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Yamaha R-S202

Stereo receiver with Bluetooth®

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Sweet stereo sound

Yamaha's R-S202 is an excellent entry-level option for anyone looking to power a simple stereo setup. Built on decades of audio expertise, this stereo receiver delivers smooth, natural Yamaha sound to up to two pairs of speakers. Connect up to four sources, and take advantage of the R-S202's built-in Bluetooth to stream any music you want from your compatible mobile device.

Product Highlights:

  • 100 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.2% THD
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
  • 4 stereo RCA audio inputs
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • stereo RCA output for audio dubbing
  • 40 AM/FM presets with station naming
  • front-panel bass and treble controls
  • front-panel A/B switching for two pairs of speakers
  • 2 sets of spring-clip speaker connectors
  • full-size (1/4") headphone jack
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-9/16"H x 13-9/16"D
  • weight: 14.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Stereo receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RAX33)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information
  • Online product registration information
  • Yamaha Worldwide contact information
  • "Notice" sheet
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Features

100 Watt x 2 Channel Amplifier: The Yamaha R-R202 stereo receiver employs a 100-watt x 2-channel (40-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.2% THD) high-drive amplifier with a high sound quality design that minimizes the length of signal routes and optimizes the circuit layout. Yamaha positioned the power transformer near the power amp circuit to reduce power loss, while improving peak power supply capacity to enable high volume output. 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.

Built-in Bluetooth: The Yamaha R-R202 features built-in Bluetooth (ver 4.1+ EDR), allowing you to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, or Mac laptop/computer to the stereo receiver. In addition to the standard SBC Bluetooth codec, the receiver also supports the AAC codec for higher quality sound from Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad devices. You will still control music playback functions and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled source device.

Analog Inputs/Output: The Yamaha R-R202 features four analog stereo RCA inputs to connect up to four audio components, and a single stereo RCA record output to connect to a CD-recorder or other recording device.

AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha R-R202 stereo receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The R-R202 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. Auto preset lets you automatically search for and register FM stations that can be received in your area. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

A & B Speaker Terminals: The R-R202 is fitted with A & B speaker terminals so you can power up to two pair of speakers. 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). In addition, compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A & B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel). The eight spring-clip speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG) and  pin-connectors.

Speaker Connection Speaker Impedance
Speakers A or B 8-ohm or higher
Speakers A and B 16-ohm or higher
Bi-wiring 8-ohm  or higher

Headphone Jack: The stereo 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.

Tone Control: The Yamaha R-R202 offers Bass, Treble, and Balance adjustment. Bass & Treble can be adjusted independently from -10dB to + 10dB. Balance can be set between Left+10 and Right+10.

Max/Initial Volume: You can set the maximum volume level of the receiver so that its volume will not be accidentally increased above a certain level (01-99, Max). Use the Initial Volume feature to specify the volume level when the receiver's power is turned on. You can select 01-99, Max, Mute, or Off. When "Off" is selected, the volume level used when the receiver was turned off will be applied.

IR Remote: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the stereo receiver and a connected Yamaha CD receiver.

Sleep Timer: Use the Sleep timer to automatically set this unit to standby mode after a certain amount of time (30/60/90/120 mins). The sleep timer is useful when you are going to sleep while listening to the receiver.

Power Management: A power management function automatically cuts off the power (switches to standby mode) when the receiver has not been operated for a long time. It can be set to two, four, eight or 12 hours, or off. In addition, power consumption during standby is only 0.5 W, achieving good energy saving performance.

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Why did you buy this?

