The Only Receiver with the Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer, a Variable Loudness Control That Measures Your Room and Wall Material: Yamaha R-N803 Is a Fully Featured Networking Beast
Bolstered by Yamaha's exclusive Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) – a breakthrough variable loudness control that measures your room shape, wall material, and speaker position – to give you superlative response and sonics, the R-N803 network receiver lavishes you with easy access to all your music sources. Wirelessly stream everything from TIDAL to Spotify. MusicCast technology addresses whole-house listening. A full suite of connectivity, 2x DSD high-resolution support, a MM phono preamplifier, and FM/AM tuning are here, too.
Able to play back up to 2x DSD and 24-bit/192kHz FLAC via its cutting-edge ESS DAC, R-N803 makes serious high-res audio waves. A front-panel USB connection for loss-free digital docking with USB flash drives and iDevices, a digital input for TVs and Blu-ray players, a remote control, and a subwoofer output pile on the spoils. Most importantly, R-N803 is built to perform like a champ. Its internal layout prizes simple, direct signal transmission to optimize separation and avoid distortion. Dual independent power supplies for the analog and digital sections accompany Yamaha's ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) and Art Base chassis construction that lend to increased clarity, imaging, and tonality. Not enough? Activate the Pure Direct switch to let the signal bypass the control circuits for bass, treble, and balance – and relish the purity, delicacy, and naturalism.
As you can tell from the photos, R-N803 also touts sleek looks that will fit in with any aesthetic. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better overall receiver – not to mention one with YPAO, because you cannot – for the price. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
“With substantial power under the hood, R-N803 can drive most loudspeakers with ease, and has a detailed and precise sound that belies its price tag.”
—Stereophile, and 2018-19 EISA Award Winner, Best Stereo Receiver
“If you’re looking for the convenience of an all-in-one box, or just getting your head wrapped around all this overly confusing audiophile stuff, the R-N803 is your easy ticket to good sound.”
—The Absolute Sound
Yamaha's Exclusive YPAO Technology Works Wonders
For the first time in a hi-fi receiver, R-N803 is equipped with the Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO), a famed technology used in Yamaha AV receivers. It measures the shape of the room, the material of the wall, and the position of the speaker, then automatically adjusts the sound to create the ideal response and sonic quality. The unit also features other advanced YPAO functions, including YPAO - Reflected Sound Control, which actively corrects the important early reflection sounds that greatly influence sound quality, and YPAO Volume, which applies exceptionally high-precision EQ (equalization) with 64-bit/192kHz operation. The result? You can create an ideal listening environment right in your home, just like that of a professional audio listening room.