When it comes to a high-fidelity music listening experience, nothing beats the good old stereo system. Just connect your high-resolution audio source such as your vinyl record collection, a pair of stereo bookshelf or floorstanding speakers, a home stereo amplifier and you’re good to go. Perhaps it is because of the no-nonsense listening experience or the amazing stereo imaging and soundscape delivered by this setup. No to forget the fact that most music is recorded, mixed, and delivered to the listener in stereo mode. It just makes sense!
Whether you're an audiophile with a huge music collection of high-resolution audio in formats such as FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, DSD, and SACD or a Vinyl head with a coveted collection of records, you would require a stereo amplifier to get your system going. There are plenty of options out there. But one major problem is that many home stereo amplifiers are built-in only for analogue inputs. While that is not a major problem, our music consumption sources have evolved. There is a pertinent need for an integrated amplifier that can handle digital sources with the same finesse as it can analogue sources. This is where is the Yamaha R-N803 steps up - an audiophile-grade Network Stereo Receiver and integrated Amplifier with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and MusicCast. The R-N803 is rated to deliver up to 145 W output per channel.
As this is an audiophile grade amplifier, it integrates a host of proprietary technologies and components to deliver the best sonic experience. The technology of the R-N803 comes directly from Yamaha’s legendary Hi-Fi design concept ToP-ART i.e. Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology to reduce any form of tonal colouration. The R-N803 deploys the renowned SABRE 9006AS 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC from ESS technology to deliver superior Signal to Noise performance. There is also a Pure Direct mode that lets the music signal travel the shortest possible route bypassing a host of different circuitry to eliminate any signal degradation.
Yamaha boasts over 60 years of history as an audio brand. The technology faithfully maintains the integrity of the audio by combining a meticulously symmetrical left / right circuit layout and signal directness (straightest, shortest signal paths) with a low-vibration chassis of high rigidity, equipped with the special resin frame “Art Base” that absorbs and blocks unnecessary vibration. It maintains sonic purity and accurate stereo image of the music to create unshakeable drivability.
The Yamaha R-N803 plays sources from its analogue and digital connectors, streaming services, 40 station FM/AM radio presets, internet radio, or even hi-res audio via the local network or Network Attached Storage devices. Support for high-resolution audio formats includes DSD 5.6 MHz, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple® Lossless. The back panel sports a host connectivity options such as stereo RCA, optical, and coaxial. There is also a dedicated phono input terminal with a ground to let you connect a turntable and enjoy music from your vinyl record collection.
Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi®, Wireless Direct, Bluetooth®, AirPlay® and multiroom audio with Yamaha MusicCast. You can stream music from popular services such as Spotify, Tidal, Napster, Pandora and much more. The output is via standard screw-type speaker terminals. There is a speaker selector switch and speaker terminals for two separate systems. It also features a subwoofer out letting you upgrade to a 2.1 channel stereo setup. The Yamaha R-N803 plays sources from its analogue and digital connectors, streaming services, internet radio, DAB+ or even hi-res audio via the local network. The Yamaha R-N803 is equipped for digital audio input with both audio and coaxial terminals.
For the first time ever, a Hi-Fi receiver is equipped with the Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimiser (YPAO) technology used in Yamaha's AV receivers to optimise the sound using the supplied calibration microphone. The R-N803 sports simple and classy design with an elegant aluminium hairline matte-finish much like vintage stereo amplifiers. It is a great choice for anyone looking to enjoy smooth stereo sound from a variety of sources, both wired and wireless.
We have also done a quick feature roundup video of the Yamaha R-N803 Audiophile-grade Network Stereo Receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and MusicCast on Ooberpad India's YouTube channel, watch it and check out some more features of this amazing audiophile-grade stereo amplifier.
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