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Yamaha R-S202

Stereo receiver with Bluetooth®

Item # 022RS202

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Item # 022RS202

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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
  • 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

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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100 Watt x 2 Channel Amplifier: The Yamaha R-S202 stereo receiver employs a 100-watt x 2-channel (40-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.2% THD) high-drive amplifier with a high sound quality design that minimizes the length of signal routes and optimizes the circuit layout. Yamaha positioned the power transformer near the power amp circuit to reduce power loss, while improving peak power supply capacity to enable high volume output. The signal ground and power supply ground are connected at one point, eliminating mutual interference to achieve a higher S/N ratio. The result is sound filled with clarity and a feeling of openness.

Built-in Bluetooth: The Yamaha R-S202 features built-in Bluetooth (ver 2.1+ EDR), allowing you to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, or Mac laptop/computer to the stereo receiver. In addition to the standard SBC Bluetooth codec, the receiver also supports the AAC codec for higher quality sound from Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad devices. You will still control music playback functions and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled source device.

Analog Inputs/Output: The Yamaha R-S202 features four analog stereo RCA inputs to connect up to four audio components, and a single stereo RCA record output to connect to a CD-recorder or other recording device. The analog record output only supports the analog inputs.

AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha R-S202 stereo receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The R-S202 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. Auto preset lets you automatically search for and register FM stations that can be received in your area. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

A & B Speaker Terminals: The R-S202 is fitted with A & B speaker terminals so you can power up to two pair of speakers. The speaker selector switch on the front-panel of the receiver makes it easy to switch between speaker outputs, allowing you to hear the sound from one speaker pair (A or B) or from both speaker pairs (A+B). In addition, compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A & B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel). The eight spring-clip speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG) and pin-connectors.

Speaker Connection Speaker Impedance
Speakers A or B 8-ohm or higher
Speakers A and B 16-ohm or higher
Bi-wiring 8-ohm or higher

Headphone Jack: The stereo receiver has a standard 1/4" headphone jack on the front panel for private listening. When headphones are plugged in, the receiver's speaker output is not muted, so remember to turn the A and B speakers off.

Tone Control: The Yamaha R-S202 offers Bass, Treble, and Balance adjustment. Bass & Treble can be adjusted independently from -10dB to + 10dB. Balance can be set between Left+10 and Right+10.

Max/Initial Volume: You can set the maximum volume level of the receiver so that its volume will not be accidentally increased above a certain level (01-99, Max). Use the Initial Volume feature to specify the volume level when the receiver's power is turned on. You can select 01-99, Max, Mute, or Off. When "Off" is selected, the volume level used when the receiver was turned off will be applied.

IR Remote: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the stereo receiver and a connected Yamaha CD receiver.

Sleep Timer: Use the Sleep timer to automatically set this unit to standby mode after a certain amount of time (30/60/90/120 mins). The sleep timer is useful when you are going to sleep while listening to the receiver.

Power Management: A power management function automatically cuts off the power (switches to standby mode) when the receiver has not been operated for a long time. It can be set to two, four, eight or 12 hours, or off. In addition, power consumption during standby is only 0.5 W, achieving good energy saving performance.

