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Yamaha R-S202

Stereo receiver with Bluetooth®

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About the Yamaha R-S202

Sweet stereo sound

Yamaha's R-S202 is an excellent entry-level option for anyone looking to power a simple stereo setup. Built on decades of audio expertise, this stereo receiver delivers smooth, natural Yamaha sound to up to two pairs of speakers. Connect up to four sources, and take advantage of the R-S202's built-in Bluetooth to stream any music you want from your compatible mobile device.

Product highlights:

  • 100 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.2% THD
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
  • 4 stereo RCA audio inputs
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • stereo RCA output for audio dubbing
  • 40 AM/FM presets with station naming
  • front-panel bass and treble controls
  • front-panel A/B switching for two pairs of speakers
  • 2 sets of spring-clip speaker connectors
  • full-size (1/4") headphone jack
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-9/16"H x 13-9/16"D
  • weight: 14.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # R-S202BL
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What's in the box:

  • Stereo receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RAX33)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information
  • Online product registration information
  • Yamaha Worldwide contact information
  • "Notice" sheet

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Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 5/5/2019

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This a great addition to my Study room the Bluetooth feature is outstanding, sound quality with the Yamaha always exceptional set up time less than three minutes. Both my Mac and my iPhone 8+ connected instantly no need for a CD player anymore I would highly recommend the Yamaha to anyone looking for an addition to their music system thanks Crutchfield delivery always exceptional customer service always exceptional .

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Low volume

Crutchfield customer from Manati, PR on 5/4/2019

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I've had my RS 202 for over a month. I gave it 4 stars because of low volume setting. Really can't hear anything until the setting is set at 50. Also would be nice if the 202 had a loudness button for extra bass.

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Crutchfield customer from Union, KY on 4/29/2019

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The system works great. Purchases for whole home speaker system and it works great for all three zones. Bluetooth works excellent. Remote if full control including A/B speaker selection.

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Crutchfield customer from Hanover, MA on 4/22/2019

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more then I accepted-satified

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The Liittle Engine That Could

Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 4/21/2019

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I use this little amp to power two Polk RTI A7s and it's the little engine that could. Clean sound, good power driving s speaker that can take 3x what the R-S202 makes

Pros: A fabulous value. Even has Bluetooth.

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Crutchfield customer from Ocean City , MD on 4/19/2019

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Bought the Yamaha R-S202 for our beach property and it does not disappoint ! Price was great from Crutchfield, tech questions answered, what's not to like. One hundred watts per channel to JBL's . No phono input but we have no vinyl at this location. Love it !!

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Crutchfield customer from Oakland, CA on 4/18/2019

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A good sounding receiver and the wifi makes it worth the purchase.

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KENT from Colchester, CT on 4/11/2019

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Seems to be a decent receiver. My only two problems with it are that the Bluetooth with occasionally cut out for a few seconds and the manual states that the a-b speaker switches will light up when ether one or both are turned on. This doesn't happen, so it hard to know if the one you are not using is on or off.

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First Yamaha product

Crutchfield customer from Rochester, IL on 4/10/2019

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Nice simple 2 channel receiver with remote. Easy Bluetooth connectivity.

Pros: Simple Easy Nice price point

Cons: None as of current

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Crutchfield customer from Bayamon, PR on 4/10/2019

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Perfect!

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Crutchfield customer from Grand Rapids, MI on 4/9/2019

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Nice product

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Crutchfield customer from Larrabee, IA on 4/9/2019

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An excellent little receiver with plenty of power for my garage!

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Over the top value

Crutchfield customer from Platte City, MO on 4/8/2019

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Try as i may i cannot find anything but good in this incredibly low priced over the top in value receiver. Blue tooth works effortlessly, sound is clean, natural, and powerful. Remote works great, and it's clean lay out makes it a joy to use. Little lower profile might be nice, but i can tell you for certain that you can't go wrong here.

Pros: great sound, great looks, just does it all

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Juana Diaz, PR on 4/7/2019

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Excellent product

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomfield, IN on 4/2/2019

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If you are looking for a receiver that can pump out the jams and not break the bank, this is the receiver to get! It was very easy connecting all of the products to the back. While connecting the turntable, I had to call tech support a few times and they dropped everything they were doing and was patient with me while I followed their instructions. Very nice receiver and you cant beat the price anywhere!

Pros: Very user friendly and very affordable! The music it pumps out is clear, concise, and crisp! The tech team is available for any questions or issues. I love my receiver! It is also beautiful!

Cons: No cons! I feel I got the most bang for my buck!

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Crutchfield customer from Wilbraham, MA on 4/1/2019

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Very easy to set up and sound great!!

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Crutchfield customer from Novi Mi on 4/1/2019

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I purchased this receiver based on the reviews. To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement. I realize the cost. But, the Yamaha was compared to $500 receivers. I've owned a few vintage receivers, and the new receivers just do not sound the same. They are hallow, shallow, muffled, and "toney", and literally have zero punch. I have an Onkyo surround sound that sounds terrible that I'm trying to replace. I also have an old Sansui 2020 that sounds better than the Onkyo and new Yamaha combined. And the Sansui is rated at only 12wpc. Not sure which direction to go, I may go with a mid level sound bar.

Pros: Cost

Cons: Sound is disappointing. Shallow, hallow, and very little sound until the sound is turned to level 50.

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Crutchfield customer from Danielson, CT on 3/31/2019

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The unit came well packaged. This unit has a very nice appearance and delivered every thing that was promised in the advertisement. Perfect unit for the average user. I will definitely recommend this tuner to my friends.

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R-S202 - great value for music

Guest from Charlottesvle, VA on 3/30/2019

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For what it is, the Yamaha R-S202 does an excellent job without breaking the budget.i was looking for something to handle 2-channel audio with Bluetooth compatibility. I didn't need a full fledged A:V system for a home theater. I already had that covered. I just wanted something that could put out solid music. I paired this receiver with a audio technics turntouble and then splurged a little with the Klipsch Reference Series Dual 8" 600-Watt. It sounds phenomal.

Pros: Ease of use, price, bluetooth

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Great piece of equipment

Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 3/28/2019

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Bought this receiver to run my garage stereo. I have a couple of old infinity speakers, man this unit makes them sound great! Definitely money well spent. Easy controls, Bluetooth, remote, and it looks good. Very happy.

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Great Stereo Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 3/25/2019

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Great receiver! I purchased this receiver for my garage setup and it sounds awesome. I paired it with 2 Polk atrium 6's. I read that you have to turn up the volume quite a bit to get the desired volume and that is true, but once you do it sounds perfect. I would recommend this receiver again and again.

Pros: Power level Ease of installation and use Bluetooth Connectivity

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Affordable, Basic, Comparable

Crutchfield customer from St Thomas, VI on 3/25/2019

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Sounds good for the most part, but do not have that punch.

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Crutchfield customer from Burlington, WI on 3/25/2019

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Great receiver, nice options for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Naples, FL on 3/24/2019

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Just what the dr ordered! GREAT YAMAHA SOUND QUALITY, EASY TO SET UP AND OPERATE, AND AFFORABLE! I WOULD BUY AGAIN!

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Great value and sound

Crutchfield customer from La Jolla, CA on 3/24/2019

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Great value for a two channel receiver. I replaced an old Denon with this unit and couldn't be happier. We use it to drive outdoor speakers. The Bluetooth works as advertised.

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Crutchfield customer from Macon, GA on 3/24/2019

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Love it

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So far so good

Brandon E from Denver, CO on 3/23/2019

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I initially bought the Insignia equivalent of this and it burned out in under 2 years, hopefully this one does the job! I love the look of it, plenty of power for my needs. Will update in a few years time.

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Crutchfield customer from Beverly Hills, FL on 3/13/2019

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Fantastic product for the price.

Pros: price and sound

Cons: none yet

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Crutchfield customer from Ayden, NC on 3/12/2019

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Bought this to replace my old Sony receiver that I use in my garage. Installation was straight forward and there's plenty of power to drive my passive sub and Infinity speakers. Love having Bluetooth to play Pandora

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Crutchfield customer from Batavia, NY on 3/3/2019

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Just what we were looking for in a stereo at our retail store. Great sound and easy to use. Thank you Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from West Palm Bch, FL on 3/3/2019

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Great Price, very solid mid level receiver. Used primarily for IPad music input with outdoor speakers. Sounds great!

