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Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver

B&H # YARS500BL Mfr # R-S500BL
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You Pay: $349.95
Product Highlights
  • 2 x 75W High Power Output
  • Total Performance Anti-Resonance Tech.
  • 40-Station AM/FM Tuning
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Multi-Zone Compatibility
  • Highest Quality Parts
  • Rec Out Selector
  • Elite Class Stereo Receiver
  • iPod Dock Connection

With its continued excellence in sound reproduction, Yamaha has once again created a versatile stereo receiver for the music lover in you. The R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver offers superb functionality and dual-room capability that will be hard to match at this price point. Yamaha's features include continuously variable loudness control, Pure Direct along with Yamaha iPod dock connection, Sirius Radio Ready, 40-station AM/FM and Zone 2 control gives an assurance of total music enjoyment. Most of the receiver's audio processing is handled automatically, with little intervention on your part. However, it is so advanced; its discrete output reproduces music with unmatched sonic clarity and dynamic power.

In a nutshell, the R-S700 is a 2 x 75W stereo receiver capable of delivering breathtaking stereo sound. It features a ton of input jacks, a subwoofer out, individual treble, bass, and balance controls, Remote Interactive (RI) port, A/B speaker switching, banana plug speaker posts, and an AM/FM tuner. Because of the high efficiency of its design, this powerful receiver produces exceptional sound quality, and clarity in every audible detail.

Advanced Features

75W x 2 high power output
40-station AM/FM random access preset tuning
Speaker A, B or A+B selection
Pure Direct for short and direct signal path
Subwoofer Out
Rec Out selector
Power management (Auto power off)
Preset remote control
With a subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can greatly expand your choice of high quality radio programs
This receiver makes it easy for someone in another room to listen to the music and even control playback

Zone Control

12V Trigger Out (Control Out)
The 12V trigger output can be used to automatically power on the components in Zone 2 when the main power is turned on. Output is a high 100mA, so relay operation is possible
Remote (IR) 2 In/Out and Remote 2 In
These terminals let you connect an IR signal receiver for wireless remote control between the Main Zone and Zone 2
Speaker A/B and A+B Selection
Enjoy music in a second room. Just connect a second pair of speakers to the Speaker B terminals and you can listen to either pair or both of them at the same time
The Look and Texture of Quality
Offers the look and feel of the top-class A-S2000, with elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. You can feel Yamaha's commitment to quality when you touch the knobs
ToP-ART Sound Quality Design
ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration
Pure Direct
Music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality
New Speaker Terminals
These high grade speaker terminals have silver plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion
Highest Quality Parts
The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of any component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested
Continuously Variable Loudness Control
Our ears lose sensitivity to high and low frequencies at low volume levels. This control lets you turn down the volume while maintaining the optimum frequency response
Special Power Supply for Clear iPod Sound
The iPod dock has an independent power supply to prevent operating or charging current from the iPod from flowing into the amp ground signal. This ensures optimum iPod sound quality
Balanced System for Minimal Noise
An unbalanced interface is subject to common mode voltage noise, so Yamaha uses a balanced system to receive the iPod signal. This makes a significant contribution to reducing noise in the system for higher sound quality
New Remote Controls
The R-S500 preset remote control is designed to make it easy to operate the receiver's many functions
Amplifier
Surround RMS Power 75W x 2 @ 8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz, 0.04% THD
No. of Channels 2
Impedance 8, 6, 4, 2 ohms (105/125/150/178W)
Maximum Output Power 105W
Power Bandwidth 0.06% THD, 37.5W, 8 ohms->10Hz to 50kHz
Damping Factor 1kHz, 8 ohms->150 or more
Maximum Output Power 1kHz, 10%, 8 ohms-> 115W
Input Sensitivity Phono: 35mV/47 kohms
CD: 200mV/47 kohms
Max Input Signal Phono: (1kHz, 0.003% THD) 60mV or more CD: (1kHz, 0.5% THD) 2.2V or more
Output Level CD, (Input, 1kHZ, 200mV)
REC: 200mV/1.0 kohms
CD, (Input, 1kHz, 200mV, 8 ohms)
Phones: 410mV, 470 ohms
Freq. Response (Rec/Repro) CD, (10Hz to 100kHz) 0+/-1.0 db
Equalization Phono: 0+/-0.5 db
THD CD, etc. to Speakers
(20Hz to 20kHz, 50W, 8 ohms)->0.015% or less
Signal to Noise Ratio CD, (200mV) 100 db or more
Residual Noise 30
Channel Selection CD, (5.1 kohms input shortened, 1/10kHz)->65/50 db or more
Tone Control BASS
Boost/Cut (50Hz) +/- 10 db
Turnover Frequency->350Hz

