 2/25/2018

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Volume doesn't start until at 50 on the dial. Head phones sound like crap when plugged in. Haven't figured that out yet they sound fine other devices. It shouldn't be that complicated.

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Crutchfield response on 2/27/2018 We're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Everything we were looking for!

Cheryl from Susquehanna, PA on 2/25/2018

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Was looking for a new receiver to incorporate our older analog equipment (tape deck, turntable, 5-disc CD player) with all the new digital venues including streaming to wireless speakers. This receiver fit perfectly. Was very easy to set up and was even more pleasantly surprised when we found it was Sirus XM compatible. Configuring wi-fi was painless. The MusicCast app takes a little to get use to moving around but once you get your room setup it's sweet. Really want to thank Sonny for the expert advice he gave me while looking at this purchase.

Pros: Yamaha quality, functionality, ease of setup and integration

Cons: Could have more speaker connections.

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 2/25/2018

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The receiver is terrific -- and I am eternally grateful to the very nice Crutchfield employees, starting with Manny, who helped me choose it and then helped me work out how to attach it to my existing products, several of which also came from Crutchfield. They're the best. And the Yamaha R-N303 sounds wonderful! Thank heavens -- and Crutchfield and Yamaha -- for having my sound of music back again!

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Donald R from Flint, MI on 2/20/2018

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too complicated to operate, very limited instructions

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Dave from Berwyn, IL on 2/11/2018

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Great receiver for the money. Set-up with MusicCast is very easy. I also love the fact that I can use this receiver with all my music: streaming, LPs, and CDs. I have an old pair of Bose towers and they sound great with this receiver.

Pros: Price Easy set-up with MusicCast Sound quality Flexibility of music formats

Cons: None so far.

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Les from Kingston, NY on 2/1/2018

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Based on a Crutchfield recommendation this amp/receiver is everything they said. Easy to set up but really have to rely on the remote to switch functions. Really just beginning to explore all the options. The R-N303 has all the latest technology built into it for Bluetooth expansion.Great value for the price. I really love the sound from our new Polk speakers also recommended by the Crutchfield PRO. If you are unsure what you want go to Crutchfield,they will help you through the whole process.

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Crutchfield customer from Martinsburg, WV on 1/29/2018

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I am very happy with my purchase of the R-N303 receiver. The sound is excellent, and the display is very easy to read from across the room (and the brightness is adjustable). I am beginning to appreciate the internet radio capability since I live in an area with poor fm reception. I had switched from an old 5.1 a/v receiver, so I needed to call technical support for help with connecting some of my dvd player, but the representative was very helpful and reminded me it was a simple matter of making adjustments to the dvd player. He even sent me an email with a copy of the correct dvd manual page to help me. An excellent receiver, and Crutchfield is an excellent choice for electronics gear!

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Excellent stero amp/receiver

Rod from Athens, AL on 1/25/2018

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I'm very satisfied with the ease of connection/set up and the sound quality. I wanted an FM/AM Stereo Amp/Recvr for support of my audio equipment and not for video or some of the other newer means of entertainment such as bluetooth connectivity or Sirrus capability though the R-N303 is supposed to do that. The remote is easy to use, but I wish there were more ways to control the unit from the front panel rather than almost total reliance on the remote. However, for what I want this is an affordable and really good machine! And, you DO HAVE ability to connect a turntable. Be aware that some of these home entertainment centers these days will not support a turntable (Iknow that from experience) and if you need that then be careful. This R-N303 DOES SUPPORT A TURTABLE. I communicated by e-mail with Yamaha for some answers prior to purchase and their tech reps were both responsive and very helpful. All in all I am so far totally pleased with my Yamaha R-N303, with the company and with Crutchfield, and in my opinion the R-N303 is a great product at a reasonable price.

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Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 1/22/2018

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Generally easy set up and works well. Drive my old Castle bookshelf speakers very well - looking to upgrade those soon. Could not get the Yamaha MusicCast app to work on my Samsung Android tablet, but this is not necessary for me. All other WiFi connectivity working well.

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crisp, clean sound

Brad from Normal, IL on 1/22/2018

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This receiver was very easy to set up. Connected easily to my phone which by the way controls all the functions. Pushes my floor standing speakers easily. Lighted buttons on the remote would have been great but still easy to use & functional. Bought this because my powered turntable & powered speakers weren't giving me the sound I wanted . Highly recommended

Pros: Easy to set up & use. Pushes my large speakers. Perfect for a mediun to large room.

