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Yamaha R-N303

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

MFR # R-N303BL

Yamaha R-N303

Yamaha R-N303

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

MFR # R-N303BL

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Brandon, MS on 10/25/2021

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Crutchfield customer from Ltl Egg Hbr, NJ on 10/25/2021

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outstanding

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Extra Nice For The Price.

Crutchfield customer from Fresno, TX on 10/24/2021

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Great product for the money. Makes me wonder what a $3000 Yamaha must sound like. Got the N303 hooked to 4 Klipsch RP160m's and I am truly in Nirvana. I am using my computer with a DAC to my amp and I think it is beautiful, simply beautiful.

Pros: Very good quality sound Easy to hook to Bluetooth

Cons: Hard as hell to hook up to wifi and Spotify. I just stopped trying and plugged it directly into the computer. Ridiculous.

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Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, DE on 10/24/2021

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Exactly what I was looking for. Streaming made easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Del Rio, TX on 10/24/2021

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Great value for all the features

Pros: More options then I bargained for

Cons: Plastic knobs but they function just fine

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 10/20/2021

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The Yamaha R-N303 replaced my 40 year old Technics SU-G70. It meets my needs: AM/FM tuner, phono inputs, inputs for CD and tape, headphone jack, and 100 watts power. I am very pleased with it, and you will be too!

Pros: Well priced item that has AM tuner and phono jacks that are not always available on higher priced items. Has Wi-Fi and other upgrades.

Cons: Would have liked an additional optical input, and an HDMI input, but these were not a show stopper for me

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Great for Grads with Computer Science

Crutchfield customer from Sun City Center, FL on 10/18/2021

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I have this unit for a week. Very difficult for me to program. Instruction book not much help. I am a senior citizen and my computer knowledge is limited. After one week I am able to play music from my iPhone . Thats it.! No other screening accomplish. Will be calling for technical assistance in a day or two.

Pros: looks good plays nicely from my iPhone

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 10/14/2021

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This was a perfect match for my needs. I was able to attach all four of my wired speakers to get sound in my business. Just one component to solve the music problem, and i was able to do it myself with a bit of advice from your tech. Thanks.

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Cons: It was a bit heavy to lift onto the top of my cabinet.

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Crutchfield customer from Alpena, MI on 10/3/2021

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Awesome receiver for the price, good value

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Crutchfield customer from Minden, NV on 10/2/2021

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clean sound lacking up front controls for tone, bass and balance.

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Cons: visual front display much too small. very difficult to read and to see.

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Old Schoolers Review

Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 9/29/2021

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Just what this "Old Schooler" was looking for. It gave me the inputs that I needed with a clean modern look. All for good price.

Pros: Good design. The right inputs for my needs. Get a lot of receiver for the buck.

Cons: So far none.

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Crutchfield customer from Freehold, NJ on 9/27/2021

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I haven't purchased a tuner/amplifier in over 20 years. The learning curve is similar to a smart TV with the exception of pictures walking you through it. Controlling through a smart phone is a plus. Not being able to include additional sources in the app was a bit of disappointment. The way around is to use the phone Bluetooth, which becomes a burden when you get a call. All in all, very happy.

Pros: Versatile.

Cons: App could use updating.

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Crutchfield customer from Long Grove, IL on 9/26/2021

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If you're looking to upgrade a basic stereo receiver and achieve full control using you phone or tablet this works great.

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Thanks Crutchfield!

Wayne from ALTAVISTA, VA on 9/16/2021

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Thank you Crutchfield!!! I purchased the Yamaha R-N303 as a "scratch and dent" product. When it got here, I took a flashlight and went over it. I could not find a single blemish on the receiver. All the accessories were in the box. The only thing that was missing was the original box, and the Crutchfield box fit the receiver like a glove. I saved almost $100! As far as the receiver goes, I couldn't be happier. Great sound and great features. Can't wait until its burnt in. No complaints so far. Extremely happy.

Pros: Price point Features, e.g., Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Very readable display Sound

Cons: None

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Good Job!

Crutchfield customer from Alpharetta, GA on 9/16/2021

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first time customer, great salesman, good info. I will buy from you again

Pros: excellent CS

Cons: it's not free? lol

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Crutchfield customer from Okeana, OH on 9/14/2021

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The unit was clearly described and it delivered exactly what we were looking for.

Pros: Easily integrated into our home network .

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Middletown, DE on 9/13/2021

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Bought and set this up for my uncle. He is old school and didn't want a surround system, just a stereo receiver with a phono connection for a turntable. Pretty simple setup and decent sound. Would probably go 5 stars if I owned it and had the opportunity to test over time.

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Crutchfield customer from Sikeston, MO on 9/12/2021

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The receiver has all the bells and whistles and I would not hesitate to recommend it. I gave it 4 stars for now due to issues with my turntable at high volume. I Am getting feedback through my speakers and still have additional "troubleshooting" to do to solve the problem. I don't think it's the receiver and once this sound issue is resolved, I'd probably give it a 5 star rating. Great Company and Customer Service - ??????????

Pros: When hooked up through the Internet, one has full access to Spotify, Deezer, Etc platforms along with AM/FM tuner; CD, Phonograph and Aux inputs. Good Quality for all the "Bells and Whistles" you get for the price.

Cons: It limits the full range of Platforms available online.

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New isn't always better.

Crutchfield customer from Honolulu, HI on 9/12/2021

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I bought this to replace a similarly priced one (Yamaha RX-397) from 15 years ago, which I thought was broken. The R-N303 has lots of features I don't use, but is missing some I do: No balance control and no loudness function. Dials have been replaced with buttons. I had hoped to get a more expensive version from Yamaha to get these features, but due to the chip shortage, none have been available. I decided to send this one back since I was able to fix the problem with the old one and wait to get something I really want. Crutchfield's return policy is great and they were very helpful with returning the receiver with no hassles.

Pros: Lots of streaming options.

Cons: Missing basic controls for playing vinyl and CD's. Need to upgrade models to get these.

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Challenging Wireless Connection

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 9/12/2021

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I have been enjoying this receiver for a few weeks and use it to power two pairs of speakers on my porch and deck. Unfortunately, I was unable to connect it wirelessly to my Orbi Mesh Network. I have great WIFI coverage and plenty of speed. I was able to connect other devices within close proximity with no issues and typically have a dozen devices connected with zero issues from iPhones to laptops to Roku sticks. After many attempts, I finally gave up and ran a network cable. Once connected I really like the features and functionality of the Music Cast App. It is easy to play internet radio stations or streaming services like Amazon Prime Music.

Pros: Good value, Music Cast App

Cons: Unable to connect wirelessly to my Mesh WIFI Network

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Yamaha R-N303

David from Columbia, SC on 9/8/2021

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As an old school audio guy, I really like this receiver. Nice connections for my old school TT, reel-to-reel, Cassette and CD players. Nice to be able to maybe soon add some remote speakers also. Best part, the delivery from Crutchfield. It was raining today, and when UPS delivered, low and behold it was shrink wrapped in tough plastic wrap, protecting the box from rain and weather!!! Nice to find really good customer service.

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Crutchfield customer from Dorchester, SC on 9/8/2021

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Perfect for what I needed. Arrived on time and great costumer support

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Crutchfield customer from Jackson Heights, NY on 9/7/2021

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Very simple set-up, superb sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Chuluota, FL on 9/6/2021

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Excellent sound

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Excellent Receiver!

Kevin J from Fall Branch, TN on 9/4/2021

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Excellent Receiver! I had been planning on using a Sonos Amp, but decided to go this route instead and am glad I did. The app works great for controlling it from our deck. Perfect unit for adding a room or two of stereo speakers to a system.

Pros: Good price. Good sound. Great App. Yamaha Quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Wisc Rapids, WI on 9/1/2021

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This Yamaha receiver has exceeded my expectations. Basic and easy to use while delivering amazing sound for the money. If you are looking for a receiver for just music, it's hard to argue about the Yamaha R-N303. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: No complaining menu's. Ease of use. Great sound.

Cons: No balance.

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Crutchfield customer from Ellicott City, MD on 9/1/2021

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Instructions could be more clearly written. Unit performance is excellent.