Simple and a fair price [ ROBIN  Aug 16, 2018 ]
Price. Yamaha quality [ Chris  Aug 15, 2018 ]
Looking for a basic receiver to power outdoor speakers and based on reviews and price seems like best option. [ Mark  Aug 15, 2018 ]
Simple to operate for patio speakers [ Charles  Aug 14, 2018 ]
Yamaha's reputation and past experience using their products [ RICKY L  Aug 13, 2018 ]
My son wanted a receiver with a remote and bluetooth. I will be getting my vintage Pioneer receiver back. [ Larry  Aug 13, 2018 ]
I have owned several Yamaha receivers over the years and found them to be great units.with that being said my daughter needed a stereo for college and the this one seemed to fit the bill [ Greg  Aug 11, 2018 ]
Good Price for an entry level receiver. Getting back into vinyl records, did not want to break the bank! Yamaha has great reviews! My home entertainment AV system is a Yamaha 7.1 surround sound and is still going strong. [ Maurice  Aug 11, 2018 ]
I was looking for a stereo receiver with 100 watts per channel. [ Terry  Aug 03, 2018 ]
BT capable and price [ CW  Jul 29, 2018 ]
Good ratings, consistent quality, and descent price. [ David  Jul 27, 2018 ]
Bluetooth, phono capable. Good reputation, good reviews. [ Shelby  Jul 21, 2018 ]
Yamaha has been a good brand for me in the past, good review on this site, and has the features I want. [ Andrew  Jul 21, 2018 ]
I have used several Yamaha receivers in the past, and have loved them all. [ Sean  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Great price excellent reviews built well [ Darion  Jul 20, 2018 ]
It's a very reputable brand. [ David  Jul 20, 2018 ]
to jam to music on my drums [ Robert  Jul 17, 2018 ]
I was looking for a solid but entry-level stereo receiver to give as a gift. I needed Bluetooth connectivity but did not need internet access or too many input options. The price was exactly what I was looking to spend. Again, this is a gift for a young newcomer to hifi sound. [ JUSTIN  Jul 14, 2018 ]
Yamaha has a good reputation and I have an old Yamaha tuner (RX V377 [ Ronald  Jul 13, 2018 ]
This is my shop music and I needed Bluetooth, the R-N301 still works but don't have Bluetooth, I'll give it to someone who needs one. Thanks, you guys are a great company. [ Mark  Jul 13, 2018 ]
Price point and Product Name, normally good quality. [ ROGER  Jul 08, 2018 ]
Sony unit was out of stock [ WILLIAM  Jul 07, 2018 ]
Looking for a good quality, small stereo - amp and have had Yamaha gear before (Natural Sound). Yamaha's reputation is excellent and for the price, this unit has great features to play a variety of sources. [ JOHN E  Jul 04, 2018 ]
basic audio receiver with great reviews [ james  Jun 24, 2018 ]
I'll be using this to drive two sets of outdoor speakers, and also like the Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio from mobile phones. [ Becker-Brown  Jun 22, 2018 ]
This is the second unit purchased. Bought one back in May for the family room & liked it so much I bought a second one for the main garage [ GLENN  Jun 20, 2018 ]
Reviews and high number of purchases [ James  Jun 18, 2018 ]
Cheap, but by Yamaha, should last a bit. [ John  Jun 15, 2018 ]
great reviews [ William  Jun 14, 2018 ]
Great Price [ David  Jun 12, 2018 ]
Past experience with Yamaha. [ David  Jun 04, 2018 ]
Name Brand [ Leigh  Jun 04, 2018 ]
Has the Bluetooth and cheap enough to run my older vega speakers [ Dennis w.  May 27, 2018 ]
My zone 2 quit working and I'm not ready to replace the AV receiver. This is perfect to run my outdoor speakers, plus BLUETOOTH! Can't beat a Crutchfield deal. [ J  May 26, 2018 ]
Always pleased with Crutchfield service. [ J  May 26, 2018 ]
I wanted a simple receiver / amp to connect to my newly purchased Polk Atrium4 speakers. [ Andrew  May 24, 2018 ]
Great Value, great sound, great remote and the Bluetooth makes it easy to listen to my favorite music! [ Steven  May 24, 2018 ]
Price and bluetooth [ Eric  May 23, 2018 ]
Just wanted a simple, powerful unit to use in the garage. [ Steven  May 23, 2018 ]
Crutchfield makes it easy to order quality products at an affordable price . [ Bruce  May 16, 2018 ]
Price and simplicity. [ William w.  May 15, 2018 ]
Watts per channel per dollar! [ KENNETH  May 13, 2018 ]
Quality pricee [ James  May 13, 2018 ]
GREAT SOUND with REMOTE. BEST PRICE. [ L  May 12, 2018 ]
simple ,powerful, great price! [ Ivan  May 10, 2018 ]
it is just what I need [ Jeffrey  May 09, 2018 ]
I had an old Sony AVR that developed a short in the speaker switch. Typical for this model. It only needs to power an old Bose Acoustimass 5 set of speakers. I didn't need surround capabilities so this seems like the perfect replacement and at the discounted price. [ John  May 07, 2018 ]
Great price for an excellent product. [ VICTOR  May 06, 2018 ]
Recommended by an advisor. Simple cost effective amp for my gym with decent power [ Martyn  May 06, 2018 ]
Price and features [ Thomas  May 04, 2018 ]
Have had good luck with Yamaha. Receiver I bought in high school (30+ years ago) finally died. [ Robert  May 02, 2018 ]
High quality, bluetooth streaming, good price [ will  May 01, 2018 ]
Seemed like lots of value for the dollars spent. [ Pebble  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Price was important. I like vintage, but tired with components breaking down. I could have bought for less on Amazon, but Zac had been such good help with past orders I wouldn't feel good about shopping price. [ Brook  Apr 30, 2018 ]
I wanted a stereo receiver with Bluetooth [ Lauren  Apr 29, 2018 ]
Great budget receiver with Bluetooth and multi room speaker switch. Perfect for patio and indoor use. [ PAUL  Apr 27, 2018 ]
price & review [ Patricia  Apr 26, 2018 ]
Price! [ RON D  Apr 24, 2018 ]
Because you don't have one that will run down to 2 ohms. So I got 2, instead of the Yamaha R-N602 [ ED  Apr 24, 2018 ]
Garage speakers. Simple application. Needed simple solution. Hope I made the right decision. I will know by this weekend . [ James  Apr 24, 2018 ]
Because Sam recommended it and he has good taste in beer. [ Charles  Apr 22, 2018 ]
Blue tooth and high rating. [ Jason  Apr 21, 2018 ]
Good price for Yamaha quality - my original Yamaha receiver is still going strong after more than 25 years of use. [ G  Apr 21, 2018 ]
100 watts. best bang-for-buck. didn't need fancy [ Nathan  Apr 20, 2018 ]
Product information very helpful through the chat with Otis, and the price. [ leitha  Apr 19, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Allen  Apr 18, 2018 ]
Customer reviews and Yamaha quality product! Plus Crutchfield's reliable years of excellence and reputation is the best review! [ Pablo L.  Apr 16, 2018 ]
I liked it [ Kathleen  Apr 14, 2018 ]
I chose based on size of my cabinet and price. I know Yamaha has a good product. did not see offer for guarantee for product.. thank you pam.... [ pamela  Apr 10, 2018 ]
Price and sound quality [ Barry  Mar 21, 2018 ]
Bluetooth, Perfect for Home Office. [ Steve  Mar 10, 2018 ]
Liked the 100 watts power and Yamaha brand has a good rep. Seemed to be a good value at the sale price. [ REX P.  Mar 10, 2018 ]
The price was right and the Bluetooth was a plus I've always enjoyed Yamaha products [ Randy  Mar 10, 2018 ]
Was looking for low price stereo receiver for garage. Picked this particular one due to sale price and Bluetooth compatibility. [ Anthony  Mar 09, 2018 ]
it is a good brand which offers bluethooth at an affordable price [ siamak  Mar 07, 2018 ]
Got great reviews for a simple home stereo set-up. [ J  Mar 03, 2018 ]
Price, reviews and features all lined up to fit what my needs. Plus I bought a higher priced Yamaha RX475 AV from Crutchfield a few years back and have had a great experience with both. [ R  Mar 03, 2018 ]
Vintage Vinyl Vets(Danny C. Mullins)referred me to Crutchfield and highly recommended the Yamaha R-S202 [ Steven D.  Mar 03, 2018 ]
Value [ Robert  Feb 26, 2018 ]
Good buy [ ron  Feb 24, 2018 ]
Simplicity & price. Secondary receiver for workshop with 2 indoor, and 2 outdoor speakers. [ Clint  Feb 24, 2018 ]
Looking for a highly-regarded receiver from a highly-regarded company at an awesome price. [ ED  Feb 23, 2018 ]
Great replacement for my 20+ year old receiver - inexpensive and with bluetooth! [ Jeffrey  Feb 22, 2018 ]
Basic needs and value [ cheryl  Feb 22, 2018 ]
Bluetooth capable to use with Apple Music on iPhone to power a couple of nice old speakers. [ Jim  Feb 20, 2018 ]
Specs, ratings, price [ Robert  Feb 18, 2018 ]
For the bluetooth. [ Tom  Feb 16, 2018 ]
I'm going to put this my storage building/workshop. I just need to power 2 Bose 151 speakers and steam music from my iPhone. This will do that without any extras, I don't need. [ Patrick  Feb 15, 2018 ]
