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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 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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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.

Cons: can't think of any

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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

Cons: none

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

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Nice sound. Good ease of use.

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

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Great value

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

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It was a surprise gift!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

Cons: None

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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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Mike from Brighton on 4/9/2020

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Just purchased this receiver from Crutchfield. I had been watching it since Black Friday when I failed to purchase it and was just waiting for it to go back on sale. Jumped on it ASAP when it did. I received unit in just a few days. I wanted a receiver for my garage that had bluetooth, airplay and wi-fi capability and XM Radio. Totally happy with this receiver. Set up was a breeze, connecting it to my wi-fi network was super easy using the iOS share feature and programming presets was super easy using the Music Cast app. Only thing I think would have been nice is for the US models to utilize the RDS feature that apparently is available on UK and European models

Pros: Easy Wi-Fi Config, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Good reputation based on other reviews

Cons: No RDS for terrestrial radio

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Poor phone app

Crutchfield customer from Lithia, FL on 4/9/2020

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I have only had this unit for a week so maybe it will work out. I wanted a unit that had music streaming services built in that could power my patio speakers. the onkyo I had previously could do this with no problems until the power button failed. The Yamaha requires operating app on your phone to control all operations. This app is terrible constantly drops off and I have to keep restating Pandora will play 3 songs then you have to restart the app. I wanted to avoid this two variable operation because if if phone service is weak at times it will cut out . I guess I will wait for the Onkyo to get back from the shop

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More than happy!

Crutchfield customer from Cato, NY on 4/8/2020

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I was looking to downsize from a Yamaha 5.1 channel surround sound system to a simple, 2 channel receiver. We aren't watching as much television and my wife was done with all the speakers and the subwoofer in the living room. We spend most of our time listening to music. The Yamaha has everything I was looking for and the price sealed the deal. Set-up was simple, took a couple of tries to connect it to the Internet, but that was because I wasn't taking my time. SSID and passwords are case sensitive and once I used the correct upper/lower case letters it connected immediately. Easily connected via Bluetooth to our BOSE SoundLink so we can enjoy music outside when we prefer. I LOVE the MusicCast app, I can control everything from my phone, the remote stays in the cabinet with the receiver. I understand why this is advertised as a "Top Seller".

Pros: Simple to set-up and operate. Love the MusicCast app. Easily switch between FM radio, streaming services like Pandora, or tunes from my music library plugged into my router.

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Love it!

david from West Chester, PA on 4/7/2020

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I LOVE IT... and i've only had it on for an hour. I previously bought a different, similar receiver because it was a little cheaper. It only connected to Apple devices through the USB connection. Very disaapointed. I have only had this on for an hour, and was already, easily, to connect my android phone to the receiver wirelessly. Very simple. Click the bluetooth button on the remote control and then select the receiver on your phone. Pair it, and you're done. At quiet(er) levels I am still getting some bass. Not a lot, but certainly more than the previous brand. I am curious to try connecting to my computer, etc. Again, Crutchfield overs great customer support and I feel a great deal. I always preceived Crutchfield to be where only the wealthy people went to buy stuff. I stand corrected.

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Happy Customer

Crutchfield customer from Belle Chasse, LA on 4/6/2020

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Product was exactly what I expected with no surprises. I particularly liked the thank you message from the CEO; nice touch. Crutchfield has not forsaken customer service through the use of on-line sales.

Pros: Product description described the product perfectly; therefore I was well pleased with the product.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Lodi, CA on 4/5/2020

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goes great with the cd player, great purchase

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Crutchfield customer from Midland, TX on 4/3/2020

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Easy to use and good quality for the price !

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Hiawatha, NJ on 3/24/2020

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Great service. Friendly and knowledgable staff with great communications skills and delivery follow-up information. Have ordered a CD player to mate with the receiver. Had a contact with technical support and they were very patient and helpful. A company I am very comfortable ording from an know that follow-up is available.

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High quality and inexpensive

Walter from Las Cruces, NM on 3/21/2020

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Good solid receiver. I'm running a pair of Klipsch KG4s with a pair of Klipsch R-51Ms; the A/B speaker output runs through a Monoprice speaker selector allowing me to adjust the A and B channel volume independently. Used the line output to drive a powered Pioneer sub SW-8MK2 which has volume and crossover control. Kick butt system w lots of control over all 3 speaker systems. For input, using mostly Bluetooth from my iPhone and my old Technic direct drive turntable for vinyl.

