Yamaha R-S202 Adds Bluetooth to Stereo Receiver
Yamaha unveiled the R-S202 stereo receiver, which includes Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from smart devices.
The R-S202 stereo receiver is an entry-level stereo receiver, engineered around the same concepts of the company’s flagship AVENTAGE AV receiver series. According to Yamaha, the R-S202 uses a discrete amplifier design, minimized signal lengths and a high-capacity power supply. It includes two 100 W channels (8 ohms, 40 Hz-20 kHz, 0.2% THD) of power.
“The R-S202 is designed to offer a rich and full Hi-Fi audio experience and adds Bluetooth connectivity for both the streaming music lover and the consumer looking to get serious about Hi-Fi,” Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America, said in a statement.
“This is the perfect match for anyone buying an entry-level Hi-Fi system. Just add a pair of Yamaha NS-6490 bookshelf speakers, a Yamaha YST-SW216 subwoofer and you can have an amazing sounding system for under $500.”
The R-S202 can support two sets of speakers and can be set to play just the A pair, the B pair or A+B to run music in the main listening room and another room in the house at the same time.
Four sets of back-panel analog inputs accommodate a range of modern and legacy devices, including entry-level turntables with built-in preamps.
The front-panel layout has a brushed-metal cosmetic finish. Operating buttons and knobs are located across the front panel for access to bass, balance, treble and volume. A front-facing headphone terminal is also available. In addition, the receiver can store up to 40 radio stations, includes a sleep timer, a remote and a standby setting for auto-power off.
The Yamaha R-S202 (MSRP $179.95) is available now.