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Want an Affordable Home Vinyl Setup? This Beloved Receiver is a Great Place to Start and It’s Now Just $130


December 8, 2017 Briefings By Photo by Yamaha

As we’ve explained before, there are many ways to build the perfect home vinyl setup depending on your budget, but it generally boils down to two formulas. Combining self-powered speakers with a turntable equipped with a phono preamp is the simplest setup, but these systems are also less flexible and often have poorer sound quality. The other method is to pair passive speakers with a dedicated amplification system and a turntable.

If you’re interested in the latter route, Yamaha’s R-S200BL Stereo Receiver is an excellent entry-level amplification option to pair with some bookshelf speakers and a great entry-level turntable. It’s also a great power source if you just wanted to set up a separate stereo system for an outdoor space like a deck. CNET’s audio expert Steve Guttenberg was wowed by its performance for the price and also notes that “its clean good looks put most similarly priced receivers to shame” — which we thoroughly agree with. It also supports Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio from any other Bluetooth audio source.

And right now it’s available on Amazon at an even lower price of $130.
That’s 28% off MSRP
. In short, an exceptional value in audio gear is an even better deal for a limited time.

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