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Crutchfield customer from Little Rock, AR on 3/10/2020

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So far, so good. The receiver is doing exactly what I expected it to do. Set up was painless without any undue brain damage. The ordering process was easy. The chat guy I spoke to was knowledgeable and didn't waste my time. Overall, I wish I had know about Crutchfield long ago. It would have saved innumerable trips to my local big box store where their sales people are nice but sometimes clueless.

Pros: Ease of ordering; price; delivery

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Very Solid Overall - Finicky to set up

David from Edgewater, MD on 3/8/2020

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Been listening to the unit for a week now with new speakers and it definitely meets my needs. Giving 4 stars b/c like others I had to call Crutchfield to set up MusicCast which was frustrating because I have the unit connected via ethernet. I should have trusted my instincts and done the firmware update first and not followed the manual sequencing; even then I had to unplug and re-plug the router to finally get the MusicCast connection to appear; Crutchfield support as always was excellent. Interestingly the tech told me customers often find it easier to get initially set via wi-fi vs. ethernet for what that's worth. Now that it's connected MusicCast is working very well - I've used Spotify, Sirius XM, and Tidal. Spotify just uses the Spotify app whereas Tidal is an interface. With hardwired connection Tidal is amazing with hi-fi lossless streaming, glad I sprung for a trial subscription. I converted and transferred ~40 favorite cds to FLAC and a recent kindle fire and musiccast will play them directly. I also appreciate a lot of the advanced settings it has that fit my use case: minimum starting volume on power up and a max volume setting so inquisitive kids don't push new speakers over the line. I considered getting the low-end 202 and getting a separate streamer but glad I didn't - having it all in one costs about the same and the 303 has a lot more amp functionality plus banana plugs instead of spring clips etc. Paired with new Wharfdale 225s system is gr

Pros: Very good clean power and functionality - native streaming for almost everything. Once it is set up MusicCast can be used as the controller for almost everything but the remote is well-thought out for those that don't want to use their phone or a tablet (my preference).

Cons: Set-up is a pain but bear with it and call Crutchfield if needed! Wish it had native google chromecast to choose whether or not to use MusicCast for all interfaces but that is minor.

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 3/3/2020

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Great price. Set up was seamless. Did have slight issue connecting to the WIFI but downloaded MusicCast software and bang... connected.

Pros: Great price. Has both WiFi and Boothtooth options. Internet compatible with Pandora, Sirius and others.

Cons: I found the manual instructions a bit difficult to follow

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Crutchfield customer from West Chicago, IL on 3/2/2020

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There is no balance control on reciever and not enough inputs

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Crutchfield customer from Cape Coral, FL on 2/26/2020

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Does everything expected

Pros: The app is a breeze to navigate

Cons: I wish it would turn on my CD player

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Almost Perfect...

Crutchfield customer from Port St Lucie, FL on 2/23/2020

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For my purposes this receiver is idea with one exception: it stands one inch taller that my space permits thus when I want to change channels on my TV I have to hold the remote up over my head. Having said that, I am still impressed with the quality of the product, especially since I have it hooked up to a pair of Klipsh speakers which produce amazing sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Jonesborough, TN on 2/17/2020

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Ordering was efficient, helpful, person had knowledge of product. Order was received day and half after placing order. Product was packed well and a list of everything that was in package. The wonderful thing was there was a "manual" that you could actually read and understand. Connected the receiver to my speakers and disc player with no problem. Unit sounds great!. Purchased this unit to replace a Kenwood that I had used for thirty years. Very happy with receiver. Looking to add a new turntable and it will come from Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 2/12/2020

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Great Sound. Replacing the one on the boat which lasted less than 2 years.

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Great receiver.

Crutchfield customer from Littleton, CO on 2/11/2020

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This receiver is easy to set up and use. It gives me a great range of options for listening to internet radio, my phone's collection, phono with no pre-amp needed and CDs. Very nice unit and will be adding music cast speakers as a second listening option. Very nice!