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Crutchfield customer from Sherborn, MA on 8/23/2021

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Good product, airplay range is not great but good sound quality

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Limitations with the streaming software

Joan from Hillsborough on 8/19/2021

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This receiver was easy to set up and is easy to use, but Music Cast, the app that manages your music is limited. In this model it does not support Amazon Music or tune In. Yamaha determines what is available to you via their contracts with music providers. Music Cast is advertised as giving you unlimited music, but it is not true.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: Music Cast does not offer many of the most popular streaming options

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Love it, but use the MusicCast app

Crutchfield customer from Norwalk, CT on 8/16/2021

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This is really a solid piece of gear for the money, it sounds great. I'm not using MusicCast to run speakers in remote rooms, just my Living Room speakers and speaker setting B is my deck speakers. I have an optical cable from my LG tv to the receiver, then hardwired KEF Q150 speakers. With Ethernet hardwired as well, I'm loving the Net Radio. All those things are controlled remotely from my iPhone on MusicCast app. I don't need more than that and it works great for me.

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Crutchfield customer from Princeton, NJ on 8/16/2021

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Excellent receiver with amazing network capabilities. The technical support by Crutchfield in helping to set it up was wonderful - quick, caring, confident, and competent.

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Great unit, love the app, but airplay cuts out sometimes

Crutchfield customer from Garner, NC on 8/6/2021

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I love this thing. BUT, I seem to have issues with the airplay function cutting out randomly. It's doesn't happen all the time and resetting the router may or may not have helped, but the interwebs makes it sound like this is not an uncommon issue with this model. A friend of mine has the same one and does t have this issue.

Pros: App is great. Excellent sound, I did

Cons: Airplay cuts out sometimes

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Crutchfield customer from Waldorf, MD on 8/2/2021

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This is exactly what I needed and get the job done w/o breaking the bank!

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Good sound with networking capabilities.

Crutchfield customer from Stoneham, MA on 8/2/2021

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I bought a Yamaha receiver in 1996 and it's still working flawlessly. Good sound quality and features. I wanted to have something with streaming options and don't need any home theater options. I decided go with this unit. It is very easy to set up and music cast is great. Sound quality for this price is great. If you're looking for a good stereo receiver with networking capabilities this a very good option without braking the bank. Also Crutchfield did a good job shipping it fast I received my package in 2 days and they're following up to see if I happy with my purchase. Overall a great experience .

Pros: Sound quality, power, easy to setup, streaming app.

Cons: No Amazon Music HD support. No big deal for me just keep in mind if you have the subscription.

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Crutchfield customer from Kalamazoo, MI on 8/1/2021

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I was lead to believe, by product description, and answered questions , that the applications for streaming music are on this receiver, THEY ARE NOT. To play SiriusXM, or pandora, You must leave your iPhone next to the stereo, or in the house. That doesn't work for the times when you are outside in the yard, and want to have your phone on your person . Other than that disappointment, it seems to be a great receiver.

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Great value!

Crutchfield customer from Moscow, ID on 8/1/2021

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I did not realize that this receiver would be so great. It has lots of great features for the price. I especially appreciate the MusicCast and the ability to stream Net Radio stations of my choosing.

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Crutchfield customer from Rexford, MT on 7/28/2021

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Arrived on time, sleek and good looking, plenty of power with KEF and Bose speakers and 2 woofers. Connection was a piece of cake. The instructions looked daunting at first but when I set my phone on BT the amp grabbed it quick and I was off to the races. Quick shipping and a great buy. John Mikkelsen

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Great sound

Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 7/26/2021

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Really sounds good with Spotify when using wifi and uncompressed audio setting. Much better than Bluetooth options we have tested. Easy to set up

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Crutchfield customer from Glendale, CA on 7/25/2021

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I was looking for a stereo receiver that could play from may Apple devices since the old one was docked to an iPod. This Yamaha did the trick perfectly. Also thank you to my advisor.

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GREAT SOUND AND PRICE VALUE

Crutchfield customer from Antioch, IL on 7/25/2021

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I love it!! Has a Great sound at a very affordable price. It's perfect with my Bose M101 speakers. Highly recommend if you ate looking for a receiver with Bluetooth and Great sound

Pros: Bluetooth, Price Value, Sound, Stereo separation, easy set up

Cons: NON SO FAR!!

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Read fine print carefully

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 7/21/2021

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(1) Awkward entry of WiFi pw, etc manually (2) No option to leave main speakers active while using headphones jack (granted this can be done other ways) (3) BT for reception only , not for transmission to wireless speakers (4) harsh sounding after trying all combinations of base and treble settings (5) No display capability for Pandora and other similar internet music providers (internet radio stations are selectable but again the methodology is awkward ) In order to view (eg., Pandora) selections must use either Musicast app..or simply pair Iphone to the unit..but who wants to have to use an Iphone ALL of the time on a home stereo system receiver?

Pros: Attractive simple appearance

Cons: See above

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Tyler from Steeleville on 7/16/2021

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Can't beat the price for the performance. Chester hooked me up with what I needed. Highly recommend

Pros: Extreme value

Cons: Not enough equalization due to streaming music. No real cons

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Crutchfield customer from Irmo, SC on 7/12/2021

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so far it works ok

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Enjoy

Crutchfield customer from Madison, WI on 7/6/2021

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Have used my R-N303 for a month now and very much enjoy it; I've had some really good tower speakers for years but they've never sounded so good.

Pros: Range of functions and simplicity.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Las Piedras, PR on 6/28/2021

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Great receiver with a lot of connections, including wifi, bluetooth and as all Yamaha reeivers, it sounds great. Great product at an affordable price.

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Crutchfield customer from Norris City, IL on 6/22/2021

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Good product works good semple to use

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Yamaha is a winner!

Crutchfield customer from Hatillo, PR on 6/16/2021

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Great quality, good performance, for the price is a winner .

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Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, CA on 6/16/2021

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excellent sounds..

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Crutchfield customer from Tillamook, OR on 6/15/2021

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Has more than enough power for our home use, and so far has worked great. Very good variety of hook ups, so we were able to install new and old sound and video equipment.

Pros: analog and digital hook ups

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 6/14/2021

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Was very impressed with this company. I ordered the receiver on May 30 and received it on the following Thursday! Great customer service.

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: Extra features I won't use. I'm old.

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Limited features and power.

Joseph from PALM HARBOR, FL on 6/14/2021

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Limited features and power. No equalizer, OK power for a bedroom. I am disappointed.

Pros: Air Play

Cons: No Equalizer, low power.

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It sells out for a reason...

Crutchfield customer from Holden, MA on 6/14/2021

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Excellent, solid, affordable, receiver. It sounds really great without breaking the bank, has a slew of features like bluetooth, wifi and a turntable input. Yamahaaaahhhhhhh sound is really clear... probably the BEST receiver at this price point.

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Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 6/2/2021

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Very user-friendly, great sound, and the Blutooth feature is terrific. The manufacturer's delays caused me to wait 5 months for this, but it was definitely worth it. Crutchfield updated me when it was in stock.

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Crutchfield customer from Papillion, NE on 5/29/2021

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Not a fan of soundbars, I prefer to run my TV's PCM audio through an optical cable to a 2-channel receiver and bookshelf speakers. With a built-in DAC input, this unit is perfect for this old-school method. If your Blu Ray player has a digital coax output, the digital coax input is handy for playing CDs via direct audio connection, without having to turn on the TV to pass through the signal. Plenty of power and fairly uncomplicated setup. Though a non-issue in my case, the lack of a subwoofer output is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

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Crutchfield customer from Delafield, WI on 5/27/2021

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Sounds nice, easy setup and my order was smoothly completed by Crutchfield.

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Excellemt value 2-channel WIFI reciever

Crutchfield customer from Wynantskill, NY on 5/18/2021

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Perfect 2 channel receiver for WIFi streaming music from the internet and my computer to the entire home. The iPhone/iPad App is simple to set up and works flawlessly for direct control of the receiver and as part of an Airplay network. The receiver powers two sets of Bose speakers using A/B, and a third set using line out to the old non-WIFI receiver. Have already recommended the receiver to a number of friends.

Pros: 2-channel WIFI A/B speaker output Easy to use App control Built in Airplay and WIFi Good features/price

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Crutchfield customer from Cottage Grove, OR on 5/17/2021

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After reading reviews on several different receivers, I finally decided on this Yamaha. It does everything I need it to do and more. Plenty of power to push my BIC America tower speakers and they sound great. Highly would recommend this to anyone looking for a good receiver without breaking the bank.

