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8.1 out of 10

Yamaha R-S500BL

Great Deal: $218.00

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Overall 10
10

WOW! Great Sound, Great Price, Buy One!

JP Romano, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great integrated amp, plenty of power

Aaron, B&H Photo
28 July 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

The unit I have been looking for.

Big Moe, Adorama
22 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The receiver I have been looking for. Easy to set up. Easy controls especially the remote. If I can figure this out anyone can.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

A superb Upgrade

LastOstrogoth, Adorama
12 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I used this to replace a 20 year old Yamaha that was failing badly. Until I set this one up I did not realize how badly the older unit was failing. The sound is crisp and clean. I haven't even begun to push the volume as even at low volume settings the room is filled with sound. I am currently running four sets of speakers using an external switch to choose those speakers I want to use.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Sound

RONIN1138, B&H Photo
28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Very happy

Jr., Adorama
22 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought online from retailer. Very happy with my purchase. Easy set up and great sound.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

a sleek new look to good SOUND

jdriver, Adorama
21 November 2013
  • Excerpt: out of the box set up was easy even for me and adding to it is very simple and self explanatory
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy For Me To Add To, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

Just What was Expected

TattooLeather, Adorama
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Very easy to unpack, set up and install even in home made wood cabinets. This was installed into a black walnut dry sink with speakers on both sides of cabinet, and the Yamaha CD s300 cd player was added to it. Gives a great sound to an 18th century English dining room. No one knows where the music flows from behind the closed doors! Perfect size, and the control design are easy to use for people with neuropathy.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

well designed and built

jrj, Adorama
16 May 2013
  • Excerpt: From the "record out selector" to the many analog inputs (including phono) this receiver is the perfect match of design and build quality. Yes, the digital display only turns off with the "pure direct" switch turned on...not a big deal. Yamaha has remained a great source of quality audio gear and the RS 500 reflects that.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

clean sound-good value

geedee, Adorama
4 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a great choice in a small field of 2 channel receivers. Sound is very clean, no background noise whatsoever. An excellent value. Seems to be well made.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Cheesy Plastic Knobs
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