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Dover, OH on 2/11/2020

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Great amp.

Pros: Wireless capability.

Cons: None

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Henrico, VA on 2/2/2020

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Powerful,clean sound. Love it!

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Topsham, ME on 2/2/2020

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Great upgrade from our old receiver. The MusicCast app works well.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Palm Bay, FL on 1/29/2020

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I expected more, not enough bass .I guess for the price it's a decent quality.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Schenectady, NY on 1/28/2020

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Just what i wanted! Thank you for your great Customer service before i purchased unit.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Jeanerette, LA on 1/27/2020

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Does everything I wanted. And overall a great reciever.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Blacksburg, VA on 1/21/2020

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Like it easy to set up. Just wanted a simple receiver to listen to my music.

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Would buy again. ... quality product and support!

Crutchfield customer from Crossville, TN on 1/19/2020

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After getting it all setup, I'm happy with it and would buy it again. Only two disappointments ... was difficult and needed support from Crutchfield to hook up WiFi / MusicCast. The other....volume has to be at 50 or higher to get decent sound when getting sound for TV or CD player. Support from their tech department (Ed) was outstanding though .... timely and he knew what to do. Very appreciative.

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Great Stereo Receiver Upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Newnan , GA on 1/19/2020

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Bought this to replace older 1980's Technics stereo receiver. Perfect match for my vintage Teac turntable, Pioneer cassette deck and modern S10 cellphone for bluetooth audio steaming. Powerful amp drives my AR9 towers with plenty of bass and spacious mids and highs. Surprised on how good the bluetooth audio sounds, especially when using Spotify. Thinking about a modern single disc CD player now to replace the old Technics 5-disc player and complete the setup.

Pros: Good amplifier sound for the price and great versatility.

Cons: Wish the power cord could be removed and there was a 2nd or third power outlet on rear of unit.

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Great receiver for the price

Crutchfield customer from Savannah, GA on 1/19/2020

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Great small receiver. Easy to use and musicast works with Apple and other platforms well. Doesn't have some of the bells and whistles of the higher priced models but for the cost is top notch.

Pros: Ease of use; non-proprietary wifi interface, compact

Cons: Doesn't have some features like easy to program equalizers that higher priced models offer

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Glad I chose the Yamaha R-N303

Anhony from Massillon, OH on 1/19/2020

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Great receiver that will fit exactlly what I was after. After much research & many question to the Crutchfield associates I got this Yamaha & am very glad I did. Network set up was a breeze using the wifi & have not had any dropout issues. Using the MusicCast app allows me to access my PC library as well as Pandora. The remote functions are quick & easy. Receivevr looks smooth, but most important is the sound reproduction - 5 STAR without a doubt. I'm very happy with the choice and would recommend this Yamaha R-N303 to fiends and those who are wondering!

Pros: Network setup, sound reproduction and functionallity. MusicCast app.

Cons: None

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Frankfort, KY on 1/15/2020

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I thought the Yamaha receiver was a very good product at a fair price. It was easy to put into operation and works just fine. My classroom now has surround sound to assist in my teaching.

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Great advice!!!

Crutchfield customer from Horseshoe Bay, TX on 1/12/2020

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Sounds exactly like I wanted it to sound. I got great advice from Crutchfield

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Great for the price

Crutchfield customer from Corinth, ME on 1/9/2020

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I have not used all of this units features yet but I find the amplifier section to be very quiet with clean and powerful sound production. I am not crazy about the tone controls but they work ok. The remote is very nice and works well, The FM section seems to work quite well I am in the process of getting a better antenna but with the included antenna my reception is decent probably as good as my old Pioneer SX 780 or nearly so. I think the FM section in this unit is quieter and has better frequency response. It sounds clearly better to me than the older receiver. I am disappointed that the amp is not 4 ohm stable so I can only use 1 set of 8 ohm speakers at once (All of my old amps can drive 4 speakers at once). I wonder to myself if this unit will last 40 years like the older vintage units I have, I consider that unlikely but for the price I am quite impressed. I think you will be pleased with this unit for the price. I recommend it.