because I can now stream my Bluetooth into the shop or play cds, or just do fm radio with 20 th century electronics. [ randy  Feb 06, 2018 ]
Great sound at a great price. [ ANGEL  Feb 03, 2018 ]
I needed a am/em tuner since my old receiver didn't work. I figured it would be cheaper to buy a new one than to spend hundreds of dollars getting the old unit fixed. I think I keep my old unit and when I have some spare cash I'll get it repaired. But in the mean time I'll enjoy the bluetooth features this receiver has to offer. [ Joe  Feb 01, 2018 ]
Bluetooth [ Kerry  Jan 27, 2018 ]
compliments current needs to power older speakers and bluetooth feature. fits budget. [ Loren  Jan 26, 2018 ]
Great price for features offered on these units [ Joseph  Jan 26, 2018 ]
wanted the bluetooth feature for more music opitions plus the price was right and free shipping [ gary  Jan 24, 2018 ]
Price and free delivery [ jeffrey  Jan 24, 2018 ]
Price; well-reviewed [ Michael  Jan 23, 2018 ]
bluetooth [ Gabriel  Jan 22, 2018 ]
Bluetooth. I have other Yamaha receivers - think them best at low-end px. [ Tookymon  Jan 22, 2018 ]
Bluetooth and cost [ Alan  Jan 22, 2018 ]
Good receiver for the money. [ S  Jan 22, 2018 ]
Dependable basic unit [ F Ian  Jan 19, 2018 ]
Price. Past experience with Crutchfield. [ Robert  Jan 18, 2018 ]
The Yamaha name is synonymous with a quality built product. That it's affordable is a bonus. Looking forward to seeing if the performance lives up to my expectations. [ Robert  Jan 17, 2018 ]
Blue tooth available [ Nam  Jan 16, 2018 ]
good brand name and a fair price [ Robert  Jan 16, 2018 ]
I bought this as a basic device. [ Kerry  Jan 13, 2018 ]
It has the features I required and I liked the price. [ Albert  Jan 10, 2018 ]
An absolutely Amazing price for a scratch and dent bluetooth receiver thats for a garage stereo. [ DANIEL  Jan 10, 2018 ]
price/reviews [ Robert  Jan 10, 2018 ]
positive reviews [ Craig  Jan 09, 2018 ]
Cheap simple and yamaha [ Brian scott  Jan 07, 2018 ]
needed to replace receiver in my drum studio [ Brian  Jan 07, 2018 ]
Looked around for a while, come across this web site . Liked all the reviews and made my purchase. [ Ronald E.  Jan 04, 2018 ]
I have several Yamaha devices and really provide excellent input and easy to handle. Great brand. [ RIGOBERTO  Jan 03, 2018 ]
I talked to a crutch field represent an recommend it [ Brent  Jan 02, 2018 ]
Bluetooth connectivity for stereo music playback and the 100W for a pair of polk bookshelve speakers ( TSi 100) [ Jaime Quinones  Dec 29, 2017 ]
I think it will do everything I need. Positive reviews, advice from Winston. [ TOR  Dec 27, 2017 ]
This is for the garage and my plug in components are from the late 80s most of the new receivers are HDMI this one is not. [ jerry  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Blue Tooth Price Great Airplane hanger Stereo [ Duane  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Simple amp for patio speakers [ Jeffrey  Dec 26, 2017 ]
Hope it's made in Japan [ Garrett  Dec 24, 2017 ]
I needed something reasonably inexpensive to tie togther my home theater. I've always been a fan of Yamaha and decided to treat myself. [ Deborah  Dec 18, 2017 ]
cost [ Darrell  Dec 15, 2017 ]
Great reviews and good price. Replaces a 30 year old Sony receiver. [ Edward  Dec 13, 2017 ]
It is the same as the N303 except without the phone. I just bought a new turntable with a built in pre amp. At 100 rms a channel, you can't beat it. [ Vinnie  Dec 12, 2017 ]
Price, name brand, bluetooth built-in, great reviews [ Paul  Dec 10, 2017 ]
Powerful and has Bluetooth. Great price. [ DOUG R  Dec 09, 2017 ]
Great reviews and price [ Clare  Dec 09, 2017 ]
Yamaha brand [ E  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Chose this unit to power two outdoor patio speakers. [ Ryan  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Yamaha has always been my go to. [ Kelly  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Good Price. [ Patrick  Dec 02, 2017 ]
simplicity and bluetooth. [ William  Nov 30, 2017 ]
Decent Stereo for my garage/workshop [ Eric  Nov 29, 2017 ]
To shore up weak TV speakers in my girlfriend's office. [ brandon  Nov 27, 2017 ]
It's a gift that my daughter asked for for Christmas. I know she will love it. [ Dorothey  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Own a Yamaha receiver that needs replacement. Love the sound. [ George  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Wanted a simple stereo receivers and after reading all reviews and the price ai choosed this one. [ Felix  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Seems to be a good receiver for the Elac b6 pair. [ George H Nix  Nov 26, 2017 ]
All the reviews I've read on this stereo receiver are great! My old Technics receiver died after 36 years! This sounds like a simple, reliable system that will fit my needs. Like that it has blue tooth capability, that was a big plus! [ Linda  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Needed a new unit for my garage, this one fit the bill in form and function. I also wanted unit with additional features like Bluetooth and price is key in shop receiver..MDL [ Michael  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Great price and brand [ Roger  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Needed a simple yet powerful receiver to power two speakers in my exercise room. 100 watts per channel is powerful enough and can play pandora and YouTube with Bluetooth [ Richard  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Troy recommended this amp based on my requirements. Looking for an affordable amp with bluetooth support along with a pair of bookshelf speakers. Amp fits our needs perfectly. Will stream music from our phones and tablets versus having to use our portable bluetooth speaker. [ Rick  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Price. Simplicity. [ Todd  Nov 24, 2017 ]
To play music from my phone through sound system in my garage [ Daniel  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Just wanted a simple stereo receiver that my wife could operate when I was not around. [ Builder B  Nov 21, 2017 ]
I needed a good, inexpensive receiver for our kitchen. My original receiver was very old and one of the channels stopped working. I read the reviews and consulted with a few of my friends that work in the hi-fi industry and recommended this product as a good buy. The bluetooth capability was also a great selling point so we can stream music through our phone and/or computer. [ Jeff  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Good reviews & price! [ Glenn  Nov 21, 2017 ]
looks like a good solid, simple product with good reviews & decent price [ Dorothy  Nov 16, 2017 ]
I need a good receiver for our shop. Don't need to spend a lot of money. After reading the reviews on this receiver this sounds like a perfect fit for our shop.Bluetooth for the younger guys i'll connect the computer output to an input on the back and listen to some cool college radio stations! [ Robert  Nov 14, 2017 ]
Price and Yamaha name. [ Rich  Nov 13, 2017 ]
Great product for my needs without all the junk piled into today's receivers! All I need is a great two channel system. [ Frank  Nov 13, 2017 ]
GIFT FOR OUR DAUGHTER [ APRIL  Nov 13, 2017 ]
Simplicity of product for single function use at my Barber Shop [ Jason  Nov 11, 2017 ]
recognizable name. features and pricing. [ J  Nov 10, 2017 ]
Price and reviews, also Bryce said many customers love them. [ Gerard  Nov 03, 2017 ]
I have a Yamaha receiver already, Rs 700, for about 5 yrs. and bluthooth ability would be great. [ MARK  Nov 01, 2017 ]
Love this company they have great products. [ CHARLES  Oct 30, 2017 ]
Great product great price [ Kurt  Oct 28, 2017 ]
To replace an old receiver. Price was a big factor. Reviews are excellent as well. [ Kalim  Oct 27, 2017 ]
bluetooth [ jason  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Cause I don't want to buy a Pyle of garbage. Yamaha quality always. Electronics and motorcycles [ Lynn  Oct 26, 2017 ]
A simple to use bluetooth receiver for a great price! I plan to stream music via bluetooth from my iPhone, this looked like the best option [ Greg  Oct 14, 2017 ]
Just needed a simple stereo for a shop application. [ CHRISTOPHER N  Oct 13, 2017 ]
Current receiver no longer works [ Eric  Oct 12, 2017 ]
Perfect receiver for our use. [ Beth  Oct 06, 2017 ]
Needed a new am FM receiver. Was told this was a good receiver! [ michael  Oct 04, 2017 ]
Price [ Dominick  Oct 03, 2017 ]
basic stereo receiver with Bluetooth was what I needed. [ William  Oct 03, 2017 ]
