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Yamaha R-S700

Stereo receiver

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Our take on the Yamaha R-S700

The Yamaha R-S700 is designed for people who like spending time listening to music. Yes, there's an input for a turntable, and a tape deck. Of course, there's an input for a CD player. But this receiver has a few other cool tricks up its sleeve, too.

Solid Yamaha power for stereo lovers

The Yamaha R-S700 is designed for people who like spending time listening to music. Yes, there's an input for a turntable, and a tape deck. Of course, there's an input for a CD player. But this receiver has a few other cool tricks up its sleeve, too.

Luxurious CD sound

Lots of us still like listening to music on CDs. This receiver's CD Direct Amplification feature creates a balanced internal signal path to boost the CD input's signal-to-noise ratio for better detail and clarity in your music.

Little details matter

Heat is the enemy of clean sound. The R-S700 features tandem heat sinks for more efficient cooling so your favorites sound like they were meant to. And the gold-plated speaker terminals and RCA jacks ensure high-quality, corrosion-free connections.

And to increase your listening space this receiver offers dual zone capability so you can connect and power speakers in another room and even control the system with a second included remote (IR repeater required, not included.)

Great upgrade from previous receiver. Has more than enough power to drive the Klipsch RP-280 speakers that it's paired with. clean balanced sound

Anonymous, Middleton, WI

What's in the Box:

  • Black stereo receiver
  • 76" AC power cord
  • Wireless remote control (RAX25)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Zone 2 wireless remote control (RAX28)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information

Product Highlights:

  • 100 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.02% THD
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • 6 stereo RCA inputs (including phono)
  • 1 mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
  • main in/ pre out loop
  • CD direct amplification to maximize CD source S/N ratio
  • rotary bass and treble controls
  • continuously variable loudness control
  • Pure Direct mode bypasses tone, balance, and loudness controls for cleaner sound
  • remote control for main and second zones
  • headphone jack
  • front-panel and remote switching for two pairs of main speakers
  • gold-plated binding post speaker connectors
  • sleep timer
  • 17-1/8" W x 6" H x 15-1/8" D
  • weight: 24.7 lbs
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Audio Features

ToP-ART/High Current Amplification: Yamaha uses the ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound quality. High Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input to output to achieve high current power with low impedance.

High-Quality Power Amplifier: With 100 watts of power per channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.019% THD), the R-S700 delivers solid, reliable audio performance even when driving both A and B speakers at the same time.

Wide Frequency Response: The receiver's wide frequency response, 10Hz to 50kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of any source with two channel analog outputs.

Dual Zone Capability: The R-S700 allows you to play two different analog sources in two zones. The receiver has a pair of stereo preamp outputs for Zone 2. You can control the receiver from the second zone using the supplied Zone 2 remote control when an infrared signal repeater system is used. A separate amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system is required for zone 2.

Loudness: The amount of loudness compensation is adjustable, using a rotary knob on the front panel.

CD Direct Amplification: The CD Direct Amp feature routes the CD signal directly to a specially built-in amplifier, bypassing the input selector, bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. This eliminates any coloring of the CD signal and produces the most accurate sound. The resulting signal to noise ratio is 107 dB.

Pure Direct: The Pure Direct feature bypasses the bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls for the best sound from any source.

Record Out Selector: Front panel rotary knobs let you listen to one source, while feeding a different source to the Tape and Line 1 outputs for recording.

Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs and they are too far apart for dual banana plugs.

Bi-Wire: Compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A and B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel).

Impedance Switch: The R-S700 has an impedance switch, allowing operation with two pair of 6 ohm speakers.

Pre Out/Main In Loops: The left and right preamp outputs are connected to left and right main amp inputs, respectively, with U shaped metal jumpers. The jumpers may be removed to facilitate the connection of an equalizer or external amplifier.

Phono: The RCA phono input is designed for moving magnet (MM) turntable cartridges. If you have a moving coil (MC) cartridge a phono preamp is necessary.

Subwoofer Output: The stereo receiver is equipped with a mono-subwoofer output for connecting a powered subwoofer.

Headphone Jack: The receiver has a standard 1/4" headphone jack on the front panel for private listening. When headphones are plugged in, the receiver's speaker output is not muted, so remember to turn the A and B speakers off.

Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum volume level (separate settings in the main zone and Zone 2); used to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -89.5 dB to +16.5 dB).

Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to specify the volume level when the power is turned on (separate settings in the main zone and Zone 2); choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -89.5 dB to + 16.5 dB in 0.5 dB increments.

