- Enjoy the entire spectrum of all your favorite modern music sources
- Listen to Internet radio stations from around the world and access music streaming (available via future firmware update)
- AirPlay® compatible
- NETWORK PLAYER CONTROLLER app lets you operate from your smartphone or tablet
- FLAC or WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback
- Digital audio input for TV or Blu-ray Disc™ player
- USB digital connection for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® and USB devices
- ToP-ART sound quality design and highest quality parts
- Pure Direct mode for greater sound purity and continuously variable loudness control
- Simple yet sophisticated design
Enjoy the Entire Spectrum of All Your Favorite Modern Music Sources
The R-N500 is a receiver and network audio player in a single unit. You can use it to easily play audio sources downloaded from the Internet and stored on a PC or NAS system or enjoy streaming music services and Internet radio (with vTuner). Moreover, Y...
Enjoy the Entire Spectrum of All Your Favorite Modern Music Sources
The R-N500 is a receiver and network audio player in a single unit. You can use it to easily play audio sources downloaded from the Internet and stored on a PC or NAS system or enjoy streaming music services and Internet radio (with vTuner). Moreover, Yamaha’s original NP CONTROLLER app allows you to enjoy your favorite tunes on a smartphone or tablet device via wireless connection.
Listen to Internet Radio Stations from Around the World and Access Music Streaming*
Support for the vTuner radio station database enables sampling of Internet radio broadcasts throughout the world by connecting to the Internet over a LAN. Furthermore, support for music streaming allows you to enjoy a wide variety of music content.
*Available via future firmware update.
NP CONTROLLER App Lets You Operate from Your Smartphone or Tablet
Download Yamaha’s handy NETWORK PLAYER CONTROLLER app on your smartphone or tablet and use it to browse through music sources, view song information and album art, control over network and other settings. The app features a Music Play function that lets you enjoy music streaming without having to select a different app.
The R-N500 network receiver has virtually all of your music playback bases covered. This includes full compatibility with AirPlay—which means you get the convenience of wireless music playback from your Mac®, iPod®, iPhone® or iPad®, as well as from a PC.
FLAC or WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit Audio Playback
Compatibility with FLAC/WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit playback is built in, bringing you sound accuracy with rich expressive power that's only possible from high resolution sources. Yamaha technologies refined over many years ensure high stability and reliability.
Digital Audio Input for TV or Blu-ray Disc™ Player
The R-N500 is equipped for digital audio input—with both optical and coaxial terminals. The optical is for receiving audio from a TV and the coaxial for receiving audio from a Blu-ray Disc player. The audio stays in the digital domain, giving you pure, pristine dynamic sound for all your entertainment sources, from sports and other programs to movies and concerts.
USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone, iPad and USB Devices
The R-N500 provides a USB port on the front panel for quick connection of an iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB stick. You have instant access to all your stored music and the digital connection ensures that you hear it with the highest possible sound quality.
ToP-ART Sound Quality Design and Highest Quality Parts
Everything in the R-N500 has been built for maximum performance and high quality. The internal design utilizes simple, direct transmission of the signals—ensuring optimum separation, elimination of noise and distortion and pure sound reproduction. This includes dual independent power supplies for the two sound sources, analog and digital, as well as Yamaha’s original ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) and Art Base chassis construction to fully protect audio signals from noise and vibration. Moreover, all parts and materials have been carefully selected and tested, to make sure they are of only the highest quality—so that they all work together to provide the absolute best sound possible.
Pure Direct Mode for Greater Sound Purity
Engaging the Pure Direct switch causes the audio signal to bypass the control circuits for bass and treble, balance and the back buffer amp. This improves sound quality while maintaining full output capacity. Shortening the signal route improves sound purity, helping to reproduce even the most delicate musical nuances.
Continuously Variable Loudness Control
The R-N500 also features a dedicated loudness control on the front panel, which lets you adjust the loudness effect as desired. Separate from the overall volume, this controls the balance of the low and high frequency sounds, providing full tonal range at any volume level, compensating for the natural loss in the human ear of high and low frequencies at soft levels.