I chose this receiver because of it's features/specs, the brands history of high quality, the large number of positive reviews online and the good price. [ Daniel  Oct 03, 2017 ]
REVIEWS, NEED SOMETHING EASY FOR KITCHEN LISTENING [ karen  Oct 01, 2017 ]
Crutchfield has a great reputation.Heard nothing bad about this company! [ Richard  Oct 01, 2017 ]
Inexpensive, high output AND bluetooth [ HAL M  Sep 26, 2017 ]
Past experience with Yamaha has proven its reliability and quality. Reviews of this stereo receiver have been positive. [ Don  Sep 25, 2017 ]
For the price point it will be perfect to replace my 30 year old Denon that just stopped working. I couldn't work without my music and this has bluetooth what a bargain for the money. From all the reviews I read, I think this is what the doctor ordered. [ R  Sep 18, 2017 ]
The reviews [ John T.  Sep 09, 2017 ]
Will work well in the garage. [ Mark  Sep 07, 2017 ]
This receiver has the best Bluetooth radio I've ever used. I've bought three of them! [ John  Sep 07, 2017 ]
to put out in garage ease of hook up and Bluetooth and great sound I know I will have thank ya guys?you gals there you are all comfortable to talk too and know the answers just like talking to a friend! [ Jerry L.  Sep 01, 2017 ]
Recommended by a family member who is a subject expert in audio for a quality, but affordable, stereo system for our outdoor patio. [ Robert  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Cheap, easy, straight forward receiver for pool house. Bluetooth a plus!! [ Aaron  Aug 19, 2017 ]
I needed to replace an old Yamaha receiver that I had for over 25 years before it finally died. Why depart from such a good experience with Yamaha? I needed a 2-channel receiver with both A&B speaker outputs to power wired speakers in the house for home audio (no A/V). The bluetooth connection was an added bonus. [ L  Aug 14, 2017 ]
Appears to be a great receiver at a good value. I was looking for a receiver that is Bluetooth capable as well. [ M  Aug 10, 2017 ]
Great value [ Sam  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Brand reputation, price, features/specs. [ Alan  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Cost effective way to do multi-room sound! [ J  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Positive reviews, built-in Bluetooth, looks, power, specs, low price and free shipping. Would have preferred an integrated amplifier w/Bluetooth but too expensive. [ Anthony  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Bluetooth, remote control, reputation of manufacturer. Price [ Philip  Aug 07, 2017 ]
Price is right. Meaningful and positive reviews from others who purchased from Crutchfield [ William  Aug 05, 2017 ]
Bluetooth option and brand name. [ WAYNE  Aug 05, 2017 ]
Simple receiver with Bluetooth for our family cabin [ David  Aug 03, 2017 ]
I have virtually the same (R-S201) receiver, but wanted to add bluetooth to stream music from an Amazon echo dot or I-Heart radio... I'm driving a pair of Klipsch Heresy's and Bose 301's, sounds wonderful... It's a great unit for the price, can't beat it!!! [ paul  Jul 30, 2017 ]
Looking for a Bluetooth receiver for our summer home. [ Kathryn  Jul 29, 2017 ]
I just needed a stereo receiver to power the in ceiling speakers in my bedroom, and was glad to find this one with bluetooth and A/B speaker switching, without other features that I did not need. [ Greg  Jul 29, 2017 ]
Yamaha quality and reasonable price. [ Michael  Jul 29, 2017 ]
Good feedback comments of the product and expert advice from Crutchfield ! [ DREW  Jul 19, 2017 ]
Price and brand [ Ray  Jul 19, 2017 ]
have owned this brand before and was always rewarded [ Alfred  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Bluetooth connectivity, Yamaha name, and price. This isn't high end audiophile stuff, but it'll do just fine for what I have in mind. [ Mike  Jul 14, 2017 ]
I have Yamaha now. Can't beat the sound! [ William  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Simple with bluetooth [ Efrain  Jul 10, 2017 ]
Price and blue tooth [ ANDREA  Jul 09, 2017 ]
Both of these companies are the best at what they do. Very reliable [ Grantely  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Good reviews and price. [ Dawn  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Sales recommendation, plus price [ Jerry  Jul 03, 2017 ]
Price and Bluetooth. [ William  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Yamaha quality, Bluetooth functionality [ Sam  Jun 30, 2017 ]
Online reviews...online reviews.. online reviews.... price, availability and Crutchfield's reputation [ Juan  Jun 28, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews for a inexpensive unit. Looking forward to contributing to the reviews with the same positive feedback. -Danny [ New User  Jun 26, 2017 ]
This receiver has a great price and it was highly rated. Additionally, it has Bluetooth so I can control my music selection from my phone or tablet. [ Scott  Jun 25, 2017 ]
Customer reviews, cost, knowledge of Yamaha, and reputation of Crutchfield. [ John  Jun 23, 2017 ]
Closest product to the options I was looking for to power house built in speakers with a 2 channel option and at a good price. [ John  Jun 22, 2017 ]
price [ Jimmy  Jun 20, 2017 ]
Can't go wrong with Yamaha. I like the Bluetooth and A,B or both speaker feature. [ ROBERT  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Power Definitive AW5500 Outdoor speakers [ SACHIN  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Recommendation from a friend who knows his electronics. He said it was a "heck of a buy". [ Valerie  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Just looking for a very basic receiver [ TIM  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Based on all of the prior reviews I read about this receiver I was sold on the product. The great sale price did not hurt either. . I plan to use this as an outdoor stereo and I am especially looking forward to the BlueTooth capabilities of this receiver. [ DON  Jun 10, 2017 ]
Exactly the product I needed. Like the Yamaha brand. Great price. Crutchfield always great to deal with. [ Stuart  Jun 10, 2017 ]
product name and reviews Bluetooth and price. [ robert  Jun 10, 2017 ]
for my sons starter stereo plus the price [ Steves  Jun 09, 2017 ]
Old Yamaha receiver went bad. [ richard  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Taylor and Christina helped me [ David  Jun 06, 2017 ]
Great reviews and the price was within the budget. [ James  Jun 04, 2017 ]
bluetooth [ Stephen  Jun 01, 2017 ]
just needed something simple - the Yamaha RS202 fit the bill at a reasonable price - Yamaha is an established brand and this model has good features - 100w per channel & bluetooth [ Gregory  May 31, 2017 ]
name, price [ Frederick  May 27, 2017 ]
Value.I have had Yamaha receivers before.They always perform better than expected and are a good value. [ joseph  May 26, 2017 ]
This receiver was just what I was looking for to power my outdoor speakers. Great price, Yamaha never disappoints, I am still using a Yamaha receiver with my turntable that I purchased in 1987. Love It , Thanks Crutchfield! [ KEMPER  May 25, 2017 ]
I know this brand for years and is hard to die, you will get sick because it is going to last a long time and won't let you down. That's has good it is, is not a waste to purchase Yamaha products, Amen. [ Erwin  May 24, 2017 ]
Blue tooth feature. [ JOHN  May 24, 2017 ]
I chose for cost and features. I have not be disappointed, except there is no true equalizer. All works well, and sounds very good. Great sound requires an equalizer, but maybe not worth the cost. I have been told I'm "old school" on the equalizer thing. It's been suggested to get a sound bar. Not me. I'm an old sound man that knows how to use a good 16 ch. equalizer. [ Robert  May 23, 2017 ]
price and bluetooth [ Philip  May 21, 2017 ]
For a better solution to RV sound than the crappy Concertone. Gonna use it with Bose 151 speakers inside, on opposite walls, and Russound weatherproof speakers outside, attached to the awning. This is an awesome Yamaha unit for an incredible price ! My very 1st Yamaha receiver ! I am sooo stoked !!! Can ya tell ??? [ Glenvall  May 21, 2017 ]
For my Klipsch KG3.2 speakers [ ANDREW  May 19, 2017 ]
Online research of audio reviews and ratings. [ Franco  May 18, 2017 ]
Basic receiver with lots of power [ Richard  May 16, 2017 ]
Needed a simple receiver for my shop that had Bluetooth. This had the right price and the right features. [ Timothy  May 15, 2017 ]
fast, dependable service [ Ralph  May 13, 2017 ]