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84 questions already asked

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The receiver won't connect to any of my Bluetooth speaker dources?
[ Lamont  Aug 30, 2020 ]
4 answers
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Tricky, but works on mine: 1. Make sure device is on and searching to connect, then 2. Press and hold "Bluetooth" button on Yamaha remote, until front of the Yamaha starts blinking "pairing." Will then automatically work normally.
[ Steven  Aug 31, 2020 ]
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It connects to mine.
[ RANDALL  Aug 30, 2020 ]
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It's designed to take Bluetooth as a source. You can't use it for speakers.
[ DEVIN  Aug 30, 2020 ]
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You have to hold down the blue bluetooth button on the remote for at least 5-10 so the receiver will par Also place the remote near the receiver
[ STEVEN A  Aug 30, 2020 ]
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Will not connect to Bluetooth speaker?
[ Lamont  Aug 30, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I had the same issue with Yamaha BT speakers I never could get it to work, I gave away the system. Complicated poorly written software. I'll never guy Yamaha again. Onkyo or integral and Marrantz are easy peasy.
[ John  Sep 01, 2020 ]
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Can this receiver be used to simultaneously power passive speakers via speaker wire in the spring clips, as well as RCA cables from the line output to a Klipsch powered sub (R-100SW) that only has line level inputs?
[ Anthony  Aug 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Hi Anthony, thank you for your question. The Yamaha R-S202 receiver will not support the connection of a subwoofer, since it does not offer preamp output, nor LFE output. You may want to check out the Denon DRA-800H, or the Yamaha R-N803. Both of these receivers offer the same power output to your speakers, but also feature the ability to connect a subwoofer. Please chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to answer additional questions, or offer further advice.
[ Jess  Aug 30, 2020 ]  Staff
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I'm wanting to replace my old yamaha rx 550 reciever and wondering if this would be a good modern replacement?
[ JT  Aug 13, 2020 ]
1 answer
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No I'm not happy with this one. Not enough power for my Polk speakers.
[ sam  Aug 13, 2020 ]
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can you adjust peaker volume independently between A and B?
[ Jace  Aug 08, 2020 ]
2 answers
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No, single volume control and both zones
[ STEPHEN  Aug 08, 2020 ]
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Nope. All speakers are controlled with the one volume knob.
[ david  Aug 08, 2020 ]
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Remote id - I have another Yamaha RXA-2080 as the main. I got this to power zone 2 speakers. I used a harmony remote, and updated the remote id on the main, but then it won't control zone 2 output. If I get the main back to id1, it can control zone 2. Can I change the remote ID on the R-S202?
[ AndrewFay  Aug 08, 2020 ]
1 answer
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The Remote ID cannot be changed on this receiver. It seems like the Harmony remote should be able to by updated to send out ID2 commands on all zones you set up to control within the remote. I recommend contacting a technician to troubleshoot. If you purchased your gear from us, I recommend contacting our technical support for help. We send their direct dial number on the order invoice. If the gear was purchased elsewhere and they cannot help, I recommend contacting Harmony's support using 866-291-1505 and Yamaha on 800-292-2982
[ Paul  Aug 22, 2020 ]  Staff
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I have to turn the volume all the way to 30 to start hearing sound out of my speakers. Any idea what could be causing this? I know there is an initial volume setting but I tried to change that too?
[ Mario  Aug 04, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Do you have the correct speaker output on?
[ Greg  Aug 04, 2020 ]
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PAx33 (zu49260), It's a piece of trash...low wattage... remote is low distance & must be standing directly in front....programming stations is cumbersome & low tech....base is practically non-existent...no input Jack for anything ...doesn't support bluetooth....
[ ivan  Aug 04, 2020 ]
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will it handle 6 speakers ?
[ Steve  Jun 29, 2020 ]
6 answers
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No
[ Raul  Jul 14, 2020 ]
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No it only has ports for 2 pairs of speakers
[ Kendall  Jul 13, 2020 ]
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Hi Steve. The Yamaha R-S202 is a stereo receiver, and is capable of working with 4 speakers. Connecting more than 6 speakers would not be recommended, and would result in poor quality sound as well as harm the receiver. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to help you with finding products that will best fit your application needs.
[ Jess  Jul 13, 2020 ]  Staff
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There are only connections for 4 speakers. 2 on channel A and 2 on channel B. And both channels do play at the same time.
[ Ed  Jul 13, 2020 ]
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While it might be possible to jerry-rig some wiring I doubt it would be a satisfactory set-up. There are two sets of speaker terminals. The output would have to be split somehow. There is a bi-wiring option that separates the woofer from the treble and mid-range for each set but that wouldn't be a complete range.
[ Steve  Jul 13, 2020 ]
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It has the speaker connections for 2 pair. There is a "A" and "B" control, where any combination can be used. To add a 3rd pair, it would have to be wired with one of the other pair. There is not a separate plug in for a 3rd speaker.
[ Robert  Jul 13, 2020 ]
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Can I connect a tape desk recorder to this receiver?
[ Miguel  Jun 18, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Yes, as long as the recorder uses a RCA type connector. You can connect up to 3 sets of RCA type of input.
[ Alvin  Jun 19, 2020 ]
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Yes you can. If you want to both record and play back from the tape deck, be sure to connect it to the Line 3 plugs on the back of the receiver. From what I can tell, Line 3 is the only set of plugs that allows for both input to, and output from, a connected device (like your tape deck). Finally, when you want to play back from your device, make sure you set the receiver's input to Line 3. You can do that with the remote or with the switches on the front of the receiver.
[ Mark  Jun 19, 2020 ]
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I want to use this receiver to power wired speakers throughout my home. My plan is to run the speaker output to a splitter with 6 outputs and volume controls. I assume I will get a little over 30 watts to each set of speakers? They are fairly efficient Yamaha speakers. What kind of volume should I expect?
[ Wryone  Jun 07, 2020 ]
4 answers
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I'm no electrician but it rumbles my neighborhood with 2 Cerwin-Vega speakers. Almost no distortion at high volume,
[ Brian  Jun 12, 2020 ]
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I have the same set-up. From the Yamaha to a splitter - to 3 separate Niles volume controls that control a pair of efficient speakers. Works very well and loud enough for clear outside listening up to about 50' - 75'. One caution - max volume on the Yamaha to about 85% - 90% due to overheating if you listen for a long time.
[ john  Jun 08, 2020 ]
