A striking example of the symbiosis of the latest technological solutions and the classic approach in both circuitry and design is the Yamaha R-N800A stereo receiver. By combining in one package an integrated amplifier using discrete elements, an FM tuner and a multimedia network player that supports the proprietary MusicCast technology for building multi-room systems, Yamaha has offered an almost ideal component around which a modern music system can be built.
The Yamaha R-N800A is the first networked Hi-Fi receiver to feature YPAO™ (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) technology previously reserved for high-performance home theater components. YPAO adjusts the speaker response to produce the best sound for the specific room in which the R-N800A will be used. YPAO delivers studio-quality audio performance by automatically correcting for the effects of less-than-ideal speaker placement and acoustic characteristics that differ from ideal rooms.
In addition, YPAO-RSC (YPAO – Reflected Sound Control) makes music sound clear and crisp by adjusting and compensating for unwanted sound reflected from nearby surfaces. Human hearing is less sensitive to high and low frequencies at low volumes. The YPAO Volume function is based on the use of automatic loudness compensation – adjusting the levels of high and low frequencies to changes in volume. Using measurements taken by the YPAO system, loudness compensation is optimized for your audio system settings and listening environment.
You can integrate the Yamaha R-N800A into a computer network either via an Ethernet connection or wirelessly – a Wi-Fi adapter that supports the fastest protocol available today is built inside the device. To use wireless communication, you just need to remember to connect the included antenna to the socket on the rear wall of the case. If the device is integrated into a computer network, then in addition to playing music from DLNA network servers, it also offers several additional functions. Firstly, receiving programs from Internet radio stations, of which there are already more than 20 thousand in all corners of the planet. For ease of navigation, they can be organized by genres, titles, regions and other criteria. Secondly, the receiver fully supports the proprietary technology for creating Yamaha MusicCast multi-room systems,
This integration makes it possible to use a single music library for the entire system with central or distributed storage of audio files and centralized playback control using a special MusicCast Controller application installed on your smartphone or tablet running iOS or Android. Not only home network servers or the memory of your portable gadget, but also music streaming services on the global web like Spotify can act as a storage for audio tracks. In addition, in the MusicCast system you can broadcast music from any source connected to one of the network nodes to different rooms of your house or apartment. For example, a vinyl record played on a living room stereo system based on a Yamaha R-N800A can be listened to on a Yamaha WX-021 wireless speaker system,
MusicCast technology is fully compatible with high-resolution audio – supporting FLAC, WAV formats up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, as well as DSD. The support for various wireless data transmission channels is also noteworthy, which greatly expands the choice of components for your multiroom system. MusicCast technology can use not only a Wi-Fi network, but also Bluetooth as a wireless data transmission medium. In addition, you can connect system components with regular twisted pair cables via Ethernet. Finally, you can stream music from your mobile phone or tablet directly to the receiver – either via Bluetooth using the A2DP protocol, or via Wi-Fi via AirPlay.
On board there is a 32-bit DAC ES9010K2M, supporting PCM up to 32 bit/384 kHz and DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz) when connected via an asynchronous USB port, for which the company offers a Yamaha Steinberg ASIO2.3 driver, providing minimal latency and high throughput. The output stages of the receiver are made using pairs of transistors A1695 / C4468 from Sanken. To cool them, a cast finned radiator is used, which occupies a central place inside the receiver body. Power supply is provided by a large and heavy transformer from Bando.
Compatible sources include networked PCs and network attached storage devices with DLNA, mobile devices with wireless Apple AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth, and several streaming services including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Napster, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL and numerous free Internet radio stations. Two optical and two coaxial digital inputs connect CD players, Blu-ray Disc™ players and TVs. On the patch panel, we note the presence of a Phono input for connecting a vinyl record player with an MM type cartridge and the possibility of using an active subwoofer to implement triphonics based on the Yamaha R-N800A. The power supply contains a power transformer that provides a maximum power of 140 W at 8 ohms, and the included remote control is used to control the stereo receiver.
Yamaha R-N800A Specifications:
- Output power minimum (RMS): 2 x 140 W (8 ohms, 40 Hz – 20 kHz, THD: 0.04%), maximum: 2 x 140 W (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0 .7%), maximum effective: 2 x 145 W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 10%)
- Dynamic power/channel 105 W (8 ohms), 125 W (6 ohms), 150 W (4 ohms), 178 W (2 ohms)
Damping factor more than 150
- Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB), 10 Hz – 100 kHz (± 1 dB, Pure Direct mode)
Harmonic distortion 0.015% (50 W / 8 ohms, from “CD” input to speaker output, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
- Signal-to-noise ratio more than 100 dB (CD, Pure Direct mode, 200 mV)
- Input sensitivity/impedance 200 mV / 47 kOhm (line input), 3.5 mV/47 kOhm (MM phono input)
- Maximum input voltage greater than 2.2 V (1 kHz, THD: 0.5%), greater than 60 mV (MM phono input, 1 kHz, THD: 0.003%) Output voltage
/impedance 200 mV/1.1 kΩ (linear output), 4 V/1.2 kOhm (subwoofer output, cutoff frequency: 90 Hz), 410 mV/470 Ohm (headphone output) Continuous loudness adjustment Pure Direct mode is supported for all inputs, the signal bypasses the tone control and controls balance and loudness
- The function of automatic switching to standby mode Auto Power Standby can be disabled; when activated, it automatically switches the receiver to standby mode after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours of inactivity (the desired time is selected manually) The circuit topology is made using ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio) technology Reproduction Technology)
- AM/FM tuner
- Number of tuner memory presets 40
- Supports DLNA protocol version 1.5
- Supported streaming audio file formats over local network and USB MP3, WMA, MPEG4 AAC, WAV (24 bit/192 kHz), FLAC (24 bit/192 kHz), AIFF (24 bit /192 kHz), ALAC (24 bit/96 kHz), DSD (2.8 MHz/5.6 MHz, native mode)
- Gapless playback for WAV, FLAC, AIFF and ALAC
- Supports control via the MusicCast CONTROLLER app for iOS and Android
- Supported online services Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, Juke, Qobuz, vTuner, Sirius XM, etc.
- Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Wireless Direct function supported
- AirPlay support
- Inputs 3 linear RCA, MM phono input, 2 coaxial (24 bit/192 kHz), 2 optical (24 bit/192 kHz),
- Network port (LAN), asynchronous USB (PCM up to 32 bit/384 kHz, DSD 2 ,8/5.6 MHz in native mode)
- Outputs 6.3 mm for headphones, power amplifier, subwoofer output, 12 volt trigger
- Other switching jack for AM/FM antennas, jack for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna
- Outputs terminals for speakers 4 pairs of screw terminals
- Power supply high-current transformer with a W-shaped core Remote control Eco mode supported
- Network Standby mode is a type of standby mode that allows you to automatically activate the stereo receiver using commands from other network devices
- Power consumption 190 W; maximum: 380 W; in standby mode: 0.1 W; in Network Standby mode when connected to a local network: 1.7 W (wired connection), 1.8/1.9/1.6 W (Wi-Fi/Wireless Direct/Bluetooth)
- Dimensions (WxHxD) 435x151x392 mm Weight
11. 4 kg