Network & Tuner Functions
"Natural Sound" Concept: Yamaha, with a long history of over
125 years as a musical instrument maker, also has a high reputation for HiFi
components. Yamaha's R-N301 network stereo receiver takes advantage of this rich
experience and high technological expertise. Based on the concept of "Natural
Sound", for reproducing all music as it really sounds, and built with scrupulous
care from circuit design to basic sound production, the R-N301 reproduces high
sound quality and musically rich sound.
Stereo Amplifier: The Yamaha R-N301 features a stereo
amplifier rated at 100 watts x 2-channels, measured from 40-20 kHz into 8Ω
with 0.2% THD.
High Quality Circuit Design: The R-N301 network receiver's design
minimizes the length of signal routes and optimizes the circuit layout.
Positioning the power transformer near the power amp circuit reduces power loss
while improving the supply of peak power enabling a high output of volume. The
signal ground and power supply ground are connected at one point, eliminating
mutual interference to achieve a higher S/N ratio. The result is sound filled
with clarity and a feeling of openness.
Tone Control: You can adjust the balance of the
high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output
from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You
can independently adjust the bass (20Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -10 to +10. You
can also balance your connected speakers left to right.
Volume Setup: The Yamaha R-N301 allows you to customize the
receiver's volume levels.
- Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the
receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the
volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 1 to 99.
- Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the
volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same
as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, or 1 to 99.
- Input Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level
of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid
sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is
from -10 to +10.
Analog + Digital Inputs: The Yamaha R-N301 offers both
analog and digital audio inputs in order to connect a variety of source
- Analog Audio Inputs: The Yamaha network receiver
features four analog stereo RCA inputs to connect up to six audio
components, and one stereo RCA record output to connect to a CD-recorder or
other recording device.
- Digital Audio Inputs: The R-N301 is equipped for
digital audio input, with both optical and coaxial terminals. The optical
input is for receiving audio from a TV and Satellite/Cable box, while two
coaxial input is used for receiving audio from a Blu-ray Disc player and CD
player. The audio stays in the digital domain, giving you pure, pristine
dynamic sound for all your entertainment sources, from sports and other
programs to movies and concerts.
A & B Speaker Terminals: The R-N301 is fitted with A & B
speaker terminals so you can power up to two pair of speakers (the A & B speaker
terminals are wired in parallel inside the receiver). The speaker selector
switch on the front-panel of the receiver makes it easy to switch between
speaker outputs, allowing you to hear the sound from one speaker pair (A or B)
or from both speaker pairs (A+B). The eight binding-post speaker terminals that
will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single
Note: If connecting two pair of speakers, you will need to use 16-ohm
rated speakers. If connecting only one pair of speakers, you can connect 8-ohm
Headphone Jack: The Yamaha R-N301 is equipped with a
front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can
listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically
mutes the receiver's speaker outputs.
Network & Tuner Functions
Ethernet LAN Port (optional WiFi): The Yamaha network
receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to
your home network to access your DLNA music server, or Internet Radio. There is
also a rear-panel USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) that allows you to connect Yamaha's
YWA-10 wireless network adapter (022YWA10,
sold separately) for a wireless network connection.
DLNA Certification: The R-N301 is DLNA (Digital Living
Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This means
it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC. You can
use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or
use the R-N301 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can
control playback of your streamed audio files from the network receiver's remote
control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song
title, artist name, and album name can be displayed on the receiver's
front-panel. The Yamaha receive supports the playback of the following music
- MP3 (up to 48kHz)
- WMA (up to 48kHz)
- AAC (up to 48kHz)
- WAV (up to 192kHz)
- FLAC (up to 192kHz)
Note: The network receiver supports the following music
servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC
with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP
Internet Radio: The Yamaha R-N301's network connection
provides access to Pandora, Spotify Connect, and vTuner Internet Radio. You can
control the Internet Radio services from the network receiver's remote control
and front-panel display. The receiver's front-panel display will indicate
station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time.
- Pandora: Pandora is free,
personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with
the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and
Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also
rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt
stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark up to 100 stations and
easily switch between favorites.
- vTuner: You can also listen to Internet radio stations
using the vTuner
Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this
unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You
can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or
- Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app on your Apple iOS
or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And
now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Yamaha
network receiver by using
Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's
more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and
come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the receiver for
uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and
receive phone calls while listening to music. The Spotify app for
devices and a
premium account are required.
AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs
directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+)
library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the network stereo receiver, over
your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able
to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your
iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored
iTunes music library on your computer to the network stereo receiver; you can
even download Apple's free
Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback
functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer
that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see
song/artist information on the receiver's front-panel display.
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha R-N301 network receiver features a
built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The R-N301 lets you
store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically
(auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM
broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker
stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the
purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be
downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet,
the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can
download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take
approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check
Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.
Simple & Sophisticated Front-Panel Design: With a beautiful and simple
design inherited directly from Yamaha Hi-Fi audio components, this network
stereo receiver boasts an easy to operate button layout. The front-panel has a
rich textured black hairline finish and the control knobs are also of the same
luxurious construction as top end models.
Front-Panel Display: The R-N301 network receiver features a
front-panel display to indicate audio settings, source input, station
identification, and song/artist information. You can adjust the brightness of
the front-panel display. This unit does not offer an on-screen display.
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Power Down function.
- Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be
set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
- Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or
use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically
go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature
is selectable from 2, 4, 8, 12, or 20 hours.
Note: Power consumption during standby is only 0.1 W, achieving good
energy saving performance.
IR Remote: The included IR remote control provides wireless
operation of the network stereo receiver, network audio, and connected Yamaha
NP Controller App (for Apple iOS & Android): The free
Network Player Controller App from
iTunes Apps or
Google Play turns your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3+) or Android
device into a WiFi enabled remote control for the Yamaha R-N301. The NP
Controller App allows you to access the receiver's sources and control playback
functions, as well as view song/artist information and album art; all from your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
- Device Select: Networked Yamaha devices are
automatically displayed in the device menu.
- Content Browsing: Browse music stored on your network
connected DLNA server or select internet radio stations from vTuner.
- Music Player: Browse and play music stored on your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device using the NP Controller App, with
full access to cover art and track information.
- Song/Artist Information: Information such as artist
name, song title, and album name are displayed via a colorful cover art
Note: You must have a wireless network in your home and the
Yamaha network audio receiver & Apple or Android device connected to the