Yamaha has introduced the R-N500 network stereo receiver, designed to deliver Hi-Fi sound reproduction from a wide range of analog and digital sources to the most demanding music fans.
The R-N500 provides consumers with AirPlay so they can wirelessly stream music stored on their iOS devices or iTunes, as well as the Pandora and Spotify Connect streaming services for access to seemingly limitless online content. Beyond this, USB and DLNA connectivity lets users play their favorite songs from many other portable devices and components throughout the home.
The easy-to-operate NETWORK PLAYER CONTROLLER app for smartphones and tablets enable listeners to seamlessly operate and stream music to the R-N500.
The innovation and craftsmanship in the design of the R-N500 reflects the company’s expertise in professional audio, musical instrument and home Hi-Fi products.
“The R-N500 is a connected music hub that provides the exceptional sonic purity and a classic appearance that more than meets the demands of today’s audio enthusiasts,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division. “Music of any genre in any format – including CDs, vinyl and high resolution files – is delivered with the best possible sound reproduction.”
Key audio quality technologies and features of the R-N500 include Pure Direct mode that enables signals to bypass all but the most basic audio circuitry within the unit to deliver the purest possible high-fidelity sound. The unit is also equipped with digital audio input, with both optical and coaxial terminals, for receiving audio from a TV or Blu-ray Disc player, respectively. This audio is kept in the digital domain for pristine dynamic sound from either entertainment source.
The R-N500’s design features an aluminum front panel with a richly textured black hairline finish and sturdy control knobs that reflect the same luxurious construction Yamaha employs for its top-end Hi-Fi components.
The Yamaha R-N500 network stereo receiver will be available exclusively at authorized Yamaha dealers in late October for MSRP $599.95.