Originally Posted by glangford
A very good choice. It also has YPAO room correction, which Yamaha claims is the first 2 channel with room correction. (They are not correct as ARCAM has a stereo AVR with Dirac, ....
I believe the first 2-channel with Room Correction was Harman Kardon HK990. At least that I am aware of.
But still it's a good choice. If you have a difficult room or you wife doesn't want things hanging on the wall or bass traps, then go with room correction. If done right, it can be satisfying. ....
Just a reminder that Room Correction can make a good room better, but it can't make a bad room good. There are limits to what it can do, and reasonable efforts should be made to make sure the room has decent acoustics to start with.
I also note it is now on the canadian website, still not the us. Also of note it would have been nice for yamaha to include hdmi with the receiver as well, like the Onkyo 8270.
Curious does Canada use DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio Broadcast? The DAB/DAB+ aspect seems to be what is holding it off the USA market. DAB/DAB+ are worthless in the USA, but I'm hoping they will come up with an AM/FM version that would fit the USA market.
Prices, especially on Yamaha, in the UK are very low. Given that the RN602
is roughly $600 in the USA, I would expect the RN803
to run closer to $1000. Still, an amp well worth considering when it does come to the USA. The Yamaha AS801 Integrated Amp (100w/ch, Hi-Res DACs)
runs about $900, so again, given all the additional components, I would expect the RN803
to be an easy $1000. Though only time will tell.
If a person in the UK follows the first link I provided previously, I found two placed on a quick search that had the Yamaha RN803 for £699, and a third place that had is listed at the time for £850.
£700 = US$949
£850 = US$1153
Just as a Tangent
also lists a stand alone Network Player - NP-R303
- something not found in the USA or the UK.
But in the UK they have the Yamaha CD-NT670D (£399)
which is a CD Player that has Network Streaming built in. Also not available in the US or CA.
There is one additional low cost Network Player - CD-N301 (£238)
- which is the base CD-S300
with Network Streaming built in -