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Yamaha - 200W 2-Ch. Stereo Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 244 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

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    Fury

    Think outside the box! Why did I open with that statement? Because, many folks overlook the possibilities this amp can deliver. Obviously it can be used as an Audiophile pure receiver. It's that good! Just read Steve Guttenberg's review and Steve's rarely wrong. Now, as I said, "think outside the box." By that I mean this for example: I have a Yamaha RX-V467 AVR which is a 5.1 surround sound audio video receiver with the "capability" to be a 7.1 surround sound receiver. The catch is this... it doesn't provide power amps to power speakers 6 & 7 if you wanna use it's 7.1 capabilities so you gotta use the provided pre-out connection and send it out to an external amp to power 6 & 7. This brings us to the Yamaha - 200W 2-Ch. Stereo Receiver. Using the Yamaha 2 ch. receiver to drive the surround channels 6 & 7 transforms my Yamaha RX-V467 into a full, 7.1 channel surround sound AVR. Believe me, it made a HUGE difference once my system was transformed from 5.1 to 7.1 surround sound! Night & Day difference. So, thinking outside the box allowed me to take "full" advantage of my RX-V467 rather than buying a new 7.1 receiver. Anybody whose evere stepped up to 7.1 from 5.1 knows what I mean when I say the step up is a major upgrade in sound. Get this? This Yamaha 2 ch receiver has A/B switching too. That means you can power 2 sets of different speakers (for a total of 4 speakers at once). Example: 1. A = powering the surround speakers 6 & 7 in my setup. 2. B = powering a 2nd set of music only speakers for a 2.0 setup in the front separate from the "2" surround speakers in the rear. 3. A/B combined can now be used to expand the 2 surround speakers 6 & 7 into speakers 8 & 9 transforming your system into a 9.1 surround system, if your room is large enough for a 9.1 setup. So there ya' have it! For under $150, I just turned my 5.1 surround system into a legit 9.1 surround sound setup using this $150 Yamaha - 200W 2-Ch. Stereo Receiver In closing, I just proved how this amp can serve as more than just a "great stereo receiver" just by "THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX." ~ peace PS: Did I forget to mention how this Yamaha 2 channel receiver delivers true "Audiophile Grade" Hi-Fi stereo sound? Ok, my bad, here goes, "This Yamaha 200 watt 2 ch Stereo Receiver is likely the best, plain vanilla, 2 channel receiver period for under $300. Well, there it is!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great power and amazing clarity!

    Posted
    WAZZUcoug
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    I bought a Klipsch R-125W last Black Friday and have been using it on my home theater surround system in my man cave. It was way too much for there, but I kept it there until today. I bought Polk TSi200 speakers two days ago for use in my home office, where my wife and I both work. The amplifier I was using just wasn't powerful enough for those Polk speakers so the last two days I have been doing a ton of research for an affordable yet powerful and clean amp/receiver. I convinced my wife that I would pull up the Klipsch sub from my man cave if we could get a better receiver for the office. Tonight we went to Best Buy and bought this receiver. I got home and hooked it up to the sub and two bookshelf speakers and WOW!!! Literally I have to keep the gain on the sub way down and not turn up the bass on this receiver. The Polk speakers sound amazing and I hear things in songs I haven't heard before. The sub pounds crazy loud if/when I want it to. We are running it through Bluetooth to one of our PC's that is using a common music streaming service and it sounds AMAZING!!! If you just need 2 to 4 speakers and a sub then this is flat out the best bang for the buck I could find and am so glad the wife said yes!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but some nits to pick

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    Bryan
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    I bought this receiver to power a pair of refurbished new Advent loud speakers. I like the power, the low harmonic distortion and the fact it's Bluetooth compatible. But on the down side the frequency response goes down to only 40 HZ. My Advents will handle a true 30 HZ tone if it is actually on the source (such as a vinyl record). But to be honest I can't say I'm not getting the frequency response or not. The volume control feels a little cheesy as compared to the like priced Sony receiver I purchased a few years back. The volume control just feels plastic. One last nit is the speaker connectors did not like the 16 gauge lamp cord I used. Conversely I thought the speaker hookup was a binding posts and the quick connectors were a pleasant surprise. None of these are deal breakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best you can get for the price, and then some.

