Yamaha’s new streaming amp and all-in-one system look to unify listening throughout your home

Yamaha R-N600A Network Receiver
(Image credit: Yamaha)

Yamaha has announced not one but two products at IFA 2023: the R-N600A network receiver and MusicCast 200 multimedia system.

The R-N600A is the brand’s entry-level network receiver (or streaming amplifier), sitting beneath the R-N800A and R-N1000A models that were launched at High End Munich in May. The R-N600A combines amplification, physical connections and network streaming into one unit, meaning it can play music from your favourite streaming services as well as turntables or other sources.

Yamaha R-N600A Network Receiver

(Image credit: Yamaha)

The receiver delivers 80 watts-per-channel amplification and features a range of inputs and outputs. It also features a moving-magnet phono stage, as well as a built-in headphone amplifier.

On the analogue side of things, the R-N600A features four line-level inputs and one phono input. On the digital front, it features two optical and two coaxial inputs. The receiver features terminals for two pairs of speakers, along with two line-level outputs, one headphone and subwoofer output apiece.

The R-N600A is compatible with streaming services such as Spotify and Amazon Music HD, too, while AirPlay 2 and DAB/FM radio are also onboard. It’s also compatible with other Yamaha MusicCast devices, allowing sources hooked up to the R-N600A to be broadcast throughout your home for a multi-room system.

Support for DSD 11.2MHz native playback and up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM files means that you can enjoy high-resolution audio too. Yamaha states that this new streaming amp has been fitted with an ultra-precision crystal clock to improve signal accuracy. 

Yamaha MusicCast 200 Multimedia System

(Image credit: Yamaha)

The MusicCast 200 (above), meanwhile, is a one-box desktop audio system that allows playback from a range of wireless sources via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It also features newly designed two-way coaxial built-in speakers, a CD player, DAB/FM radio, auxiliary and USB inputs, headphone out, as well as an ethernet port for wired network connectivity. And you can even set alarms.

The Yamaha R-N600A Network Receiver will retail for €799 / £699 / AU$1199 with stock expected in October, while the MusicCast 200 Multimedia System is set to cost €699 / £599 / AU$999.

Both new products from Yamaha will be on show at IFA 2023 in Berlin this weekend, alongside the upcoming premium Yamaha HA-L7A headphone amplifier we got our initial preview of during the High End Munich show in May.


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Ainsley Walker is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied music journalism at university before working in a variety of roles including as a freelance journalist and teacher. Growing up in a family of hi-fi enthusiasts, this naturally influenced his interest in the topic. Outside of work, Ainsley can be found producing music, tinkering with retro tech, or cheering on Luton Town.

  • Jirkas
    The Yamaha r-n600a has a very poor quality DAB+/FM tuner from Keystone Seminducor. A big fail, when even the low end ones have a better quality tuner from Fronteir Silicone.