Cons: None to speak of yet

Great Technology, Features, and Sound

Crutchfield customer from Tuscaloosa, AL on 1/18/2018

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Purchased the Yamaha R-N303 for our hardwired CD collection/speakers and to access web-based music and stream music to our kitchen to a MusicCast WX-030 speaker. If you don't do this often there's a tiny learning curve on the set up to make sure all the WiFi settings are in order but nothing daunting. Such as, after several failed attempts to link to our WiFi, according to the manual instructions, I found that a network update was necessary. Plugged the receiver into the router with an Ethernet cord and it quickly updated. After unplugging, attempted to link the receiver to the wireless router using the "push button" function but WiFi connection was unstable. After a manual set up, the connection has worked fine. You'll save time if you go through the all settings on the network settings screen and make sure they are compatible with your router. One disappointment: MusicCast is not compatible with our Microsoft Surface tablet but it works fine with our Windows PC and android phone. Functions are straightfoward and easy to navigate on the screen. Sound is great. Internet radio is fun to have on the "big" speakers. The Yamaha R-N303 has the features and cutting edge technology we wanted at an affordable price. We especially like the MusicCast software that allows us to play music in different rooms and to access our web based music. Very happy with the purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Dedham, MA on 1/15/2018

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Good product. - No balance control.

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Crutchfield customer from Waterbury, VT on 1/10/2018

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Well worth the price

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Crutchfield customer from Gambier, OH on 1/8/2018

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This receiver was exactly what I needed. The technician on the chat line got me the right piece.

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As stated

Joseph from Homosassa, FL on 1/5/2018

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The amp set up and performance was as stated in the write up. No problems at all.

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Nice receiver.

Warren from Mount Bethel, PA on 12/28/2017

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I was looking for a receiver that would drive my speakers, Polk Audio rti a7, provide Bluetooth, and have a direct input for my phonograph. I am very satisfied with my purchase as all of my needs are covered.

Pros: Easy to set up. Great Sound.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Don't rely on the folks you chat about products

John from Oxford, MS on 12/25/2017

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The primary request I made from the Crutchfield "tech" was for the a receiver which I could connect my wireless bluetooth speakers. This receiver cannot do this and the manual establishes this. The "tech" wasted my money and time and suggested a "work around" that does not work. Why would I buy a product and then have to work around its limitations? I will not use Crutchfield again as their personnel don't know what they are selling, and certainly are unaware of its capabilities.

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Crutchfield response on 12/27/2017 We were sorry to hear about John's experience. We're forwarding this on to our Tech Support supervisors, so they can look into it. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Very nice

Todd from Kearney, NE on 12/19/2017

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Very easy to set up and interface with my phones and computers works as advertised very impressed

Pros: Easy to set up sounds great

Cons: Would be nice to have a bigger screen on the front of the unit

Best

Yavuz from Davie, FL on 12/15/2017

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Best is best

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Ed from Shreveport, LA on 12/12/2017

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$1,400.00 worth of Amp and Power Amp purchased in 1976 were becoming almost unusable due to worn switches. Was looking for a new integrated amp that would drive very inefficient speakers (70 to 250 watt). This little gem not only replaced the amps but also the old tuner I had been using. It handles the speakers with ease and all the modern bells and whistles are a plus. I haven't pursued all the extras but I love being able to play my music library via Airplay from my computer (2 rooms away) through this receiver. The unit inputs are basic and there is no USB port. BUT what it does have more than outweighs the need for what it doesn't posses. Also, be aware this is NOT a substitute for a home theater receiver.

Pros: Replaced two amps and a tuner. Plenty of power to drive inefficient speakers. Very clean sound. Nice integration of modern cordless features (bluetooth, airplay, etc.). Many other extras. So much more than I expected for the price.

Cons: Doesn't have USB port. Can't split pre and power sections to use external power amp or insert an equalizer. Limited inputs. BUT for my needs I found none of these necessary.

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Kenneth from Sterling Hts, MI on 12/12/2017

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great value for price

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A great receiver! Couldn't be more pleased!

John from Charlotte, NC on 12/3/2017

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Very easy to hoop-up - even for a non-techy! Love the Bluetooth!

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Crutchfield customer from South Holland, IL on 12/1/2017

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A Good Receiver for the money it would be better if it had a loud button for extra bass boost. I tried to hook up a EQ to use while I listen to Bluetooth or wifi be but there are no pre in/out inputs only get a visual effect. Easy setup for wifi. The music cast app is good I noticed when I play my music using the app it sounds way more clearer and crisp then when using just the Bluetooth.