Pros: Price ease of use quality

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Crutchfield customer from Clive, IA on 2/24/2019

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Awesome receiver hooked up my 4 series 60 polk speakers and klipsch sub and tv, the sound quality is fantastic.

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Warren from Malone, NY on 2/12/2019

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Nice Straight Forward Receiver. Great sound with BT options.

Pros: None

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Crutchfield customer from Macon, GA on 2/8/2019

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Quick story, purchased my Onkyo stereo system 27 yrs ago from Circuit City for 1200.00. Blew the speakers 2nd week, CC policy was total replace 1st 5 yrs. Blew 2nd set 3 to 4 wks, told I needed heavier gage spoke wire from CC, purchased wire and tried same new Onkyo spkrs. The mid range on both blew so I gave up. Figured I would save up, get credit for the Onkyo spkrs and pay diff for better set. Never happened, listened to it over the yrs until bout 6yrs ago, was playing it and buddy went and turned it up and fried amp receiver. Bottom line, booked up Yamaha amp & Klipsch bookshelf speakers, has never sounded better. Thanks Crutchfield, management called when they said they would and just a great all around experience!! Would highly and have already recommend to everyone I know, thx again.

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Great systems

David from Alvin, TX on 2/7/2019

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I love the system. Could not be better

Pros: All pros

Cons: No cons

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Crutchfield customer from Childersburg, AL on 2/5/2019

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The Yamaha R-S202 I just purchased was easy to hook up, connected with my Bluetooth in a matter of 10 seconds and cranked it up, sounds great with my 4 old school Pioneers!!

Pros: Easy to hook up and easier hooking to Bluetooth

Cons: Zero

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A solid, reliable audio receiver.

Crutchfield customer from North Canton, OH on 2/3/2019

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A solid, reliable audio receiver. I do not use surround sound, so this unit is perfect for music.

Pros: Cost Ease of use Multiple input options A/B Speakers

Cons: None so far

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It doesn't;t get any better than this for the money

Dave from Scottsdale, AZ on 1/25/2019

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This has to be the best receiver available for the money. I decided I wanted to pull out my old vinyl collection and put together a vintage system. I dusted off my old receiver only to find out that one of the channels had died. I read hundreds of online reviews on all the two channel receivers currently available and went with the Yamaha R-S202. It more than lives up to its reputation. Crisp, clear sound and I love the Bluetooth option. I paired it up with a Cambridge Audio pre-amp, an amazing Sony turntable and some high end B&W speakers. I am still in amazement at the quality of it all.

Pros: Super easy setup Easy controls Crisp sound Remote control Great tuner

Cons: None that I found

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Crutchfield customer from Edmonds, WA on 1/24/2019

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This product works well so far. Only disappointment is that the frequency range in the sound appears limited as compared to the 45 year old Pioneer that it replaced (using same speakers). Not using Bluetooth. Didn't want to buy a 5-7 channel receiver just to run 2 speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Kearney, MO on 1/19/2019

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Looks good, easy to use and connects to our Echo effortlessly.

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Plenty of power, clear sound, and Bluetooth!

Adam from Joplin, MO on 1/17/2019

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Using this in a classic car shop driving two pairs of speakers. Love the Bluetooth! Can change the music and adjust the volume from my phone without having to stop working. Gets loud enough to keep me motivated and fills a large area.

Pros: Lots of power and good sound for the money.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Alplaus, NY on 1/17/2019

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This receiver was a steal! 100w per channel into my old a-200 boston acoustics speakers, blows the cuffs of my pants around!

Pros: cheap power at a very reasonable price!

Cons: i didn't have the money to buy two!

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Crutchfield customer from Slidell, LA on 1/15/2019

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Not a lot of power, flat response, bought it for my garage, OK for that but wouldn't buy it for my main stereo.

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David from Coaldale, PA on 1/10/2019

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Bought th Yamaha R-S202 mainly for the Bluetooth, hooked it up to my Bose 6.2 speakers.... blown away, close your eyes and you would think your in a concert hall Thanks Crutchfield!!

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Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, DE on 1/10/2019

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This receiver is awesome! It does everything it advertises especially the ability to connect with my blue tooth signal! I'm old but I am up to date on technology! I love it!

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Mike from Oak Harbor, OH on 1/9/2019

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Installed for sound system in my wife's hair salon. Bluetooth set up was easy as was station memory setup.

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Simple Unit

Rob from Iron Ridge, WI on 1/9/2019

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Basic unit with great features! The Bluetooth sounds great and connects fast!

Pros: Basic unit, great price, Bluetooth

Cons: No HDMI

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Great Receiver

Ron from Hilliard, OH on 1/6/2019

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I had originally wanted this receiver a few years back when it was the RS201. Instead, I purchased a different receiver and was pretty happy with its performance but as my wife will attest, I have a bit of a problem when it comes to audio equipment in that I am never satisfied! So when I saw the RS202 on sale I had to jump on it and check it out. I must say for an inexpensive unit this thing has very clear sound and I do like the speaker controls being on the remote, also the remote pairs with my Yamaha CD player the CDS300BL so that is definitely a plus. This is not a bad receiver at all for this price range, in fact, I would say for just a small room application it's more than enough. Perfect? by no means but I'm not sure that truly exists with audio anyway as it's extremely subjective. You have to go with what sounds good to you, there's always going to be bigger and better options out there, that's what makes this hobby so much fun! For me and my small listening room, the RS202 works just fine. If you are thinking about a decent 2 channel receiver then, by all means, give this one a chance, I think you might be surprised, especially with the right set of speakers. I am using a pair of ELAC B6 2.0's and a set of Advent B2R's as my secondary set and they sound fabulous!

Pros: Remote options The sound is crystal clear Easy to hook up Bluetooth option Price is right

Cons: None at this price point

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Crutchfield customer from San Leandro, CA on 1/3/2019

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I like it works great and easy to use thanks

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Crutchfield customer from Camarillo, CA on 1/2/2019

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Very happy with the product. It was for my son's Christmas present and he especially likes the Bluetooth option on it. He can play his music from his phone.

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Nice receiver for the money.

David from Burlington, KY on 12/31/2018

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Nice simple receiver with Bluetooth. Price was assume and the receiver was perfect. I put an old CerwinVega speaker system on it and it is perfect.

Pros: Great value

Cons: None

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Allen Wirz from Sequim, WA on 12/30/2018

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The sound is good for the money spent, a very good value

Pros: Good value

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Mark from Redding, CA on 12/30/2018

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Nice stereo receiver for my garage with plenty of options for your music. Streaming etc. Thanks Crutchfield

Pros: Blue tooth, internet music, all options, wifi etc.

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Rockadyle from Helena, MT on 12/26/2018

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Great receiver. I have a number of devices that work very well with it... Definatly worth the money. I'm using it wil my KLH Towers - Fabulous sound!

Pros: All good

Cons: None I can find!

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Crutchfield customer from Luquillo, PR on 12/26/2018

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Excellent sound for my large patio.....Great Bluetooth and a great remote cannot beat this one for the price

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Love my new Yamaha R-S202

V from Atlanta, GA on 12/25/2018

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Just what I needed and works great for powering my built-in bedroom and bathroom speakers. Bluetooth range is solid across the house even with doors closed. It would be hard to find a better unit for the price. Classy look.

Pros: Easy to use and connect. Design and simplicity. Sound. Crutchfield fast shipping.

Cons: I wish the remote control had wider angle range.

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Leo Garcia from Saipan, MP on 12/21/2018

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Very good sound, the bluetooth range is good does not disconnect even im in the kitchen. I bought the outlet scratch and dent but item still looks brand new. Thank you crutchfield and fast shipping.