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I truly do no know...but I would want more power to drive a bunch of speakers. but it really depends on how much sound you want...
[ Alex  Jun 08, 2020 ]
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I have no idea... I have mine in my garage with 4 speakers and it is plenty loud....<
[ PopaSmurf  Jun 08, 2020 ]
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I have individual outdoor speakers that i need to connect to a power source. I believe I would have to connect and reconnect the tuner every time i wanted to use it outside correct?
[ Joseph  Jun 02, 2020 ]
5 answers
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Yes
[ kent  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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I connected my Yamaha to a speaker switch. I can play music outside or to several rooms inside the house individually or simultaneously. The speaker lines from the Yamaha to the switch or the lines from the switch to the speakers were connected once and do not need to be touched again.
[ LYNN  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Correct. The tuner is to be used as any "indoor" electronic device. It is not weather proof, or moisture proof.
[ Robert  Jun 03, 2020 ]
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Not if they're WiFi or Bluetooth connected. If I understand you correctly, your speakers are AC powered. As long as they have some sort of wireless connectivity, once they're paired you can used them anywhere within range even if you move them to different locations.
[ Peter  Jun 02, 2020 ]
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I'm not sure. I understand the reference to connection/reconnecting, but I'll give it a try. The tuner itself is integrated into the receiver so it all goes together. Unless you have a very short run or a very long power cord you'll have to change where it's plugged in as you go in and out. Another option would be to run long speaker wires and make sure the receiver is where you can control it with your remote. My $0.02. Hope it was helpful.
[ Steve  Jun 02, 2020 ]
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For the Yamaha-R-S202 receiver, can I connect an Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable?
[ PungGye  May 30, 2020 ]
1 answer
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You will need a turntable preamp. The R-S202 has line inputs only. You might want to look at the R-N303. It has a phone pre-amp.
[ Douglas  May 30, 2020 ]
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How far away can you bluetooth from your phone ?
[ benjamin  May 29, 2020 ]
2 answers
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I can't give you an exact distance, but I have the receiver indoors, and use it to power speakers on my deck - we are pretty frequently outside and about 40 to 50 feet away from the receiver and rarely lose signal. I've always been impressed with the Bluetooth connection on this receiver.
[ Becker-Brown  May 30, 2020 ]
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I've been from 15 to 30 feet away without a problem. However, if you've got a wall to get through, or go oblique with your phone, then you can expect a fail- but that would be with just about any Bluetooth unit. Its a good unit and well priced, and I purchased it at Crutchfield without regret. Good luck! Hank 51
[ Hank51  May 29, 2020 ]
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If I have (2) 50a, 4 ohm speakers in one room and two of the same on my porch, will this receiver work ok?
[ ted  May 05, 2020 ]
4 answers
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Not exactly sure but I know I have used Yamaha Amos for over 30 years and put as low as a 2ohm load on my 860 for over 10 years never gave troubles. I have left right center and a sub on this 202 and it's never gave troubles
[ tommy  May 06, 2020 ]
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I don't recall that I've ever owned this amp.
[ david  May 05, 2020 ]
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It should work fine . I have two JBL speakers in the garage and two Bose 251 out on the porch and they sound really good !!
[ Bruce  May 05, 2020 ]
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iam going to say yes. it has 4 speaker jacks and marked a/b. you have the ability to play either A speakers or B speakers. i hope this answers your question. i actually have speakers on my balcony in my apartment. i have those speakers plugged into B speaker outlets.
[ mark  May 05, 2020 ]
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I am looking for n inexpensive receiver for my outdoor speakers. I have an external amp and powered subwoofer. Will this do the trick?
[ John  May 03, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Yes I think it should work very well for you. I used mine to power a pair of Cerwin Vega LS-15 floor speakers in my garage and it did just fine.
[ Kris  May 04, 2020 ]
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i have been very satisfied with the purchase of this receiver! I was looking for a basic receiver with good power and Bluetooth capability. It has exceeded my expectations especially with the range the Bluetooth connectivity provides!
[ Ray  May 03, 2020 ]
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What is the IR Profile to pair to my 4K Firestick?
[ Chris  Apr 14, 2020 ]
1 answer
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Apr 29, 2020 ]  Staff
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Has anyone hooked speaker switches to this reciever. Do you think I can run 9 speakers off of 2 speaker switches? 1 speaker switch to zone A and one switch to B. Small ceiling speakers and outside speakers for porch.
[ jacob  Mar 14, 2020 ]
4 answers
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Hi Jacob, thank you for your question. This configuration would not be the most efficient option for your application. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to help you with your project.
[ Jess  Mar 31, 2020 ]  Staff
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I run 3 sets of Bose speakers off this Receiver without any problem. If you want to run all of them at the same time you might want to check to see what the draw or power requirement is and add them up. I run all 6 speakers at one time without ant lost of quality.
[ DANIEL  Mar 30, 2020 ]
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No
[ BILLY D  Mar 28, 2020 ]
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I Don't know
[ JOHN  Mar 27, 2020 ]
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Would I be able to daisy chain two of these receivers together with RCA cables to play the same source music on 4 speakers inside (1st receiver), and 2 speakers outside (2nd receiver)?
[ Warren  Feb 21, 2020 ]
1 answer
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You may be able to do this by using the line in/out - but I'm not positive. I'd be more inclined to run the A speaker terminals to a 2 pair speaker selector for powering the 4 inside speakers, and then use the B terminals to power the 2 outside speakers.
[ Becker-Brown  May 30, 2020 ]
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Does this reciever have bluetooth 4.2?
[ Andrew  Jan 21, 2020 ]
1 answer
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It does and it works beautiful with my iPhone and iPad. I believe that it will work with any Bluetooth enabled appliance.
[ Luis  Jan 21, 2020 ]
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Can I use wireless speakers with unit?
[ Gary  Jan 16, 2020 ]
2 answers
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No, only wireless feature is Bluetooth
[ Edward  Jan 16, 2020 ]
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No
[ Gerald  Jan 16, 2020 ]
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What wireless headphones would work best with this receiver?
[ John G  Jan 02, 2020 ]
2 answers
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This unit only uses wired headphones
[ Donald  Jan 18, 2020 ]
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Happy New year to all.. im currently useing sony head phones,good receiver this model to get the best out of it hook up a equalizer...Hope this will help good luck to all in 2020.