Price power and features [ Francisco  May 07, 2017 ]
Yamaha reputation (already have a Yamaha home theater receiver), power output, price and features. [ ADAM  May 05, 2017 ]
BLUETOOTH [ Fredrick  May 05, 2017 ]
Stereo with AB and it has Bluetooth capability. [ Brentaan  May 03, 2017 ]
The reviews everywhere are very good for this receiver.Perfect for my home office. [ Jim  May 02, 2017 ]
After researching the problem and talking with Sam at length, this was obviously the solution to my problem. Thanks Sam! [ June  May 01, 2017 ]
So I'm just setting up my home audio system and I only want to listen to radio, CD's and LP's. I bought the R-S202 along with the Music Hall USB-1 and Onkyo's CD changer. I also bought a phono preamp from Amazon for $30 and they all sound amazing through this receiver!!! I hooked up a set of Polk TSi200 speakers and my room is now FILLED with clear, clean and very warm (in the case of my LP's) music!!! Great little no frills receiver AND IT HAS BLUETOOTH!!! [ Thomas  May 01, 2017 ]
Sometimes you just need simple... [ Patrick  Apr 30, 2017 ]
because I wanted it [ Sue  Apr 25, 2017 ]
wanted a decent but inexpensive receiver to set up in the garage [ keith  Apr 24, 2017 ]
I am replacing a yahama receiver that lasted 30 years and was excellent. [ Bryant  Apr 23, 2017 ]
I just needed stereo reciver for my outdoor space, this one fit the bill base on past reviews. [ LUIS  Apr 23, 2017 ]
Big Bang for the buck. Picked up 1 for the boathouse, liked it so much picked up another for the house. Easy to use, no funny apps to download for the Bluetooth streaming. [ MICHAEL  Apr 22, 2017 ]
ratings [ Brendan  Apr 18, 2017 ]
reviews [ Beverly  Apr 17, 2017 ]
Paul recommended and it fit my needs the best. [ S  Apr 12, 2017 ]
I have owned Yamaha stereo products before and am impressed with the quality. I also read reviews on this receiver on C-net and several other electronics websites. All good. Will use to replace the 20+ year old Pioneer receiver in my garage. [ Jeffery T.  Apr 10, 2017 ]
has all the features i am looking for [ ricardo  Apr 06, 2017 ]
Great value. Good quality name brand. Perfect to power outdoor speakers. [ Scott  Apr 05, 2017 ]
I chose this product for its simplicity, price, and it being Bluetooth compatible. [ Ricardo  Apr 04, 2017 ]
To feed a pair of Definitive Technology 6500 outdoor speakers. On a budget. [ Jimmy Lee  Apr 04, 2017 ]
Economical for outside unit. [ H  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Great reviews [ JOHN  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Yamaha products have always worked good for me in the past [ Dan  Mar 30, 2017 ]
I was looking for an entry model stereo receiver. What sold me was the Bluetooth and that it was under $200. [ Steven  Mar 28, 2017 ]
Highly recommended good price and I like Yamaha. [ Todd  Mar 26, 2017 ]
It has the features that I want, and I am not paying for features that I do not want [ Sherman  Mar 25, 2017 ]
It had blue tooth and it had good reviews [ TYLER  Mar 21, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Included blue tooth. Good price. [ Darren  Mar 20, 2017 ]
I like Yamaha products -- have had a number of their receivers. This has 100W/ch vs 50W/ch for the Onkyo I was considering.. [ William  Mar 19, 2017 ]
I read the reviews and I am a loyal Yamaha customer. I have owned various Yamaha receivers and have enjoyed their sound and quality. I believe this will be perfect for my garage. I will be matching it up with some Bose satellite speakers. [ Thomas  Mar 15, 2017 ]
Its a good start for me when setting up a sound system for my workout room. [ Janice  Mar 11, 2017 ]
customer comments [ ROBERT  Mar 10, 2017 ]
I want something simple, with Bluetooth. [ JOEL  Mar 09, 2017 ]
Perfect for two pr of speakers for the patio and backyard that has Bluetooth. [ David  Mar 09, 2017 ]
I wanted a good stereo receiver with an A, A+B, B setup option. Bluetooth was also key. Yamaha plus $150 says buy it. [ ERIC B  Mar 06, 2017 ]
My Marantz receiver was getting old and tired. The best music player is my laptop with Winamp, which can repeat many ways plus shuffle, so I didn't need HDMI. Built in multi-band EQ in Winamp and GOM give me plenty of flexibility whether coming off the headphone jack, a USB sound adapter, or now it will be bluetooth. Your tech and one at Yamaha helped me sort out that the bluetooth transmitter dongle I ordered is compatible. Nice to know something will work before you buy. [ Gary  Mar 02, 2017 ]
Simple to use [ Pamela  Feb 28, 2017 ]
Simple features, bluetooth, high power and low price. [ ANDREW J  Feb 27, 2017 ]
Price is right and it has a and b speakers ! Simple ! [ John  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Budget way to listen to music. DID NOT WANT SURROUND SOUND RECEIVER. Wanted 2 powered channels. Yamaha receiver with Klipsch speakers is a winning combo any time. [ ARTHUR  Feb 14, 2017 ]
only needed basic receiver (3rd in house) good quality good price [ Thomas  Feb 06, 2017 ]
seemed like the most bang for the buck and Yamaha is a respectable brand. [ John  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Yamaha has a solid reputation as far as their stereo receivers are concerned. The customer reviews on the receiver were very high and I love the design of the unit itself. [ P  Jan 22, 2017 ]
I needed a solid but reasonably priced receiver for my music / practice room and this Yamaha model is just what I was looking for, great performance at a great price. [ Michael  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Because I like Yamaha equipment, it never let's me down. [ Robert  Jan 19, 2017 ]
I need a simple receiver to play music in my garage. I used to plug my iphone into my old receive using RCA cables - -so with this units BLUETOOTH -- no more wires needed! LOVE IT... [ Michael  Jan 19, 2017 ]
Needed a basic receiver at low cost. [ Robert  Jan 12, 2017 ]
Good specs for the price. [ Kenneth  Jan 12, 2017 ]
Looking to replace an older Yamaha unit that I bought 30 years ago and it worked great until recently. Time to move up to bluetooth connectivity as well so I opted for the old reliable Yamaha unit for a simple stereo system in my home... [ Ron  Jan 09, 2017 ]
It meet my criteria and good price. [ Nestor  Jan 06, 2017 ]
bluetooth and price [ Jeff  Jan 05, 2017 ]
I LOVE Yamaha PRODUCTS. [ L  Jan 04, 2017 ]
I did not need all the craziness of a high tech home theater system. I just want to control two indoor and two outdoor speakers. This unit allows straight to the point setup and adjustments. And also has bluetooth! [ Brett  Jan 02, 2017 ]
I WAS LOOKING ONLINE FOR A VINTAGE RECEIVER FOR LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS. THAT WAS A DIFFICULT TASK. SEARCHED FOR SEVERAL DAYS...CLICKED ON CRUTCHFIELD AND SAW SOME NEW RECEIVERS IN MY PRICE RANGE. BOUGHT THE YAMAHA RS 202. I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW THIS TURNS OUT. RIGHT NOW I'M SOMEWHAT EXCITED. WISH ME LUCK.. [ Dewitt  Dec 31, 2016 ]
price and bluetooth option [ Kevin  Dec 31, 2016 ]
Price point (it's a secondary system for the house deck), i like the brand [ Roberto De La  Dec 30, 2016 ]
I was looking for a cheap stereo receiver for my garage, settled for this because of the price and Bluetooth built in. I already have a nice Yamaha RX-A3040 in my theater room and decided to go with Yamaha again! [ Mike  Dec 30, 2016 ]
Like Yamaha. Good product and the right features at a reasonable price. [ Reinhard  Dec 30, 2016 ]
price [ D  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Good product specification, great saving for product value! [ Carmen  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Based on the unit's specs, price, Crutchfield recommendations, this receiver fits needs I'm looking for. I need a receiver that I can use with my Sansui equalizer. [ ERIC  Dec 24, 2016 ]
I have been looking for a quality receiver for my shop. Cruchfield has the best selection. [ Stephen  Dec 23, 2016 ]
I liked the positive reviews regarding the Receiver. [ jorge  Dec 22, 2016 ]
Price, brand name, features, value, positive reviews. [ P  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Looking for a replacement for someone who broke their old one. [ Paul  Dec 19, 2016 ]
I have a cassette deck recorded that I use and playing it from theater receiver do not give me the sound im looking for and this will. [ craig  Dec 18, 2016 ]
My husband wants it for Christmas [ Angela  Dec 17, 2016 ]
Cheapest one that was not Sony. [ tracy  Dec 13, 2016 ]
only looking for stereo receiver. i will guaranty i will keep this one if theres no problem in the systems [ florante  Dec 11, 2016 ]