TREBLE
Boost/Cut (20KHz) +/- 10 db
Turnover Frequency->3.5kHz

Continuous Loudness Control
Attenuation (1kHz) -30 db
Gain tracking error (0-99 db)-> 0.5 db or less
AM/FM Tuner FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
AM: 530 to 1710 kHz
40-Station Preset Tuning
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
Other Ports Subwoofer Out
Pre-Out / Main-In Coupler
Zone 2 Output
IR Ports In x 1/ Out x 1
+12V Trigger Output
FM Antenna x 1
AM Antenna x 1
Dock Jack x 1
CD Jack x 1
Phono x 1
Tape Jack x 1
GND Terminal x 1
Sirius Tuner x 1
General
Power Requirements AC 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption 190W
Power Consumption (idle) 0.5W or less
Maximum Power Draw 380W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 6 x 15.3" (435 x 151 x 387mm)
Weight 22.5 lb. (10.2kg)
Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Power Cable
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Owner' Manual
  • 2-Year Yamaha Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    YamahaR-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Great sound quality (7)
    • Good power output (6)
    • Good remote control (5)
    • Simple controls (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic systems (5)
      • Large rooms (5)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (5), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5), Yes (3)

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW! Great Sound, Great Price, Buy One!

      By JP Romano

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

      I use this product to listen to vinyl records. My set up:

      Technics SL-1200 M3D
      JBL N26II bookshelf speakers
      Yamaha YST-SW216 Subwoofer

      This Yamaha Natural Sound Amp was perfect for my application because it has a built in Phono connection and ground connection which was very easy to set up. The best thing about this amp is the sound. WOW it really sound fantastic. As I'm listening to my record collection, I feel that I have never heard these records before, that's how good this sounds. I added the Yamaha YST-SW216 Sub and I can't imagine my records sounding any better than this.

      You can add a bluetooth adapter which will allow you to stream music to it from your devices so it really is a great piece of technology this Amp. I highly recommend it.

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      5.0

      Great integrated amp, plenty of power

      By Aaron

      from NYC

      About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        I use this to play digital files (my flac library) and my vinyl collection (mostly jazz). Crisp highs, warm tight bass, even mids. The lateral soundstage is alright but this amp really shines at giving your songs depth. The subtlest echos and reverb decays are finely captured. I mainly use the pure direct setting. The only potential downside is the phono stage is moving magnet only. If you've got a moving coil cartridge you'll need a dedicated phono pre.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Sound

        By RONIN1138

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Loudness Feature
        • Smooth Dials

        Cons

        • Lacks Yamaha Bluetooth
        • No Bluetooth
        • No wifi

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Great For Turntable
        • Larger Rooms
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        This receiver is amazing. Plenty of power for my needs. I am using it with a Pro-Ject carbon turntable and Belkin Bluetooth adapter. It is paired with a pair of JBL L830 speakers and a Yamaha subwoofer. The dials on it are amazing.
        I really like the loudness feature.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice receiver.

        By ProAVHQ

        from Atlantic City, NJ

        About Me Pro Audio / DJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good price
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • No digital inputs

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        Great receiver when paired with the matching natural sound speakers. Sound quality is really good for the price. I bought this to install in a customers whole house audio system. We are both very happy with this system. I will be using it more.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great sound reproduction.

        By AJ

        from Conway, AR

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

          I purchased this receiver as a gift for my father. He has a great collection of 78 rpm records and enjoys listening to them.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent receiver for classical music

          By RickW

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Versatile inputs

          Cons

          • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

          Best Uses

          • Classical music
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

          This receiver replaced a 38-year-old (twice rehabbed) Pioneer unit. Our musical diet is almost completely classical, from CDs and LPs (occasionally radio), and the receiver is driving very inefficient 5-ohm speakers.

          Strengths: Excellent, clear, detailed, full-spectrum sound--it continues to surprise me how much this receiver improves the system. Very versatile with lots of auxiliary "line" inputs (my Droid and old portable cassette recorder play nicely with the headphone output routed to a "line" input). Basic setup and operation are straightforward.

          Weaknesses: The volume control reads out in apparently arbitrary decibels (-90 to +15)--I have no idea what "0 dB" is, and the manual doesn't say. Maybe a watt isn't what it used to be, but the sound from the speakers is not as loud as it was from my old 50 watt-per-channel Pioneer. While basic setup and operation are easy, other functions require the remote, which is complex enough to fly a 747. The Loudness function is awkward to use.

          Overall: Excellent sound, excellent value. If you have inefficient speakers and play loud rock, though, this isn't the unit for you.

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          4.0

          nice unit

          By Jack the musician

          from Trenton, NJ

          About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

          This receiver replaces 3 separate tube pieces from back in the 1960's. Tubes started going bad and I figured it was time to get something new. Unbelievable how clean and clear the sound is. Plenty of connectivity, though I wish it had optical digital audio inputs. Lots of power which is nice with my Klipsch Chorus speakers.

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Graet Receiver

          By Den

          from Cleveland Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems

            Comments about Yamaha R-S500 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

            I needed a AM FM receiver for my vintage KLH speakers and this receiver's it. Easy to use and it delivers great sound. Just what I wanted.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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