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Yamaha A-S500

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (2010-14)

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Yamaha A-S500


Power output: 85 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.015%

Damping factor: 240

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 200mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 88dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Channel separation: 50dB (line)

Output: 200mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

Dimensions: 435 x 151 x 387mm

Weight: 10.3kg

Finish: black, silver

Accessories: remote control

Year: 2010


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Reviewed Dec 11th, 2018 by hurquieta

It was the first receiver I had and it made me happy for a few years until I listened to some old vintage receivers that I purchased on ebay. They blew this modern Yamaha away, I could finally hear the music the way it was meant to be played. This Yamaha taught me that vintage receivers are the way to go if you want to enjoy the best musical experience.

Reviewed Apr 27th, 2018 by Remco77

My review for the yamaha A-S500:
Comparing this amp with many other amps and speakers I can say this one is great value for your money.It has the well knowned detailed,powerfull and clear japanese sound,entertaining to listen to.Of course it falls short compared to more expensive integrated amplifiers.But I can highly recommend the A-S500,especially buying second hand(I bought mine for only € 50 including the remote)
It sounds better than the A-S501,which is the successor made after the A-S500.
It has received an award for best stereo amplifier in it's class and I certainly agree.
There is one small but:The build is a bit messy inside,but nevertheless the sound is great and it can drive up to and including 4 Ohm speakers.That's what a decent amp should be able to do.

Reviewed Feb 06th, 2017 by loopy nz

I give this a 9/10 based on its unbeatable value for money.
This amp punches way above its class, and according to a comprehensive review I have read way above its rated power too.
This amplifier uses a very interesting loudness control that cuts frequencies as opposed to boosting top and bottom as most amps do.
Sound is clear, powerful and in my opinion it is the best value for money amp in the sub $1000(NZD) category.

I would definitely buy another.



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