As a gift for a daughter setting up her first stereo system. [ Richard R.  Dec 10, 2016 ]
Features I wanted at a very good price. [ Johnnie  Dec 09, 2016 ]
price [ GREGORY SCOTT  Dec 07, 2016 ]
Looked like the simplest to get Bluetooth plus remote did not look complicated especially compared to RN-301 and 401 [ William  Dec 07, 2016 ]
Features, my needs, and price. [ ERNESTO H  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Liked the appearance, like Yamaha products, and reviews were good. [ Brad S.  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Familiar with Yamaha and Crutchfield always great place to buy. [ Robert  Dec 02, 2016 ]
We needed a replacement receiver where I work and this one was the one that could handle our situation [ Rita  Dec 01, 2016 ]
Miss Parker from Crutchfield graciously helped me select the right receiver to meet our multi-room audio needs. Thank you Parker! The Yamaha R-S202 was the ticket! Right price & outstanding customer service. [ John O.  Nov 30, 2016 ]
My previous Yamaha receiver was great, but died after 15 years os heavy use. This model fits me perfectly and has bluetooth too [ Andrew  Nov 30, 2016 ]
Price was right with a high quality product. [ mike  Nov 30, 2016 ]
Cheap, stereo receiver with good brand name [ NICK  Nov 30, 2016 ]
I wanted a fairly affordable stereo receiver that had bluetooth capabilities. [ TODD  Nov 29, 2016 ]
value [ Luis  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I wanted a basic stereo receiver with Bluetooth and have always liked Yamaha products. [ Amy  Nov 28, 2016 ]
The price and sound quality [ GUILLERMO  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Bluetooh capability [ ARTHUR  Nov 14, 2016 ]
I need a simple unit to drive two pairs of speakers and some very basic audio gear. I've owned several Yamaha receivers and they have served me well. [ David H.  Nov 13, 2016 ]
Simple functions. Yamaha sound quality. [ Steve  Nov 12, 2016 ]
As a former Integrator/installer I know Yamaha receivers packed a bunch of clear power. I remember how yamaha 3 zone receiver pushed 8 heavy JBL/Infinity speakers and did it amazingly! [ Miguel  Oct 29, 2016 ]
I have numerous Yamaha products and have always been happy with them. I'm a satisfied Yamaha owner since 1985. [ phillip  Oct 27, 2016 ]
The input on my Yamaha RX 700U receiver (from the computer sound card) stopped working so I decided to get another Yamaha. Don't use the other inputs often. [ Philip  Oct 25, 2016 ]
100 Watts power bluetooth [ Maria  Oct 22, 2016 ]
built in bluetooth [ Michael  Oct 19, 2016 ]
Exactly what I was looking. I have an old RCA model I purchased in 2005. Needed a new one! [ Victoria  Oct 09, 2016 ]
Affordable, hopefully great sound! To pair with Bose Acoustimass 3 [ Alvaro  Oct 09, 2016 ]
Yamaha is a trusted name in Audio components [ Tom  Oct 09, 2016 ]
Simple Bluetooth for outdoor speakers [ JUSTIN D  Oct 04, 2016 ]
I was just looking for a receiver for my garage, that will Bluetooth to Pandora. The price was good. [ STEVE  Oct 03, 2016 ]
Wanted simple stereo. This unit receive solid reviews and has bluetooth for iPhone playback. Also, I have found Crutchfield helpful when I need help. [ LARRY A  Oct 03, 2016 ]
This is to put in my garage. Basic unit with a remote. [ C  Oct 03, 2016 ]
past experience with brand [ MARSHALL T  Oct 02, 2016 ]
Has Bluetooth is what we were looking for. [ WILLIAM H  Oct 01, 2016 ]
Recommended by a friend and was a top seller on your site. [ Jeffrey Delos  Sep 27, 2016 ]
Simple, powerful, stereo receiver with Bluetooth, perfect for my garage! [ Tracy  Sep 22, 2016 ]
Two channels to play inside and on the porch, and bluetooth. [ Judith  Sep 20, 2016 ]
Yamaha Audio, Bluetooth, second stereo [ Darrell  Sep 19, 2016 ]
Only because of the advice i received from speaking with your sales associate Cosmos!!!! Pls thank him for me. [ SPENCER D  Sep 16, 2016 ]
Bluetooth!! [ william  Sep 13, 2016 ]
Price and features were perfect [ THOMAS M  Sep 11, 2016 ]
simple stereo receiver to replace my onkyo. got great reviews and was the right price. hope it works out for me!! [ E  Sep 09, 2016 ]
Looking for a replacement for a 25 year old stereo bookshelf system. The advisor, Blake, affirmed that this would be an excellent system for me. Appreciate his advice as it has been a LONG time since I have thought about doing this. Blake's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=12 [ Thomas A.  Aug 28, 2016 ]
Best reviewed entry level blue tooth stereo receiver. [ Mark  Aug 27, 2016 ]
advisor recommended [ KIMBER  Aug 22, 2016 ]
needed a good receiver for my outdoor music this one had great reviews and the price is right [ Michael  Aug 22, 2016 ]
Manufacturer, price, and power output [ ARTHUR J  Aug 18, 2016 ]
I have a Yamaha home system and it is awesome. This is going to go outside for an outdoor sound system. Can't wait to hook it up. Turn it up and rip the knob off! .... Ok, I won't actually rip the knob off but you know what I mean. [ Christopher "Tu  Aug 16, 2016 ]
In expensive and has bluetooth [ Jonathan  Aug 15, 2016 ]
Good product [ Patricia  Aug 15, 2016 ]
Brand name, quality and price!! [ jason  Aug 09, 2016 ]
NAME and PRICE [ Johnny  Aug 08, 2016 ]
looks like it will fit my needs of powering a set of outdoor speakers [ Bryan  Aug 06, 2016 ]
GOOD AMP AND BLUETOOTH FOR 150 BUCKS [ RANDOLF S.  Jul 31, 2016 ]
It is Bluetooth compatible [ pat  Jul 31, 2016 ]
Recommended by friend. Excellent reputation as well. Easy, clear and concise description of all products. Reputation of tech support a deciding factor. [ James  Jul 29, 2016 ]
Yamaha quality...great price...great reviews. I am a Denon fan ....I have a 30 year old unit that still kills..but this Yamaha unit is going to camp... and for the price the Yam will be more than enough. [ Matt  Jul 28, 2016 ]
Great price compact with Bluetooth [ luke  Jul 25, 2016 ]
Bluetooth capability. [ Michael  Jul 24, 2016 ]
Yamaha is a great produce and I'm replacing a Yamaha receiver I have had in my garage out in elements for the last 10 years. [ DAVID  Jul 23, 2016 ]
I like the look of it and it has the features that I need. I also like the price. It's replacing a Kenwood that I've had since 1993. Alas, the Kenwood no longer functions properly. [ William  Jul 23, 2016 ]
Read good reviews on receiver and good price [ John  Jul 21, 2016 ]
I picked this item because I have bought Yamaha stuff before and they all seem to work great and last a long time [ jeff  Jul 19, 2016 ]
Known make, has Bluetooth support, Crutchfield advisor claimed it should be fine with my chosen speakers (Elac Debut B5), and good price. [ Matthew  Jul 19, 2016 ]
thought it would be perfect for a garage receiver [ ken  Jul 19, 2016 ]
Price and work with existing network old school 2 sets of stereo speakers can play 1 or both [ KEVIN  Jul 18, 2016 ]
reviews, good garage stereo [ Brett  Jul 12, 2016 ]
I chose the Yamaha R-S202 because of good reviews and my great experience with Yamaha receivers.Crutchfield is always dependable, provides the most information and has very good deals. [ Mark  Jul 11, 2016 ]
Was looking for a good quality 2 channel receiver/amp to replace my worn out Sony. Unbelievable price for Yamaha let alone it has Bluetooth...awesome. [ patrick  Jul 09, 2016 ]
Yamaha quality and based on previous purchase [ Luis  Jul 09, 2016 ]
Bluetooth, 2 channel, price [ Christopher  Jun 28, 2016 ]
I am a big fan of Yamaha sound so with the opportunity to stream my IPOD touch using the Bluetooth capability this was an easy choice at this price point. New technology and great customer service from Crutchfield. [ Jeffrey  Jun 20, 2016 ]
cheap, Bluetooth, stereo amp [ JUSTIN  Jun 16, 2016 ]
bluetooth [ craig  Jun 09, 2016 ]
The price is great and Yamaha is a great name. Fathers Day Gift [ Jill  Jun 09, 2016 ]
Because of the bluetooth capability and the 100 watt x 2 amp. Also a good price [ David  Jun 03, 2016 ]
Needed cheap receiver to connect to built in outdoor speakers in new house. Definitely wanted a receiver with bluetooth so I can control music while outside even though receiver lives inside. [ Gabrielle  May 31, 2016 ]
I want an economical stereo receiver that has Bluetooth capabilities. [ Roger W.  May 22, 2016 ]
2 Channel with Bluetooth at a great price! [ D  May 19, 2016 ]
Your recommendation. [ CARLOS  May 19, 2016 ]
features and cost [ Brett  May 10, 2016 ]
Bluetooth [ Jeff  May 05, 2016 ]
I forgot to add that Buzz helped me when calling to ask questions about this product. We wanted something simple and reasonably priced. Buzz was very helpful Buzz's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=53 [ laura  May 05, 2016 ]