12V Trigger Output: A programmable mini-jack output sends a 12-volt DC turn-on signal (0.1A max) to another component that accepts a 12-volt trigger, such as a CD player or amplifier to power Zone 2. The trigger is programmed either to work with a specific zone (main room, Zone2, or either) or a specific source.

Power Management: The power (main room and Zone 2) can be set to turn off after a specific amount of time without any adjustments being made; options include 4, 8, or 12 hours.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer turns the receiver off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Remote Control

RAX25 Remote Control: The main remote control can operate the receiver as well as other remote control capable components from Yamaha and other manufacturers. The remote is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand TVs, VCRs, DVD player/recorders, Blu-ray disc players, DVRs, cable boxes, and satellite receivers, along with Yamaha CD player/recorders, MD player/recorders, tape decks, and LD players.

RAX28 Remote Control: The Zone 2 remote allows you to turn the second room output on/off, select the source, adjust the volume, and control the AM/FM tuner, SiriusConnect tuner (optional), or iPod dock (optional) from the second room when an infrared signal repeater system is used.

Remote Jack: The receiver has two mini-jack inputs and a mini-jack output for use with other compatible components.

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Why did you buy this?

ability to add to it if needed (amp/EQ) [ steve  Jun 14, 2017 ]
Online reviews were positive - also got this suggestion after discussing my needs with JC [ Debra  Jun 10, 2017 ]
Good quality inexpensive receiver... [ ARLENE  May 21, 2017 ]
Looking for basic stereo system. [ JOHN  May 20, 2017 ]
Needed it to drive my Bose 901's. Not many options available today and this one will hook up to the EQ. Plus good receiver and price [ Kevin  Apr 11, 2017 ]
yes , Yamaha is quality ,lost good as surround i used with stereo Bose speaker ,calidad [ Humberto  Mar 23, 2017 ]
I choose this item based on your review and customer reviews needed to replace my old school receivers . I was looking for a powerful 2 channel amp to play all my albums cds and tapes .this was not an easy find but its exactly what I was looking for. [ ronald  Mar 22, 2017 ]
100 watts/channel; 2 ways to hook up Bose 901's; tape monitor; phono input; 100% positive reviews on the Yamaha web page [ larry  Mar 11, 2017 ]
Bose 901 speakers need standard stereo receiver to use equalizer [ Caryn  Feb 10, 2017 ]
Looking to replace a 1980s vintage receiver ... thought I would have to do without a loop to record to cassette from the receiver audio. Did not realize units like the RS-700 still existed. The advisor, Chance found the unit I need. // Bob K. [ Robert B.  Feb 07, 2017 ]
This was recommended as one of the few receivers by the staff at Crutchfield for use with my Bose 901 speakers and active equalizer. [ Christopher R.  Feb 05, 2017 ]
I cannot survive without my Yamaha Equalizer...this was best option to keep it in the mix. Crutchfield customer support was OUTSTANDING!!! (...thanks Tim) :) [ H  Jan 30, 2017 ]
I was looking for a quality stereo receiver to upgrade from the one I have currently, within the right price range. [ Jake  Jan 22, 2017 ]
Best features for music listening. [ Carlos  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Phono input and pre-out/main-in features to connect equalizer, plus Yamaha reputation for quality. [ Gregory  Jan 07, 2017 ]
I can connect my older Bose 901 speakers and an older turntable. [ Scott  Dec 22, 2016 ]
I've used Yamaha equipment since the 70's and still have some of it in working condition so perhaps you get the picture. Their "Natural Sound" gear has always appealed to me and I have yet to find a company with more bang for the buck. [ Denny  Dec 22, 2016 ]
It replaces a similar separate Amp and tuner, key is the ability to separate pre and power amp plus the 6 analog inputs - there's no competition. [ David  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Yamaha is known for good quality audio gear at this price point and therefore a great value. This unit has a discrete output stage with a substantial power supply for high current output which makes a big difference in sound quality with good source material and quality speakers. Very pleased with this unit and it meets all my needs for an audio system for a vacation home. [ ROBERT  Dec 19, 2016 ]
The only stereo receiver I could find to power Bose 901 speakers. [ John  Dec 15, 2016 ]
compatibility with Bose 901's with powered Pre-Amp [ David  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Replacing prior Yamaha CD player [ Troy  Dec 12, 2016 ]
