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.