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Yamaha RN-803D (Black)

Network Stereo Receiver
£599 RRP £699
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Feature-packed, without compromising on sound, the Yamaha RN803D delivers the best of both worlds.

ToP-ART concept for the finest sound quality

Developed directly from Yamaha’s Top-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) concept, the R-N803D is designed to deliver the best sound quality possible. The design incorporates symmetrical left/right circuit layout for perfect channel balance and the shortest signal paths for reduced distortion. The low-vibration chassis features a resin frame that damps vibrations, giving you a crisp and clear sound.

High performance digital sound
As well as the superior construction quality, the R-N803D also boasts some serious digital tech. At the heart of this receiver is a top quality ESS SABRE 9006AS DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). Widely regarded as one of the best brands in the business, this means that all your digital sources are processed to the highest standards possible.

YPAO – a Yamaha first on a stereo receiver
Usually reserved for their AV receivers, Yamaha’s YPAO (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimiser) tunes the sound to suit your room. The system measures the shape of your room, wall material and speaker position and then automatically adjusts the sound to maximise the acoustics. RSC (Reflect Sound Control) is also included. This minimises the sonically harmful effect of early-reflected sound. The result of this powerful tech is the best sound possible, whatever your room’s acoustics.

Exquisite finish
You won’t find many components that look and feel as good to use as this Yamaha – certainly not until you pay a lot more. The elegant aluminium hairline finish on the front panel is complemented by the crisply designed tone and volume controls, making the R-N803D a pleasure to use.

Multi-room music with MusicCast
The Yamaha R-N803D is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app also lets you operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily.

Music streaming, sorted
For the greatest choice in streaming music, the R-N803D is compatible with a wide range of popular music services. These include Spotify Premium, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, Duke, Napster and others.

Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth included
Built-in Apple AirPlay means that you can stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. If you use another brand of smartphone or tablet then you've also got Bluetooth, for easy music streaming from your portable device.

Wi-Fi and DLNA for effortless streaming
Also standard with the RN803D is Wi-Fi, giving easy connection to your home network. A DLNA certified connection makes streaming a breeze. You can access your stored music from PC, laptop or NAS drive and listen to Internet radio stations.

Perfect for Hi-Res music
The Yamaha R-N803D is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD, WAV and FLAC for exceptional sound quality.

Delivers with your vinyl and TV, too
A total of 10 audio inputs include an MM phono connection for your turntable as well as RCA phono inputs at for a CD player, streamer and other music sources. Digital optical and coaxial inputs are perfect for connecting your TV or games console. A USB socket is also at hand for connecting your USB media stick and playing back digital music files.

Digital radio built-in
With both DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) and FM tuners on-board, this Yamaha is ideally equipped for listening to a wide range of stations. Select DAB for a vast range of digital radio stations, including the popular BBC 6 Music, 4 Extra and 5 Live. DAB also lets you hear crisp, digital clarity of sound, free from interference. For local stations or a more expansive sound with national stations (roof mounted aerial recommended) FM is also on hand.