[ DAVID  Jan 03, 2020 ]
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Is this unit compatible with Polk RtiA7?
[ Kathy  Sep 16, 2019 ]
2 answers
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I don't know
[ JOHN  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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I don't know. I have Cerwin Vega and Yamaha speakers hooked up to mine.
[ Daniel  Sep 16, 2019 ]
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can a turntable be connected?
[ robert  Sep 06, 2019 ]
1 answer
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Yes, though you'd need to purchase a phono preamp if it's a vintage turntable without one.
[ STAN  Sep 17, 2019 ]
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does this pair with android phone?
[ Chuck  Jun 22, 2019 ]
4 answers
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Yes it does....no problem.
[ BobRe  Jun 24, 2019 ]
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Yes
[ Johnny  Jun 23, 2019 ]
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Yes it does connect via Bluetooth with an Android phone. It will also connect via Bluetooth with an iPhone.
[ Scott  Jun 23, 2019 ]
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No
[ CARROLL E  Jun 22, 2019 ]
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is there an app i can download to run this system ?
[ Jeffrey  May 31, 2019 ]
1 answer
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Dont remember bought the unit two years ago, bluetooth connection was an issue for me.
[ Stephen  May 31, 2019 ]
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Can I run 4, 8 ohm speakers at the same time? Specs say all speakers should be 16 ohms if played all 4. There are no 16 ohm speakers out there. Why have this feature if you cannot use it. Thanks.
[ Claudio  Mar 19, 2019 ]
2 answers
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Yes; you can. I've been using four 8 ohm speakers for the last two years, and, have had no problems. I use it all the time too. I also don't know of any 16 ohm speakers out there for home audio either. So; using four 8 ohm speakers is the way to go. Yes!
[ Walter  Mar 20, 2019 ]
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Check out the difference between putting speakers in series and putting them in parallel. If you put two 8-ohm speakers in parallel, the net impedance is 4 oms. If you put the same speakers in series, the net impedance is 16 ohms.
[ Sherman  Mar 19, 2019 ]
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Could I power 4 speakers on one channel if connected with appropriate splitter (power 4 x25 W on one channel) and then 2 speakers on second channel (2x50 W)?
[ Jeff213  Jan 15, 2019 ]
1 answer
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As long as you wire them to the appropriate ohm rating. For example, If you connect four 4 ohm speakers, you would have to pair them off and connect each pair in series. This would give you two 8ohm loads. then connect both 8 ohm loads in parallel creating a 4 ohm load.
[ Alejandro  May 05, 2019 ]
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I bought Yamaha TSR-7810 from Costco which is 7.2 channel and I connected 5.1 setup in main zone and 2 pairs of speakers in zone 2. I have couple more speakers and I am planning to use pre-outs from the receiver to Yamaha R-S202BL Stereo Receiver. I want to know if I can use pre-outs from TSR-7810 to inputs on R-S202BL? R-S202BL has 4 inputs. One CD and 3 line ins.
[ Kishore  Dec 30, 2018 ]
3 answers
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Hello, As long as the pre-outs from the TSR-7810 are RCA jacks to match the R-S202 then you're good to go.
[ MARCELO  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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I'm sorry I don't have an answer. I would assume that your technicians would know more about your product's capability.
[ John  Jan 04, 2019 ]
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I'm sorry but I do not know the answer to that so sorry I can't help you
[ daniel  Jan 04, 2019 ]
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Will this work well with a pair of Bose 201 Series V?
[ Timmy  Dec 30, 2018 ]
4 answers
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I don't see why not.
[ Rafael  Mar 22, 2019 ]
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it works perfectly with my bose 301, which I bought in the 80's !
[ Chien  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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I can't tell you about the Bose speakers. I bought the receiver to power a built-in outdoor system. I can tell you that I have had no problems with it and that the Bluetooth works flawlessly. I hope that helps.
[ Michael  Jan 04, 2019 ]
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Sorry but I can't answer that question. I bought it as a gift for my son who lives in Californiaan d I don't know it that well.
[ Jason  Jan 04, 2019 ]
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What is the matching speakers for Yamaha R-s202 amplifier?
[ Hosea  Dec 25, 2018 ]
2 answers
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I didn't buy speakers with the receiver, but I use a pair of Yamahas that I bought at a record store along with some smaller Polks. It sounds great!
[ Kristin  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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I believe you can purchase any speakers. I use Polk audio atrium 6 outdoor speakers with it. Sounds great and I love the bluetooth feature to play playlists from my phone outside.
[ JASON  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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Does it have Optical connection in the back. If not, can you recommend inexpensive Yamaha receiver with optical connection?
[ Clem  Oct 13, 2018 ]
1 answer
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The R-S202 does not offer any digital audio inputs. The most affordable Yamaha stereo receiver we currently offer with an optical audio input is their R-N303: www.crutchfield.com/p_022RN303/item.html
[ Ryan  Oct 20, 2018 ]  Staff
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Can the BlueTooth name be customized? I need to purchase 15 to go into rooms that next to each other, so each room needs a unique bluetooth name.
[ Rob Branch  Oct 03, 2018 ]
1 answer
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The receiver apparently does not allow change to the factory modes (Line 1, LIne 2, Line 3, Bluetooth) but you can customize the 15 receivers' names on your phone, and call them anything you want. You can also use multiple phones on one receiver.
[ William  Oct 03, 2018 ]
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Can you hook up studio monitors to this? I have a pair of Yamaha hs5 I would like to use for my tv.
[ Shaun  Sep 05, 2018 ]
3 answers
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I would sat yes
[ Bruce  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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You can. The Yamaha might be under powered for your monitors. I have some old AR bookshelf speakers hooked to my Yamaha and the sound quality is a good match. This Yamaha is great for a small so if your tv room is on the small side they should work fine. To get more from your speakers you may have to push the receiver some. I will say that I don't know of your speakers or their specs.
[ Jim  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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That's a really good question unfortunately I bought mine for the sole purpose of using it in my shop just for music and Bluetooth purposes sorry I couldn't be of more help have a great day.
[ Brad  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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Can wireless speakers work ion his receiver?
[ Analog kid  Sep 04, 2018 ]
3 answers
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I believe so, but haven't tried
[ Jason  Sep 05, 2018 ]