Pros: Good features, Bluetooth works good and I can use it anyway I want. I have my tv, Dish and record player run through it

Cons: Only has a bass and treble function. Wish it had more of an equalizer.

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No risk in supporting Bose outdoor speakers

Crutchfield customer from Belmont, MA on 5/12/2021

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Looking for an amplifier to drive the sound for my Bose outdoor speakers. Since Bose stop making their SA5 Amplifier, this was an awesome solution! Thank you Crutchfield Sales Rep in suggesting!!

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Crutchfield customer from Astoria, NY on 5/12/2021

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amazing I love the look and the sound surprised at the quality for such a low price.

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Yamaha R n303

Graham from Woodland,wa on 5/1/2021

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This price for a Yamaha receiver that broke, exactly at the 1 year mark. Crutchfield did nothing but refer me to Yamaha. Wow, thanks. So my rn303 only plays vinyl now and not anything WiFi. Using $1000 speakers and high quality cable. This receiver is just typical junk for the day. Not happy.

Pros: Sounds good, power is good.

Cons: Cheap manufacturing, would not buy again. Receiver lasted exactly 1 year.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 4/18/2021

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Just what I wanted.

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Excellent features at this price point

Crutchfield customer from Longmont, CO on 4/8/2021

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Full of connected features, this receiver really shines! Sounds great and is exactly what we needed for the space. While the music cast app isn't excellent, it works very well. But again, sound is rich, plenty of features.. only thing missing is a dedicated sub output.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Cottonwood, AZ on 3/24/2021

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This is a very good receiver for the price.

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Great sound and great technology

Crutchfield customer from St Charles, IL on 3/21/2021

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You get what you pay for, but in this case you get a lot of technology. Pairing blue tooth devices and services like Pandora are much easier to do than what is provided in the instructions. The instructions are obtuse. When I quit reading them, I got everything going in about ten minutes. The connections are very good with room for a number of things including Phono inputs. Wireless network connections worked very well after I got the receiver to fetch the settings from my phone.

Pros: Good sound. Good power. Excellent speaker connections. Connection to a number of music services. Input for Phono. Substantial network capabilities. Excellent wireless capabilities.

Cons: Instructions, although they try to be thorough, are often difficult to follow.

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R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Hertford, NC on 3/21/2021

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Receiver far exceeded my expectations, considering the purchase price. It has everything I would require in an audio receiver, and more. Very happy with the Yamaha, and would not hesitate to make future purchases from Crutchfield.

Pros: Looks good, and very easy to set up and use.

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BINGHAMTON

JOSEPHUS from BINGHAMTON on 3/16/2021

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I use this stereo to power a pair Klipsch Outdoor Rock speakers. While the speakers are hard-wired to the stereo, and the speaker wires pass through the wall of the house, and into the mulch beds, this is the only wiring required. We now enjoy high-fidelity sound outdoors, which is easily controlled by mobile device.

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R-N303 works well with ROON via airplay

Tom from Lansdale, PA on 1/29/2021

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I like this receiver. It is powering my old Klipsch RB 5 very well. I had a few issues at first with the Yamaha music cast app. I played with it on my Android tablet and iPhone. When I realized it didn't support Quboz I got rid of the music cast app. I played with Bluetooth pairing but sound quality was meh. I stream my CD library from ripped flac files via a ROON Rock server. ROON has very good integration with Quboz. I was able to get the Yamaha connected to ROON via airplay with minimal fuss. Sound quality is excellent and I couldn't be happier. My bedroom system is rocking now!!!!!

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Yamaha Stepped Up

Alex from LOS ANGELES, CA on 1/5/2021

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LOTS of power for my Cerwin-Vega AT-10s. The bluetooth functionality is my favorite feature and should be industry standard. When you connect with any device it will turn on the receiver out of standby mode for immediate listening. I also have a vinyl player hooked up to it and its super crisp. I took a bit of a chance on this because my Yamaha soundbar is lackluster but you can tell that this is a top-line product comparatively (you get what you pay for).

Pros: Bluetooth Functionality

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 12/24/2020

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Great sound for the money. Took a bit thou for Crutchfield to process the order but once done USPS did a great job delivering. My son is quite happy with his new toy.

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Crutchfield customer from Pennington, NJ on 12/20/2020

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So far with preliminary set up I'm happy w this receiver. The full array of possibilities and sound adjacent featues are great.. my CD, tape and turntable are all connected and are easily controlled via the receiver.. Presently wo an antenna setup, there is absolutely no radio reception. Once we set up the atenna, AM/FM, Sirius, etc features, I'll really be able to assess this receiver's worth. Rest of my review will be forthcoming.

Pros: All above

Cons: So far it is non functioning as a redio...attend will hopefully solve that issue.

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Good receiver

Crutchfield customer from La Pine, OR on 12/19/2020

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Nice stereo receiver to replace old SX1050.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Salinas, CA on 12/18/2020

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Awesome stereo receiver ,I would recommend to anyone

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 12/18/2020

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Great receiver! Love all the features and very easy to set-up! Fast delivery by Crutchfield!

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All the features, great sound.

Crutchfield customer from Plymouth, MA on 12/17/2020

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Great value. Better than advertised, very easy setup to use with iphone, alexa, etc.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Medford, MA on 12/17/2020

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Works great, and sounds great! I still have to figure out how to make it work with spotify and other online apps--it's a little tricky. But I think once I get it set up, I won't have to worry about it.

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Great amplifier

Crutchfield customer from Bartlett, IL on 12/16/2020

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Great piece of equipment. It has all the features I was looking for.

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Great performer great price

Crutchfield customer from Manahawkin, NJ on 12/16/2020

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This receiver is exactly what I wanted for a second system in my den. It has sufficient power to easily drive my relatively inefficient Sony SS M3 speakers. The Bluetooth was easy to set up and works well. Tuner section pulls in plenty of stations when hooked up to attic antenna. Perfect combination of performance and value. Couldn't be happier.

Pros: Easy set up for streaming. Good fm tuner section.

Cons: Remote isn't backlit. That is the only con.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Hayes, VA on 12/16/2020

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Really complicated set-up for internet use.

Pros: One of the few less expensive stereo receivers that has phono inputs.

Cons: Overly priced, difficult to set up completely. Fortunately for me my Crutchfield tech had an easy way, not listed in the manual, for me to connect this thing to the internet.

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Sunnyvale

Erik from Sunnyvale on 12/8/2020

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I replaced a 16 year old Harmon Kardon receiver which randomly dropped one channel with this Yamaha unit. I am an old rocker who only needs a phono, cd, and line input for my Sirius tuner. Also a good 100 watts to drive a set of vintge JBL Apollo speakers. Plenty of clean power..... I will never use all that other stuff!

Pros: just what I needed

Cons: none

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Bradenton, FL on 12/6/2020

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Nice sound. Good ease of use.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Lake Hiawatha, NJ on 11/30/2020

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Great receiver. Love the remote control.

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Geat value. Great sound.

Crutchfield customer from Vancouver, WA on 11/26/2020

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This is a great receiver for the money. Sound quality is typical of a Yamaha receiver - my primary reason for the purchase. But I do miss the loudness dial from a previous Yamaha receiver. I was surprised with the lack of a balance control on the front although the balance can still be adjusted from the setup menu. And the big volume dial feels kind of cheap. That said, the volume adjustment is very precise which is great when listening at low volumes for background music. I like the line in and line out feature for my cd recorder and the Bluetooth connection was a snap and sounds great.

Pros: Great Yamaha sound. Classic receiver features. Bluetooth.

Cons: No loudness dial. Volume knob not very 'solid'.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from North Andover, MA on 11/23/2020

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Nice unit, good performance and intuitive operation

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Fern Bch, FL on 11/22/2020

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The receiver arrived shortly after the order, but did not work. I confirmed the unit was faulty with your technical assistance staff and I returned the unit. Unfortunately I now have to wait on back order. Selling faulty products is about the worst thing a business can do.