Pros: Excellent bluetooth range

Cons: None

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Carrie from Princeton, WV on 12/18/2018

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this product overall is ok. I bought it to run a set of cerwin vega ve 12s. The unit i was using was a early 90s jvc rated at 270 watts. However, this yamaha did not even come close to driving my vegas like the jvc did! I am an oldschool musichead that has worn out EVERY cd player that i haver owned. I am olny intrested in playing music and the occasional dvd. I kinda think todays power ratings are inflated!! Anyways, this unit inop, isnt that great for large speakers that can produce enough bass without the need for a sub. The main reason i am reveiwing here is to say how good Crutchfield were in handling my situation. ABSOLUTLEY great customer service bare none!!! I found a guy local to repair my old one. and with the money Crutchfield refunded, bought another vintage jvc as a backup. I can honestly say if i were in the market for any other electronics, i would not hesetate to come here again. I was unable to afford a new model that would perform the way i needed

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Dennis from Rocklin, CA on 12/16/2018

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I purchased this receiver to replace one that I had been using for several years in my garage. I have a couple of Radio Shack 2-way bookshelf speakers with an 8" and a 3" speaker in each plus a Radio Shack passive 12" sub, all lined up on the top shelf. It used to sound pretty good, and I was happy until the old receiver quit. I wanted to find the least expensive receiver I could, and saw this Yamaha R-S202. So I bought it, connected it to these old speakers, turned it on, and WOW! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. The sound was so full - at both ends of the spectrum. My neighbors think I'm nuts, no way I could have sound like that for less than $1,000. When I tell them that everything (except the receiver) is second hand, they are amazed, I still can't believe my system sounds this good. I'll never part with this unit.

Pros: Inexpensive, powerful (100 watts/channel) Full sound

Cons: Limited inputs (no phono input)

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Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, DE on 12/16/2018

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Great unit for the price. Looks a little old-fashioned but works great.

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Keith from Battle Creek, MI on 12/15/2018

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Excellent Receiver you can never go wrong with Yamaha

Pros: Awesome

Cons: None

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Great sound/bluetooth.

Bill from Alpharetta, GA on 12/13/2018

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I really like the R-S202 except 1 thing. I didn't do my due diligence. There isn't any master electrical outlets to turn on/off my accessories.

Pros: Great sound/bluetooth. Dealing with Crutchfield is great.

Cons: No master electrical outlets

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Crutchfield customer from Bellaire, MI on 12/12/2018

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A basic unit for basic needs. However from a cost standpoint, one would be hard pressed to do any better. It's amazing that Yamaha can make a unit with 100Wper channel at less than $150. Not any extras here but about what one would expect for the price. Would like to see a loudness boost control. Also, the small front display is hard to read from a distance. Stereo indicator light should be a red LED to separate it from the rest of the panel.

Pros: Great price/benefit ratio.

Cons: A few additional features would greatly improve the unit even if it meant a small increase in price (loudness control, red stereo indicator light).

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Great receiver

Steve from Columbia, PA on 12/12/2018

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Great receiver, got it for a good price! Haven't ordered anything from Crutchfield in years but in can tell you they still have great service. 2 day shipping is awesome.

Pros: 100 watt per channel to power... blutooth is great! Has plenty of hook ups for my tape player/ cd/ tv ect.

Cons: No power sub hook up. Only a standard bass/ treble function.

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Crutchfield customer from Salinas, CA on 12/10/2018

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Yamaha Amp sounds good over all. The Klipsch RM51 Bookshelf speakers I purchased have no Bass. they sound super clear but missing the boom. Now looking for a powered sub woofer to compensate the missing bass. Had a pair of Sony floor standing speakers on a Yamaha R-S202 previously. The Sony's would bump hard. I would stick to Sony Speakers if I could go back.

Pros: Powerful and easy to use. Bluetooth is a plus.

Cons: None

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Great product and Great Price

Tom from Alamosa, CO on 12/10/2018

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Great and simple receiver. Bought it to interface with my Yamaha 5-disc cd player and a set of speakers. Lots of power, easy to use.

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Grat power, super crisp sound.

Dave from Charleroi, PA on 12/10/2018

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I am old school and just wanted a powerful 2 channel receiver/amplifier. I have 2 large Pioneer speaker boxes with 16" woofers, so no need for even a subwoofer. It is getting difficult to find just a 2 channel with power. This Yamaha filled the request with fantastic sound. Clarity, even at 95% volume is impressive. I would recommend this to anyone.

Pros: Great price, simple hook-up and operation. Sound and power will blow you away.

Cons: None.

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John from Albrightsville, PA on 12/9/2018

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Great little receiver, i put this in my garage so I would have some good music out there. I am glad I purchased this unit. You can't beat the price.

Pros: Can't beat the price

Cons: It serves my purpose

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Scott from Ann Arbor, MI on 12/9/2018

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Great reciever, clear sound. Blue tooth works great.

Pros: G

Cons: No phono input.

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audiophile sound

dennis from Dearborn, MI on 12/9/2018

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needed a system for my bedroom, bought this yamaha r-s202 after some online reviews. paired it with a pair of elac debut 6.2's. real nice audiophile sound for not a lot of cash. sounds good, works good, nice remote, pulls in radio stations well. only real complaint is the speaker connections. hate the spring clip pains in the butt, much prefer banana plugs. almost worth moving up one level, which also gives a phone input. can't complain about the power at this price.

Pros: cost, sound, ease of setup & use.

Cons: speaker connectors, no phone input

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Another quality Yamaha product

Brent from Ponte Vedra, FL on 12/6/2018

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I purchased this amplifier to drive 2 sets of ceiling speakers in my home. Wasn't looking for anything fancy but wanted a quality product - hence the choice for a Yamaha receiver. Primary source is an Amazon Echo Dot streaming my playlists connected with standard audio cables but occasionally use the bluetooth to connect from my phone. The auto standby is also a nice feature.

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Pam from Rochester, MI on 12/4/2018

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It came well packaged against the weather elements. It just what I wanted it's perfect. Everyone was great to answer questions without making you feel like they didn't have time. THANK YOU

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Kirt from Chesapeake, OH on 12/3/2018

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Great price! Easy to set up and Bluetooth works great, could use a little more power, but at this price, nothing comes close!

Pros: Price, easy of use, Bluetooth

Cons: A little low on power

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Great Value

Rhonda from Georgetown, SC on 11/27/2018

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Very good product, great value, and easy to install.

Pros: Easy to operate, easy to install, great sound.

Cons: None

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Love this unit

Samuel from STEUBENVILLE, OH on 11/26/2018

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I was looking for a receiver to fit in the very small opening of my fireplace tv stand. This unit fits perfectly with some space to spare. The unit has plenty of power and the bluetooth is a huge benefit with great sound. The radio reception is good but not stellar. I use the audio out for a subwoofer but it does not control the amount of signal and therefore I have to manually adjust the volume on the sub. I knew this was going to be the case but it's still a bit inconvenient. Over all the sound of this unit is awesome and for the price point it's hard to beat this unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Highland Park, IL on 11/25/2018

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Great value

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Crutchfield customer from Lincoln Park, MI on 11/25/2018

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Bought this receiver to upgrade a old pioneer and I couldn't be happier. Very easy to use.

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 11/19/2018

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Great for my needs

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Crutchfield customer from Wilsonville, AL on 11/19/2018

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Streaming Pandora on my dock. Excellent sound quality and plenty of volume control to the speakers. This unit is perfect or this application.

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Good Buy

robert from Richfld Spgs, NY on 11/15/2018

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Very simple and great value. It shipped very fast Crutchfield was very helpful.

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Crutchfield customer from Independence, MO on 11/12/2018

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A OK!

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Bluetooth receiver

Nancy from Napa, CA on 11/11/2018

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I use it for Bluetooth only and it performs just fine. The remote is a bit awkward but manageable.

Pros: Little or no loss of fidelity.

Cons: None so far.

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Clean and crisp.

Gib from Crystal River, FL on 11/5/2018

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Replaced a Onkyo TX8211 unit with Yamaha S202. Shipping was immediate. Received unit in FLA within 2 days of order. Free shipping. Totally amazed at quality of sound new unit provides. Much broader spectrum. Very crisp and selective. Both units considered as entry level. Due to age of Onkyo I don't recall specs. Good advise on replacement unit. Very clear installation instructions. I'll be back to Crutchfield.

Pros: More usable power.

Cons: None

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Rick from Landing, NJ on 11/1/2018

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Great recirver.

Pros: Does the job nicely. Powers four speakers by our pool and also in-house speakers

Cons: None so far.