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No, they will not.
[ Bill  Sep 04, 2018 ]
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Idk how wireless speakers operate. Mines are wired
[ Konrad  Sep 04, 2018 ]
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Will this be enough power for the Bose 301 series IV?
[ Bigman  Sep 03, 2018 ]
3 answers
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Yes. No problem as power level is well within speaker's requirement. i.e., 100W inside required 10--150W range of speakers.
[ Donald  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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For the money, this is an awesome receiver. I have it hooked to Polk Audio shelf speakers, and it rocks. Low THD, puts out very nice sound. Would buy again.
[ Charles  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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It should.. I'm driving retro cirwin Vega as main speakers and a pair of newer polk audio . At the same time. All sounds good to me.
[ larry  Sep 05, 2018 ]
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What is the range of the bluetooth? I want to sit by my firepit and change the songs, volume etc. without having to get up. Its about 50' from the receiver location to the pit area.
[ brian  Aug 15, 2018 ]
2 answers
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clear line of sight it works at 50 feet
[ Golden valley  Aug 17, 2018 ]
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Should work fine unless there are walls blocking the signal.
[ Steve  Aug 17, 2018 ]
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Can I use it as amplifier for my receiver zone 2 output?
[ Tony  Jul 26, 2018 ]
1 answer
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If your amp has zone 2 pre amp outs then yes. Just run them to one of the aux inputs.
[ Bryan  Jul 27, 2018 ]
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Can I bridge a single speaker to 2 channels safely? The speaker is 8 ohm.
[ Kyle  May 16, 2018 ]
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i wouldnt unless you add some resistors, and then your on your own !
[ SCOTT E  May 16, 2018 ]
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Can I hook this (R-S202) up with Yamaha NS-SW050 powered subwoofer?
[ Rebecca  May 09, 2018 ]
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They cannot work together. The receiver doesn't have any preamp outputs and the powered subwoofer does not have speaker level inputs. We have advisors that you can reach by calling 1-800-324-9695 that can give you a personal recommendation on a match for it. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  May 23, 2018 ]  Staff
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can a power amp be connected to receiver?
[ stanley  May 06, 2018 ]
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I'm not 100% sure but based on the configuration of the inputs in the back I would say no. I do know that I could not hook my external equalizer to it. It is a good unit for the price though.
[ DENNIS  May 14, 2018 ]
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Is this a true analog amp (via RCA inputs)? I can't have any analog to digital then back to analog conversion as it causes a delay and I'd be using for live music. Looking for a old school 2.0 with no DSP and simple analog bass/treble controls.
[ TechGuru  Apr 09, 2018 ]
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The Yamaha R-S202 is a stereo receiver with 4 RCA audio inputs and one RCA output. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ Larry  Apr 28, 2018 ]  Staff
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I have a larger pair of 8 ohm speakers. Can the A&B channels be bridged to provide more power?
[ Joe  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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I highly doubt it.
[ Bryan  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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I have this receiver powering a pair of classic Cerwin Vega speakers from the 90's on A and a pair of Boston Accoustic bookshelfs on B so I can't give you and answer on that specific question. The power on the Cerwin Vega's is adequate. I am unable to loop my equalizer through this receiver so that makes the sound a little flatter than I would like but overall I like the reicever. You can contact one of Crutchfields advisers they are very helpful.
[ DENNIS  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Does it support aptx?
[ J  Feb 13, 2018 ]
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This receiver does not support aptX Bluetooth audio streaming but some receivers do. Also, we have add-on Bluetooth adapters that can added to any receiver to give it aptX streaming. I recommend calling an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personal recommendation My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Feb 19, 2018 ]  Staff
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I need this receiver for my televisions does it have a HMTL input for my cable ?. I have s set of external speaker that I use for the sounds from the tv and a blue ray DVD player can this receiver
[ Robert  Feb 11, 2018 ]
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The Yamaha R-S202 is a stereo receiver; and I'm afraid it does not include any HDMI and/or digital audio inputs for your cable box or Blu-ray player. For more assistance on selecting a receiver to fit your needs, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ Larry  Feb 17, 2018 ]  Staff
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How can I connect an external graphic equalizer to this unit, line 1 2 or 3?
[ RC4920  Jan 16, 2018 ]
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The Yamaha R-R202 features four analog stereo RCA inputs to connect up to four audio components, and a single stereo RCA record output to connect to a CD-recorder or other recording device. If you'd like to discuss compatibility with your external EQ in more detail, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ Larry  Jan 20, 2018 ]  Staff
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Because it's 40k by 20k does it give more bass sounds ( poineer) or the difference between 20k by 20k ??! Thanks
[ Garrett  Dec 24, 2017 ]
1 answer
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The Yamaha will amplify the full range of audible frequencies but the rated power output (100 watts x 2) was produced with every frequency between 40 & 20,000Hz running through the amp at the same time. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Jan 01, 2018 ]  Staff
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Can this be connected to an Amazon Alexa for streaming audio?
[ Markp  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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Sure! If you have an Amazon Alexa control device that can be paired via Bluetooth, you can easily connect that to the Yamaha R-S202 thanks to its built-in Bluetooth. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! :)
[ Larry  Dec 10, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can I connect my 15-year old Pioneer CD player to this receiver?
[ Joyce  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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Well.... I had to purchase a special input device to allow my" new" CD player to work. This receiver is low end & did not have the sufficient inputs for my modern CD player..... Simple fix... You might have to do the same..... contact Crutchfield technical advice & they will help you.
[ RICH B.  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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You should be able to. I have my 20 year old Sony CD player connected to mine.
[ Brian  Nov 22, 2017 ]
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Yes, it has RCA input jacks for older components including CD players
[ Bryan  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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Sure, plug it in to the jacks labelled 'CD'.
