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Yamaha R-N500 Network Receiver


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The R-N500 features AirPlay, USB input, digital audio input, internet radio and features app control for easy operability.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Yamaha Audio

Tech Specs

DLNA: Version 1.5
AirPlay: Yes

Min RMS Output: (8Ω, 20 Hz-20 kHz) 80W + 80W
Max Power: (4Ω, 0.7% THD) 105 W + 105 W
Max Power: (8Ω, 10% THD) 115 W + 115 W
Power/Channel (8/6/4Ω): 105/125/150W
FM 50dB Sensitivity (IHF, Mono): 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM SNR (Mono/Stereo): 71 dB / 69 dB
ToP-ART: Yes 


Freq Response: 0 ± 0.5 dB / 0 ± 1.0 dB
THD (20 Hz-20 kHz): 0.015% (40 W/8Ω)
SNR (CD): 100 dB (CD Direction, 200 mV)


Audio In/Out: 10 / 2
USB Input: Yes
Subwoofer Out: Yes
Remote In/Out: Yes

Standby Power: 0.1 W
Dimensions (WHD): 435 x 151 x 387mm
Weight: 9.8 kg; 21.6 lbs.

Product Description

Yamaha R-N500 is a high-performance network hi-fi receiver, able to powerfully reproduce a wide range of sources - including network audio, with unsurpassed sound quality.

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 favourite tunes on a smartphone or tablet device via wireless connection.

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.

AirPlay Compatible

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 Playback

Compatibility with FLAC/WAV 192kHz/24bit playback is built in, bringing you the 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.

NP Controller App

Download Yamaha’s handy NP Controller App and use it to browse through music sources on your smart device’s display, and even view song information and album art. What’s more, it features a MusicPlay function that lets you enjoy music streaming, without having to select a different app. Compatible with either smartphone or tablet, it also gives you control over network and other settings.

Digital Audio Inputs

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 player. The audio stays in the digital domain, giving you pure, pristine dynamic sound for all your entertainment sources, from sports and other programmes to movies and concerts.

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

Everything in the R-N500 has been built for maximum performance and high quality. The internal design utilises 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, analogue 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

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.


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 & Sophisticated

With a beautifully simple and unique design inherited directly from Yamaha’s HiFi audio components, the R-N500 also boasts an easy-to-operate button layout. The aluminium 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.

Key Features

- Enjoy the entire spectrum of all your favourite modern music sources
- Listen to Internet radio stations from around the world and access streaming
- AirPlay compatible
- NP Controller App lets you operate from your smartphone or tablet.
- FLAC or WAV 192kHz/24-bit audio playback.
- Digital audio input for TV or Blu-ray player
- USB digital connection for iPod, iPhone, iPad and USB devices
- ToP-ART sound quality design and highest quality parts
- Pure Direct Mode for sound purity and continuously variable loudness control
- Simple yet sophisticated design

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