Yamaha R-S201 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
Yamaha's R-S201 is a great choice for those wanting a very simple entry-level receiver. While it won't likely satisfy those with audiophile-like expectations of performance, this affordable receiver delivers powerful and rich sound for the price. A rating of 100 watts per channel is quite a bit for this price range, although it is worth noting that loudness doesn't always equal good quality sound.
The R-S201 is very basic in terms of connectivity, lacking features such as a USB port, digital inputs, or a subwoofer out. However, the four analog audio ins and single audio out should be sufficient for basic use, especially with the aid of the A/B speaker switching capability. Beyond AM/FM and a power-saving sleep timer feature, the Yamaha R-S201 is very basic but delivers good, clean sound for the money.