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Simple, and cooool

Anthony from Bolton on 10/31/2018

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My wife and I bought this receiver to power speakers in each room of a massage therapy office. It's hooked up to a 6 channel speaker selector switch with volume controls. While it's only been in use for the last couple weeks it's been working great. At the end of the day we crank it up to higher volumes and before we go home I check to see if it gets hot, and it doesn't. It runs cool after running all day, and at higher volumes too. The Bluetooth connection easy and seems to have great range too. If it runs daily like it has been for the next two years, I'd definitely but it again.

Pros: Simple and easy to use Runs cool Bluetooth works well

Cons: I didn't find an option to output mono.

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Does Just What It Needs To Do.

Dave from Galesburg, IL on 10/24/2018

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My wife just wanted a basic stereo receiver to use for playing CDs. This one fits the bill perfectly. The remote control is simple and the sound is very good. Couldn't ask for a better choice.

Pros: Great price, great sound, easy to operate.

Cons: I wish it had banana plug terminals for the speakers.

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Smooth Natural sound

Crutchfield customer from Hinton, WV on 10/16/2018

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Bought to replace an old receiver in my workshop that quit. Only had it for a couple weeks but couldn't be happier with smooth, natural sound & simplicity of operation & setup. Sounds great, Deep tight lows and crisp clean highs. Took only 1 day for delivery and came with free cable labels.

Pros: Smooth sound, came with free cable labels, simple setup

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Crutchfield customer from Elkton, FL on 10/16/2018

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Great price and performance. Use it for the back porch system. Bluetooth works great!

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Jessie from Ruckersville, VA on 10/7/2018

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I loved this simple stereo for about 8 months. Then it broke!

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: It broke within 8 months

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Jessie, if you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or you can contact Yamaha directly at 800-292-2982 for further information about the 2-year warranty on this receiver.

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Great entry level stereo amp

Erick from Clinton, UT on 10/4/2018

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Great receiver Bluetooth is a plus

Pros: Bluetooth

Cons: Face seems a bit cheaply built

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Crutchfield customer from Painter, VA on 10/4/2018

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Yamaha lives up to it's name great receiver for the $ and the Bluetooth links up easy

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Great basic stereo receiver

MikeW from Wolfe City, TX on 10/3/2018

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Works great. Needed a good stereo to put in my shop and this fit the need. Very satisfied.

Pros: Good value

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Leadville, CO on 10/3/2018

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My best friends brother is a Professional Sound Engineer on the East coast. I Ask him to recommend a good reasonable priced home stereo receiver! Without hesitation he said," The Yamaha R-S202. Driving my Polk and Klipsch speakers, it has enough power to rattle my windows, (and my neighbors) but they don't complain because it sounds so good!! I'm 68 years old and have owned MANY stereos in my time, this one is without a doubt the best ever! And the Bluetooth works very well with my Alexa

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 9/27/2018

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It is exactly what i was looking for. Works well.

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Crutchfield customer from Jasper , IN on 9/24/2018

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Great bluetooth receiver for the price. Wanted something for work with out a big price tag. This works great in the shop.

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Very good budget stereo receiver

Crutchfield customer from Oakland, NJ on 9/23/2018

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Very good FM section. Driving a pair of WaveCrest Audio HVL-1 speakers adequately; however, the volume level on the receiver must be set relatively high to afford volume to the speakers.

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Awsome!

Todd from Greenville, IL on 9/18/2018

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Great product at a great price. Easy setup and sounds great. Perfect for my man cave.

Pros: Price Setup Function Sound

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A very nice replacement for an old-school Yamaha receiver

Mark from Pittsboro, NC on 9/17/2018

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I've always been somewhat "brand loyal" to Yamaha, going back to the 1970s/1980s and the old-school, wood-sided receivers so popular in those days. With that in mind, I was a little sheepish purchasing this R-S202 to replace my aged old-school receiver. I have to say that I've been pleasantly surprised. The unit itself carries a nice weight and does not feel cheap or plastic-y at all. The sound, when connected to my two Harmon-Kardon bookshelf speakers, is very rich and distortion free, whether I'm playing analog or digital music. Finally, I must admit that I really like the Bluetooth capability. It hooked up to my Echo Dot with no problems whatsoever, allowing me to stream ballgames and far-away radio stations. In short: I'm sorry that my old-school Yamaha bit the big one, but I am extremely happy to have found this unit to replace it.

Pros: well-constructed rich sound for analog or digital Bluetooth connectivity for Echo devices

Cons: Nothing so far

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Tempramental reciever

David from New Britain, CT on 9/11/2018

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The unit works and is what I expected , how ever it is shutting it self off in what appears to be random , I called Crutchfield and the tech said it was probably my bose speakers , I have had the receiver for about two weeks now and it has shut it self off 7 times , I am disappointed at Crutchfield attention to my problem.

Pros: what I expected

Cons: shuts off in a random manner

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- We appreciate the review. One of our Tech Support supervisors, AJ, has reached out to David to get more information on his speakers. AJ says, "This Yamaha has a minimum 8 ohm requirement on the amplifier channels. Many Bose speakers present a lower 4 ohm impedance on amplifiers, and that'll cause the Yamaha to shut down, especially at lower volume. We may need to recommend a different amp for these specific speakers."

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Joshua R from Idaho Falls, ID on 9/10/2018

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Simple Simple Setup! I installed this in a customers house to take advantage of existing in ceiling speakers in two rooms. The A/B zone functionality is perfect and bluetooth connection went perfectly. Very happy.

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Excellent

Popa from Louisville, KY on 9/10/2018

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Great sounding receiver ....A+++++ <><

Pros: nice features

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Marble Falls, TX on 9/9/2018

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Lacks a "bass boost" thus the bass level control is limited.

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Crutchfield customer from Katy, TX on 9/9/2018

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Works as advertised, has no issues driving cerwin Vegas 12" 3 way cabinets. Perfect shop tunes

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Great bluetooth and tuner

JIM from Bethlehem, PA on 9/9/2018

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Use for back porch and pool area kids use more than I do. they say it plays there music better than mine. great price for quality unit.

Pros: Tuner pulls in distant stations easy controls and set up

Cons: no individual balance for A B speakers

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Great Patio System

Andrew from Lewisville, TX on 8/30/2018

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Really is a great sounding receiver. I have it my patio coupled to a pair of Polk asylum speakers. I really sounds good even streaming bluetooth. I wish I could have afforded the step up with music cast but for my needs this was an awesome buy. Unfortunately the price dropped a week later but I'm still happy with the purchase. I've owned nothing but Yamaha for the past 25 years and will keep buying them.

Pros: Price Bluetooth Streaming

Cons: No Wifi No Music Cast

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Crutchfield customer from Olathe, KS on 8/28/2018

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Crutchfield 5 stars, Yamaha R-S202 5 stars, UPS no stars. Package was due to be delivered on a Saturday but instead of delivering the package UPS claimed it was being held for "import duties " i.e. we didn't get it on the truck and we're not going to deliver it today. Receiver is a great value and very user friendly.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Wayne, IN on 8/26/2018

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Great sounding receiver for the $. Love the wireless Bluetooth feature! Unit was shipped directly to my daughter in college. She is very pleased. Once again Yamaha comes through !

Pros: Cost Features

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, OH on 8/20/2018

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Great sound easy set up reasonable price.

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Nice Sound, But Bluetooth Problems

David from Carefree, AZ on 8/18/2018

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Well, I sent my unit into Yamaha for repair. After 1 month, the repair site told me that it wasn't repairable and they were sending a new one in replacement. This one has a different set of problems relating to Bluetooth and it just takes too much time each day that I try to use it. I have always liked Yamaha products in the past, but this unit isn't worth the effort. I'm going to replace it now and probably drop this one off at Goodwill. Of course, I'm out the purchase price!

Pros: Nice when it works.

Cons: Doesn't work.