Don’t sacrifice sound for convenience – with the Yamaha R-N803D you can have it all.
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Analogue RCA Inputs
4
Audio Outputs
2
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth Connection
Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs
2
Headphone Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
2
Phono Input
Yes - MM
Speaker Sets
2
Speaker Sets FILTER
x 2
Sub Output
Yes
Sub Output
Yes
USB Input
1
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Audio
Loudness Control
Yes
Power Output
100 x 2 (min) 145 x 2 (max)
Power Output - Watts per CH
100 +
Tone Controls
Yes
Features
Tuner Radio
DAB/FM
Weight
Weight (KG)
11
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Fulfills All My Music Needs I have paired my new Yamaha RN803D with a pair of Monitor Audio PL200 speakers and the sound quality is awesome with the RN803D being more than capable of providing in excess of 100w per channel to perfection from the high highs to the low lows and everything in between . The RN803D is used to stream all my music and there is a tuner built in for my radio needs as well whether it be for DAB / Online or FM broadcasts with this set up nothing else is required to fulfill all my music needs at home.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome features, sound is good too. 4.5 stars I think that you pay for the features here and not sure I'm using enough to justify the cost of this. However if you need these this is an excellent all-in-one amp/receiver. Of most use to me are the 2 optical inputs and built in Spotify / DAB Tuner (the latter is very good and from the kit aerial that picks up no FM stations when I do a scan). It feels like the sound is ever so slightly less good than my previous amplifier - a Yamaha A-S500 that I also bought from Richer Sounds. This was a much cheaper model (no optical inputs hence the upgrade) but sounded absolutely incredible on my big floorstanding speakers (Eltax Linear Response 6s - over 20 years old now and also from Richers). These need a powerful amp and whilst the RN803D does the job, it feels like I'm not getting quite the same level of crisp detail I did from the A-S500. The A-S500 was also a bit more balanced whereas this is a bit more bass-heavy, albeit that is possibly down to the speakers and just a slightly less good pairing. We admittedly have just moved house so this may in part be due to the acoustics in the room - wooden floors mean far more echoes than we had before - however I did run the old amp before upgrading and fairly sure there's a difference here.
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good sound,a lot of connections I wanted to buy some amplifier/receiver for a long time I read a lot of reviews because it was my first equipment of this kind. I bet on the Yamaha brand and I was not disappointed. I bought the product in Richersound because they have the best qualified personnel in this field
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good quality Receiver Bought two weeks ago and it fits into my equipment just fine.Lovely sound with speakers I purchased from Richer Sounds. Quite happy with purchase. Diego really helpful during discussion about purchase.
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great variety of options with a warm sound This has great connectivity options, a warm, authoritative sound and a mellow delivery
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything I want apart from cook dinner Didn’t realise the beast would be so heavy but after getting it in place and connecting the deck and CD player I was pleased with the sound. I rewired the speakers with better cables and the sound is impressive. CDs definitely have more presence and voices are more pronounced. I am yet to tinker with internet radio as I want it primarily for music. It plays my Amazon music via a cable but it will stream music when I get round to it. I can run more speakers if I want and it has FM and Dab radio. I wanted something I won’t ever want to change and I believe that’s what I’ve got. I didn’t expect to top my old NAD amp but this is a step up in hearing extra detail.
Date published: 2019-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All the bells and whistles, or simply a good amp This sounds as good to me as the more basic (purer, you might say) Yamaha A-S301 amplifier I had before, but with the convenience of music players, streamers and radios built in and extra digital inputs. Of course it has all the usual analogue inputs, too. I can pick nits with the digital features, and therefore have knocked it down a star, but none is a showstopper. Nothing this complex is perfect after all. Examples: no rear USB port; display can be dimmed but not turned off altogether (except by Pure Direct mode); no .ogg support; track numbers not displayed (unless you edit the file tags); slow to load file lists via network. I mostly use it to play my FLAC collection directly from a tiny USB stick, and also have it connected to my TV and Android TV box audio via optical, powering DALI Oberon 5 speakers. I handily control the Yamaha through the TV box as well with the MusicCast app, like you can also with a smartphone. Alternatively, use the remote control or even just the knobs on the unit itself. More importantly, the actual amplifier is powerful and clean. Yamaha's "Natural Sound" slogan is justified, I think. Consider buying if you want a nice amp with 2 optical + 2 coax digital inputs, or if you fancy the modern ways of listening to music without a stack of extra equipment. Otherwise perhaps a simpler device would better suit. However, you never regret getting something that's better than you really need.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A much better amp! I originally bought the cheaper Yamaha amp with built in internet radio (around £300) but to be honest I wasn't happy with the sound quality especially when paired with a turntable so I took it back and spent nearly double on this model and I am so glad that I did, the sound quality is a huge jump up it is terrific! I mostly use this as an amp for my turntable but will add a cd player too, the fact it has internet radio built in and streaming is a bonus for me, I will use it one day but isn't necessarily why I bought it.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mr This has lived up to expections so far good all round unit
Date published: 2019-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased, so far I have had the Yamaha RN803D for just over one week and so far very pleased with my purchase. It produces a great sound through my B&W ceiling speakers and I find the Airplay, Internet & DAB radio facilities very useful. I would recommend looking at this receiver if you require those type of connections. Also thanks to Richersounds for making the purchase very easy.