46 questions already asked

clear line of sight it works at 50 feet [ Golden valley  Aug 17, 2018 ]
Should work fine unless there are walls blocking the signal. [ Steve  Aug 17, 2018 ]
If your amp has zone 2 pre amp outs then yes. Just run them to one of the aux inputs. [ Bryan  Jul 27, 2018 ]
i wouldnt unless you add some resistors, and then your on your own ! [ SCOTT E  May 16, 2018 ]
They cannot work together. The receiver doesn't have any preamp outputs and the powered subwoofer does not have speaker level inputs. We have advisors that you can reach by calling 1-800-324-9695 that can give you a personal recommendation on a match for it. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  May 23, 2018 ]  Staff
I'm not 100% sure but based on the configuration of the inputs in the back I would say no. I do know that I could not hook my external equalizer to it. It is a good unit for the price though. [ DENNIS  May 14, 2018 ]
The Yamaha R-S202 is a stereo receiver with 4 RCA audio inputs and one RCA output. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Apr 28, 2018 ]  Staff
I highly doubt it. [ Bryan  Mar 01, 2018 ]
I have this receiver powering a pair of classic Cerwin Vega speakers from the 90's on A and a pair of Boston Accoustic bookshelfs on B so I can't give you and answer on that specific question. The power on the Cerwin Vega's is adequate. I am unable to loop my equalizer through this receiver so that makes the sound a little flatter than I would like but overall I like the reicever. You can contact one of Crutchfields advisers they are very helpful. [ DENNIS  Mar 01, 2018 ]
This receiver does not support aptX Bluetooth audio streaming but some receivers do. Also, we have add-on Bluetooth adapters that can added to any receiver to give it aptX streaming. I recommend calling an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personal recommendation My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Feb 19, 2018 ]  Staff
The Yamaha R-S202 is a stereo receiver; and I'm afraid it does not include any HDMI and/or digital audio inputs for your cable box or Blu-ray player. For more assistance on selecting a receiver to fit your needs, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Feb 17, 2018 ]  Staff
The Yamaha R-R202 features four analog stereo RCA inputs to connect up to four audio components, and a single stereo RCA record output to connect to a CD-recorder or other recording device. If you'd like to discuss compatibility with your external EQ in more detail, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Jan 20, 2018 ]  Staff
The Yamaha will amplify the full range of audible frequencies but the rated power output (100 watts x 2) was produced with every frequency between 40 & 20,000Hz running through the amp at the same time. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Jan 01, 2018 ]  Staff
Sure! If you have an Amazon Alexa control device that can be paired via Bluetooth, you can easily connect that to the Yamaha R-S202 thanks to its built-in Bluetooth. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! :) [ Larry  Dec 10, 2017 ]  Staff
Well.... I had to purchase a special input device to allow my" new" CD player to work. This receiver is low end & did not have the sufficient inputs for my modern CD player..... Simple fix... You might have to do the same..... contact Crutchfield technical advice & they will help you. [ Rich  Nov 23, 2017 ]
You should be able to. I have my 20 year old Sony CD player connected to mine. [ Brian  Nov 22, 2017 ]
Yes, it has RCA input jacks for older components including CD players [ Bryan  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Sure, plug it in to the jacks labelled 'CD'. [ james  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Bruce, DIsclaimer: I am not an expert on Bi-Amp speakers. The RS202 allows you to bi-wire the speakers utilizing the A/B speaker outputs as long as the speaker impedance is 8 ohms. If your speaker pair meets the impedance criteria, they will work. However, the RS 202 does not have a separate amp for pure Bi-Amp applications. This is a simple, modestly powered, two channel receiver that works very well with small & efficient speakers.If you want to Bi-Amp, you will have to invest in a more sophisticated receiver or receiver/amp combo. [ Mark  Nov 19, 2017 ]
I have only used it by utilizing the Bluetooth capability which is why I purchased it. I use it at a lakeside dock and have never contemplated a usb connection. [ RICHARD  Nov 09, 2017 ]
Bluetooth usually has a range of up to 33 feet that it will work. That distance may decrease with the more materials (walls, etc...) that are in between you and this receiver. I've noticed that if Bluetooth can play, then the quality of the audio does not decrease the further away you get. And you can tell when you are on the fringe of the Bluetooth range by either not hearing anything or the connection becomes spotty. If that happens, you will need to move closer to this receiver until you have a contact stream of audio. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Oct 31, 2017 ]  Staff
I'm not sure about the power at idle but it has no problem pushing my Yamaha tower speakers.great receiver. [ jim  Jun 30, 2017 ]
I was in error with my previous post. The standby is simply a sleep function that will turn off the unit after a fixed period of time. So if you want the unit to turn off after, say 2 hours you can set the sleep timer to turn the unit off after that time period. Sorry about the confusion. [ Paul  Jun 23, 2017 ]
The unit will automatically play the selected input if a signal is present. This even works for Bluetooth. The only drawback is that it won't go into standby if there is still a signal present on the selected input. This makes sense since its using the presence of a signal to decide to turn on the power stage. If you put it in standby and the input goes away it will remain in standby waiting for the signal until you change the mode to either power "on" or "off". [ Paul  Jun 23, 2017 ]
In order to connect two pairs of speakers to the Yamaha R-S202, each pair must be rated at 16-ohm or higher. For more details or to discuss compatibility with your speakers, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/advisors/larry [ Larry  Jun 16, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes. The receiver becomes a Bluetooth device that you can select. All you have to really set up are hard wired speakers or other components like a CD player. [ Brian  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Almost. You have to connect your speakers and your CD player if you have one. Use up and down tuner buttons to find any radio stations you want. Using the remote, it's easy to pair it with a mobile phone or other Bluetooth device. I found the directions easy to follow. [ Don  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Not exactly sure what you mean but just hook up your speakers and your inputs and yea its good to go. [ Bryan  Jun 10, 2017 ]
Hi Kara, This Yamaha is a really nice receiver - in my opinion a great value for the money. Just hook up your speakers, plug it in and your ready to go. The Bluetooth is wonderful - if you have a iPhone with music on it, simply "pair" your iPhone to the Yamaha and listen to your music through your speakers. I hope this helps. Joe [ JOSEPH  Jun 10, 2017 ]
What do you mean automatic works. ? [ Piero  Jun 10, 2017 ]
You will need to connect to speakers, of course, but the connections are very simple and well explained in the manual. The AM and FM radio will work immediately and play through your speakers, unless you need to to attach the enclosed antenna with a simple screwdriver ( if you live in an area with poor radio signals ) will automatically work when you plug the receiver in, turn on the power and select the radio option. The included instruction manual is very straightforward as to how to use your CD player, smartphone or MP3 player or other Bluetooth device to play through the receiver. Once again, you will obviously you need to connect speakers to the receiver, but again, those connections are very simple, and are well explained in the enclosed manual. [ Nathan Scott  Jun 10, 2017 ]
When headphones are plugged in, the Yamaha R-S202's outputs (speaker-level and line-level) are *not* automatically muted. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry  Jun 10, 2017 ]  Staff
No. The line output is a fixed level and is not affected by the volume control (as you would need it to be for a bi-amp connection). The output is provided for connection to a recording component (cassette, CD, etc.). [ Ryan  May 20, 2017 ]  Staff
I have two sets of speakers running off the Yamaha R-S202 that work fine. One is a traditional speaker (JBL L26) and the other a set of Def Tech Bi Amp speakers. As I recall, the only thing different was the addition of a connector (sorry I can't recall specifically what this piece is officially referred to) that connects between the two sets of terminals on the Def Techs. They work great - hope this helps - Joe [ JOSEPH  Apr 22, 2017 ]
It doesn't have a 110/220 switch on it. Well at least mine doesn't. The manual does state that the "General Model" has a rear voltage selector. You may check with Crutchfield to inquire about ordering that model. [ Duong  Apr 20, 2017 ]