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Brandon from Neah Bay, WA on 8/10/2018

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Bang for your buck with this receiver. Good amount of watts and bluetooth. I bought this to go with a pair of Polk audio ti a3 and they sound great. The receiver pushes these just fine and bluetooth works perfectly. It will hold a strong signal out to approx 60ft which I thought was impressive. Happy customer

Pros: Great receiver and for the price you can't beat it

Cons: Speaker terminals could be larger to fit 12 guage wire a little easier

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Crutchfield customer from Scottsdale, AZ on 8/8/2018

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The amp was DOA. This caused a lot of grief checking wiring, speakers, etc. It never occurred to me that the receiver was defective because the head phone jack worked. Yamaha is SUPPOSED to be an upscale brand.

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Worth Every Penny

James from Hampton Bays, NY on 8/6/2018

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Very good receiver with great sound quality. Hook-up was a snap and the instructions are super clear. I really like the auto-preset of strong FM stereo stations. Reception with an aftermarket (old) antenna is excellent. Sound is very clear and more than enough power to drive my old Bose 210 loudspeakers as well as my "b" speakers. Remote is also very clear and easy to use. AS other buyers mentioned the Bluetooth feature is great.

Pros: Simple set-up. Clear sound. Great looking unit. Simple and effective remote.

Cons: None

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Yamaha R-S202

Steve from New Lenox, IL on 8/5/2018

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So far, so good. This replaces a similar unit (Yamaha R-S101) and services tv and music sources in a relatively small room. It has plenty of powere for this location with solid bass and clear highs. Overall the sound is better than that of its predecessor. It was cheap and shipped fast, and for free!

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Outstanding product!

Sandy from Staples, MN on 8/2/2018

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I've been desperately searching for a replacement stereo receiver after my previous one died. I searched on line without finding a desirable product. I am so glad I rediscovered Crutchfield after many years! I actually inquired with an employee at Big Lots and he recommended Crutchfield. I'm extremely pleased with my Yamaha and can now revisit my plethora of CD's I've collected and enjoyed over the years.

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Excellent stereo receiver

Darion from South Point, OH on 8/2/2018

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Excellent receiver for the money very low distortion Bluetooth works great. Make sure you pair the device and what I mean by that is hold the Bluetooth button for 30 seconds and make sure your device is discoverable. It's very well built too. For 150 it's hard to beat if you're looking for something simple and don't want to spend a ton.

Pros: Great sound well built well packaged

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Provides nice, full sound

Sean from Mineral Point, PA on 8/2/2018

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I have used numerous Yamaha receivers over the years, and they have all been fantastic. I bought this so my wife can stream music via blue tooth. I looked at the self contained blue tooth systems, and for a decent one, they were about this price, if not more. I already had some nice Polk bookshelf speakers just sitting in the closet, so I went with this. With just the two speakers, it really fills the basement with music. The volume is not linear, so do not worry about the other reviews, talking about how it had to be turned up further than other brands. The sound is full and has great bass. My wife listens to a lot of different music, and no matter what style was streaming, it sounded great. I was actually surprised how much bass it was able to produce from my bookshelf speakers.

Pros: Great sound, easy to setup

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Disappointed

Roger from Polk City, FL on 7/28/2018

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First I would like to say, that I own several Yamaha products and always been very happy with there quality and bang for the buck. This receiver is replacing a old 100 watt Sony. That receiver had plenty of power on tap to drive My four speakers, and I always had to lower the bass Freq. even at low volume. With the Yamaha, the bass needs to be cranked all the way up and it is still lacking, even with Bass heavy CD's. If it could have delivered on the Bass, I would easily gave it a 5 star rating. R-S202 will eventually make it's way out to the garage.

Pros: Built solid and clear sound.

Cons: Not enough bass.

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Functional but sterile

Joe from Dillwyn , VA on 7/22/2018

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Maybe I have champagne taste on a beer budget, but this unit sounds sterile as bleach to me. The bass is lacking even at full adjustment. I also find the remote to be difficult to locate functions on. It does a decent job in general, but it's gonna head to the shop one day and be replaced in the house. That said, the Bluetooth is easy to set up, works nicely and sounds as good as can be expected. Crutchfield has always been very helpful and I will continue to buy as much gear from them as possible.

Pros: Very affordable, simple to use.

Cons: Lack of bass, sound just has no "sparkle" to it IMHO.

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Yamaha receiver

Scott from Potsdam, NY on 7/22/2018

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Purchased as part of the Yamaha/Klipsch bundle. Easy to use, Bluetooth works great with my iPad and a Samsung tablet that I've had awhile. FM tuner is strong. Easily picks up a couple of weak stations in my area. You can't go wrong with Yamaha.

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Bill from Big Spring, TX on 7/16/2018

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This is just about as plain as you can get. Crutchfield did great as always, but I chose this receiver on my own, should have shopped a little better. Got this to replace pioneer a 818vs, not even close. Will buy again from crutchfield, will NOT buy another Yamaha receiver like this one.

Pros: It makes sound.

Cons: Everything else.

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Crutchfield customer from Rockville, Indiana on 7/15/2018

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Product is working great

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Crutchfield customer from Morgantown, WV on 7/12/2018

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Excellent receiver. Put in my pavillion and works great. Wish it came with some kind of mounting bracket.

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Very Awesome Stereo receiver

Fred. from sylvania Ohio from Sylvania, OH on 7/12/2018

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I have to say , I am so very impressed with the quality and the features of my new Yamaha R-S202 love the Blue tooth feature. This is a very good receiver for anyone, I have this in my Garage I love it .

Pros: Great features the Bluetooth works awesome and the sound is beautiful

Cons: What can I say there are there is nothing bad or negative to say about this receiver on the positive things

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Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, NY on 7/8/2018

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nice amp for the price

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Good value for price...

Stephen from Kirkland, WA on 7/5/2018

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For the price this is a nice receiver! I'm using this to drive a couple pairs of outdoor speakers, and wanted the Bluetooth so I could stream from phones, tablets, etc. The power is fine for driving the speakers, and so far the Bluetooth connection has been solid. The volume knob could be better quality (feels light, and plasticky), and I wish the speaker terminals were binding post, instead of spring clip, but again - for the price this is a good value!

Pros: Bluetooth, good tuner, plenty of power, solid remote, price, nice look/design

Cons: volume knob does not feel solid, spring clip speaker terminals

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100 watts per Channel?

byron from Pickens,SC on 6/30/2018

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I dont think I have ever left a bad review on this site. Till now. I have always read the reviews along with my own research to help me make a decision on a product. Most of the reviews on this receiver are 5 stars, they talk of plenty of power. Well, I couldn't disagree more. I bought this to power a pair of Polk Atrium 5s when an ancient Onkyo receiver (20 yrs) I had in my garage had had enough. I received the receiver hooked it up and thought I had something wired wrong, Nope everything was right. Couldnt believe I had to place the volume control at 50% before I could hear it without straining to do so. I sent it back thinking I got a lemon. Nope. The replacement unit did the same thing. I left it on playing the FM station for a couple days straight to see is it would open up or whatever. Brought it inside and hooked it to my Kef Iq 50s. Same results. !00 watts p/channel? I find that very hard to believe, seems more like I dont know something you would get at a local big box discount store. I have a Nad 326 bee that at 50 watts p/channel will smoke this thing. (really). It is clear sounding and the bluetooth seems to work fine. I know ..at the price point for this receiver what do you expect right....well I expected more from Yamaha.

Pros: Clear sounding

Cons: Seems very under powered. Cant tell which set of speakers are activated due to lack of a light to tell you on or off.

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Great receiver!

Kevin from Washington, NC on 6/27/2018

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This is a great receiver for the money. We use this to power a set of Yamaha outdoor speakers and a pair of Polk bookshelf speakers inside. We can control the unit from our back deck using the Bluetooth feature when we are outside and it works and sounds great. I love the option of powering both indoor and outdoor at the same time, or either set as we like.

Pros: Bluetooth control, plenty of power, split speakers

Cons: none

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Robert from La Place, LA on 6/19/2018

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Sounds good. Love the Bluetooth. No complaints.

Pros: Good sound Bluetooth Price

Cons: None

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Nice Sound, But Bluetooth Problems

David from Carefree, AZ on 6/15/2018

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I have used this receiver solely on it's Bluetooth function for my daytime music listening. But after 2 months, it would sometimes turn off after about 8 hours and the Bluetooth began to intermittently lose connectivity and after 4 months, no longer works at all. I'll start the warranty process and see how it goes. When it works, it is great!

