27.09.17

Yamaha intros R-N803D network receiver

yamaha R-N803D stereo network receiver side view

Yamaha has announced the introduction of its R-N803D stereo network receiver, incorporating the manufacturer’s ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) model.

Simply put, the R-N803D’s ToP-ART approach means it has been designed with a symmetrical L/R circuit layout and the shortest, straightest signal paths possible.

The channel receiver also packs in Yamaha’s Parametric Room Acoustic Optimiser technology often incorporated among Yamaha’s multichannel offerings. The technology recognises and reacts to the user’s listening environment by taking into account the speaker positioning and material of walls in a given space and adjusting its sound parameters.

The R-N803D also packs in a SABRE 9006AS 24bit/192kHz DAC, a custom-made power transformer and eight power transistors, with 145 watts per channel (at 8ohms) as maximum power.

Inputs include ethernet, digital coaxial, digital optical inputs, USB, as well as a phono stage and analogue line-level RCA inputs. The receiver additionally supports AirPlay, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, with streaming services from the likes of Spotify and Tidal also integrated in. DAB and DAB+ radio reception and a subwoofer pre-out is on offer too.

The R-N803D can be managed via a remote control handset or Yamaha's MusicCast app (allowing users to hook up any other MusicCast-enabled equipment and create a multi-room system), with Alexa control in the works too.

Yamaha’s latest two-channel receiver is available now, and is priced at £700 in the UK.