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Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black)

B&H # YAAS500BL Mfr # A-S500BL
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You Pay: $399.95
Product Highlights
  • 85W x 2 Power Output
  • Built-In iPod Dock Port
  • Pure Direct
  • Continuously Variable Loudness Control
  • ToP-ART & ART Base Chassis Construction
  • Speaker A, B or A+B Selection
  • Power Management (Auto Power Off)
  • Balanced System for Minimal Noise
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Dual Aluminum Extruded Heat Sinks

The Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black) boasts a power output of 85W x 2 (RMS) and uses high quality components and construction to provide fine acoustic performance. The A-S500 has a reinforced internal structure to prevent vibration and dual heat sinks for effective heat dissipation.


The Yamaha A-S500 includes an independently powered, balanced socket for an iPod dock. The iPod dock connector on the rear allows all of the Yamaha iPod docks to work with your iPod, and also gives an independent power supply to the rest of the amplifier, for maximum noise immunity.


On the front you'll find input and volume dials, together with treble, bass, balance and loudness. Short signal paths ensure noise is minimized, if you do not need to use the tone controls they can be defeated with a Pure Direct button for best sound quality. With 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.


It features a good selection of inputs for your separates and two independently switchable speaker outputs. Two sets of speakers may be connected and switched, which is ideal for a second pair of speakers in another room. Gold-plated speaker terminals and RCA in / out jacks are durable and provide the highest quality connections.


Lastly, the A-S500 includes a slim remote control unit with a buttons that are both easy to use and understand.

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
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
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
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
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
Speaker A / B and A+B Selection
Enjoy music in a third 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
High Grade Speaker Terminals
These high grade speaker terminals have gold plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion
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
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
Slim Design Remote Control
The A-S500 has a slim remote control
Power Output Minimum RMS output power (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.019% THD) 85W + 85W
Dynamic Power Dynamic power per channel: 8 / 6 / 4 / 2 ohms
130 / 150 / 185 / 220 W
Input Sensitivity Phono (MM): 3 mV / 47 kohms
CD etc: 200 mV / 47 kohms
Output Level Rec out: 200 mV / 1 kohms
Freq. Response (Rec/Repro) CD etc, Pure Direct on: 10Hz-100kHz ±1 dB
THD Phono (MM) / (20Hz-20kHz) / Rec out (3 V) / 0.025%
CD etc (20Hz-20kHz) / Sp out / 0.015% (42.5W / 8 ohms)
SNR Phone (MM) (input shorted, 5 mV) / 88 dB
IHF-A network / CD etc [Pure Direct on, input shorted, 200 mV)] / 100 dB
Residual Noise 30 μV
Attenuation 1kHz -30 dB
Audio Audio in x 6
Audio out x 2
Subwoofer Output Yes
Power Standby: 0.5W
YID-W10 connected standby power: 1.2W
iPod connected standby power: 35W
Power management (Auto power off): Yes (6 hours)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6 x 15.3" (43.3 x 15.2 x 38.9 cm)
Weight 22.7 lb. (10.3kg)
Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black)
  • Slim Design Remote Control
  • 2-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    YamahaA-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Great sound quality (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Yamaha makes great products

        By Tony Ten Guns

        from Bigfork,Montana.

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black):

          I have several Yamaha products and that's why
          I bought the A-S500 and it does just what
          I wanted it too. I also like the way that
          B&H handles my orders.(very professional)and
          I will always buy from them.

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          4.0

          Good amp

          By ea5577

          from New York

          Comments about Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black):

          Good amplifier. I'm not an audiophile, so there is nothing special to me. I dont like treble control - to high frequencies, hardly hear, about 15 khz. Bass is the same - too low, 50 hz. It doesn't make bass really good and rich. Not for me. Loudness control is nothing else like equalizer function: it makes middle frequencies lower, so you have only highs and lows. Not bad, but too rough. I'd use separate equalizer instead. So, just good budget amplifier.

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          5.0

          Hi-Fi Amplifier at an excellent PRICE...

          By Scorpio

          from Toronto, Canada

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Music Lover, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hi-fi Sound
            • Larger Rooms
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black):

            I use this product to play CDs, period. I was looking for a modern amplifier to listen to music (acoustic/electric) in Hi-Fi mode. No need for home theather, dolby, thx, etc. I read good reviews on the Yamaha A-S500/700 and it really delivers. Great separation between bass/mid/treble, with Loudness to help. You can use A/B for 2 rooms, or take advantage of the dual wiring, for higher separation os the bass. This one really delivers without breaking the Bank.

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            5.0

            Pretty Good

            By AudioMan

            from Arlington, TX

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier Receiver (Black):

              Not bad to be used in a bedroom system. Excellent sound for $ but build quality should be better at this price range. I agree with others as the led lights should be brighter/bigger and the volume knotch should be more noticable.

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