Pros: Great stereo sound for average listening. Plenty of power for most people and nice value.

Cons: After 2 months it began to shut off after about 8 hours of running. At 4 months the Bluetooth no longer works.

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Happy customer you bet.

Alan from Van Buren, AR on 6/12/2018

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I was looking for a simple receiver to power my outdoor speakers. Local big box stores only had high dollar units that were way overkill for my needs. I was replacing a 23 year old Yamaha unit that I think I got my money's worth out of, and Crutchfield had the perfect solution for me, and it was a Yamaha! It was so nice talking to a person that was so helpful and knew what I needed instead of trying to up sell like the rest of the competition. Marisa was the best person to handle the problem for me. Will always make them my first call in the future because they know how to make this seniors problems go away. Great co. And great people!

Pros: Everything about my experience

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Stevens, PA on 6/11/2018

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I have this hooked up to a pair of Bose bookshelf speakers that are pretty old. It paired with phone very easy. It sounds pretty good. It looks nice. Great value.

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Lure, NC on 6/11/2018

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Nice simple amp. Drives my BA A200s very well. Bluetooth works great to my iPad.

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Minimalist Competence

David from Hawthorne, CA on 6/7/2018

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I am getting tired of changing music media, but a simple Bluetooth interface on this unit can access much of what I need.

Pros: Simple, minimalist, competent. very straightforward & easy to set up and enjoy the music.

Cons: Simple enough that I expect I will miss additional inputs, outputs, more channels & so forth in a while.

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Crutchfield customer from Naples, FL on 6/7/2018

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Fabulous sound at an unbelievable price. Excellent customer service!

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Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 6/6/2018

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Really great receiver. Perfect for small audio setups.

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dissapointing performance.

Steve- from Graton, CA on 6/5/2018

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Flat response, too much midrange, very weak bass, sharp highs. Turning down treble just muffled the sound. Not very musical. Seemed to have plenty of power. Interestingly, the Yamaha HTR-5460 it replaced sounded great with this system, as well as the Technics unit before that. Will be returning unit and looking for another. I kind of expected this from a receiver at this price point, but read other positive reviews and it's a Yamaha. With the other receivers, this system was enjoyable to listen to, with the R-S202, it was just annoying.

Pros: Looks great, simple setup, has power.

Cons: Poor sound quality.

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david from Indianapolis, IN on 6/5/2018

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The Yamaha R-S202 is excellent for my needs it preforms perfectly delivering great quality sound .The price is unbeatable it's a fantastic deal and I'm very happy

Pros: easy to set up an to enjoy

Cons: non

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New technology out performs the old with this Yamaha R-S202

Rob from King William, VA on 6/5/2018

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I had a old Receiver and equalizer in my shop, that went belly up. Needed something that would receive FM stations. Crutchfield is usually where I start my shopping when it comes to electronics (radio), both home and mobile. Saw this receiver, and being "Bluetooth" got me looking into the product with more enthusiasm. With the high rating, and the number of folks that like it, I decided to pull the trigger on the Yamaha R-S202. Had a few questions, and contacted customer service threw the "chat". Crutchfield has awesome customer service, with a follow up. Received it quicker than expected. The proof in the pudding, was when it was matched up to my Android, and the crisp, clear tunes came rolling in; loud and clear. Thanks Crutchfield and Jenifer ... ya'll rock too!!!!!

Pros: Bluetooth, and coaxial FM antenna hook up for outside antenna (RG-6)

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Crutchfield customer from Streamwood, IL on 5/30/2018

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Excellent unit. Easy to set up and navigate. Love the blue tooth feature. Much better reception than the unit it replaced. Sounds great.

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Upgrade paid off

Mike from Oak Park, CA on 5/29/2018

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Wanted to get a better Intergrated amp for the garage even though nothing wrong with the Harmon Kardon I had but no blutooth. But figuered at the price for the Yamaha (which had more power) would be better. I WASN'T DISAPOINTED! What a great improvement sonically.

Pros: All good

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Excellent receiver

Mark from Charleston, SC on 5/29/2018

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Worth every penny. Functions just as described. Love the Bluetooth capability.

Pros: Blue tooth compatible with all our iPhones. Great sound. AB speaker options.

Cons: None. Great product and affordable.

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Crutchfield customer from Chester, MD on 5/28/2018

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It doesn't have as as many features as some other more expensive receivers, but it is perfect for my needs. Plenty of power and it's my first with Bluetooth, which is nice.

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Crutchfield customer from Wyoming, MI on 5/28/2018

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I bought the R-S202 from Crutchfield and had VERY FAST delivery time!The unit is large but was easy to hook up. I am very pleased with it.

Pros: Easy to hook up. Lots of inputs

Cons: It might be a little large for some applications.

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Basic but great

Joe from Augusta, GA on 5/28/2018

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I was looking for a very basic stereo receiver with Bluetooth connectivity and I didn't want to spend a fortune. The Crutchfield advisor recommended the R-S202 from Yamaha. He told me that it had everything I was looking for and then some. He did not overstate the facts. Setup was as you might imagine quick and easy. Pairing with my iPhone was a snap. I have it hooked up to a pair of Polk Audio Tsi200's. The sound quality was significantly better. The warmth and depth was much better and. It has enough power to move a small mountain. If you are looking for a basic HiFi setup, this is your receiver. Nothing fancy but gets the job done in style.

Pros: Easy setup, powerful, easy to operate

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, NE on 5/27/2018

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I was looking for a basic receiver to get FM, AM, and Bluetooth with my iPod! This unit is low cost & performs very well! Happy with purchase!

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John from Spokane, WA on 5/27/2018

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This product works perfectly for our needs. We connect our iPad via Bluetooth and listen to Pandora throughout the house. The 2 channel receiver has plenty of power and great clarity. The product came quickly without any hassle.

Pros: Quality

Cons: Shuts itself off after 20 minutes of Bluetooth transfer. Sometimes we pause Pandora to have a conversation and upon return find the receiver off. The receiver is in our basement audio room and requires line of sight remote so a trip down is required, a bit of a hassle.

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Skip from Richmond Hts, OH on 5/27/2018

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Great no frills, Bluetooth receiver. Using it to run build in speakers in living room. Nice clean look, Bluetooth with a good range and 4 ohm min impedance to run 2 pairs of speakers in parallel makes it a perfect fit.

Pros: Clean look, Bluetooth with solid range, 4 ohm min impedance.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Grass Lake, MI on 5/24/2018

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Very nice for the money

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Crutchfield customer from Maybrook, NY on 5/24/2018

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I chose this item for its simplicity, ergonomic features, power output and price tag. so far so good.

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Michael from Cypress, TX on 5/20/2018

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Great sound and very intuitive operation. Love the Bluetooth connectivity.

Pros: Great sound for the price, Bluetooth, easy to operate.

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Crutchfield customer from Hays, KS on 5/20/2018

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great sound for great price.

Pros: price, bluetooth, easy.

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Clean sounding power!

Nate from Middleburg, FL on 5/17/2018

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Lots of power, and music that can't really be heard on cheaper brand receivers, is dynamically projected on this unit.

Pros: Simple set-up, lots of power, very clear music reproduction.

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Great receiver!

Victor from Salinas, PR on 5/17/2018

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I bought this receiver for my living room and paired it with a ELAC Debut B6. I was lucky to find it in open box price that looks like new. The sound is incredible and the convenience of Bluetooth even better. I recommended it as a great product for the price. I am so happy with my new system, the best value for a system money can buy.

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100 watts, dont think so !

James from Paso Robles, CA on 5/15/2018

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Nice , simple straight forward stereo receiver with an excellent and sensitive FM band BUT this unit cant be 100 watts unless it went into 2 ohms and I double checked all my polarities and they were spot on. No, I don't need to blow my doors off but background listening requires you to to use half the dial.

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Crutchfield customer from Crestwood, KY on 5/13/2018

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Ready to rock out the tunes with my new receiver!

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Crutchfield customer from Blanchester, OH on 5/10/2018

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It is great! Makes the Bose speakers sound even better.