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receiver fits needs

Crutchfield customer from Carbondale, CO on 11/17/2020

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Very straightforward setup as far as connections go, all works as expected. Fine quality sound from marine speakers 4 ohm in series on each channel not to overload system. All speakers are in living room/dining area wall mounted in a large rectangle channels in an 'X'. Bluetooth is nice feature as I've listened to my library for decades and need an infusion of new classical and modern 'serious' music. It pops on as soon as my phone is set. Will take time to see if any of the other features such as Spotify, Sirius XM , will be desired. The volume is enough to blow my eardrums in my rather small house. It is a great upgrade from my 42 year old receiver which I blew with 4 ohm speakers which were configured incorrectly. Setting the 4 ohm in series with this amp the volume can be cranked higher without distortion than with prior unit. I don't do TV/video so didn't need a more complex unit. This is fine for music only. A subwoofer capability may have been nice.

Pros: ease of setup and use.

Cons: no subwoofer

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Yamaha IR-N303

Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 11/17/2020

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Work well.

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Great Streaming Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 11/15/2020

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This affordable stereo receiver streams pretty much everything you can imagine. I have used it daily, about 10 hours each, in my home office and the WiFi connection has been perfectly reliable. I normally alternate between a MacBook, Windows computer and an iPhone and all wirelessly connect with ease and quickly. With my usual streaming subscriptions, FM radio, internet radio, and Podcasts, I'm entertained all day. It's a Yamaha, so it sounds great powering my Polk Monitor 40s. It's well built and low frills, which means it will probably last a lifetime. If you want easy and reliable out of a 2.0 system that's paired with the free MusicCast app, it's hands down perfect. If you plan on using it without the MusicCast app while taking advantage of the built in streaming features, you may have a difficult and frustrating time navigating the menu with its small, two row screen with limited character count. It can also be rather slow searching for something new to stream continually going through pages, 1 song or podcast at a time (again, NOT an issue if you use the MusicCast app).

Pros: Sound, quality, WiFi connection, variety of compatible streaming services.

Cons: Limited screen without the app, no dedicated sub out.

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Just what I needed for my wired outdoor speakers

Crutchfield customer from Augusta, GA on 11/15/2020

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I needed a wifi/airplay/bluetooth receiver to power my 2 sets of outdoor wired speakers. The Yamaha Musiccast capability was a benefit as I also have that network elsewhere in the home. While my outdoor speakers are at 6 ohms and this receiver only supports 8 ohm speakers, I will need to be mindful to not over power them. This receiver meets all my needs at a good price.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Fort Mill, SC on 11/15/2020

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MD on 11/15/2020

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Great unit. Been using a Yamaha PA mixer for years. I'm pushing a pair of Klipsch tower speakers and it sounds great for a TV or stereo with plenty of power. Easy setup, remote works perfectly. Had a bit of trouble getting Spotify but Crutchfield's tech folks set me right... I had minor Wyfi glitch. AOK now.

Pros: Great all-round amp

Cons: Would't mind having a mid -frequency control, but I'm picky.

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great value

Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 11/12/2020

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Great sound, looks good.

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A mixed bag

Crutchfield customer from Salt Lick, KY on 11/11/2020

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Sounds great, with a lot of functionality. There is a learning curve to using wireless connectivity, and we've found it to be somewhat finicky. It's not clear whether the problems are with the receiver or our wi-fi, but it would be great if this aspect were more seamless. My rating would go up if we weren't still scratching our heads after a week.

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MusicCast allows wireless speakers, and offers many audio inputs

Crutchfield customer from Clear Lake, IA on 11/11/2020

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I purchased this unit for the MusicCast capability. I use it with MusicCast 20 wireless speakers. I am pleased with the performance. Connecting the R-N303 to my wireless network takes some effort, and I am not able to connect to the 5Ghz band. I sometimes have trouble with stuttering, and dropped audio with the MusicCast. I suspect these problems are likely the fault of my wireless router.

Pros: MusicCast supports wireless speakers. Besides line-in, and AM/FM tuner inputs; it offers Air Play, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, Pandora, etc. Good sound, and amplification.

Cons: Cannot connect to my 5Ghz wireless band. Sometimes MusicCast drops audio. These problems may be due to the age of my wireless router.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Hyannis, MA on 11/10/2020

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Really to soon to review

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Yamaha RN303

Crutchfield customer from Nampa, ID on 11/10/2020

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Replacing a 35 year old receiver and tuner. Great price point and does everything I need it to do. Easy to hook up and operate. Looks great and matches my other components. Great choice for me.

Pros: Remote, great price, easy set up and operation.

Cons: None yet.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Churchton, MD on 11/5/2020

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Perfect receiver for our showroom. Does more then I expected with plenty of music apps. I was a little disappointed in the Musicast setup process with ethernet. Very little support on this product . Seems to work fine now.

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Crutchfield customer from Sioux Falls, SD on 11/4/2020

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This meets our needs perfectly. We've been enjoying playing all our old vinyl albums we haven't listened to in years. This receiver provides plenty of power to fill our basement family room with music. We're now looking for some wireless speakers to spread the music to other parts of the house.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Stockton, CA on 11/3/2020

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Great product for the price. Wish it had a USB port in the front.

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Works well!

Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 11/3/2020

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This amp makes my speakers sound far better than my old amp. It took me a few try's to get the internet hooked up but now it works flawlessly. I'm very happy with this purchase!

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Good choice

Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 11/3/2020

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Bought for my daughter and her fiancee'as a present and had all the features a young couple would require including full streaming capability and a built-in phone preamp and at a reasonable price.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Geneva, NY on 11/3/2020

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Powers my 4 large old-school speakers and analog turntable nicely, controls and remote easy to use, plenty of wireless options and so far I've used the Bluetooth to stream from my iphone, very simple. Connecting to the S300 CD player I'm also able to utilize its usb port, a very nice feature. For the price this is a superb receiver!

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, NC on 11/2/2020

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It was a surprise gift!!

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Canon City, CO on 11/1/2020

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Good, solid product that delivers as advertised. Easy setup!

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 11/1/2020

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its ok,you get what you pay for

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Great stereo receiver..

Crutchfield customer from Bryan, OH on 10/29/2020

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Plenty of clean power and handles my turntable, CD player, iPod, etc. Worth the money.

Pros: Easy to operate, plenty of power, hookups are easy. Does everything I need it to do well..

Cons: None

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Eden Prairie, MN on 10/28/2020

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Network connectivity is a little glitchy but generally works OK. Lacks any feel of the analog predecessors; no analog meters, digital volume knob, push button tone controls, no loudness feature. But the sound is good and everything works!

Pros: Good clean sound, no hiss at low volume.

Cons: No loudness feature. No FM signal strength. Somewhat glitchy network connectivity.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from South Yarmouth, MA on 10/27/2020

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musicCast pairing was difficult and required a couple of hours with tech support. I am very happy with the end result but like many reviews I have read, it can be difficult and in some cased not possible to pair with your phone. Once completed it opens you to millions of songs, artists and FM radio stations

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Crutchfield customer from Salem, OR on 10/27/2020

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works very well and is easy to use.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from N Branford, CT on 10/26/2020

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Excellent sound, and features. Great sound with the klipsch rp600m speakers. WiFi is great

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Seaford, NY on 10/26/2020

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The Yamaha R-N303 stereo receiver replaced an older Sony unit that did not stream internet radio stations. The unit performs all streaming functions well and is easy to switch to auxiliary devices including cd, phono, Bluetooth, and cd recording devices. Using Yamaha Music Cast controller, it plays music to Yamaha wireless speakers seamlessly. I had a little trouble syncing to internet, but using the Music Cast controller on my phone and assistance from Crutchfield rep. It was easily rectified.

Pros: Phono connection, cd recording capability, a and b speaker channels, and ability to play Yamaha wireless speakers are all great qualities for a lower cost unit

Cons: Initial sync to internet was a little tricky.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 10/26/2020

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My reason for buying this receiver is a little different. I have ripped all my music and store it in a NAS (Network Attached Storage). I ripped them to FLAC files and high bit rate (320) MP3 files. The MP3 files are for portable use and the FLAC files are for home use. I mostly listen to the FLAC file while I work on my computer using Foobar2000. I was looking for a way to play the FLAC files on my main music system which I found I wasn't using very much anymore. The R-N303 is the least expensive receiver in the Yamaha MusicCast system so I thought I would play with it and if I like it I will buy the Yamaha WXC-50 for my main system. I will not get into reviewing the R-N303 hardware since others have done that. Yes, there are shortcomings (No USB port or mid-range tone control) but I knew that and you get what you pay for. For me, MusicCast has been good but not great. I run it on both my phone and tablet, the bigger the screen the easier it is to search and scroll. At this time I am mostly creating Playlists and then letting it play them randomly. I have not had any connection issues but since the R-N303 is hard wired with CAT 6-e that is to be expected.

