ToP-ART/High Current Amplification: Yamaha uses the ToP-ART
(Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the
latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound
quality. High Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input
to output to achieve high current power with low impedance.
High-Quality Power Amplifier: With 50 watts of power per
channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.04% THD), the R-S300 delivers solid, reliable
audio performance even when driving both A and B speakers at the same time.
Wide Frequency Response: The receiver's wide frequency response,
10Hz to 50kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of any source with two channel
Loudness: The amount of loudness compensation is adjustable,
using a rotary knob on the front panel.
Pure Direct: The Pure Direct feature bypasses the bass, treble,
balance, and loudness controls for the best sound from any source.
Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals
are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar
prevents their use with spade lugs and they are too far apart for dual banana plugs.
Bi-Wire: Compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A and
B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel).
Impedance Switch: The R-S300 has an impedance switch, allowing
operation with 4 ohm speakers (one pair).
Phono: The RCA phono input is designed for moving magnet (MM)
turntable cartridges. If you have a moving coil (MC) cartridge a phono preamp is
Headphone Jack: The 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
Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum
volume level (separate settings in the main zone and Zone 2); used to avoid
turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB
to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -89.5 dB to +16.5
Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to specify the
volume level when the power is turned on (separate settings in the main zone
and Zone 2); choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned
off), Mute, and -89.5 dB to + 16.5 dB in 0.5 dB increments.
Power Management: The power (main room and Zone 2) can be
set to turn off after a specific amount of time without any adjustments being
made; options include 4, 8, or 12 hours.
RAX23 Remote Control: The remote control can operate the
receiver, a Yamaha CD player, and an iPod (when the optional YDS-12 iPod dock is
Remote Jack: The receiver a mini-jack input and output for
use with other compatible components.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer turns the receiver off after
30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.