I have owned numerous Yamaha audio products for more than 30 years. Very satisfied with the performance, quality, and value. [ Jeffrey  Dec 09, 2016 ]
I was looking to replace my 25 year old old Sony receiver (may it rest in peace). A home theater surround system was not required. I only wanted a 2 channel stereo amp that could handle a 4ohm load as it is running up to 8 pair of ceiling and patio speakers via 2 Niles speaker selectors. This was the best price as most amps that can drive a 4ohm load are upwards of a $1,000. [ GEOFF T  Nov 28, 2016 ]
old school manual knobs and power. [ DAVID  Oct 11, 2016 ]
Our Yamaha receiver finally died after 25 years. We still play our vinyl albums so we need something that can do that plus play our CD's. Also need 2 zone speakers which this can do as well. Seems to be many more features that will be a plus too. I confirmed with Wolf before I ordered so I am confident this will fit the bill. Looking forward to incredible sound and many more years of quality playing from Yamaha! [ Sandra  Sep 24, 2016 ]
good amp .should sound good with my records [ jeffrey  Aug 24, 2016 ]
Nothing on the market that even comes close to what this receiver has in versatility, power and inputs at this price. [ Charles  Aug 09, 2016 ]
Yamaha name - Great reviews - Lot of bang for the buck [ T  Aug 07, 2016 ]
I was looking for a solid stereo receiver with a phono input. I don't need network connectivity, more than stereo and an output for a sub, or lots of bells and whistles. I know Yamaha components from past experience. This appeared to be the best option for my needs. [ John  Aug 06, 2016 ]
Good looking specs and it has preamp out and main in jacks that should let me insert an equalizer into the signal path. [ Ray  Jul 19, 2016 ]
to compliment my BOSE 901 series 4 and BOSE 301s ... OLD SCHOOL ROCKS! [ Richard  Jun 17, 2016 ]
Looking for that classic, simple, power to spare easy to use stereo. Nothing fancy but strong enough to drive the neighbors crazy. [ DONNELL  May 28, 2016 ]
Needed a 2.1 networked receiver that was not going to break the bank. [ Bill  May 25, 2016 ]
I read the specs and compared them to others plus this guys got a phono input. [ Adele  May 23, 2016 ]
had bose speaker to play with it .Great sound. [ Edward  May 15, 2016 ]
Met our needs. [ Debra  Apr 30, 2016 ]
coupling function pre amp for the Bose 901's [ DAVID  Mar 30, 2016 ]
Looking for a receiver that would get the most sound quality with my vintage Genesis Floor Standing 4 ohm speakers. [ carmen  Mar 19, 2016 ]
everything I need in a two channel stereo receive Yamaha did a great job I have been a pioneer elite fan from day one I'm sure this receive will drive my ess amt hial air motion transformers. [ johnny  Mar 15, 2016 ]
I have long been an absolute fan of Yamaha receivers. I have upgraded my speakers recently to Klipsch RP280 F towers. I was driving them with my current Yamaha 50 watt receiver. I expect that doubling the power should really bring out the best these speakers can do. There is nothing better than the super clean power of Yamaha. [ WILLIAM  Mar 09, 2016 ]
Strong powerful sounds. Plus the Sirius XM hookup. [ Richard  Feb 28, 2016 ]
Upgrading my old RX model. [ Tim  Feb 22, 2016 ]
to play music with straight forward use [ Ray  Feb 19, 2016 ]
I am an old-school music aficionado. My Bose Stereo Spatial Control Receiver, purchased in 1981, finally died. Because I have Bose 901 speakers, I needed a receiver with pre-amp jacks to run the speaker equalizer through. I've had other Yamaha equipment and, besides the fact that this seems to be the only unit on the market with pre-amp jacks, I'm very comfortable with the quality and sounds of Yamaha. Thanks, Crutchfield, for you help with this purchase. [ Alan D.  Feb 07, 2016 ]
Needed compatibility with Bose 901 Speakers. [ Michael  Jan 19, 2016 ]
This is compatible with my Bose 901 sounds great clarity and powerful bass. [ Christopher E.  Jan 17, 2016 ]
I bought this item because of the Yamaha reputation, the features, the power and the specs, which I saw on-line prior to my purchase. It has not disappointed me. [ Michael D.  Jan 16, 2016 ]
great reviews [ Marino  Jan 14, 2016 ]
simple to use [ MH  Jan 09, 2016 ]
Yamaha has the best and clearest sound in the industry, especially for home use. And they are the best for the price. I've been a fan since 1983, and never been disappointed. [ Walter L.  Dec 24, 2015 ]
I picked the Yanaha S700 receiver because it is comparable to play with my 901 series VI Bose speakers. [ Tarik  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Chuck was really helpful. I currently have a Yamaha which lasted 15 years, so getting another was a choice I was leaning towards. [ Gretchen  Dec 14, 2015 ]