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Crutchfield customer from Cranston, RI on 11/27/2017

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OUTSTANDING PEREFORMANCE FOR THE MONEY

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Crutchfield customer from Falcon Heights, MN on 11/21/2017

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Great all around. I'm not audiophile but this set up right away. The small screen is the only drawback with all the net options. But you can get around that with bluetooth from another device.

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Works like a champ!

Alan from Duvall, WA on 11/21/2017

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It works just fine in all functions! I can operate the tuner from anywhere with my iPhone via Wi-Fi, my old AR turntable plugs directly into the back of the tuner without requiring a separate pre-amp. Life is good! Oh yeah - now I can stream the awesome tunes (Robert Mitchum singing "Thunder Road," for example) from my iPhone to the receiver!

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Crutchfield customer from Fstrvl Trvose, PA on 11/11/2017

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Very functional. Remote could be more user friendly

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Nice Receiver

Lyle from Dallas, TX on 11/7/2017

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Glad I invested in this receiver, just wish it had HDMI ports! But it is a great receiver!!!

Pros: Seperate treble and bass buttons!!

Cons: No HDMI ports

Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from N Sioux City, SD on 11/5/2017

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Sounds great. Easy setup. Good price on a better than basic unit

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Numerous features, great value

Eric from ND on 10/30/2017

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Bought this to replace a 30 year old receiver that finally gave out. It was easy to hook everything (phono, tape deck, cd player) up to get the music going again. Has a phono input with a spot for the ground wire and hooking my speakers and connecting it to my home internet network via my phone was very easy. Being able to stream music from my computer or phone to the receiver is awesome via airplay. Also has bluetooth. All the features make this a great buy if you want a dedicated stereo receiver with a few neat bells and whistles included. That includes being able to play various popular subscription music services thru the receiver. The yamaha musicCast app that can be downloaded to your phone or tablet to control some of the same things the included remote does, needs some work in my opinion. The app is not nearly as user friendly as it should be.

Pros: Great features at a great price!

Cons: MusicCast app not very user friendly

A new and wonderful beginning

Cheryl from Walnut Creek, CA on 10/29/2017

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We had our old receiver for many years. It was out of date and did not have the feature needed to work with a turntable. As a surprise for my disabled husband, I bought the Yamaha R-N303 receiver after talking to one of Crutchfield's staff. It had everything we needed, including the turntable. As a plus, it would work with Sirius Radio (I use it in my car all the time), and numerous other music options, such as Pandora. It was incredibly easy for me to install and the results have been fabulous!! My husband loves the turntable capability and has been pouring over his old albums to identify which to play next. I am so happy I went with the Yahama and so thankful to Crutchfield's expert advice.

Pros: Too many to count. Ease of installation, capabilities, quality of product.

Cons: None that I have found so far.

Dinosour Killer!

John from Leland, NC on 10/23/2017

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Replaced an old power hungry 900 watt Onkyo with the Yamaha R-N303 and am impressed with the power and sound. No problem powering my old 12" 3-way speakers. The R-N303 only uses 200 watts & runs cool enough to be put in a ventilated confined space. I also use with two WX-030 wireless speakers linked & paired for stereo all controlled with my smartphone. The Musiccast system with Android capability works with no problems & sounds great, but does take a little time to get used to. Even the FM radio can be controlled by Musiccast or directly - for mature dinosaurs like me.

Pros: Power consumption, sound, Musiccast

Cons: Firmware update required first to complete installation & set-up.

Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Cary, NC on 10/22/2017

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Nice sound. Needs LFE connection. Trying to connect wireless to WiFi bad(I connected by wire).

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, GA on 10/12/2017

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Amazing features for the price. Easy to setup the WiFi and MusicCast. Originally planned on buying the more basic rs202 BL, but the extra features and phono jack makes the 303 well worth the price.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 10/10/2017

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Replaced my very old and well loved Yamaha reciever and joined the internet age with this new Yamaha reciever. Very clean and simle design, all the right features and specs, and at a great price. The Wi Fi set up was a bit tricky, but Crutchfield tech support got me through it. They were great as always. The MusicCast app and fetures - a big reason why Istaid with Yamaha - was very easy to set up and is really fun to use, with all the right capabilities.

Pros: Prie, performance, internet (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.) capabilities. Set up with MusicCast was easy and is great to use.

Cons: None.