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Sounds great in my office

Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 5/10/2018

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I ordered a scratch and dent unit on Sunday, and it arrived on Wednesday in a pretty beat-up looking box. I was a little worried before I unpacked it, but the receiver, remote, antennas, batteries, and manual all looked pristine to me. I hooked it up in my office yesterday, and it sounds great with all my sources (line out from iMac for streaming audio and CDs ripped into iTunes, Oppo DV-980H for HDCDs, and Sirius radio dock - well that one doesn't sound great, but it sounds as good as it can based on what Sirius broadcasts). I'll get an F type transformer so I can hook up the dipole FM antenna that I already have, and expect FM to come in even better than with the included FM antenna. I haven't listened to AM yet, but I'm not sure there's anything I'd want to listen to on AM around here anyway. I would recommend the Yamaha R-S202 to anyone looking for a reasonably priced stereo receiver that doesn't need built-in Wi-Fi, apps, or phono input. The Yamaha R-S202 replaces a Technics 5.1 receiver from the 90s that lost its right channel a few months ago and a Lepai LP-168HA 2.1 channel power amplifier that I bought as an immediate stop-gap while I researched stereo receivers and amps. This is the second scratch and dent item or open box item I've bought from Crutchfield, and both have been perfect so far.

Pros: Sounds great. No extraneous apps or features that would just raise the price for my use case.

Cons: The volume knob doesn't feel great when turning.

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Crutchfield customer from Wenatchee, WA on 5/7/2018

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Great product for the money.

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Crutchfield customer from South Bend, IN on 5/7/2018

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I purchased this receiver for my backyard patio listening. Having the Bluetooth capability allows everyone to be able to use their phones to connect easily. No more wires!

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Lots of volume with nice tight bass

Glenn from North Port, FL on 5/6/2018

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This is one kick-ass little stereo for the price. I bought this to play music in the garage and lanai, so was not expecting much. After hooking up 4 speakers and turning up the volume, I was pleasantly surprised at the sound. More than ample volume, and nice tight base. You can't go wrong with this receiver if you are looking for something simple, but good sounding. It is very basic, so no AV or surround sound.

Pros: good tuner sensitivity high clean volume tight bass A and B speakers

Cons: none for the price....

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Crutchfield customer from Tulare, CA on 5/6/2018

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Only used this unit one day so far but it appears to be working great and the blue tooth sounds good with good range.

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Jason from East Berlin, PA on 5/6/2018

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Nice overall receiver, does what I bought it for.

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Crutchfield customer from Keaau, HI on 5/2/2018

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Just what we needed. I like the A and B speaker option for different areas.

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Crutchfield customer from Westphalia, MI on 5/2/2018

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Great receiver,fast,free shipping, affordable price.

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Brent from Chillicothe, MO on 5/1/2018

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Very simple to hook up and Bluetooth works great with my iPhone! Picks up radio stations good even in a tin building. Very happy for the price!

Pros: Bluetooth works great, sounds good, simple and radio works great also!

Cons: None

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Tom from Midway, UT on 4/24/2018

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I bought this for my outside patio area, it is connected to JBL speakers and sounds great! The main reason for this model was the Bluetooth, anyone at the party can play music.. I'm completely satisfied with this product and Crutchfield!

Pros: The Bluetooth!

Cons: None at this time.

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bill from Atoka, TN on 4/23/2018

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great receiver, love the Bluetooth and remote, best pricing around, checked many stores, free shipping, who could ask for anything more....

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Joe from Milwaukee, WI on 4/18/2018

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Spent a few hours to get the right configuration and make this Yamaha belt out some quality sound.. The unit came bundled with Klipsch R-15 M speakers and 16 ga monster cable. Also got the Scosche mini to RCA cable so my iPod could be hooked up. To ME and my friends ears, the speakers sounded tinny without a full rich sound on either FM receiver or iPod. The FM antenna provided is flimsy. We modified and it eventually sounded much better when played Mono instead of stereo. After trial and error using A .. then B modes of speaker to no avail for improvement, we decided to hook up another pair of speakers (with more bass) to the system (AB together). Quad speakers was the solution ! The Scosche cable coupled to Yamaha and ipod provides an awesome sound.. The remote works great. Thanks to all at Crutchfield.

Pros: Sounds great with 4 speakers. Nice control features on face of unit should the remote ever fail.

Cons: FM reception -cheap antenna. Speakers- Klipsch R-15M bundle are tinny with this unit.

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Jerry W from Salem, OR on 4/9/2018

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This receiver is a nice match for the Klipsch speakers. The tuner work great!

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Crutchfield customer from Willmar, MN on 4/9/2018

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so far so good

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Great Choice

John from Silver Spring, MD on 4/8/2018

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Love it, I just wanted something for stereo and not home theater. Great sound, customer service and shipping were outstanding. Yamaha from now on.

Pros: Everything

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Crutchfield customer from Fremont, OH on 4/6/2018

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I love it ! The Blue Tooth and sound quality are excellent !! Makes my cerwin Vegas sound awesome !!

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Nick from Marion, IA on 4/3/2018

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Best service!

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Crutchfield customer from Catano, PR on 4/2/2018

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Crutchfield customer from Inez, KY on 3/26/2018

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Great receiver, good sound love the Bluetooth. With the powered sub. And Klipsch speakers hard to beat!!!

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Powerful and now I can't live without Bluetooth

Ryon from Kelseyville, CA on 3/26/2018

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Absolutely incredible, I used to have an old receiver that pumped out about 200 watts, the downside to its age was the simple rca hookups, we were constantly going to our phone to change volume or music channels. No more back and forth, I love my new Yamaha R-S202 with it's built in Bluetooth, we can be outside barbecuing or relaxing on the sofa and not have to jump up to change a song. I have a couple Yamaha tower speakers that can handle 140 watts each 8 ohms. I was worried at first that the 200 watt receiver might not power them enough, but boy was I wrong, the R-S202 blew my old receiver out of the water, I can't go above 90% on volume or my ears might bleed. All in all this was my best receiver purchase to fit my needs, the looks of the receiver are sexy black on black and it matches my Blu-ray player and satellite box perfectly. The item shipped extremely fast and in great condition, my lady and I have been rocking out for the last two weeks straight. Thank you Yamaha and thank you Crutchfield, two very satisfied customers and we will be shopping with you again soon.

Pros: Powerful, looks great, very simple to operate, Bluetooth is a must for listening to your favorite songs.

Cons: Nothing

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Crutchfield customer from Kent, OH on 3/25/2018

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Good quality, great price and 200 watts per channel for my Heavy Metal music. What else could you ask for? I still use my Yamaha headphones from the 1970's. Yamaha Rocks!!!!!!

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Dave from Alliance, OH on 3/19/2018

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Great. Product for the price !

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Crutchfield customer from Laguna Hills, CA on 3/18/2018

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Connected to my B&W speakers, Fanfare antenna and Spotify (streaming) this unit is a minimalist's dream. Tested the bass range online.. it went 35 Hz easily.

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A tremendous tuner for the price

Jim from Sanford, NC on 3/18/2018

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What a deal! A great receiver at a tremendous price. All I needed was a tuner for the garage, to run two sets of speakers. Lots of power, easy controls, but the best part is the tuner itself. My FM reception is much better than the tuner I replaced, and I now have an additional 15+ stations I've never heard before. I'm really happy with this rig.

Pros: What a deal!

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Ricardo from Aguirre, PR on 3/15/2018

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Outstanding sound quality in such an affordable receiver.

Pros: Great sound for the price, easy to connect to other sources.

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Marty from Wake Forest, NC on 3/14/2018

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Exactly the product and price point I had been looking for a couple of years! Great sales support, as has always been the case with Crutchfield!

Pros: Functionality and value for the stereo application.

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Crutchfield customer from Christiansted, VI on 3/12/2018

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Lilburn, GA on 3/12/2018

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An excellent stereo receiver. Easy to hookup and easy to operate. In conjunction with my Onkyo cd player ( also purchased at Crutchfield) , I have an excellent office stereo. Price was very reasonable.

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Excellent features, performance, value!

Clint from Portland, OR on 3/11/2018

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The perfect receiver for my backyard workshop: Bluetooth plus A (indoor) and B (outdoor) speakers. Great value!