[ james  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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Can you use bi amp speakers with this amp ?
[ Bruce  Nov 19, 2017 ]
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Bruce, DIsclaimer: I am not an expert on Bi-Amp speakers. The RS202 allows you to bi-wire the speakers utilizing the A/B speaker outputs as long as the speaker impedance is 8 ohms. If your speaker pair meets the impedance criteria, they will work. However, the RS 202 does not have a separate amp for pure Bi-Amp applications. This is a simple, modestly powered, two channel receiver that works very well with small & efficient speakers.If you want to Bi-Amp, you will have to invest in a more sophisticated receiver or receiver/amp combo.
[ Mark  Nov 19, 2017 ]
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Does it enable to input music through USB, more particularly from an iPad through USB (not via Bluetooth)?
[ gregcitt  Nov 08, 2017 ]
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I have only used it by utilizing the Bluetooth capability which is why I purchased it. I use it at a lakeside dock and have never contemplated a usb connection.
[ RICHARD  Nov 09, 2017 ]
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Hello, I have large floor standing speakers. I wo t be pushing them hard. My question is, can I simply Bluetooth connect YouTube songs for my son from a decent distance and expect decent performance? (Not loud performance). Thank you
[ Hershel  Oct 29, 2017 ]
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Bluetooth usually has a range of up to 33 feet that it will work. That distance may decrease with the more materials (walls, etc...) that are in between you and this receiver. I've noticed that if Bluetooth can play, then the quality of the audio does not decrease the further away you get. And you can tell when you are on the fringe of the Bluetooth range by either not hearing anything or the connection becomes spotty. If that happens, you will need to move closer to this receiver until you have a contact stream of audio. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Oct 31, 2017 ]  Staff
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Anyone know how much power is used at idle? I'm not talking about standby, but with the receiver turned on and nothing playing.
[ Brian  Jun 28, 2017 ]
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I'm not sure about the power at idle but it has no problem pushing my Yamaha tower speakers.great receiver.
[ jim  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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If this is in Standby, does it automatically turn on if an input source starts playing? Or do you need to hit the power button?
[ Brian  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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I was in error with my previous post. The standby is simply a sleep function that will turn off the unit after a fixed period of time. So if you want the unit to turn off after, say 2 hours you can set the sleep timer to turn the unit off after that time period. Sorry about the confusion.
[ Paul  Jun 23, 2017 ]
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The unit will automatically play the selected input if a signal is present. This even works for Bluetooth. The only drawback is that it won't go into standby if there is still a signal present on the selected input. This makes sense since its using the presence of a signal to decide to turn on the power stage. If you put it in standby and the input goes away it will remain in standby waiting for the signal until you change the mode to either power "on" or "off".
[ Paul  Jun 23, 2017 ]
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Can you run A and B at the same time for 4 speakers all going at once with same music?
[ Oksana  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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In order to connect two pairs of speakers to the Yamaha R-S202, each pair must be rated at 16-ohm or higher. For more details or to discuss compatibility with your speakers, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/advisors/larry
[ Larry  Jun 16, 2017 ]  Staff
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Do you just plug this in and it automatically works?
[ Kara  Jun 10, 2017 ]
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Yes. The receiver becomes a Bluetooth device that you can select. All you have to really set up are hard wired speakers or other components like a CD player.
[ Brian  Jun 11, 2017 ]
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Almost. You have to connect your speakers and your CD player if you have one. Use up and down tuner buttons to find any radio stations you want. Using the remote, it's easy to pair it with a mobile phone or other Bluetooth device. I found the directions easy to follow.
[ Don  Jun 11, 2017 ]
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Not exactly sure what you mean but just hook up your speakers and your inputs and yea its good to go.
[ Bryan  Jun 10, 2017 ]
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Hi Kara, This Yamaha is a really nice receiver - in my opinion a great value for the money. Just hook up your speakers, plug it in and your ready to go. The Bluetooth is wonderful - if you have a iPhone with music on it, simply "pair" your iPhone to the Yamaha and listen to your music through your speakers. I hope this helps. Joe
[ JOSEPH  Jun 10, 2017 ]
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What do you mean automatic works. ?
[ Piero  Jun 10, 2017 ]
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You will need to connect to speakers, of course, but the connections are very simple and well explained in the manual. The AM and FM radio will work immediately and play through your speakers, unless you need to to attach the enclosed antenna with a simple screwdriver ( if you live in an area with poor radio signals ) will automatically work when you plug the receiver in, turn on the power and select the radio option. The included instruction manual is very straightforward as to how to use your CD player, smartphone or MP3 player or other Bluetooth device to play through the receiver. Once again, you will obviously you need to connect speakers to the receiver, but again, those connections are very simple, and are well explained in the enclosed manual.
[ Nathan Scott  Jun 10, 2017 ]
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Will connecting headphones automatically bypass sending audio to speakers or Line 3 Audio Out?
[ Mike  May 30, 2017 ]
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When headphones are plugged in, the Yamaha R-S202's outputs (speaker-level and line-level) are *not* automatically muted. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps!
[ Larry  Jun 10, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can I connect the Yamaha R-S202's "line out" to an external power amplifier in order to power the low-end of my bi-ampable speakers, while using the R-S202's built-in amplifier to power the mid/high-end of the same speakers? Note: the speakers have a built-in crossover.
[ John  May 14, 2017 ]
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No. The line output is a fixed level and is not affected by the volume control (as you would need it to be for a bi-amp connection). The output is provided for connection to a recording component (cassette, CD, etc.).
[ Ryan  May 20, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can I use bi-wired/bi-amplified speakers, specifically the JVC HX-C6 speakers, with this receiver or any other receiver?
[ Rick  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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I have two sets of speakers running off the Yamaha R-S202 that work fine. One is a traditional speaker (JBL L26) and the other a set of Def Tech Bi Amp speakers. As I recall, the only thing different was the addition of a connector (sorry I can't recall specifically what this piece is officially referred to) that connects between the two sets of terminals on the Def Techs. They work great - hope this helps - Joe
[ JOSEPH  Apr 22, 2017 ]