Pros: A solid receiver for the money

Cons: None that I didn't know when I bought it

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Yamaha R-N303, Great Features and Value

Tom from EL PASO on 10/22/2020

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After my 25 year old Yamaha receiver died and I began looking for a replacement. With 100 watts into 8oms per channel, AM/FM, support for 2 tape players, CD, turn table support, and Bluetooth, the R-N303 exceeded my expectations. Additionally the receiver supports ethernet, streaming services and works with Yamaha CD-600 player like a matching glove. Although I have not explored all options, I was tickled pink when I found my multi-function Yamaha remote control works both units. Over the years my Yamaha CP70 piano, PB-1 bass pre-amp, MM6 synth, have clearly shown Yamaha Corporation engineers and delivers real quality and value. It makes me wish I still had my Yamaha 650cc Sportster. I would highly recommend the R-N303.

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Yamaha R-N303

Brian from Tiffin, OH on 10/14/2020

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the reciever is powerfull and a breeze to operate

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Good starter

James from LOUISA, KY on 10/12/2020

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I haven't had it setup long, but seems to be exactly what I wanted. I don't think I'll need all the bluetooth, internet music, wifi stuff, but it's there if I ever need it.

Pros: Nice looking, apparent simplicity.

Cons: Feels a little cheap when you push the buttons on the front, but this is hardly intended to be an upper level receiver.

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Crutchfield customer from Woodland Hills, CA on 10/11/2020

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great so far

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Crutchfield customer from Freeport, ME on 10/11/2020

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So far seem to fit the bill well. Much clearer sound than the old model which had deteriorated a lot over time.

Pros: Easy set up. built in phono preamp

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Excellent sound and options

Crutchfield customer from Bayville, NJ on 10/11/2020

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Sounds awesome and MusicCast with Pandora was just the solution I needed. It also connects to my JBL Bluetooth speaker as a bonus. It was a perfect choice for my garage/cave sound solution.

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Music Cast network issues.

Turner Tunes from Crawfordsville, IN on 10/10/2020

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Sound quality is very good. Keep in mind it is only rated to 40hz. Keep that in mind when picking speakers. Lowering the review because music cast keeps loosing the network and it is a huge pain to get it back. That is is major feature of this product. The error codes and manual don't even match up. I'm in IT support, and understand networking. A general user is going to be completely lost. The network dropouts are horrible and difficult to get back.

Pros: Good sounds quality, doesn't clip. Holds good playback volume without issue.

Cons: Music cast network drop outs are ruining this stereo receiver. Randomly drops out for no reason. Telling me the network isn't the same, when it is. Very tricky to get back. General network instructions are horrible.

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A great amp - love the network remote!

Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 10/3/2020

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I purchased the R-N303 to replace an aging JVC system. While my primary motive was to upgrade remote control for volume and selection settings, I was quite pleased with the improvement in sound quality - particularly stereo separation and clarity of digital sources (we are big fans of Pandora and still use CDs). The internet radio is far superior to the add on device I had been using. All that said, set up was fairly straight forward as the unit read the settings from my Apple I-phone upon initial start up. My only complaint is that the connection to my router frequently requires re-boot. This is, fortunately, a fairly simple process. I understand that other MusicCast users routinely experience this with other Yamaha components. Anyhow, not a deal breaker for me and I really enjoy sitting outdoors and being able to switch sources and adjust other basic settings. Literally have re-discovered music that we have listened to for years!

Pros: Network Remote. Internet sources and sound quality.

Cons: Frequent disconnect from router.

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Phono Inputs and more

Crutchfield customer from Round Rock, TX on 9/27/2020

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I bought this to replace a couple of 30 to 40 year old units. This has lots of new features like Apple Air Play and Bluetooth connectivity - both of which I use more than I expected. I find it's a lot easier to use the remote to change modes, etc. rather than the front panel buttons. I like this a lot.

Pros: Phono input

Cons: None yet found

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Crutchfield customer from Rome, GA on 9/27/2020

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Great receiver, easy to hook up. Makes my music sound great.

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Crutchfield customer from South Boston, MA on 9/23/2020

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Did everything we wanted so that our sound system would connect to our virtual music. Takes some study to figure out. But worth it effort.

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Crutchfield customer from Roslindale, MA on 9/21/2020

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I was pleasantly surprised with my receiver when I received it. I was expecting some set up and wifi connection headaches based on other reviews. While it's true that the wifi setup didn't work right away, after I powered it down and tried again a little wile later, the setup went really well. I find the MusicCast app perfectly functional and relatively intuitive. I was pleased that after connection to wifi the music collection on my Synology NAS was immediately available and browsable in a number of different ways. I'm a big fan of all my steaming going straight to the receiver instead of to my phone or computer first. I really like the easy access to internet radio through the MusicCast app. The versatility of physical and wifi inputs is a real selling point for me. Depending on what I'm doing I might be streaming my own music collection, playing internet radio, playing audio through airplay, bluetooth, playing a record, cd... No matter what my needs are the receiver can accommodate with a good connection and good sound. Overall, extremely satisfied. I wish there were more compatibility to pairing additional speakers on the MusicCast platform, but the MusicCast speakers look decent enough that I'll probably add one in my kitchen at some point.

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Crutchfield customer from Thousand Oaks, CA on 9/21/2020

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Should is fantastic .

Pros: Works great

Cons: Nobs seem a bit cheap.

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Crutchfield customer from Granite Bay, CA on 9/18/2020

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Easy set up (did not use remote) good quality for the price, Bluetooth seems to have good conectivity.

Pros: Price, value Yamaha quality

Cons: No loudness control seems underpowered for 100w

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Crutchfield customer from Salem, OR on 9/17/2020

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After a week of use, we like it. Our music has been enhanced with this upgrade to our system. I wish that the remote included treble and bass control buttons. I also wish that the controls on the front were more easily seen when the lights are dim in the room.

Pros: Excellent sound enhancement for our system components.

Cons: Could use treble and bass buttons on the remote and more legible front controls.

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excellent

Crutchfield customer from Traverse City, MI on 9/17/2020

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I had to replace my 38 year old Kenwood receiver. I still like my indoor and outdoor speakers. this receiver has everything I need plus added network and digital inputs. I still was able to hook up my turn table, CD and cassette decks. And the receiver gets AM radio. I was nicely surprised to hear how much cleaner the sound was

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Value, value, value.

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, MA on 9/16/2020

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This is a feature packed budget receiver with few weak links. No balance control is one, but what you do get for the price is very impressive. One of the few "zone amplifiers" with app control of speaker A/B switching, at half the price or less than brands B or S. Its more expensive version R-N602 adds all the missing controls and ups the amp, but at twice the price, may not be worth it to most budget buyers.

Pros: Adequate power for most users, tons of functionality for the price.

Cons: Lacks a balance control and Yamaha's signature variable loudness.

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GREAT.

Crutchfield customer from La Crescenta, CA on 9/15/2020

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Great Sounding, Great Pricing, Great Looking. It's just GREAT.

Pros: Sound , Price and Looks.

Cons: There should be a Monitor switch, with appropriate inputs, for added extras, like a Graphic equalizer.

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carl from buckhannon on 9/11/2020

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now i have received 2 of these=both defective. Crutchfield is working with me. time to switch brands

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Crutchfield customer from Dixon, IL on 9/8/2020

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Great product and great service from Crutchfield keeping order status updated during delays due to Covid

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 9/7/2020

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Excellent product for price point. Sound quality at this price is surprisingly good. Set up was easy and was able to hook for wired speakers, turntable and older Harmon Kardon CD player/recorder in a snap. Clean edges and looks and enough moving parts to control sound, even through incredibly detailed remote, so that sound can be controlled quickly for different types of music without a lot of fuss. Have not tried wireless and really don't have use for the streaming services....have enough truly old school vinyl, some excellent blues from the 40s and lots of CDs to keep me entertained for eons. So far a big win

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Good Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Morgan City, LA on 9/6/2020

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Only had it for a few weeks but so far it's great. Simple and produces a clean crisp sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Apple Valley, MN on 9/6/2020

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Well worth the wait.. love it great sound

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Crutchfield customer from Crestwood, KY on 9/6/2020

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Worth the wait (back ordered)!!! Great quality at a great price!!! Thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: Great sound, easy to set up!