Pros: Bluetooth, A&B speaker zones, remote control

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Sweet Deal

Ed from Glen Saint Mary, FL on 3/8/2018

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Wonderful sounding receiver with plenty of power. If it had HDMI or optical inputs I would not be able to stop grinning.

Pros: Sound quality and power

Cons: No downside to this purchase, really.

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Crutchfield customer from Nottingham, MD on 3/8/2018

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Works just perfect for me. It's linked to Sonos connect and two sets of speakers in gym (monitor audio) and patio (Cambridge audio). Plus the Bluetooth ensures I can share music play with someone not on my Sonos account. Digital Radio and FM tuner an added bonus

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Yamaha R-S202

cheryl from Santa Rosa, CA on 3/7/2018

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Beautiful and perfect for our simple needs. Thank you for your direction. Your help is hugely beneficial to my needs.

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Wow

William from Wilkesboro, NC on 3/6/2018

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Very, very happy with this receiver. Customer service above any other.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Not a thing

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Yamaha R-S201-BEST in class

Danny C. from Lawton, OK on 2/23/2018

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BEST IN CLASS! For the money you will not find a receiver in its class to beat the overall quality and sound like the R-S201. The crisp and incredible clear sound was better than we could ever anticipate! Paired with a pair of Polk T15's, it made our turntable, CD player and digital downloads come alive. The Bluetooth feature is quick and simple. The price with free shipping, it was a no brainer and when it arrived, it just confirmed all the good reviews. Furthermore, Crutchfield customer service is superb, always has been!

Pros: -Incredible value -Superb clarity -Simple, easy to operate -Bluetooth -Nice remote, easy to use -Very light

Cons: None

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Providence, RI on 2/18/2018

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Very good value for price

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Peter from Millsboro, DE on 2/14/2018

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Overall I am very happy with the receiver. I would have given it five stars with the exception of tuning the bass and treble. You really can't fine tune the bass and treble. I will be putting the receiver in the garage, since I spend a lot of time working on my car and then upgrading the receiver for when I sit down and listen to my music.

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Really Nice Sound And Features

Don from Tampa, FL on 2/13/2018

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This receiver may be no frills, but it trades bells and whistles for a really good sound! Just add a phono preamp and you're on your way to vinyl enjoyment. The bluetooth feature is easy to pair up with computers, phones or speakers and works really well. The remote is very user friendly and controls just about every feature. A set of bookshelf speakers round out its pleasant tone in small to medium spaces. The only thing small about this Yamaha is its size! This is a real treasure in the low end audio category.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None

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Great basic receiver!

Joel from Saint Paul, MN on 2/8/2018

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It is exactly what I wanted. A basic stereo receiver with Bluetooth for the garage. It sounds great with some vintage Marantz speakers I've had for decades. If you are looking for a no-frills receiver for where ever, this is it!

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Worth the wait for the price!!!

Anonymous from VA on 2/8/2018

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Needed one for a set Bose that have been in the fam for a while. Yamaha did not disappoint in handli g the power of the speaker.

Pros: First receiver putchased, but know of Yamaha products. Pure quality.

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Loleta, CA on 2/8/2018

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I love it. It's great having music in my studio again.

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Just right

Garth from Irving, TX on 1/31/2018

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I've had the unit for a week to hold me over while my vintage NAD receiver is being serviced (12+weeks). So far it has been terrific, especially considering the price. I have several other Yamaha products, and they have all been solid performers. The only surprise with the R-S202 is that the speaker connections take what I consider a rather small gauge wire. My venerable NAD 7240PE accepted some pretty robust Monster Cable whereas fortunately I had some smaller gauge wire handy to connect my speakers. Having been use to a fairly manual receiver, I appreciated that the R-S202 has some useful modern conveniences without being too overburdened with needless bells and whistles. Being an NAD fan, I obviously prefer clean design, and the Yamaha R-S202 is certainly easy on the eyes in that regard.

Pros: Great Price; a feature set that does not overwhelm; solid sound; clean design

Cons: Minor surprise with small speaker terminals

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Santa Ana, CA on 1/31/2018

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Small but good enough for bookshelf speakers! Smooth Bluetooth received!

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Lenny from Pierre, SD on 1/30/2018

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works good

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Yamaha R-S202

Robert from Libby, MT on 1/29/2018

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Just what the doctor ordered! Great little receiver, love the Bluetooth technology.

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Great sound

Alan from Murfreesboro, TN on 1/29/2018

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Very pleased. Exceeded my expectations

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Ephrata, WA on 1/28/2018

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Great little low cost stereo receiver/amplifier. Just what I wanted and at an incredible price. Will bring the tunes back to the garage.

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Steve from Galena, OH on 1/24/2018

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Great quality and price

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Kansas City, MO on 1/22/2018

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Outstanding all around performance

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Very satisfied with purchase

Elizabeth from Campton, NH on 1/21/2018

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Seems like a very good receiver. It may just be the area that I am in bed the radio antenna doesn't bring in more than a couple of stations where as I have another radio that gets at least double or triple that.

Pros: Everything but wish radio reception was stronger.

Cons: Wish radio reception was stronger.

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 1/17/2018

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Great simple stereo receiver at a great price on sale at Crutchfield. Bluetooth works great, super easy "pairing" to my iPhone and iPad. Plenty of power to drive two pair of bookshelf speakers. Does all I need it to do. No wifi, but I don't need that. Love Crutchfield, and love Yamaha gear.

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Lovely Looking Unit

Brad from Avon, OH on 1/15/2018

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It looks really nice but I don't plan on using it until spring. It is for my out door speakers

Pros: Great Quality

Cons: Bigger than I thought it would b. Made it difficult to squeeze into cabinet

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 1/15/2018

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Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for. No frills, a very affordable amp just specifically for music. I personally already had a a phono pre-amp, but if you intend to listen to vinyl, you will need to add one.

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Great Receiver

D from Illinois on 1/13/2018

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It's great.I needed a new receiver as my old one is dying, but it's in the garage, so I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I was looking at this one to buy when I saw it in the outlet section and pulled the trigger. It was easy to set up, sounds great and the FM reception was so much much better with the new unit than my old one. The Bluetooth set up was painless with no hiccups during the setup, and the remote was easy to figure out too. It came so well packed that it might have been new for all that I could tell. It perfect for everything that I needed. Like the other reviewers have said, it is easy to set up, and simple to use.

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Fowlerville, MI on 1/11/2018

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This is an entry level unit that will hook up to older CD and tape players, it plays sound and that's about it. I bought it for the garage and it serves it purpose. If you are looking for pounding power and crisp sound you need to spend a few hundred more for a unit designed for that.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Not a lot of driving power

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Gilbert, AZ on 1/10/2018

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very nice receiver with awsome sound.

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BLUE TOOTH

Duane from Puyallup, WA on 1/9/2018

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it is Perfect for my Aircraft Hanger Fills the 55X60 awesom Power Bought it for Blue tooth works AWESOME

Pros: PRICE BLUE TOOTH POWER

Cons: NONE

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Oneonta, NY on 1/8/2018

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Great receiver! Easy to use, great value for the money.

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Chapin, SC on 1/3/2018

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Nice receiver, simple controls. Sounds good. Only 2 complaints. The speaker wire connections are small, and since I was running longer distances I needed heavier gauge wire it was difficult to make solid connections. Also, it's difficult to tell when the A B switch buttons are on or off. Our B speakers are outside on our porch and we have to go outside to verify if they are on. It would be nice if the buttons lit up or changed positions when pushed on. Otherwise, very happy with it.

Pros: Very easy to set up & use.

Cons: Speaker wire connections too small A B speaker selection buttons do not indicate when on or off.

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Yamaha R-S202

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

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Exactly what I needed in a secondary receiver.

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Randleman, NC on 1/1/2018

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Need a quick replacement for my drum studio. So far so good.

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High quality low price

Jason from Indianapolis, IN on 12/31/2017

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I'm blown away. I wasn't sure what I'd be getting for this price, but I'm pleasantly surprised! Bluetooth works great, and even the tuner is better than anticipated. I would highly recommend.

Pros: Works great, low price.

Cons: No sub rca output

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Yamaha R-S202

Crutchfield customer from Windsor, CT on 12/27/2017