Date published: 2019-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant all rounder After much research, I purchased this from Richer Sounds in Chester, whose service was first class. This amp really does cover everything, from CD to streaming. The phono stage is very good, my Linn LP12 sounds excellent through the Yamaha. A great MusicCast app means I control everything from my iPad. The software works very well (unlike many of the much more expensive options which shall remain naimless). The sound quality, particularly using the source direct function, really is very good indeed. I’d say it’s unbeatable for the money for those wanting a quality amp which can do everything at a sensible price. Frankly, it makes many far more expensive options look a bit pointless. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent amplifier Based on the many positive reviews I purchased the RN803 network amplifier, and can confirm it is a fantastic piece of kit. Has many features, great sound and is excellent value for money. Thank you to Nigel at Watford RS who took my order over the phone and promptly arranged delivery for next day. Excellent service.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best price-quality ratio I`ve bought it 2 weeks ago and it was a good choice, detailed network receiver with an engagingly smooth and warm sound.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best piece of audio equipment ever bought! I'm very happy with the purchase. The receiver is everything i want it to be and more. Having recently bought a pair of Dali Opticon 6 floorstand speakers i knew i had to upgrade my vintage Yamaha receiver for something more powerful and modern. After an extensive research i have decided to get the RN803D and i'm glad i did so. I'm listeting to Internet radio stations but also play records, tapes and CD's from my collection. This receiver does all of this like a champion. Easy to connect the the Internet, very useful MusicCast app makes listening to internet radio a real pleasure. Have tried the YPAO room correction but Pure Direct function is a winner for me. The Yamaha took the concept of a audio receiver to the next level with this unit. Highly recommended! ps. The only problem is that i have paid for next day delivery but it took 3 working days to get it. Love Richer Sounds nevertheless!
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and setup I had another tuner amplifier that had all the operations and settings on the remote. the writing was so small that it was difficult to see, ( cd tuner ect) and it made it complicated for myself and my wife to use, in fact she could not. The Yamaha RN803D is so easy and not complicated at all, and it produces exultant sound, that can be had ether with the remote or on the amplifier itself. Now my wife can now use it also.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sounding amp and streamer I upgraded to this amp after a problem with my first choice, glad I did.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packed with features and sounds great. Sits and looks great in my Atacama stand along with my other separates.
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loving it set up was easy and we enjoy it daily, easy to use and does what you want it to.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old School HiFi Meets the Internet Age I have had this brute for a year now. It replaced a proper HiFi Yamaha amp bought in 1992, and its analogue audio stage is barely different from that, sporting a cracking phono stage - which is a VERY good thing! But the digital/internet/network/apps(Spotify and more)/FM-DAB tuner/DAC/Airplay/Bluetooth/WiFi - need I go on? interfaces are a complete revelation - did I mention the 2 optical inputs used for the TV and Sky box? This thing is a jack of all trades - and master of most! This was my first introduction to MusicCast, and as I was lucky enough to get a free WX10 speaker as a result of purchasing this beast, have had the opportunity to exploit it to the full. My only criticism - which did cost me money - is that the aerial input is combined DAB/FM, which meant I had to change my roof aerial for an FM/DAB combi in order to get the best out of the tuner section, and I'm glad I did, in listenable audio quality the FM blows DAB clean out of the water, even though the DAB is good! This receiver is seriously good VFM, absolute top quality old school HiFi - only the true audiophile kit costing multiple times more is going to improve, but the sheer versatility of its digital interfaces has to be seen - and heard - to be believed.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, great gadgets I bought this alongside a musiccast 20 speaker to share music in different rooms. Easy to set up and get going. I am using a NAD phono stage but the amp comes with one built in. The albums and CDs have great instrument separation and I have picked up sounds that I never picked up on my old NAD Amp. The built in tuner us crystal clear. Love this amp.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and incredible system I bought this after reading and comparing the features and benefit which are incredible. The system is perfect and the online buying experience at Richer Sound is fabulous. I was surprised to see that the unit got delivered with a superfast speed the next day though I had not opted for it. I really pride having bought the equipment from Richer Sounds given its unbeatable pricing and highly professional service.
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased Bought this to replace/upgrade my broken Kenwood Amp & Marantz tuner. So pleased I did. Beautiful sound & very easy to set up. Only issue was that I couldn't use my banana plugs to connect speakers to unit.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent DAC in Yamaha RN803D I bought this receiver 10 days ago and after extensive listening I am very pleased with all aspects of the sound quality. Two aspects are outstanding. The first is the sound quality when listening to CD music. I have always found CD quality to be a mixed bag, the general experience being that an octave or two of space over the musicians is missing. In other words the sound is closed in. However I am using a Denon CD player connected to the Yamaha by an optical cable. I have been through quite a few CD players since the medium was invented but I am now hearing aspects of favourite CDs that I have never heard before ( in a good way ) and it seems the Yamaha is fitted with a very good quality DAC. Second, DAB reception is very good using just the supplied wire aerial. Signal quality is 100 on all main national and local stations and, as for CD, the sound quality is very good. perhaps this is also a benefit of having a good DAC ?
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound and features Excellent knowledgeble service in shop Good piece of kit. produces a great sound. Has been well used already
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for wired or wireless devices. I like pre amp/power amp combos, but just don't have the space in my kitchen. So I needed something to connect wired or wireless devices with plenty of power output. The Yamaha RN803D has this and much more. Setup was quick and easy and everything worked first time. Airplay means having the same music in my living room and kitchen simply by selecting either or both on the PC iTunes or any Apple device. Same for uPnP or DNLA for Android. Sound reproduction is fantastic with 145W per channel available into 8 Ohms. DAB sounds great, as does a wired CD player and internet radio. Doesn't need a subwoofer but I connected one anyway for added oomph. Easily controlled from the phone app or the remote, the added cost of this streamer compared to others in the range is justified by its number of available connections, simplicity and sound.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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