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Great reviews. I have one question. Can this be made available in 220V? (Just checking: Is this a question? (We didn't see a question mark...) English caught!!)
[ c1defence  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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It doesn't have a 110/220 switch on it. Well at least mine doesn't. The manual does state that the "General Model" has a rear voltage selector. You may check with Crutchfield to inquire about ordering that model.
[ Duong  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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Can this amp play tones below 40hz or is the unit limited in range? The specs say plays down to 40hz. Anyone had experience who's this unit?
[ Colton  Apr 08, 2017 ]
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hi Colton,I sorry I have no way to accurately measure tones below 40z.What I can tell you is that this amp although obviously not a very powerful one,is very capable of powering a pair of 100w yamaha bookshelf speakers with clarity. For the money and with bluetooth capabilities,I have no complaints.I know this does not answer your particular question,but I just wanted to let you know that this inexpensive amp has all the features I need for the size room it is in and .....hey if you don't like it,look at crutchfiels return policy...you can't lose.
[ william  Apr 17, 2017 ]
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I love the unit with the exception of the volume control needing to be around 35 to here!
[ MIKE  Apr 08, 2017 ]
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I have a Bluetooth Onkyo theater system receiver connected to my TV. Will this Bluetooth Yamaha connect to my Onkyo so I can hear the TV in the bar room? The TV is not Bluetooth.
[ Lynne  Mar 27, 2017 ]
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It will not connect to your Onkyo receiver wirelessly via Bluetooth. The Bluetooth capability in both the Yamaha and Onkyo are for receiving audio transmitted to them from your Bluetooth devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.); they will NOT transmit audio via Bluetooth to other Bluetooth receivers, Bluetooth speakers or Bluetooth headphones.
[ Ryan  Apr 05, 2017 ]  Staff
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Does it have a DAC built in? Is one needed? I want to stream music from my computer and am concerned about sound quality. Thanks!
[ Robert  Mar 14, 2017 ]
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The Yamaha R-S202 features built-in Bluetooth that you can stream music from your computer with; but it doesn't include a built-in DAC of note. Using an external DAC or another receiver/amp that has a DAC built-in will likely give you better sound quality. If you would like to discuss those options, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Larry  Mar 23, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can this unit be used with a TV as an input?
[ Steve  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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I use mine for sound from the TV. A lot of it will depend on the TV and it's connectivity.
[ Kevin  Dec 07, 2017 ]
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sure can, I use it in my office with 42 inch that has lousy sound, and the Yamaha sounds great.
[ RAMON  Feb 23, 2017 ]
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Only for sound with rca cables
[ Joe  Feb 23, 2017 ]
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Yes, but it won't be in surround sound. It will only be in 2 channel stereo.
[ Walter  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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According to manual this unit has 110/230 voltage selector on the back, next to the power cable. Is this correct? Did not see on photos.
[ Digiwout  Jan 28, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. I see the picture you mention from the owner's manual. That is listed as the "General" model, see page 22 of the owner's manual. It appears the North American model we have pictured does not have the voltage selector, so unfortunately that would not be available here.
[ Kenny  Jan 28, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can you connect multiple bluetooth devices to the stereo?
[ David  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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Yes of course, but not at one time.
[ DENISE  Jan 02, 2017 ]
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So far I have connected an iPad and an iPod with no issues. Each device was connected separately and not at the same time. Hope that helps.
[ Robert  Dec 23, 2016 ]
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Not at the same time, no. If the receiver is connected to a Bluetooth device, connecting it to a different Bluetooth device will disconnect it from the the first.
[ Daniel Emerson  Dec 23, 2016 ]
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Certainly, but not all at once.
[ DENISE  Dec 23, 2016 ]
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The Bluetooth can be paired to one device at a time, and it works very nicely. There is just the one Bluetooth channel.
[ james  Dec 22, 2016 ]
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No. if one device is connected/found by the receiver it will not connect to another unless you unpair the first device. I love this receiver though. It is simple and straightforward. Powerful and clear sound. Works great.
[ Brian  Dec 22, 2016 ]
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I'm not sure about doing so at the same time but at different times yes you can. you just have to pair it up with the device.
[ DENNIS  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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Not simultaneously, but I've connected at least 5 different devices including laptops, tablets, and phones. It recognizes them all.
[ Chad  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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What kind of speakers you have in stock would be compatible with this receiver?
[ Slumber Jack  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing all the different models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Dec 19, 2016 ]  Staff
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Does this have a built in pre amp for a turntable?
[ PAUL  Dec 17, 2016 ]
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It is a powered receiver. Which means all you have to do is hook up the turntable and it will play. I have this unit in my gazebo in the backyard and it works great. I have 2 out door Yamaha speakers hooked up to it. It's a great buy for the price.
[ jeff  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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No it does not have a preamp
[ mike  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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no - my understanding is that a separate pre-amp needs to be plugged in (not a major cost item), but the R-S202 is a great receiver in every respect........
[ neil  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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No, this unit does not have an integrated phono pre-amp. To connect a turntable, you would need to purchase a separate pre-amp.
[ Nathan Scott  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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I live in an area where FM channels are hard to pick up when you scan for them. With the R-S202, when tuning into a FM channel, are you able to tune into channels manually or can you only scan for channels?
[ Wes  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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Wes - The R-S202 allows you to do either frequency scan or manually select a frequency. When in the manual mode, you can up or down adjust to whatever frequency/channel you want and assign it a pre-set/memory value, regardless of signal strength. This can be done with either the remote or on the tuner face panel. The R-S202 is a great little receiver and I've really enjoyed using it.
