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Yamaha RX-500

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1987-89)

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Yamaha RX-500


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.015%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 88dB (MM), 103dB (line)

Channel separation: 55dB (MM), 52dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 8Ω (minimum)

Dimensions: 435 x 126 x 288.5mm

Weight: 5.6kg

Accessories: remote control

Year: 1987


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Reviewed Nov 15th, 2017 by msskks

My first real piece of audio gear - was a Christmas gift in 1987. It stills sees daily use in the bedroom. A little worse for wear over the years, and the tuner section has given up the ghost (I unplugged the tuner board to clean the front panel display up), but this receiver has driven every pair of speakers I've ever thrown at it without a complaint or ever going into protection, even running 2 pairs at times for parties. I have definitely gotten my money's worth!

Reviewed Mar 01st, 2015 by stuttgart stefan

An excellent 1987 vintage receiver. Plenty of power to drive virtually vintage speaker system. Adequate phono pre (able to expand to run MC on table). Nice, warm response. Variable loudness (up to -40dB) is a terrific benefit for low-volume listening. Tuner reception is very good without any enhancement. Simple appearance and design. Simply...a very good vintage receiver.



re: RX-500

yes, a very good stuff ... but mine has a little problem about the tuner; I don't understand what happened but some pre selection buttons are now blocked on AM and I don't know how to turn them back in FM. Somebody can help me ? is it possible to clear and reset the tuner selection ? Merci !

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