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Audio Section

High Power Stereo Amplifier: Engineered for sonic power, Yamaha's R-N303 is equipped with a high-quality, high-power amp, featuring a single push-pull and discrete configuration that delivers a maximum output of 100 watts x 2 channels (8 ohms, 40Hz-20 kHz, 0.2% THD). Its low-impedance design minimizes the lengths of the audio signal paths, while placing the power supply unit near the amp unit eliminates energy loss and achieves superior drivability for optimum sound reproduction with all kinds of speakers, providing exceptionally dynamic, exciting sound.

Analog Inputs & Output: The Yamaha network receiver features four stereo analog RCA inputs (including a Phono input). There is also a stereo analog RCA output.

Phono Input: The Yamaha R-N303 stereo receiver features a dedicated Phono (MM) input for connecting your turntable and listening to your vinyl records.

Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The R-N303 is equipped for digital audio input, with both optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) terminals. Both digital inputs supports 2ch PCM (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz).

Note: The digital outputs are not compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, or other multichannel audio formats.

A/B Speaker Terminals: The R-N303 is fitted with A & B speaker terminals so you can power up to two pair of speakers. The speaker selector switch on the front-panel of the receiver makes it easy to switch between speaker outputs, allowing you to hear the sound from one speaker pair (A or B) or from both speaker pairs (A+B). In addition, compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A & B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel). The eight binding-post speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual). Connect 8 to 16 ohm speakers.

Headphone Jack: The Yamaha R-N303 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs.

Tone Control: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -10dB to +10dB in 0.5 dB increments. You can also balance your connected speakers left to right.

Volume Setup: You can set the stereo receiver's maximum volume from 1-99 (1 step increments) to prevent excessive loudness. You can also set the receiver's initial volume to 1-99 (1 step increments), Off, Mute, or Max when the unit is turned on.

  • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).
  • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments of 0.5 dB.

Network & Tuner Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha stereo receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit  also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server, AirPlay, MusicCast, and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).

Online Music Services: The Yamaha R-N303 offers access to Internet Radio through its built-in Airable by TuneIn, your Spotify Premium account through Spotify Connect on your Apple iOS or Android device; and your Pandora, TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM or Napster music account through Yamaha's MusicCast app.

  • Airable by TuneIn: You can listen to Internet radio stations using Airable by TuneIn. Search worldwide internet radio content by Genre, Language, Location, Quality, Popularity, or do a keyword search.
  • Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app (premium account required) on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Yamaha stereo receiver by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the receiver for uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
  • Pandora: Pandora is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark stations and easily switch between favorites.
  • TIDAL: Tidal is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
  • Deezer: Deezer is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.
  • SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. SiriusXM lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. Subscription fees will apply.
  • Napster: Napster is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. Napster is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.

AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the stereo receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the stereo receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the stereo receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the stereo receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information on the receiver's front-panel display.

DLNA + WiFi Direct: The Yamaha R-N303 stereo receiver supports music streaming from WiFi-enabled devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include - WAV/FLAC/AIFF (up to 192kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit), MP3/WMA/AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz).

  • DLNA Certified: The R-N303 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC over your home network. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use the R-N303 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the stereo receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's front-panel display. The stereo receiver supports the following DLNA music servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.
  • WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly stream a variety of music files to the Yamaha receiver without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. You'll continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your mobile device.

AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha R-N303 network receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The R-N303 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

Wireless Multiroom Audio

MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Audio Streaming: This AV receiver supports Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system, which allows you to wirelessly play back a wide variety of audio sources and content in multiple rooms of your home (additional MusicCast products sold separately). MusicCast works with your home's existing WiFi router and Yamaha's free MusicCast App for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.1+. You'll be able to stream the receiver's tuner, inputs, Bluetooth, and network sources to other MusicCast products installed in your home. In addition, you'll be able to stream your MusicCast products' sources to the stereo receiver. MusicCast supports the following source content.