Pros: Remote Control Quiet amp Decent FM section

Cons: Amp not 4 ohm stable Tone controls are just so so Not much to look at (too much black)

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Yamaha R-N303

Peter Yelton from Ponce, PR on 1/5/2020

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Excellent sound and features music cast easy to use simple features

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Works great

Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 1/3/2020

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In general it works great.

Pros: Had blue tooth and it was very easy to setup.

Cons: I'm having difficulty setting up the wifi. Fortunately, bluetooth was the main feature I wanted.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Starksboro, VT on 1/2/2020

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Great basic unit , connected to everything we needed with little effort, sounds great.

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Great receiver for new man cave!

Crutchfield customer from Pewaukee, WI on 12/31/2019

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Wanted a stereo receiver for a stand alone system in our recently finished basement. Have been very happy with this unit. Like having ability to stream music along with playing CDs.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Albany, NY on 12/28/2019

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Works great

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 12/25/2019

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For me there is great value for the features in this unit. Before purchasing I had a chat with a rep as I was looking to confirm a particular function- that the unit would be able to handle my dual cassette deck, and it does.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Camp Verde, AZ on 12/24/2019

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Great deal

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Moorpark, CA on 12/21/2019

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Powerful enough

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Crutchfield customer from Springdale, UT on 12/19/2019

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Easy to use through the MusicCast app on my phone.

Pros: Great when you still want to use your wired speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake City, UT on 12/18/2019

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Easy to set up and worked very well. Enjoy the WiFi integration and simple options with Musiccast

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Very Happy with Yamaha R-N303 Stereo Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Middleton, WI on 12/17/2019

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Very happy with my new R-N303 stereo receiver. It replaces my old Yamaha receiver that did not have bluetooth. It is a little smaller than the prior receiver which is nice. The bluetooth connections occur easily with a couple different idevices and have been solid. The sound quality paired with my Polk speakers is great. This is just what I was looking for. I do like the ability to program the starting volume level so that you don't start out too low or blasting. Good idea! At this point, I don't need or want a music streaming service and don't plan to control other speakers so I won't connect to wifi but will consider if things change in the future. I may use the available optical connection with my next TV. This receiver seems like high quality at a good price and is great for bluetooth, CDs and TV-cable sound. Very happy with this purchase and it came in an amazingly short time with free shipping.

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Yamaha quality

Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, IN on 12/17/2019

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Just as advertised. Taking some time to work through all the features. Loving it overall.

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Crutchfield customer from Auburn, MA on 12/17/2019

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Excellent for us old analog users. Good power & sound.

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Great Product at a great value.

Crutchfield customer from Rockport, TX on 12/16/2019

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It is a clean functional unit. I wanted clear sound and this unit delivered it at an economic price. I also am seeking a long life unit and the other Yamaha products that I have owned suggest I will get quality sound from this unit for many years.

Pros: The pros are economical. quality and great performance. The plus pro is dealing with Crutchfield staff that has outstanding customer service.

Cons: NONE

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Clean sound

Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 12/16/2019

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It's hard to go wrong with a Yamaha. It is paired with Polk floor speakers and it delivers clean sound at any volume. Sets up easily, though the remote with many many buttons takes a minute to know.

Pros: Looks great, delevers clean sound at any volume

Cons: Buttons on unit are teeny weeny. Remote takes time to figure out.

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Solid 2 channel receiver

Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 12/15/2019

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Only had it for a short time, but seems to have plenty of power to drive my Klipsch speakers. I wanted a good 2 channel receiver just for music......turntable, Spotify, etc. I have a good 7.1 AV set up but It could not be set to just run 2 channel stereo, so I got this one just To chill out and listen to music. So far it has been very solid. Easy set-up, easy operation, just what I was looking for

Pros: Plenty of power, easy set-up, easy operation

Cons: None so far!

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Simplified control of the music in our home

Crutchfield customer from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/12/2019

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Great device, beautiful sound. Was easy to set up right out of the box and allows us room-specific control of our existing speaker system. Love the ability to run everything via the MusicCast app or Alexa.

Pros: Intuitive, easy to set up and use

Cons: No subwoofer connection

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Crutchfield customer from La Mesa, CA on 12/4/2019

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I'm hearing things in my music that I've been missing with my old amp. Very happy.

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MEH.

