Our take on the Yamaha R-N301
The Yamaha R-N301 was created by 125 years of experience, tradition and technological expertise. The R-N301 has a network audio player built inside allowing you to easily play audio content stored on a PC or NAS drive. The power transformer is positioned in a way that reduces power loos and enables a higher output of volume. This receiver will reproduce music as it really sounds giving you a pure and dynamic sound.
The R-N301 is a Hi-Fi receiver with network streaming services that offers powerful control from smartphones and tablets. Enjoy high quality sound from TVs and Blu-ray Disc players via the digital audio inputs.
The R-N301 has a network audio player built inside so you can easily play audio content stored on a PC or NAS drive. Download the NETWORK PLAYER CONTROLLER app from major app stores and control the R-N301 from a smartphone or tablet. Adjust the volume, select inputs, change tracks and much, much more.
Network Streaming Services
Support for music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora allows you to enjoy a wide variety of your favorite music content. Additionally, vTuner Internet radio provides access to thousands of radio stations throughout the world.
Operate Your Receiver From a Smartphone or Tablet
The Yamaha NETWORK PLAYER CONTROLLER app allows you to browse through music sources on your smartphone or tablet. View song information and album art. What’s more, it features the Music Play function that lets you enjoy music streaming without having to select a different app. Compatible with either smartphones or tablets, it also gives you control of the receiver volume, inputs, settings and much, much more.
The R-N301 Network Receiver has virtually all of your music playback bases covered. This includes full compatibility with AirPlay—which means you get the convenience of wireless music playback from your Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad, as well as from a PC.
FLAC or WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit Audio Playback
Compatibility with FLAC / WAV files up to 192 kHz / 24-bit playback is built in, bringing you accurate sound with rich expressive power that's only possible from high resolution sources. Yamaha technologies refined over many years ensure high stability and reliability during playback.
Connect To a TV and/or Blu-ray Disc Player With Digital Inputs
The R-N301 is equipped with both optical and coaxial digital input terminals. The optical is for receiving audio from a TV and the coaxial for receiving audio from a Blu-ray Disc player. The audio stays in the digital domain, giving you pure, pristine, dynamic sound for all your entertainment sources.
Rich Experience, Tradition, and High Technological Expertise
Yamaha has a long history – over 125 years – as a musical instrument maker as well as an exceptional reputation for Hi-Fi components. The R-N301 is created by taking advantage of this rich experience and high technological expertise. Based on the concept of “Natural Sound,” Yamaha reproduces all music as it really sounds. Being built with scrupulous care from circuit designs to basic sound reproduction, even entry models produce rich, high quality sound.
High Sound Quality Circuit Design
The R-N301, with 100 W × 2-channels offers power that is ahead of its class. The quality in its design minimizes the length of signal routes and optimizes the circuit layout. Positioning the power transformer near the power amp circuit reduces power loss while improving the supply of peak power enabling a high output of volume. The signal ground and power supply ground are connected at one point, eliminating mutual interference to achieve a higher S/N ratio. The result is sound filled with clarity and a feeling of openness.
* 8 ohms / 40Hz — 20kHz / 0.2% THD
Simple and Sophisticated Design
With a beautiful and simple design inherited directly from Yamaha Hi-Fi audio components, this receiver boasts an easy to operate button layout. The front panel has a rich textured black hairline finish and the control knobs are also of the same luxurious construction as top end models.
A power management function automatically cuts off the power (switches to standby mode) when the amplifier has not been operated for a long time. It can be set to 2, 4, 8, 12 or 20 hours, or remain disabled. In addition, power consumption during standby is only 0.1 W, achieving good energy saving performance.
Other Notable Features
- Screw-type speaker terminals
- Simple design remote control
- Speaker A, B or A+B selection
- 40 station FM / AM preset tuning
- Headphone terminal
- Network section:
- DLNA: Version 1.5
- File Format: MP3, WMA, MPEG4, AAC, WAV, FLAC
- AirPlay: Yes
- RMS Output Power (8 ohms; 40 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.2% THD): 100 W + 100 W (0.2% THD)
- High Dynamic Power / Channel (8 / 6 / 4 / 2 ohms): 105 / 125 / 150 / 178 W
- Digital Input: Yes (optical / coaxial)
- Frequency Response: 0 ± 0.5 dB / - 3.0 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (CD to Sp Out, 20 Hz-20 kHz): 0.2% (50 W / 8 ohms)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD): 100 dB (CD Direct on, 200 mV)
- Audio In / Out: 6 / 1
- FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% Mod., Mono): 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
- FM Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo): 72 dB / 70 dB
- Standby Power Consumption: 0.1 W (Network Standby mode on = 2.0 W)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8” x 5-1/2” x 13-1/8”
- Weight: 15.3 lbs