19 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Mar 20, 2017 ]  Staff
no [ Discount Office  Dec 29, 2016 ]
No, but you could get a Niles SSVC-4 to accompany your receiver. That will allow you to change the volume of each individual speaker. That is what I have. [ DAN  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Sure. Get a 1/8" stereo phono plug (phone side) to female RCA plugs cable (stereo side.) Use that to connect your phone to the aux input on the stereo. [ ronald  Dec 15, 2016 ]
ps: I read through some of the answers to related questions, and remembered that it is also possible to do this via Bluetooth, search out that answer for another alternative. The question was from Sherry C dated May 15, 2015, and was answered by Phillip A. [ Christopher  Dec 14, 2016 ]
I don't think that you can make a direct digital connection. You can buy an adapter that will let you connect the headphone output from your phone to one of the auxiliary inputs on the back of the receiver, that is what I do with my iPhone. [ Christopher  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Sis...don't believe this unit has any access for smart devices. I bought this model for its very basic design, so my wife would be able to operate. I would call Crutchfield tech support [they are excellent] and inquire about a possible adapter/converter. [ ANTHONY  Dec 14, 2016 ]
The instructions say you will need an optional universal dock to connect a phone but it only mentions iPhones as being supported. It does you can connect a Bluetooth device with an optional Yamaha YBA-10 Bluetooth wireless receiver, but it does not mention Android as being supported. [ Michael D.  Dec 14, 2016 ]
The power in USA and Canada is 120V. I am using mine as a preamp only going through a DBX 15 channel equalizer then to a Cerwin-Vega 1800 watt power amp pushing 4 Cerwin-Vega speakers that have a total of 6 - 15 inch woofers and also 2 - 10 inch sub woofers connected to the sub woofer out jack on the R-S700. I've had this set-up for about a year and it still sounds great! [ Michael D.  Dec 14, 2016 ]
You can hook up 4 speakers on it and add an eq that's how I have it [ GORDON  Nov 22, 2016 ]
Yes it will. Great receiver, good specs, very clean sound, and at a good price. You might want to consider replacing the Fishers too. Yamaha running almost any model of Polk Audio speakers is a very nice bang for the buck. [ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 30, 2016 ]
I have klipsh kg4 speakers from 1985 and they are 4ohms and the Yamaha rs700 push them very well [ patty  Oct 29, 2016 ]
I think this will run old school speakers. I have this beast driving about 7 pairs of speakers around the house, I have all speakers going at the same time and no problems. good power with minimal distortion. /donald [ DONALD  Oct 29, 2016 ]
I use the Yamaha R-S700 with 35 year old 4-ohm AR-9's with the drivers refoamed and they sound the very best they ever have. 4 ohm is harder to drive cleanly than 8 ohm. Previously I used a Yamaha M-80 amp and a C-80 pre amp and expected the R-700 to be less. I was wrong and even better at high volume the new Yamaha has even less hum/noise than the M-80, which was the best I'd heard then. 35 years ago the M +C 80 pair cost ten times what the R-S700 cost. [ SCOT  Oct 29, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Jun 19, 2016 ]  Staff
Absolutely; on both counts. The Yamaha offers a dedicated subwoofer pre-amp output for providing signal to a powered subwoofer (like the ProSub800) and will certainly power a pair of the bp8020st tower speakers. Keep in mind; the bp8020st speakers have their own built-in powered subwoofers so you'll need to split the Yamaha's single RCA subwoofer output to provide signal to both towers and/or a separate powered subwoofer: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_703M22F/AudioQuest-FLX-X-RCA-Y-Adapter.html I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  May 14, 2016 ]  Staff
need to purchase a converter [ DORIAN A.  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Call customer service. They set me up with everything I needed, advice is excellent and easy to follow. I have a Sonos set up. I can play my outdoor speakers via the receiver and also my Sonos speaker in my kitchen. iPhone or IPad control it all. BRONCOS SB Champs!!!!!! [ JAMES  Feb 08, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Feb 08, 2016 ]  Staff
I haven't done this, and I'm not an expert, but I think you can do this by using the "Pre Out" outputs on the back panel. As purchased, these are connected to the "Main In" inputs with two jumpers. If you disconnect these and feed the "Pre Out" to your power amplifier, it should work -- the receiver would then function as a pre-amp (and tuner), and its amplifier section would be disconnected. You would lose the multi-zone capability, I would imagine, since those are outputs from the main amplifier. [ GREGORY  Sep 29, 2015 ]