Simple Yet Sophisticated Design
With a beautifully simple and unique design inherited directly from Yamaha’s Hi-Fi audio components, the R-N500 also boasts an easy-to-operate button layout. The aluminum front panel has a richly textured silver hairline finish. The control knobs are also of the same luxurious construction as used on our top-end models. Both inside and out, everything about the R-N500 demonstrates our commitment to superior design and operability.
ECO Mode and Auto Power Standby
The R-N500 has an ECO mode that reduces power consumption by about 20%* and an Auto Power Standby function that you can set to turn the power off after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Other Notable Features
• Terminal for a subwoofer
• Phono MM terminal for vinyl playback
• Speaker selector and speaker terminals for two systems
• Screw-type speaker terminals
• 40 station FM / AM preset tuning
Yamaha AV receivers are the perfect control centers for a home entertainment network. Their network functions include support for FLAC 96/24 (high quality lossless format), compatibility with Windows 7 and DLNA® 1.5 (for finding and playing digital sources) and WebBrowser Control from a PC or PDA.
vTuner Internet Radio
vTuner uses the Internet as a global antenna, allowing you to find and play the thousands of radio stations on the Internet.
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you’ll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Create up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
AirPlay provides the convenience of wireless music playback of your iTunes® from iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® and Mac®/PC.
Made for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®
“Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, iPad and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple® performance standards.
This unit is equipped with a USB port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3 and WMA audio files from a USB memory device (USB flash drive).
DLNA certification ensures a device has been tested and proven compatible with various CE, PC and mobile devices designed according to the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. Products certified by DLNA will bear a logo that will give consumers peace of mind that the device they are purchasing has undergone rigorous testing and conforms to the Interoperability Guidelines.
When processing and transmission of the audio signal is simple and direct there is less chance of it being affected by noise and distortion. Yamaha’s amplifier design technology called ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) features I/O (input to output) Direct Symmetrical Design, with left and right channels organized in a straight, symmetrical layout for highest signal purity.
ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent*. It can be set easily from the top of the GUI/OSD menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. (Yamaha measurement.)
Audio & Video
R-N500 Overview Video
Receiver / Integrated Amplifier
|Network section||DLNA||Version 1.5|
|File Format||MP3, WMA, MPEG4, AAC, WAV, FLAC|
|Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz)||80 W + 80 W (0.04% THD)|
|Maximum Power (4 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD, for Europe)||105 W + 105 W|
|Maximum Power(8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)||115 W + 115 W|
|High Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||105 / 125 / 150 / 178 W|
|Frequency Response||0 ± 0.5 dB / 0 ± 1.0 dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (CD to Sp Out, 20 Hz-20 kHz)||0.015% (40 W / 8 ohms)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD)||100 dB (CD Direct on, 200 mV)|
|Audio In / Out||10 / 2|
|Remote In / Out||Yes|
|FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% Mod., Mono)||3 µV (20.8 dBf)|
|FM Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo)||71 dB / 69 dB|
|Standby Power Consumption||0.1 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8” x 6” x 15-1/4”|
Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Easy To Set Up
- Easy To Use
- Low Power Consumption
- Optical Input
- Phono Input
- Quality Construction
- No Component Cable Inputs
- No HDMI
- No Quality Video Inout
- No Quality Video Inputs
Comments about Yamaha r-n500_u:
It really is well constructed compared to some other Stereo & AV/Receivers out there. It has cutting edge tech options.. which is a Much needed improvement with all the advancements in connectivity. The Phono connections are a BIG Welcome.(Please return them to the AV/Receivers).. Another Big Plus in this receiver is the Optical connections, Thank you!! BUT, with such a great step forward, Yamaha Really prevented this Unit from having a Slam Dunk 5 Star rating by: Leaving off a Quality Video connection (HDMI or Component InOut).. In this day of High Quality Video, Its a Must on all High-end Equipment. And as a Yamaha fan I expect it. It could have had at least 1 HDMI or Component connections. That being said, I have to give it a solid 4 Star rating.
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