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Yamaha Makes 2-Channel R-S201 Receiver Affordable
The new 2-channel receiver promises Hi-Fi sound and 100 watts per channel.
October 07, 2013 by Rachel Cericola

While many of you are trying to figure out ways to squeeze more speakers into your mix, there’s still a huge market for 2-channel receivers. It’s an audiophile thing—one that Yamaha is looking to make a lot more affordable.

The company just introduced the R-S201, a new 2-channel receiver receiver that boasts Hi-Fi sound for a wider audience. It promises to deliver music as the artist intended, via 100 watts per channel and Yamaha’s Natural Sound concept.

Other features include 40-station FM/AM preset tuning, a speaker selector, and speaker terminals to supply audio to two rooms. The R-S201 also has a headphone terminal for private listening and comes with a remote control.

“The R-S201 is designed to reintroduce the Hi-Fi audio concept to a wider audience that is listening to compressed music files on mobile devices for convenience,” said Bob Goedken, general manager of Yamaha’s AV division. “While portability has its benefits, the R-S201 is for those who want to really connect with their favorite artists, perhaps via lossless music files, when listening in their homes.”

Yamaha will start selling the R-S201 this month, with an MSRP of $179.95.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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