  • Analog & Digital Sources: The receiver's optical/coaxial digital (2ch PCM only), and analog input sources can be played back over the MusicCast eco-system.
  • Hi-Res Audio (via USB or DLNA): MusicCast supports Hi-Res audio via DLNA or USB (the R-N303 is not equipped with a USB input. The MusicCast system is compatible with Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96kHz/24-bit, as well as FLAC and WAV music files up to 192kHz/24-bit. It also supports lower resolution music files like MP3, WMA, and AAC up to 48kHz. When multiple MusicCast devices are "linked" for multiroom audio playback, the Master room device's playback is at the native sampling rate (up to 192kHz/24-bit), while the other rooms and MusicCast devices down-converted to 48kHz.
  • Online Music Services & Tuner: MusicCast offers support for Pandora, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM, Napster & Airable. In addition the receiver's AM/FM tuner can be distributed across multiple MusicCast speakers.
  • Bluetooth: The receiver's Bluetooth source (SBC codec only) can be streamed to multiple MusicCast devices, so Bluetooth audio can be played in multiple rooms simultaneously. The MusicCast enabled receiver can also stream out non-Bluetooth sources to most any Bluetooth speaker or headphones (regardless of manufacture), making it convenient to expand MusicCast to your existing audio products.
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  • Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be connected to your home's wireless network (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz).
  • If you want to install a MusicCast device to a location that is out of range of your wireless router, connect another MusicCast device to the router with a network cable to extend the range ("Extend Mode").

MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded onto your Apple (iOS 9.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android (OS 4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse music content from your music library and online music services or Internet Radio, plus control music playback functions.

  • Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together so the same source is played back throughout the house.
  • Source Selection: From the app you can select which source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected devices, select online music services, Internet Radio, Bluetooth; as well as analog & digital inputs.
  • Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app. You can also browse music files on your USB-connected thumbdrive.
  • Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusicCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and album art.
  • Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within the MusicCast app.
  • Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder selections for easier operation.

Bluetooth & Remote Control

Built-in Bluetooth: The Yamaha R-N303 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) for wireless communication between Bluetooth-enabled audio source devices, headphones, and speakers. The AV receiver can act as a Bluetooth receiver in order to wirelessly stream music from an audio device, or a Bluetooth transmitter in order to wirelessly stream music to a set of BT-enabled headphones/speakers.

  • Bluetooth Receiver: The R-N303 incorporates Bluetooth A2DP & AVRCP, so you can wirelessly stream stored music & music apps from a Bluetooth-enabled device; like your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, or Mac computer/laptop to the AV receiver. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the receiver offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of  music streamed from your Apple iPod/Phone/iPad. Song/artist information will be displayed on the front-panel of the receiver. You'll you be able to control basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the receiver's remote; advance music browsing still has to be done from your Bluetooth source device.
  • Bluetooth Transmitter: The Yamaha stereo receiver can also act as a Bluetooth transmitter and stream its non-Bluetooth audio sources (Network, Analog, Optical/Coax Digital, & AM/FM tuner) out to most any Bluetooth headphone or speaker. You can only pair and stream audio to one Bluetooth headphone or speaker at a time. You can even have the same source playing from the main speakers and a Bluetooth speaker/headphone simultaneously (there is a slight audio delay). Volume control of the Bluetooth speaker/headphone will be controlled via the Bluetooth device and not the receiver. *To use this feature, the receiver must be connected to your home network and you will need to use MusicCast Controller app on your Apple iOS or Android device to configure the receiver as a Bluetooth transmitter.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Yamaha stereo receiver.

Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled devices (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show) will soon be able to control key functions of a MusicCast system using voice commands. A firmware update (available sometime in October), will be available for download that allows key functions of MusicCast products to be controlled using your voice through Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately).

  • Alexa Skill: The MusicCast skill for Alexa will allow you to power MusicCast products on and off, control basic playback functions, make selections from a playlist of favorite music, adjust the volume, and use the Link function for playback of multiple MusicCast products simultaneously.
  • Echo Source Input: In addition or alternatively, an Echo device can be used as a music/audio source for a MusicCast system. All MusicCast devices offer a Bluetooth input. Just pair your Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show with any MusicCast wireless speaker, sound bar or stereo receiver and the sound will play from the MusicCast device. Using the MusicCast app, you can then select the Bluetooth input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear it throughout your home. Many MusicCast products also offer inputs which can be connected to Echo Dot via its line output, if a wired connection is preferred over Bluetooth. This requires using an optional analog audio cable (sold separately). Using the MusicCast app, you can select the wired input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear sound from Echo Dot throughout your home.
Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate certain functions of your MusicCast products via voice-command. The MusicCast components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.

IR Remote: The Yamaha R-N303 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the network stereo receiver

Convenience Features

Front-Panel Display: The R-N303 network receiver features a front-panel display to indicate audio settings, source input, station identification, and song/artist information. You can adjust the brightness of the front-panel display. This unit does not offer an on-screen display.

Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC music files via DLNA.

ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Auto Power Standby: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode. The Auto Power Standby feature is set at 20 minutes for Bluetooth & Network sources and 8 hours for Analog/Digital input sources, as well as the AM/FM tuner.

Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.

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