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Yamaha Debuts Retro-Styled Line of Stereo Receivers

Category: Speakers/Headphones
Posted: 09:26PM

Yamaha has just launched its newest line of home stereo receivers that feature a distinctively retro look. The new Yamaha R-S line draws its inspiration from audio equipment from the 1970s and '80s with minimal aluminum front panels and large, over-sized knobs. The new receivers are the R-S300, R-S500, and R-S700 and though they have a retro look, that certainly does not apply on the internals. All feature the ability to use Yamaha's YBA-10 Bluetooth audio streaming, iPod dock options, a dedicated subwoofer output, and Yamaha ToP-ART circuitry. The ToP-ART circuitry is part of Yamaha's goal to maximize the digital quality while cutting down on analog circuitry inside the receivers. The R-S500 and R-S700 also feature Yamaha's Zone 2 technology which lets you listen to music and even control the receiver from another room. The R-S300 can deliver 50 watts per channel, the R-S500 can deliver 75 watts, and the R-S700 can pump out 100 watts per channel. If you happen to keep your tuner and amp separate, well, Yamaha has that covered as well with the A-S500 amp and T-S500 tuner. Both feature similar stylings to the R-S line but the A-S500 amp can deliver 85 watts per channel.

All of the new receivers will be available by the end of the month with pricing starting at $330 for the R-S300 and working its way up to $550 for the R-S700.

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greengiant912 on October 6, 2010 09:51PM
Vintage audio is all the rage right now. I work for an eBay consignment shop, and vintage audio equipment is some of the best stuff we sell. McIntosh amplifiers, Klipsch speakers, etc... We sell some of these things for thousands of dollars. There is a huge market overseas. I am not surprised that the manufactures are interested in gaining a piece of this market.
slick2500 on October 7, 2010 02:00AM
Could you give me an estimate for a set of 1967 Empire Scientific 9000M Royal Grenadiers?

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