Cons: None!

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Bargin wireless connectivity

Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 9/6/2020

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Feature rich for the price point. Incredibly easy to set up various forms of wireless connectivity. May be a little low on power for inefficient speakers.

Pros: Very easy set-up, intuitive controls, quality look and feel, simple AirPlay interface

Cons: May be too large for some cabinets and underpowered for some applications

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Great amp for the money!

Crutchfield customer from Aurora, CO on 9/6/2020

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Easy to hook up and sounds great. Phono pre-amp sounds great. Played an old Albert King blues vinyl right out of the box and I was really impressed with the sound quality. Running a set of Elac speakers this amp sounds GOOD! Improvement over my old Kenwood from the 80's. Bluetooth works too with phones, super easy. Did not try plugging in our network as the TV uses the network cable. I'm simply running the sound out via coaxial box into rca jacks into the back of the amp. Works great!

Pros: Great price, good sound, phono jacks with pre- amp.

Cons: Was out of stock for a few weeks, no complaints otherwise.

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Clean sound.

Stephen from Mechanicsburg, PA on 8/31/2020

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Great support from the Crutchfield team. I was looking for a 2 channel receiver to drive my vintage Klipsch KG4's. The system sounds great for a receiver in this price range. Yamaha MusicCast works great to stream Pandora, AirPlay. Have not tested the phono input yet. Thanks again to the Crutchfield team.

Pros: Sounds great, easy MusicCast Setup. Very convenient using iPhone as the "remote".

Cons: None.

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Great streaming receiver

Kevin from PORTLAND on 8/31/2020

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Finally received this item. A good 2 channel amp/receiver. Enough power for my system. Replaced an older Sony receiver to get streaming functions. Recommended. Initially could not get my iphone MusicCast app to see the receiver on the network via WiFi, despite following the setup procedure several times. For those who are having similar problem, found a tip on the 'net: try unplugging the receiver at the wall for a few seconds. Then power it up. Worked for me immediately.

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Perfect

Crutchfield customer from Middle Vlg , NY on 8/4/2020

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Does everything we needed- basically use our iphone to stream Instagram DJs and sirius App for music to play in our living room etc. no more crappy little speakers - we use the "good ones" now.

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Crutchfield customer from Colleyville, TX on 7/28/2020

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So far, so good. I purchased almost 100% for the AirPlay compatibility. Some of the reviews I had read indicated connection to your Apple product was complicated but I thought it was pretty straightforward.

Pros: AirPlay

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Chatham, NJ on 7/21/2020

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Very nice receiver. The App is a bit difficult to setup, but other than that I really like this product. It looks sleek and sounds great.

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Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 7/9/2020

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Good product, the setup was very easy to configure and the sound of my two Yamaha on the terrace the sound is spectacular.

Pros: Excelent sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Claremont, NC on 7/6/2020

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Works well with iPhone and AirPlay. I use SiriusXM app and Music app on my iPhone.

Pros: Value for the dollar

Cons: None so far in the month I have had it.

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Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, NC on 7/5/2020

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Liked it a lot. Had a previous Yamaha but it was a bear to understand and retain the information you needed to use or recover all of the features it had. This version was great. The remote is simple and easy to understand. The manual had about the same amount of pages as my former Yamaha. The difference is the information on the former system was all in English. This system the information was in English, French and Spanish. Did not see Esperanto. Very streamlined. Bottom line is they focused on HFE. Ili faris tre bonan laboron.

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An updated version of what I had and was happy with.

Crutchfield customer from Juneau, AK on 7/2/2020

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This is a good replacement for the much older version of this amp that I had (but after 15+ years a channel died0> this has some bells and whistled, I probably will never use, but it does what I need, taking a TV signal feeding speakers so that I can watch DVDs or iTunes s videos.

Pros: Simple to set up. Has an optical inut.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Enid, OK on 6/29/2020

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Easy to use with great sound.

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AirPlay for the win!

Ron from Marietta, GA on 6/28/2020

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I bought this to replace an old receiver that was powering a pair of in-ground outdoor speakers. I bought this unit based solely on the fact that it had AirPlay and it connected to my house Wi-Fi. It was a breeze to setup and my outdoor speakers sound fantastic with it. Recommend for anyone that wants a connected received to power a basic speaker setup.

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Great receiver amp nice price

Crutchfield customer from Wixom, MI on 6/27/2020

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My 35 year old Kenwood amp finally died and I needed something new. There were a lot of good reviews for the R-N 202, but I couldn't hook up my phonograph. Plus the 303 had Bluetooth, and computer radio as well as Am Fm. Plenty of power to run my Ohm C2's. And at a reasonable price. It arrived 2 days after I ordered it. Perfect.

Pros: Plenty of inputs Lots of power Comes with a remote Bluetooth

Cons: None

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Disappointed

Crutchfield customer from Gainesville, FL on 6/27/2020

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Disappointed...just hooked this up today. My 32 year old pioneer sx2300 @ 65 watts per channel literally blows the doors off this receiver, smh. The service was awesome but I waited a long time before making the change to a streaming capable device and this is not what I was looking for. Still trying to connect to wireless.. I need to find something else.

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Another excellent Yamaha reciever

Crutchfield customer from Fort Collins, CO on 6/25/2020

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Another excellent reciever from Yamaha. I use the reciever mainly for streaming audio or net radio. The system was very easy to set up, connect to two sets of speakers (using the A/B selections). The Yamaha MusicCast app for the iPhone makes it easy to control the reciever.

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Great WiFi Receiver For The Price

Crutchfield customer from Matthews, NC on 6/25/2020

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Overall, this is a nice receiver. I'm using it to power speakers for an outdoor pool deck. Initial wifi setup didn't go as smoothly as expected. It's fairly time consuming to attempt with the display. Using the MusicCast app should have been easy but proved finicky. However, once setup, the app and receiver work great together even across multiple smartphones. I initially tested the receiver with Polk bookshelf speakers and the sound was very nice. Works well with the outdoor speakers as well. Very happy with the receiver overall as it adds great sound and usability to our outdoor experience.

Pros: Flexible source options. Good range on the wifi compared to bluetooth

Cons: Wifi setup was a little challenging through the unit display. MusicCast app initially wouldn't connect.

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Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 6/25/2020

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Amp has many functions (Music Cast, Bluetooth, Spotify, etc.), but it's volume has to be turned to the maximum to drive my wired speakers. Needs more power.

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GREAT SOUND, BUT POOR FUNCTIONALITY FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Crutchfield customer from Petaluma, CA on 6/25/2020

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Getting my audio equipment hooked up was a breeze and I had it playing my old CDs and vinyl LPs in no time at all, and sounding terrific. But when it came to getting it connected to my network, nothing but frustration and failure. I followed the instructions in the manual step by step, and they were well-written, but the unit didn't always do what the instructions said they would do, nor did my iPhone, modem and router. I'm a geezer, (age 70) but not unfamiliar with high tech stuff and have been able to manage most hookups like this. I attempted all the various ways to get the thing connected to the net, and not one of them worked. I was looking forward to being able to send music from my desktop and iPhone to hear them on this great new sound system, but I'm going to have to settle for just using the hard discs I have. Final complaint - the lettering on the face plate is so tiny, I can barely see it even when I'm right in front of it. Why??? They could have made it twice as big, there's plenty of room.

Pros: Easy to hook up audio components. Great sound. Sleek-looking design. Well-written owner's manual.

Cons: Complicated network hookup. Tiny, hard-to-read lettering on face plate.

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Crutchfield customer from Carson City, NV on 6/23/2020

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Network problematic. Listening to online stations with direct connection even,stations suddenly go silent,very frustrating. Excellent sound quality though.

Pros: As always excellent Yamaha sound quality.

Cons: Network is a problem on this unit with Musicast on phone. Stations go off after short time with constant access error message. Returning unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Mission Viejo, CA on 6/21/2020

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In my new home I already had outdoor speakers. I needed the receiver to play music outside. I went with the R-N303 because of the ability to get Pandora or SiriusXM. I haven't got around to signing up for one of the services, but I'm sure it will be great. I'm just happy that I could insert four wires and get FM radio!

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Crutchfield customer from Muskegon, MI on 6/21/2020

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My first purchase from Crutchfield and it was excellent. The Yamaha receiver is exactly as advertised!