William from Binghamton on 11/21/2019

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Does not have subwoofer out, only RCA output Jack's and doesnt have enough speaker output Jack's in general. Also does not produce enough power imo.

Pros: It's a yamaha.

Cons: Not enough power. Not enough speaker outputs. No subwoofer output.

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William, we're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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Awesome receiver

Mike from Shepherdsville on 11/21/2019

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Super buy at this price ($50.00 off). Quick delivery and the set up was as well. Plug in cd player, connect speakers, download music cast to my phone, connect to WiFi, and instant music. Pandora and free trial with Sirius radio. I was amazed how easily this unit connected to the internet. Only cons on this receiver were people who struggled to connect to the internet and to play broadcast over the internet. Great item at a great price. Thanks to all the Crutchfield personnel who advised me on this awesome receiver.

Pros: great sound separate bass and treble controls easy connections WiFi and Musiccast

Cons: nothing

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Great sounding receiver

Crutchfield customer from Hancock, NY on 11/17/2019

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The quality of both the hardware and sound exceeded my expectations, easy to set up, and if course that Yamaha quality at an affordable price. Had considered a unit without the wifi since my streaming subscription isn't on here. Glad I did get the wifi version as there are hundreds of podcasts and internet radio stations to choose from if your preferred streaming service isn't included. Seamless movement from bluetooth, am/fm radio, network radio, etc. Setting up is a snap, they even provide alternate set up methods if something doesn't work the first time. Used the remote once just for the set up.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Wasilla, AK on 11/10/2019

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It'S what I expected and price was within my range.

Pros: Good size nice sound

Cons: FM antenna not as good as I would like but same range as most.

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Crutchfield customer from Norwich, CT on 11/10/2019

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I am more than pleased with the purchase of the R-N303. The build quality is outstanding and the power delivery is exceptional. When looking for a cost-effective solution that offers Wi-Fi connectivity and Apple Airplay, and a phono input #bringbackvinyl this is a fantastic stereo receiver.

Pros: 100 watts x2 Wi-Fi connectivity Solid Build Quality

Cons: None

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Great Stereo Receiver

Crutchfield customer from Duffield, VA on 11/6/2019

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Great amp that was purchased to replace a Kenwood receiver from the early 90s. Plenty of power and the Bluetooth is a welcome addition.

Pros: Bluetooth, Coaxial and Optical inputs

Cons: None that I can think of.

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 11/1/2019

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LOVE IT

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Everything I was Looking For!

Crutchfield customer from Chandler, AZ on 10/30/2019

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I specifically purchased this unit to stream music from my phone and tablet to my outdoor patio speakers, so I wasn't necessarily looking for a super-expensive, workhorse type receiver. This model fits the bill perfectly. I found the set up to be very easy (I used the iOS device sharing function - so cool!). It was literally from box to music in 10 minutes tops.

Pros: Super easy to get on my WiFi network. Visually attractive. Excellent value.

Cons: No AC input on the back for my CD player (yeah, I still listen to CDs on occasion).

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Exceeds expectations

Crutchfield customer from Berkeley Hts, NJ on 10/19/2019

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Very easy to setup and install. Nice alternative to Sonos for the price. The app isn't too slick but is totally functional. We primarily use SiriusXM which can be controlled right through the app installed on any device connected to your wifi - no need to run through bluetooth (although you can do that too). Picking up net radio was a nice benefit - my wife is from Dublin and now we can listen to RTE for free. Tons of killer stations. Tuner works pretty well , which was a nice surprise as we have a rather weak terrestrial signal. Whole family likes to play songs from Spotify, which you can do from the Spotify App (not directly from the Samsung app). Sounds confusing but everyone was able to pick it up quickly. Can only set up 2 rooms, which was fine for us and perfectly acceptable at this price point. We park the amp in the basement next to the router and don't plan on looking at it anytime soon - all functionality can be managed through the app . Thanks Drew (the technician) for the recommendation!

Pros: Can play from almost any source. Affordable. Highly functional. Can be operated through wifi from multiple devices without requiring a BT connection.

Cons: Can only control two sets of speakers

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Yamaha R-N303

Crutchfield customer from Coral Springs, FL on 9/16/2019

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It's a good unit but we need more output so we returned it for the ONKYO

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