    Posted
    MCH71
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    Essentially I purchased this to hook up to my Audio Technica LP120 and some Klipsch speakers. I also liked the idea of the bluetooth which could pick up my PC and Laptop in my office, about 50 feet away. I will tell you that this receiver worked out great. The Bluetooth was about the easiest connection I ever encountered. I have run music off my phone, as well as podcasts, and have played music off my hard drive. Granted your PC needs to have blue tooth. The Blue Tooth reception and sound for the files coming off my phone and hard drive has been amazing! Great sound. The records are at lower volume(as is expected) so I just raised the gain on the pre amp a bit, as I am using an external preamp and it sounds amazing. Great receiver and amazing price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    VERY poor Blutooth range compared to Sony STRDH90

    Posted
    midnytsnx

    Not sure this receiver deserves only a 1*, but the only reason I bought it was for the Blutooth function. I wanted to warn others that wanted for the same reason. Reviewers here say range is good-very good, they have not tried the Sony. I was excited to buy this unit, I was using an old school receiver with a Sony BM10 receiver plugged into the CD RCA ports. It worked very well, but was too many steps to connect & get up & going. I wanted an all-in-1. Testing the Yamaha, I put my phone line of sight about 20 feet away. When I walked between the phone & receiver, it would cut-out. Taking the phone around the corner of the house, it would cut out. This was unacceptable as my BM10 NEVER was this rangebound. I went back to the search engine & came across the Sony STR DH190 for the same price. It was in stock at a nearby BB. I took a chance because I had such good luck with my BM10. This Sony has MEGA range! Guessing, I would say 5-10 times better than the Yamaha. Left my phone out in the garage over 50 ft. away, closed the door behind me & music is playing FLAWLESSLY. Buy the Sony if you are streaming blutooth.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent basic 2 channel stereo receiver.

    Posted
    Bill
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    Glad to see somebody still makes a simple solid clean and powerful 2 channel stereo amp for audio listening without all the clutter and confusion of a home theater receiver. Plenty of inputs, logical operation, dead-quiet noise floor, basic but responsive remote control. About the only thing it lacks is a built-in phono pre-amp to directly plug-in a turntable here in this era of "vinyl revival." Then again, many newer turntables have a built-in phono pre-amp, or you can buy one to plug into this Yamaha for as little as $25. All told, for less than $150, you get a modern version of the classic stereo receiver that ruled home audio systems from the 60's thru 90's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

    Posted
    NotaTechie
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    I am so glad I purchased this receiver. We built a new house a year ago and we were thinking about getting Control4. If anyone has looked into home automation, it is very expensive. We were only wanting it for music (not lighting, thermostat, etc) so I wanted to check out other options. Went to BestBuy, and the salesman recommended I try this receiver. So glad I did - saved thousands! And it works great! It works on Bluetooth, sync to music source (iPad) and hook up speaker wires (we had hard wire speaker wires that we wired when building the house) and we were listening to music in the house in minutes. Wish we would have purchased a year ago!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic receiver

    Posted
    JustALuckyDog
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    I wanted a receiver to replace my 40 year old Sansui 771 receiver that I had at the office. I have a portable XM Radio that I wanted to hook up and wanted to listen to some talk radio on AM. I was looking for HD radio, but that seemed hard to find in a modestly priced receiver. With some adjustment, I got the AM radio to work pretty well, despite the florescent lighting. The remote control makes it easy to go between AM/FM and my satellite radio. If I am not satisfied with AM reception, the Bluetooth feature is good to connect my smartphone to iHeart Radio or wireless listen to music on my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Will buy another one cause its that good!

    Posted
    Jess
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    This receiver comes with Yamaha's "Natural Sound" technology. You get great mid-range sound - The Harmony that compliments the highs and lows. Add an equalizer and make sure you have a passive or active subwoofer to reach the receiver's full potential. You will get not great sound, but incredible hi-fidelity with crisp voice/ and clear mid-rages. Quality is of High end receiver - PROVEN day in day out. Very Loud that when you put your ears to the speaker it doesn't hurt cause there is very little distortion - pounding clarity that soothes the soul - A BEST BUY for a stereo receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great receiver at a great price

    Posted
    Shane
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    I was looking for a basic receiver for my poolroom and I ran across this little guy. I have it hooked up to a set of kef q300 bookshelf speakers and they sound great. Plenty of power to make them shine. It has treble and bass adjustment button on the front to fine tune everything to your liking very fast. The Bluetooth is a nice feature, but I usually stream my music through chromecast or just listen to music through my CD player that is hooked up to it. It also looks nice too. For the price and performance it's a great buy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great budget receiver!