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Crutchfield customer from Southfield, MI on 6/19/2020

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A great classic stereo but with bluetooth paired with my speakers it produces good sound and it is easy to use.

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Crutchfield customer from Ouray, CO on 6/18/2020

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Very happy with it so far, it has a lot of capabilities I haven't explored yet and I look forward to adding Musiccast speakers and creating my whole house audio system in the future.

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Crutchfield customer from Eau Claire, WI on 6/15/2020

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The the price, this receiver is a very good piece of gear. I bought it mainly for the network interface. A bit tricky to set up, especially with Qobuz, which is not a native app in MusicCast. But I am pleased with the performance thus far. The Net Radio feature is a nice bonus. Good entry level receiver.

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Great networking receiver...

Crutchfield customer from Albemarle, NC on 6/14/2020

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Awesome...clean and clear power...now I can control everything from my tablet...

Pros: Ease of use...power...design

Cons: Need more inputs...

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Crutchfield customer from Cave Creek, AZ on 6/14/2020

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easy set up great sound great blue tooth

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Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 6/11/2020

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Works great and I love having it connected to WiFi.

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Crutchfield customer from Bolingbrook, IL on 6/10/2020

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I purchased this receiver for a small bedroom and connected it to a pair of Sony tower speakers. I've had it now for almost 2 months and I am Very Happy with my receiver. It was EZ to connect and the set up wasn't that bad. I can stream from my favorite service and can listen to my music stored on my iPod classic. The sound is Yamaha has provided many hours of good sounding music. It has really helped me to get through the PANDEMIC. A SHOUT OUT to the Team at Crutchfield who gave me some help on connecting to the YAMAHA APP. Overall my YAMAHA is Fantastic and a Good value. I will continue to purchase from Crutchfield because they offer so much info on All their products. The videos are especially helpful before and after a purchase. HANG IN THERE EVERYONE.

Pros: Sound Quality EZ hook set up Very Good DAC A GREAT value

Cons: I wish it had a dedicated Subwoofer out. App

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Crutchfield customer from Seven Valleys, PA on 6/10/2020

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Great receiver for price point. Good sound quality. Works well with MusicCast app but a little tricky to get set up. Sounds great in my office with B&W bookshelf speakers.

Pros: Great sounding unit at price point. Sirius/XM works flawlessly over network

Cons: MusicCast app setup could be better. Doesn't follow steps illustrated in manual.

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Crutchfield customer from Newport, RI on 6/8/2020

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Performs as represented and was delivered quickly. High quality, no-frills piece of equipment :)

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Crutchfield customer from Parchment, MI on 6/2/2020

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Built well and pretty good sound...overall i am very happy with the yamaha.

Pros: Basic and fairly easy to use..sounds good for the price.

Cons: Networking a little difficult to figure out... Otherwise it is all good.

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Crutchfield customer from Roseville, CA on 5/31/2020

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Very nice system for the price paid.

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Crutchfield customer from Redwood City, CA on 5/31/2020

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Excellent sound with very good base. Superb value at easily affordable price.

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Great receiver

Crutchfield customer from Palo Alto, CA on 5/31/2020

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Great sound, intuitive controls, easy to pair with my iPhone and wireless router. Creates so many options for accessing music or playing sound from my MacBook and iPhone

Pros: So many streaming and pairing options for using your sound system

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Las Cruces, NM on 5/31/2020

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This unit is well suited for my needs and has ample power to run 4 bookshelf speakers . Coupled with my separate cd changer , and bluetooth from my phone , it's just what the doctor ordered to rock the hot rod shop

Pros: Reasonably priced for what it can do

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Ocean Springs, MS on 5/31/2020

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Old school design, great sound, great functionality.

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Clean Quiet Power; Lots of Functionality

Greg from Germantown, TN on 5/28/2020

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I could not be more delighted with my Yamaha R-N303 AV receiver from Crutchfield. I received expert help from Zach in first identifying my home entertainment needs and then matching just the right unit to those needs. The unit offers AirPlay for streaming from my home PC. I have Net Radio as well, which I'm driving from my smartphone with the MusicCast app. I have an optical audio input which consolidates everything moving through my flat screen. Beyond all this, I have all this Yamaha clean quiet power at a much better price point than what I expected going in. The 303 is driving my Cambridge Aeromax bookshelf loudspeakers, which earlier came recommended from Crutchfield (you guys are two for two). The sound is excellent. I've been a Crutchfield customer since the 70s; It's great to see you still around, still adding tremendous value and providing the best customer experience you can find.

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Crutchfield customer from West Jefferson, NC on 5/28/2020

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Easy to install and works great.

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Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsburg, PA on 5/28/2020

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After researching several options to replace an existing two channel receiver/amp I settled on the Yamaha because of the combination of price and features. The unit was a nice drop in replacement for my old receiver/amp with the addition of bluetooth/wifi connectivity and remote control via the Musicast app. The initial install and setup was easy, and the receiver/amp has worked flawlessly so far. The app can be a bit flaky at times but it does work and allows control from anywhere in the house.

Pros: Good price/features Easy setup Wifi connectivity Remote control via app

Cons: App can be a bit flaky at times Speaker connection posts are ok but could use some improvement to make wiring even easier.

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For those not wanting Home Theater but supports TV audio

Crutchfield customer from Nanticoke, PA on 5/28/2020

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Very good FM receiver. Very good sound. Can't use equalizer despite having a recorder in/out jack. Bluetooth works with Walkman. Internet radio is a nice feature.

Pros: Surprisingly good FM tuner

Cons: No EQ use

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Crutchfield customer from Jupiter, FL on 5/25/2020

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Does everything I want it to and if I upgrade it's only because I need more analog hookups

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Perfect for what I needed.

Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 5/24/2020

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An excellent piece of audio equipment. Very simple and easy to set up. Exactly what I was looking for.

Pros: A nice neutral sound and obvious controls.

Cons: no plug in for my CD player but not a big issue

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Crutchfield customer from White Lake, MI on 5/22/2020

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So far it is exactly what I wanted...paired with 4 Klipsch 650's and sounds amazing!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Siloam Springs, AR on 5/13/2020

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Needed a new stereo receiver to replace my 33 old JVC receiver and this unit filled the bill. I just wanted a receiver to listen to my cd's, vinyl and occasional the radio over a pair of speakers. Sounds great and easy to use.

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Could not be more pleased

Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 5/13/2020

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I had a very specific situation. 1. I hoped for the ability for us to easily switch between using the TV's on-board sound and a small pair of bookshelf speakers for the receiver to drive. Given this, I specifically chose the Yamaha so it would actually not control the Sony TV's volume out of the box. It worked perfectly with the optical coming from the TV and digital coax from the Blu-ray. No menu settings required - we simply turn up the volume on the TV with the receiver off, or mute the TV and control the volume on the Yamaha. Even easier than I'd hoped. 2. Wanted a stereo receiver that could control the headphone volume with the remote, since I sit across the room to listen. Unlike some stereo receivers, the headphone volume is controlled by the master volume and also works perfectly. 3. Wanted tone controls so we can minimize bass for the neighbors' sake while using speakers, but adjust for headphone listening. Many moons ago, I was a musician as well as sold musical instruments. I know that Yamaha makes THE best/close to the best musical instruments in several instrument categories (their logo is a set of tuning forks for a reason). However, this is my first time using their electronics. I'm super impressed with the quality, feature set, and fit for my unique needs. Extremely highly recommended.

Pros: Build quality and feature set. This was the perfect choice for my needs, regardless of price.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 5/10/2020

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Bit light construction. But, bluetooth connects great, powers speakers well. A good value for the money.

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Beyond Wonderful

Crutchfield customer from Bradenton, FL on 5/8/2020

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Excellent receiver has all you need very adjustable.

Pros: Sound adjustments WiFi Bluetooth and Net radio

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Great solid solution at affordable price.

Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Hill, CA on 5/7/2020

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Used to power Polk audio Atrium 6 for my outdoor area. Needed something with WiFi streaming. It was between this and Sonos amp. Sonos seemed extremely overpriced. I had heard that music cast didn't work well and it was easy to set up. None of this turned out to be true. I set up the WiFi and app in a few minutes and added my Spotify and Sirius accounts without issue. 3 weeks in now and haven't had so much as a single lost connection. Pairs great with the atriums. Going to add a second one to power my indoor ceilings and add a few of the music cast wireless speakers as well.