Hi Henry - yes, you can. It's specifically why I bought this receiver. You would use the Line out inputs on the amp and connect them to the coupler inputs, Main in/Pre out inputs (you have to remove the little plugs off the receiver that are filling the inputs). It's awesome! Good luck :) [ DEBRA  Sep 29, 2015 ]
I am so sorry I do not know the answer. Call Yamaha, they will tell you. [ LORRAINE  Sep 29, 2015 ]
You can connect the mains and pre-outs to an amplifier and then connect more speakers. It is really a great system ! [ mikey  Sep 29, 2015 ]
Why would you. The 100w x 2 is pretty powerful. The answer to your question is yes. There is a "zone 2" out which you could use to connect to an analog signal via RCA to dedicated amplifier. As far as I can tell looking on the back, there is not a digital out. [ RORY D  Sep 29, 2015 ]
I used 2 AW6500 Definative Technology and 2 AW5500 These are outdoor speakers and I installed them under the overhangs as I use them in my wedding venue. Installed over 2 years now and still sound great. I highly recommend the RS-700 as it has worked great for me and Definative make great speakers, you won't be disapointed. Mike A [ mikey  Aug 11, 2015 ]
I really am not an expert, but have heard Bose are the best. Good luck. [ LORRAINE  Aug 11, 2015 ]
I have the rs500. I used the Focal Universal Bluetooth adapter from crutchfield. Plug it into one of the RCA connections ex., line 1, 2, or 3 (or any you are not using). You can then link any Bluetooth enabled device. Set your receiver volume a little louder than normal and use your device to control your listening. My iPad, iPhone work great with it. [ Bob  Jun 24, 2015 ]
I used an old smart phone I had laying around and connected that to the receiver with an audio cable. The phone streams through a wireless connection instead of Bluetooth and works great. [ PHILLIP  May 18, 2015 ]
When I asked Crutchfield about a wireless adapter they told me, after some research, that this model doesn't have wireless capabilities. Interesting that the manual would lead you to believe otherwise. If you find a solution, please post. Thanks. [ MARK  May 17, 2015 ]
You should attach the equalizer to the receiver's tape monitor loop instead of the recorder . Any equalizer you buy should also have a tape monitor loop. You should attach your recorder to the equalizer's tape monitor. The equalizer should have switches that determine whether an equalized signal goes to the recorder. This type of setup goes back decades. A large number of older receivers only had one tape monitor loop.. [ JOSEPH W  May 03, 2015 ]
I'm sorry, your question is too advanced for me. All I can tell is that I am enjoying it and it works well. Good luck. [ LORRAINE  Apr 20, 2015 ]
My Yamaha R-S700 is paired with Polk Audio (2) RTIA7's and (1) PSW125. The room they are in is approximately 15 X 27 and I consider it to be very adequate. When I originally purchased the system I was going to get 4 RTIA7's but after playing it for a few months I found that I did not need 4 of them. If my hearing starts to go because I play this set up too loud then I will purchase 2 more RTIA7's! In conclusion I really enjoy this set up and I would definitely recommend it. My floor shakes when I crank it up and my chandelier moves. Just one thing carefully match up your speakers with the Yamaha R-S700 Crutchfield did a great job form me. [ BRIAN  Apr 08, 2015 ]
I would think so. I'm not too conversant with the amount of detail you provide, but I never go much past half way up (in volume) with mine. I have 2 RTi A7 Polk Audio floor standing speakers. [ ELLEN H  Apr 08, 2015 ]
With the Klipsch RF82 and the Yamaha R-S700, look like a excellent choice, you will get the highs and lows with the speakers system. The Amount of power you will push out will be less than 20 watts. [ Mark  Apr 08, 2015 ]
yes im sure you can. all I realy know that this R S 700 drives my Peavy blackwidow speakers BIG TIME! blow your hair back!!!!!! Russ from Springwater ny [ RUSSELL  Jul 06, 2014 ]
Yes. [ HOWARD  Jul 06, 2014 ]
Yes, it will accept a banana plug. [ BRIAN  Jul 06, 2014 ]
You can use standard banana plugs. I would expect the Monster cable plugs are standard, or they wouldn't fit much of anything. You can download the owners manual from usa.yamaha. It's on the support tab of the R-S700 page. [ ROBERT F  Jul 06, 2014 ]
Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs and they are too far apart for dual banana plugs. Bi-Wire: Compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A and B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel). Impedance Switch: The R-S700 has an impedance switch, allowing operation with two pair of 6 ohm speakers. Pre Out/Main In Loops: The left and right preamp outputs are connected to left and right main amp inputs, respectively, with U shaped metal jumpers. The jumpers may be removed to facilitate the connection of an equalizer or external amplifier. Phono: The RCA phono input is designed for moving magnet (MM) turntable cartridges. If you have a moving coil (MC) cartridge a phono preamp is necessary. Subwoofer Output: The stereo receiver is equipped with a mono-subwoofer output for connecting a powered subwoofer. [ BRIAN  Jul 06, 2014 ]
You can use banana plug connectors on the speaker terminals of the Yamaha R-S700. The instructions are on page 13 of owners manual. Frankly the banana connectors just seem to be a waste of money unless you are using a very heavy gauge wire. It is very easy to connect bare speaker wire to the terminals. [ JOSEPH W  Jul 06, 2014 ]
You can use a 3.5 mm Headphone jack to rca (red/white) cable on the RS-700 . Connect the rca connectors to line 3 on the back of the receiver. Select Line 3 with your remote after powering up and you are good to go ! [ mikey  Aug 11, 2015 ]
Is it possible to use an aux wire from iPhone to the r-s700 reciever and make it work ? If yes, how ? [ Ian  Sep 04, 2014 ]
I can't answer your question in the detail you have asked but I can say that I have 2 polk audio rtia7 towers and a 12 inch polk audio subwoofer and it rocks my house! My kids can't believe that the cops have not been to my house yet and I have a single family detached home with a good sized yard. The loudest I have played my yamaha rs-700 is +5 on either a CD or a FM station that come in perfectly. One more thing I have never had a stereo that sounded so good in every way. And If I blow up something I'll replace with the same equiptment. [ BRIAN  Feb 06, 2014 ]
Get an adaptor at a local electronics store [ RICHARD S  Jan 21, 2014 ]
I don't have headphones. [ MELVIN  Jan 21, 2014 ]
Do you still have the package your head phones came in? Most headphones come with a larger jack that threads over the smaller jack. If you no longer have the parts that came with your headphones you might be able to find the larger jack that threads over your headphones small jack at your local electronics store. Were your Head phones designed for an iPad or a laptop? If so, your headphones may not be capable of using a larger Jack. In this case You may want to give thought to buying a headphone set from Crutchfield designed to work with your Yamaha R-S700. [ DAVID  Jan 21, 2014 ]
You can try to get a headphone jack adapter. The receiver has a 1/4 inch headphone jack. [ JOSEPH W  Jan 21, 2014 ]
This is very similar to my arrangement. I think the RS700 will work great for you, it sure does for me. [ JAMES  Dec 11, 2013 ]
My R-S700 is working great. I have 4 sets of speakers going using a splitter box. Turntable, cd player, DVD player hooked up without any problems. I would not hesitate to purchase this receiver again. [ ARLENE  Dec 11, 2013 ]
Yes it can run both sets of speakers at the same time. [ JOHN E  Dec 07, 2013 ]
Even though I only have 1 pair of speakers running at this time the, you can run 2 sets at a time . Impedance switch is there in the back . also amp can be bi-wired for low / mid high separations. if you need just a stereo receiver this one will not disappoint for the money. typ yamaha can record on one set of outputs and playback another source thru amp. [ BRIAN  Dec 07, 2013 ]
Ray - The Yamaha r -s700 can push Speakers A and B simultaneously without any problem. I own the Yamaha r -s700 and I highly recommend the tuner. [ DAVID  Dec 06, 2013 ]
Yes. I only have one set of speakers connected to my receiver and have never played two sets of speakers simultaneously. However the buttons for both sets of speakers can be on at the same time. Most receivers with speaker push buttons can play both sets simultaneously. The only thing that you have to worry about is the combined speaker impedance load. This normally is only a problem if the individual speaker impedance ratings are 4 ohms or less. [ JOSEPH W  Dec 04, 2013 ]
I have only two speakers connected to my unit; however I checked the owner's manual and it appears that they can all work simultaneously. Two A speakers, two B speakers, and a subwoofer are all shown connected at once. In the diagram the A speakers are larger in size. Hope that helps! [ ELLEN H  Dec 04, 2013 ]
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