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    BestBuyShopper
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    This inexpensive receiver is terrific for music. The sound is remarkable given its price. It compares favorably to integrated amplifiers that are double or triple its price. It has a slightly bright sound signature, making it an excellent companion to Elac Debut 6.2 speakers and to B&W 685 S2--I have both, and they both sound excellent with this receiver. For this price, I don't think you could find a better receiver for music--perfect for a budget audiophile. The receiver does have a few drawbacks--no phono amp, spring clips for speakers, but at this price, I really can't complain. I bought several extra as gifts for family members!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2CH Yamaha Receiver

    Posted
    Victor
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    Amazing stereo receiver, simple to use and it does deliver very natural sound to the music that you play thru using this receiver, it comes with built in Blutooth which makes it convenient to stream music using your phone or any blutooth enabled device. you can connect 2 set's of speakers if you like or use it to connect a Sub-woofer using the speaker level inputs on the SUB. i am very happy with this Yamaha receiver, it works flawlessly and the sound is truly awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good receiver

    Posted
    Ireland32
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    I bought this receiver to play my 6 Disc CD Player and to power the sound through my Kenwood KL-999X Speakers. I did some research to make sure Receiver and Speakers are a good match. 2 Speakers which can peak at 300W each. I also bought a indoor Amplified Antenna for Radio Stations on the receiver. Very happy with all. Sound is excellent, quality, treble and bass. PS... have not tested the Bluetooth yet but I do expect the quality will be as good or near.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Amplifier, It's a Yamaha!

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    Nonnie22
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    I could not be happier with this purchase. Yamaha just makes great products. This was bought as an open box item, so I even got a better deal! Bluetooth pairing with my iPhone was as simple as possible. Solid performance throughout the sound spectrum with powerful low end and crystal highs. Wattage is just perfect, everyone who heard it fired up was impressed. I did crank it up and it sounded beautiful! You just can't go wrong with Yamaha!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Receiver for the price!

    Posted
    Bagman
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    This receiver is a really great buy for the money. Easy to hook up and use. Depending on how new your other components are, you may need to add a sub woofer and a newer turntable that has an option for line OR phono inputs. This will allow you to really hear the lower register of music, and give you a nice full sound. The turntable I bought was the Audio Technica AT-LP60 for $89. Sounds great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning Sound Clarity

    Posted
    MidTownMusicFan

    I recently purchased this Yamaha stereo receiver and am very pleased with it. The clarity of the sound is excellent. The reception for Bluetooth is very good. The music from my cell phone played on this receiver while in the same room, in two other rooms, and downstairs in my home. I am very happy with this receiver, and that is quite a recommendation because I am a Pioneer man.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value and performance!

    Posted
    Baba
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    I originally purchased an Insignia 2 channel Receiver. Outstanding value, but iffy on Bluetooth connectivity. I wanted the Yamaha, but let price dictate the purchase. I then returned to Best Buy, had a no hassle return of the Insignia, found the Yamaha ON SALE, made the purchase and have been happy ever since. Better sound quality, excellent connectivity, and more than enough power to drive my Kickers on the deck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great budget amp

    Posted
    stereowire
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    Sound good for apartments I have Polk audio bookshelf speakers and 50 watt polk audio subwoofer connected Subwoofer is good for adjusting low notes with controls on back of speaker this makes the buy super sound quality without high price. Yamaha customer service said subwoofer is to be connected to B speaker button 2 positives Red 2 Black of speaker from amp sp output

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My 2nd one.

    Posted
    maharoger54
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    This is my second purchase of this same item. The first Yamaha - 200W 2-Ch. Bluetooth is hooked up to 6 speakers in my garage, I also route the cheap garage computer thru it via one of the AUX hookups. The sound is crisp and clean and powerful. We bought another to route our new 65" Smart TV sound to two large tower speakers. Very happy with the sound quality. Highs and lows are clean with zero humm, hisss or crack. You could spend more, but why would you - this unit delivers studio quality audio. You'll love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good choice

    Posted
    Pavel
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    The unit arrived as expected. This is simple and very good receiver with 2 channels for speakers. I used one channel for outdoor speakers, one for indoor. To my surprise both channels could be on at the same time, didn't realize that at first. Overall economical and solid choice for good quality startup sound systems Bluetooth is a big plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend