See the complete review of the Yamaha R-N303 Network Stereo Receiver

Yamaha is making a move into the world of wireless with its Network Stereo Receiver line.

Yamaha R-N303 Network Stereo Receiver front view with remote

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Yamaha has been in the electronics business since the 1920s. Over the years they’ve manufactured everything from motorcycles to pianos. And now they’re selling a line of integrated amplifiers to meet the needs of the wireless world and portable digital audio. Their R-N303, which retails for $349, is their entry level Network Stereo Receiver. Its big brother, the R-N803, sells for $799.

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Both feature connectivity with AirPlay®, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, Wi-Fi®, Wireless Direct, and a phono stage. So you should, in theory, be able to play music from pretty much any source. I’ll be putting that to the test.

Yamaha R-N303 Network Stereo Receiver front view

That’s quite a list of promises, especially for an integrated amplifier selling for $349. I use AirPlay®, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, Wi-Fi® in my house, and turntables. I have begun integrating the R-N303 into my home with a few budget source components to see how it delivers on these promises. I intend to determine what kind of quality I can achieve with a system built around the R-N303 and budget components. A full review of that kind of system will appear here soon.

Yamaha R-N303 Network Stereo Receiver rear view

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  • Paul

    I’m thinking of setting up a small system for my daughter, and I would be very interested in how the headphone output of this unit rates. It is likely she would have one or more roommates (soon off to college) and would want to have the option of isolating herself via headphones. Just curious.

  • Gene Hopstetter

    Thanks for the interest! I found the headphone control of the R-N303 to be quite satisfactory with my Shure SRH840 headphones. Be sure to read my full review of the receiver soon!