hi Colton,I sorry I have no way to accurately measure tones below 40z.What I can tell you is that this amp although obviously not a very powerful one,is very capable of powering a pair of 100w yamaha bookshelf speakers with clarity. For the money and with bluetooth capabilities,I have no complaints.I know this does not answer your particular question,but I just wanted to let you know that this inexpensive amp has all the features I need for the size room it is in and .....hey if you don't like it,look at crutchfiels return policy...you can't lose. [ william  Apr 17, 2017 ]
I love the unit with the exception of the volume control needing to be around 35 to here! [ MIKE  Apr 08, 2017 ]
It will not connect to your Onkyo receiver wirelessly via Bluetooth. The Bluetooth capability in both the Yamaha and Onkyo are for receiving audio transmitted to them from your Bluetooth devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.); they will NOT transmit audio via Bluetooth to other Bluetooth receivers, Bluetooth speakers or Bluetooth headphones. [ Ryan  Apr 05, 2017 ]  Staff
The Yamaha R-S202 features built-in Bluetooth that you can stream music from your computer with; but it doesn't include a built-in DAC of note. Using an external DAC or another receiver/amp that has a DAC built-in will likely give you better sound quality. If you would like to discuss those options, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  Mar 23, 2017 ]  Staff
I use mine for sound from the TV. A lot of it will depend on the TV and it's connectivity. [ Kevin  Dec 07, 2017 ]
sure can, I use it in my office with 42 inch that has lousy sound, and the Yamaha sounds great. [ RAMON  Feb 23, 2017 ]
Only for sound with rca cables [ Joe  Feb 23, 2017 ]
Yes, but it won't be in surround sound. It will only be in 2 channel stereo. [ Walter  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. I see the picture you mention from the owner's manual. That is listed as the "General" model, see page 22 of the owner's manual. It appears the North American model we have pictured does not have the voltage selector, so unfortunately that would not be available here. [ Kenny  Jan 28, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes of course, but not at one time. [ DENISE  Jan 02, 2017 ]
So far I have connected an iPad and an iPod with no issues. Each device was connected separately and not at the same time. Hope that helps. [ Robert  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Not at the same time, no. If the receiver is connected to a Bluetooth device, connecting it to a different Bluetooth device will disconnect it from the the first. [ Daniel Emerson  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Certainly, but not all at once. [ DENISE  Dec 23, 2016 ]
The Bluetooth can be paired to one device at a time, and it works very nicely. There is just the one Bluetooth channel. [ james  Dec 22, 2016 ]
No. if one device is connected/found by the receiver it will not connect to another unless you unpair the first device. I love this receiver though. It is simple and straightforward. Powerful and clear sound. Works great. [ Brian  Dec 22, 2016 ]
I'm not sure about doing so at the same time but at different times yes you can. you just have to pair it up with the device. [ DENNIS  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Not simultaneously, but I've connected at least 5 different devices including laptops, tablets, and phones. It recognizes them all. [ Chad  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing all the different 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  Dec 19, 2016 ]  Staff
It is a powered receiver. Which means all you have to do is hook up the turntable and it will play. I have this unit in my gazebo in the backyard and it works great. I have 2 out door Yamaha speakers hooked up to it. It's a great buy for the price. [ jeff  Dec 19, 2016 ]
No it does not have a preamp [ mike  Dec 19, 2016 ]
no - my understanding is that a separate pre-amp needs to be plugged in (not a major cost item), but the R-S202 is a great receiver in every respect........ [ neil  Dec 19, 2016 ]
No, this unit does not have an integrated phono pre-amp. To connect a turntable, you would need to purchase a separate pre-amp. [ Nathan Scott  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Wes - The R-S202 allows you to do either frequency scan or manually select a frequency. When in the manual mode, you can up or down adjust to whatever frequency/channel you want and assign it a pre-set/memory value, regardless of signal strength. This can be done with either the remote or on the tuner face panel. The R-S202 is a great little receiver and I've really enjoyed using it. [ Mark  Dec 03, 2016 ]
Sorry, no. The R-S202 does not offer the required monitor loop needed for connecting an external EQ. For that, you would need to step up to the R-S700 model: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022RS700/item.html I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Dec 02, 2016 ]  Staff
This unit doesn't have subwoofer output [ AVA  Oct 26, 2016 ]
Hard to say..I've had it since May and I love it because it's not too complex and cumbersome like the Denon was that I replaced with this unit. I'm only using this unit to drive 4 Polk bookshelf speakers (no subwoofer) and I'm only using it to pump soft jazz throughout the house from Sirius XM...I'm really not using it for home theatre or to really light up my house with loud music...I have as different unit for that!!!...I do like it especially for the price but I'm not sure how it would sound if I had to push it [ JOHN  Oct 24, 2016 ]
What type of subwoofer is it powered or no power the receiver should power it [ jim  Oct 24, 2016 ]
From an iPhone, yes you can. Not sure about other devices. [ JOHN A  Sep 29, 2016 ]
Yes. With my iPhone 6 playing music connected by Bluetooth to the R-S202 the phone volume does control the speaker volume. [ Trevor  Sep 29, 2016 ]
You can control the volume the device that is connected via Bluetooth but it does not change the receiver column. [ Walter  Sep 29, 2016 ]
Yes you can. [ Robert  Sep 29, 2016 ]
youd be driving it pretty hard....go easy on the volume!! [ SCOTT E  May 16, 2018 ]
The minimum recommended impedance for the R-S202 is 8 Ohms. It will drive 6 Ohm speakers but that would be using the product outside the manufacturer's recommendation and would likely void any warranty coverage. So, I would upgrade to a different model that is 6 Ohm capable. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Aug 24, 2016 ]  Staff
I'm not 100 percent sure, but I think it will. The Yamaha R-S202 is an excellent receiver. [ CHARLES  Aug 25, 2016 ]
The receiver is designed to run two sets of 8 ohm speakers. Zone 1, zone 2 or , zones one and two. That would be a 4 ohm load if driving both zones. Overheating at 6ohms should not be a problem IF the unit is in an air conditioned room. I've had an issue with mine overheating but it was in a room with ambient temps over 85°. The unit will take an hour to cool and return to service if it overheats. [ CHUCK  Aug 22, 2016 ]
The stereo RCA output is designed to connect a CD-recorder (or other recording device) to the Yamaha receiver; and those connections wouldn't support an external EQ. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry  Aug 05, 2016 ]  Staff
Its a+b and is 200 watts total wattage great reciever I love it. [ jim  Jul 17, 2016 ]
Yes, it's an A and B receiver and it's good for 4 speakers. [ AVA  Jul 17, 2016 ]
Not sure about the wattage but I just purchased one. I have it hooked up to four different speakers. It toggles back and forth between A, B, A+B. [ Amy  Jul 17, 2016 ]
It is quite powerful and it is of good quality but the downside of it is that is not meant to drive surround sound system. [ SEGUNDO  Jul 02, 2016 ]
It's 2 channels, so, no. You want a surround receiver.... [ Kevin  Jun 30, 2016 ]
The Yamaha R-S202 is a 2-channel (stereo) amplifier - it is only intended to drive one pair of speakers. If you are trying to set up a multi-channel surround sound system, this would not be the amplifier you would want. [ Steven  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Hi Kevin. Yes and no. Here's why: the receiver will drive two pairs of speakers, like Front and Rear, but you will have the same sound from both pairs. With 100 watts per channel there will be 50 watts delivered to each pair. True Surround Sound, like my old trusty Sony Receiver has speaker connections for front and rear speakers and derives a surround sound with an adjustable delay, in milliseconds, to make a discernible, echo effect. It also features three different kinds of effect (Hall, Dolby and Studio) .I only replaced it because the Yamaha has Bluetooth capability. I am only using one pair of Bose 301 speakers on the Yamaha, left over from the Sony. So give your Yamaha two pairs and select Spekers A and speaker B and see if you like it. Thanks for asking. Hope this helps. [ Rongel  Jun 29, 2016 ]
This is not a surround sound receiver. It is a stereo receiver. Left, Right channels only. No outputs for Center, Rear L, Rear R, or Sub channels. Works great though for my 2 outdoor speakers on the back deck! [ David  Jun 29, 2016 ]
its quite powerful but keep in mind it's only two channels. [ israel  Jun 29, 2016 ]
Not really. It is a simple 2 channel (stereo) receiver. There is also no subwoofer output connection. [ Trevor  Jun 29, 2016 ]
It's only 2 channels. If you want to run a full surround get 5.1 or 7.1. A 5.1 receiver will have five channels of amplification and an unamplified subwoofer channel (subs are self-powered and therefore do not require amplification by your receiver). Some receivers include additional channels of amplification, and could support 7.1 [ Dannil  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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