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 100 watts of power per
channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.019% THD), the R-S700 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
Dual Zone Capability: The R-S700 allows you to play two
different analog sources in two zones. The receiver has a pair of stereo preamp outputs
for Zone 2. You can control the receiver from the second zone using the supplied
Zone 2 remote control when an infrared signal repeater system is used. A separate
amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system
is required for zone 2.
Loudness: The amount of loudness compensation is adjustable,
using a rotary knob on the front panel.
CD Direct Amplification: The CD Direct Amp feature routes
the CD signal directly to a specially built-in amplifier, bypassing the input
selector, bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. This eliminates any
coloring of the CD signal and produces the most accurate sound. The resulting
signal to noise ratio is 107 dB.
Pure Direct: The Pure Direct feature bypasses the bass, treble,
balance, and loudness controls for the best sound from any source.
Record Out Selector: Front panel rotary knobs let you listen
to one source, while feeding a different source to the Tape and Line 1 outputs for
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-S700 has an impedance switch, allowing
operation with two pair of 6 ohm speakers.
Pre Out/Main In Loops: The left and right preamp outputs are
connected to left and right main amp inputs, respectively, with U shaped metal
jumpers. The jumpers may be removed to facilitate the connection of an equalizer
or external amplifier.
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
Subwoofer Output: The stereo receiver is equipped with a
mono-subwoofer output for connecting a powered subwoofer.
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.
12V Trigger Output: A programmable mini-jack output sends a
12-volt DC turn-on signal (0.1A max) to another component that accepts a 12-volt
trigger, such as a CD player or amplifier to power Zone 2. The trigger is
programmed either to work with a specific zone (main room, Zone2, or either) or
a specific source.
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.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer turns the receiver off after
30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
RAX25 Remote Control: The main remote control can operate the
receiver as well as other remote control capable components from Yamaha and other
manufacturers. The remote is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand
TVs, VCRs, DVD player/recorders, Blu-ray disc players, DVRs, cable boxes, and
satellite receivers, along with Yamaha CD player/recorders, MD player/recorders,
tape decks, and LD players.
RAX28 Remote Control: The Zone 2 remote allows you to turn
the second room output on/off, select the source, adjust the volume, and control
the AM/FM tuner, SiriusConnect tuner (optional), or iPod dock (optional) from the
second room when an infrared signal repeater system is used.
Remote Jack: The receiver has two mini-jack inputs and a
mini-jack output for use with other compatible components.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: An optional SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit (item
number 607SCH1 or
220SCH2P, sold separately) can be connected to the R-S700, allowing you to listen to Sirius
Satellite Radio through the receiver. You can search Sirius stations by Channel, Category or Direct
Tuning and up to 40 presets can be memorized. You can also change what Sirius information appears
on the receiver's display; choose from Channel Name, Channel Number, Category Name, Artist Name or
Note: In addition to a SiriusConnect
tuner, you will need a subscription to SIRIUS Satellite
Radio to receive programming.
iPod Dock: With the optional YDS-12 iPod Dock (item number
022YDS12, sold separately), you can connect your compatible iPod or iPhone
to the R-S700 and control audio/video playback using the remote control. Most
fourth generation and later iPods (Click Wheel) are compatible. Video from your
iPod can be displayed on a connected TV monitor using the receiver's dedicated
iPod composite video output. The YDS-12 is Made for iPod and Works with iPhone
compliant and supports the following iPod model functions (as of 1/10/2012):