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, MD on 5/7/2020

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Still getting use to the change very different than old tuner but have to admit fun

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Crutchfield customer from Catonsville, MD on 5/7/2020

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Great basic stereo amp with plenty of power. Could use more I/O. Only one optical input and one line output.

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Great sound

Crutchfield customer from Monroe, CT on 5/6/2020

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Great sound. Variety of inputs. Just what I needed

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Vernon, NY on 5/4/2020

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I'm very happy with the receiver, I can stream all my favorite streaming sites with ease. Price was good for comparable units and set up was simple. Combined with my new Klipsch 41 speakers I am very Satisfied.

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Crutchfield customer from Hurt, VA on 5/4/2020

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Perfect for my use!!

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Good, not at all Fancy

Crutchfield customer from Troy, MI on 5/1/2020

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Nice and simple, just what I was looking for. Not thrilled with other media sounds coming thru when I connect Spotify via my phone and I don't understand why I need to turn the volume up to 80 just to get a decent volume.

Pros: simplicity

Cons: Volume needs to be turned WAY up just to be able to hear it. Spotify phone app was difficult to hook up due to poor instructions. Could have been super easy, had the instructions made better sense.

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New Receiver.

Crutchfield customer from Fort Mill, SC on 4/30/2020

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Replaced a former Yamaha 50 watt unit with this. My speakers never had a high end and before buying new speakers I purchased this 100 watt unit. The unit arrived sooner than expected and made my Polk speakers come alive. The online ordering process was simple and I would not hesitate to buy again from Crutchfield.

Pros: Ease of operation and connection.

Cons: None at this time.

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Value for the price, Wireless is a pain

Crutchfield customer from Worcester, MA on 4/30/2020

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To start, the 3 stars are for the time consuming and spotty wireless connection set-up, which many others have noted. I almost started to run cable to the unit it was such a pain to set-up. However, once I used the "Sharing the iOS device setting" (pg 15 of the UM) it connected after the second try. Once the internet was connected to the unit, MusicCast loaded with no problem and works great. I would highly recommend using the MusicCast app instead of the remote. Otherwise the unit is a good value for the price I paid. On another note despite having a higher (published) power output (100X100) the R-N303 does not generate the same SPL (yes I measured it) as the RX-V530 (75X75) that this stereo replaced. Overall I'm happy with the purchase and would buy it again.

Pros: Compact, lots of connections

Cons: Output not as robust as you would expect for 100X100

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A+

Crutchfield customer from Boonton, NJ on 4/30/2020

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Easy to set up and install in my house. The app is excellent and easily combines my Sirius XM and spotify accounts to play through it. The FM radio is surprisingly excellent too. Yamaha makes a great product and super affordable price.

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Love it

Crutchfield customer from Edmonds, WA on 4/29/2020

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AM/FM reception is not very good where I live. I am now able to stream my favorite local and internet stations through my iPad via Bluetooth. It has a built in amp for a turntable so that will be my next purchase from Crutchfield (?????????? ). I'm not an audiophile but I appreciate good sound and the R-N303 sounds great on my 45 year old JBL Decade L26 speakers. This is a terrific unit for my needs at a nice price.

Pros: See review

Cons: No bass boost but that's a minor nit. The remote could be designed better - too long and narrow. If it was wider and shorter it would be easier to control without having shift it.

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Crutchfield customer from Malvern, PA on 4/29/2020

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Great product, does exactly what I purchased it to do. More importantly, the Crutchfield support team provided all the help I needed to get it properly installed and the WiFi links established. I was so thankful I didn't need to get support from the manufacturer.

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Great Features of Yamaha R-N303 Tuner

Crutchfield customer from Melbourne, FL on 4/28/2020

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I can't complete a review till the new speakers arrive but I love the features on the Yamaha R-N303, the ease of setting it up and the clear diagrams and directions in the handbook. My current speakers are 48 year old Realistic MC-1000 so I'm not yet able to hear the full scope of sound quality. I have a feeling I will be pleased when the new ones are connected.

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Crutchfield customer from Coatesville, PA on 4/27/2020

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The best buy I made car stereo equipment in a long long time. Does everything I needed to do plus a lot more. Sound is outstanding.

Pros: Easy to set up easy to operate.

Cons: I will let you know when I find one.

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Crutchfield customer from Afton, MN on 4/27/2020

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Satisfied with this purchase.

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Best of Bunch for Money

Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 4/25/2020

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Works well with Polk bookshelf speakers - BUT speaker connection posts poorly designed to make a bare wire connection. Picks up FM stations - AFTER you TRASH the worthless hunk of wire provided, and put an old longer indoor antenna on. (I have no use for AM.) Picks up Internet Radio stations from wired connection - Potluck on finding anything? Presets are invaluable! Visual Display on reciever is legible from three feet away; info is pretty useful if you follow the paper instructions. I bought this reciever because of the additional new features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Optical sound input. I am happy to have them despite the Internet upgrade that has disabled everything in my house not wired; I think that the machine deserves a higher rating.

Pros: WIDE variety of features. Fits into old systems and has connections for new technology. Visual display is LEGIBLE. Good choice when you Do Not want video connections. Plenty of power for bookshelf speakers, smaller rooms.

Cons: Poor design for bare wire speaker connections. Part of problem is normal jam-it-all-together! FM antenna a Joke. Search for Internet Stations a puzzle - would probably be fine if you used a Service.

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Works great!!

Crutchfield customer from Pearblossom, CA on 4/25/2020

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Works much better for me than I had expected. The wireless networking functions were an unexpected bonus capability to my audio needs.

Pros: Good design, great appearance, great performance

Cons: Would like to have greater speaker impedance match options, to be able to use multiple impedances together.

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Good receiver for the money

Crutchfield customer from Anderson, IN on 4/23/2020

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Solid receiver. I use it to power two Klipsch R-820F floor standing speakers. I have a 5 disc CD changer and turntable hooked to it as well. Works well for my needs. The Bluetooth feature is nice so you can use your phone and play Apple Music or whatever streaming service you have to listen to music. My only complaint is it doesn't have a dedicated subwoofer output which you could just got up to a nicer model and solve that. But overall I'm pleased with this receiver.

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Crutchfield customer from Dillsburg, PA on 4/21/2020

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Nice piece of equipment. Easy to wire up but not so easy to connect to WiFi/musicast. Called Crutchfield tech support and they helped me get everything connected wirelessly. Always nice knowing that the are there to help!

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Disappointed

Crutchfield customer from Solana Beach, CA on 4/19/2020

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Weak performance Half the sound output of my 30 year old TEAC it was replacing. Returned.

Pros: Bluetooth

Cons: Poor sound production.

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Love it

Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 4/19/2020

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Just what I needed for my cd carousel. Bloody and wi-fi a great bonus. Old technology meets new, perfectly.

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Brilliant

Crutchfield customer from Katy, TX on 4/18/2020

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Home is wired multi room, so speakers were already in place. This makes controlling audio in two locations a breeze and very convenient. I have it wired directly into my router and sitting next to an rs-v477 that controls the surround for tv etc. Both are controlled by a harmony 650. Think sound quality is great and the MusicCast app seems quite robust. Took a bit of playing to get it all up and running at first but really, really impressed...

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True Value

Crutchfield customer from Fort Wayne, IN on 4/14/2020

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I'm old school and am using the new Yamaha R-N303 with old rack system components, some of which date back perhaps 30 years. It is a true value: good quality at a reasonable price and compatible with my old equipment. Combined with perhaps one more addition to my current setup it just might bring me into the 21st century.

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Crutchfield customer from Toano, VA on 4/14/2020

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While this device is working out really well as part of our sound entertainment system around the house, the real star of this review is the folks at Crutchfield. I am the least technical person that has ever likely written a review on this website, but the guy I spoke with over the phone at Crutchfield was so incredibly knowledgeable and helpful that he made the expected nightmare process, a piece of cake.

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Perfect

Crutchfield customer from Coarsegold, CA on 4/13/2020

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Perfect for my use. Sounds great with the polk spekers i purchased. I only wish there was an adjustment on the reciever for speaker balance

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Great receiver for the price.

Crutchfield customer from Sandpoint, ID on 4/12/2020

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Nice receiver. Looks great in our living room and has not trouble powering our speakers. Easy to set up.

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Crutchfield customer from Severn, MD on 4/10/2020

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Sweet

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