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Yamaha R-N301 Network Stereo Receiver $158.95 + Free Shipping ~Newegg

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Good deal. For the life of me, I can't understand why something that is specifically for radio listening doesn't have a HD tuner.
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Good deal. For the life of me, I can't understand why something that is specifically for radio listening doesn't have a HD tuner.
$$$. Same business model (it seems) as Qualcomm with IP licensing costs: https://gravitymedium.com/2008/03...-hd-radio/

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The HD Radio chip itself probably costs perhaps $5 each in materials and labor. But the licensing fee charged by iBiquity is estimated to be closer to $50 per radio
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Good deal. For the life of me, I can't understand why something that is specifically for radio listening doesn't have a HD tuner.
EDIT: No sub out. No wonder the low price. Still good if you don't need a sub, or your sub has speaker inputs. /e

This unit is already a couple years old, and is considered progression compared to the standard receiver's we've used for the last 50 years or so. HD would have been nice, but it does ethernet for internet, has an app to control it, a sub out, and tons of inputs for list price of $350. I doubt too many people getting to 2 channel audio, or building a cheap 2nd system are going to have any regrets at $160.

One gripe was that it didn't have some sort of bass management. The next gen are coming with it, but prices will be way higher until it trickles down to the lower end units. The only other issue is if you can actually tell the difference between the sound from this 2 channel receiver, and the sound from one of their AVR's. They also go on sale for around this price, have bass management, HDMI, and everything this one has.
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I'm deciding between getting something like this over a Schitt Joteinheim. Yes I realize that that is a headphone amp but I'm trying to put together a budget yet decent dedicated sound system for my apt.
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What should I be looking for to run 2 bookshelf front speakers plus a dedicated subwoofer?

Is this ideal or should I be looking elsewhere?

Thanks y'all!
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Are you this unit has sub out?

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This unit is already a couple years old, and is considered progression compared to the standard receiver's we've used for the last 50 years or so. HD would have been nice, but it does ethernet for internet, has an app to control it, a sub out, and tons of inputs for list price of $350. I doubt too many people getting to 2 channel audio, or building a cheap 2nd system are going to have any regrets at $160.

One gripe was that it didn't have some sort of bass management. The next gen are coming with it, but prices will be way higher until it trickles down to the lower end units. The only other issue is if you can actually tell the difference between the sound from this 2 channel receiver, and the sound from one of their AVR's. They also go on sale for around this price, have bass management, HDMI, and everything this one has.
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In for one. Just looking for a basic unit to play our Christmas music from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Thanks OP!
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This unit is already a couple years old, and is considered progression compared to the standard receiver's we've used for the last 50 years or so. HD would have been nice, but it does ethernet for internet, has an app to control it, a sub out, and tons of inputs for list price of $350. I doubt too many people getting to 2 channel audio, or building a cheap 2nd system are going to have any regrets at $160.

One gripe was that it didn't have some sort of bass management. The next gen are coming with it, but prices will be way higher until it trickles down to the lower end units. The only other issue is if you can actually tell the difference between the sound from this 2 channel receiver, and the sound from one of their AVR's. They also go on sale for around this price, have bass management, HDMI, and everything this one has.
Thanks can you provide examples at or near this price range?
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Are you this unit has sub out?
Looks like it doesn't will have to update. Weird cuz the older R-S300, and A-S301 has it. Oh well, not as good for that, but if your sub has speaker inputs, you're still good to go.
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Thanks can you provide examples at or near this price range?
Frys just had a refurbished Yamaha Yamaha V581/ TSR-5810BL for $230 the other day. Thing got good reviews for ht, and 2 channel music. Seems like every few weeks they have something in this price range ($150ish). Usually lower range, but still good deals. People also have gotten good deals at bestbuy.
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I got one, been looking for a basic 2 channel receiver. My sub has stereo line in and speaker inputs so this is quite perfect.
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