[ Mark  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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Can a external equalizer be hooked up to this receiver ?
[ Paul  Nov 23, 2016 ]
2 answers
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Yes, but limited to on player ( CD, Turntable etc.) my equalizer has one output only
[ Chien  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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Sorry, no. The R-S202 does not offer the required monitor loop needed for connecting an external EQ. For that, you would need to step up to the R-S700 model: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022RS700/item.html I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Dec 02, 2016 ]  Staff
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Is there enough power in this unit to push quality subwoofer with speakers?
[ Cashmere  Oct 24, 2016 ]
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This unit doesn't have subwoofer output
[ AVA  Oct 26, 2016 ]
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Hard to say..I've had it since May and I love it because it's not too complex and cumbersome like the Denon was that I replaced with this unit. I'm only using this unit to drive 4 Polk bookshelf speakers (no subwoofer) and I'm only using it to pump soft jazz throughout the house from Sirius XM...I'm really not using it for home theatre or to really light up my house with loud music...I have as different unit for that!!!...I do like it especially for the price but I'm not sure how it would sound if I had to push it
[ JOHN  Oct 24, 2016 ]
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What type of subwoofer is it powered or no power the receiver should power it
[ jim  Oct 24, 2016 ]
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can you control volume of speakers with Bluetooth?
[ matt  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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From an iPhone, yes you can. Not sure about other devices.
[ JOHN A  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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Yes. With my iPhone 6 playing music connected by Bluetooth to the R-S202 the phone volume does control the speaker volume.
[ Trevor  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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You can control the volume the device that is connected via Bluetooth but it does not change the receiver column.
[ Walter  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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Yes you can.
[ Robert  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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Can this receiver drive speakers rated at 6 ohms?
[ Jonathan  Aug 21, 2016 ]
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youd be driving it pretty hard....go easy on the volume!!
[ SCOTT E  May 16, 2018 ]
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The minimum recommended impedance for the R-S202 is 8 Ohms. It will drive 6 Ohm speakers but that would be using the product outside the manufacturer's recommendation and would likely void any warranty coverage. So, I would upgrade to a different model that is 6 Ohm capable. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Aug 24, 2016 ]  Staff
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Would this receiver be able to drive speakers rated at 6 ohms without overheating?
[ Jonathan  Aug 21, 2016 ]
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I'm not 100 percent sure, but I think it will. The Yamaha R-S202 is an excellent receiver.
[ CHARLES  Aug 25, 2016 ]
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The receiver is designed to run two sets of 8 ohm speakers. Zone 1, zone 2 or , zones one and two. That would be a 4 ohm load if driving both zones. Overheating at 6ohms should not be a problem IF the unit is in an air conditioned room. I've had an issue with mine overheating but it was in a room with ambient temps over 85°. The unit will take an hour to cool and return to service if it overheats.
[ CHUCK  Aug 22, 2016 ]
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Can you use an equalizer through Line 3? If so, will the EQ affect all inputs? Thanks!
[ Michael  Jul 31, 2016 ]
1 answer
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The stereo RCA output is designed to connect a CD-recorder (or other recording device) to the Yamaha receiver; and those connections wouldn't support an external EQ. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
[ Larry  Aug 05, 2016 ]  Staff
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is this a/b,and or a+b,for 4 speaker set up? Further is total wattage 200?
[ william  Jul 16, 2016 ]
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Its a+b and is 200 watts total wattage great reciever I love it.
[ jim  Jul 17, 2016 ]
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Yes, it's an A and B receiver and it's good for 4 speakers.
[ AVA  Jul 17, 2016 ]
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Not sure about the wattage but I just purchased one. I have it hooked up to four different speakers. It toggles back and forth between A, B, A+B.
[ Amy  Jul 17, 2016 ]
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Is this receiver power full enough to drive surround sound system?
[ kevin  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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It is quite powerful and it is of good quality but the downside of it is that is not meant to drive surround sound system.
[ SEGUNDO  Jul 02, 2016 ]
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It's 2 channels, so, no. You want a surround receiver....
[ Kevin  Jun 30, 2016 ]
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The Yamaha R-S202 is a 2-channel (stereo) amplifier - it is only intended to drive one pair of speakers. If you are trying to set up a multi-channel surround sound system, this would not be the amplifier you would want.
[ Steven  Jun 30, 2016 ]
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Hi Kevin. Yes and no. Here's why: the receiver will drive two pairs of speakers, like Front and Rear, but you will have the same sound from both pairs. With 100 watts per channel there will be 50 watts delivered to each pair. True Surround Sound, like my old trusty Sony Receiver has speaker connections for front and rear speakers and derives a surround sound with an adjustable delay, in milliseconds, to make a discernible, echo effect. It also features three different kinds of effect (Hall, Dolby and Studio) .I only replaced it because the Yamaha has Bluetooth capability. I am only using one pair of Bose 301 speakers on the Yamaha, left over from the Sony. So give your Yamaha two pairs and select Spekers A and speaker B and see if you like it. Thanks for asking. Hope this helps.
[ Rongel  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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This is not a surround sound receiver. It is a stereo receiver. Left, Right channels only. No outputs for Center, Rear L, Rear R, or Sub channels. Works great though for my 2 outdoor speakers on the back deck!
[ David  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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its quite powerful but keep in mind it's only two channels.
[ israel  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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Not really. It is a simple 2 channel (stereo) receiver. There is also no subwoofer output connection.
[ Trevor  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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It's only 2 channels. If you want to run a full surround get 5.1 or 7.1. A 5.1 receiver will have five channels of amplification and an unamplified subwoofer channel (subs are self-powered and therefore do not require amplification by your receiver). Some receivers include additional channels of amplification, and could support 7.1
[ Dannil  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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