Yamaha have launched a new network Hi-Fi stereo receiver with a focus on versatility and performance.
Over 60 years after Yamaha launched the first audio component using the ‘Hi-Fi’ name, the company said its new Yamaha R-N303 receiver leveraged “six decades of engineering leadership in Hi-Fi”.
“The R-N303 delivers exceptionally high performance, versatility and value, reflecting the Yamaha commitment to music and to Hi-Fi enthusiasts,” said Robert Goedken, General Manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America.
Music playback is supported from networked computers, music streaming services, mobile devices, turntables and CD players, with connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple Airplay, DLNA, ethernet and Yamaha’s MusicCast technology for multi-room connectivity with other Yamaha products.
High-Res audio formats including 192kHz/24-bit FLAC, WAV and AIFF as well as 2.8/5.6MHz DSD are supported thanks to the Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter which can handle high-resolution music files with a high signal-to-noise ratio, which Yamaha said reveals “subtle nuances in music and delivering a sense of spaciousness”.
Playback from a turntable is supported using the dedicated phono input, while the optical input and coaxial input also enable support from CD players, Blu-ray players and TVs.
The R-N303 can also directly connect to music streaming services including Spotify, Deezer and Tidal, and also features an FM/AM tuner and a maximum output of 140 watts per channel.
Pricing and availability for the Yamaha R-N303 in Australia has not yet been announced.