Summary: For me, this integrated Yamaha amplifier produces powerful and detailed sound through my Martin Logan stereo setup. It connects easily to my turntable, but I use it most often with a ps audio DAC connected through coaxial to a Sonos Connect as my audio server.
Pros: Powerful detailed sound, quality of build, heavy, good looking, functional basic controls on face plate and remote.
Cons: Volume knob is a little loose. Generic flimsy power cord.
Summary: Excellent build quality and superb sound. Rivals all of my older 70's and 80's high quality amps/receivers in side by side comparisons. This amp was meant to replace my aging Yamaha 2020 Receiver for a satellite system, but I was so impressed that I moved it to my main system and enjoy it every day.
Pros: High quality, excellent build, good fit and finish. Plenty of power
Cons: Would have preferred silver face, but it appears to no longer be available.
Summary: I was not finding myself pleased with most amps under $3500, but didnt have that amount available. After reading some reviews decided to try the Yamaha as1000 as it's sheer weight difference with the AS 700 signaled it was obviously the beginning of serious quality upgrades in the Yamaha line-up.
Pros: Exceptional beauty and purity of tone, exceptional build quality. I think quibbles about quality of knobs must be references to lower models. Rear binding posts are gorgeous.
Cons: Lacks drive and grip in absolute terms that can make it sound slow on certain recordings of rock, jazz, things that need drive. Not terrible in these areas, just not at same level as the rest of the sound. Main caveat is that even recognizing these slight weaknesses, I find myself missing this amp.
Summary: There's no doubting the high quality of the design, aesthetics, and sound of this extraordinary amplifier. My only objection concerns the ironically few inputs on the rear panel--an engineering drawback which I've awkwardly gotten around by resorting to television switching boxes with four or so...
Summary: Hey what can I tell you. I love music. I also purchased the Yamaha YDS-12 dock. I think the technology is awesome. There is a lot of people out there that would find these components fascinating. I give 5 stars for this cool amp. I hope it gives me years of trouble free service.
Summary: This unit might cost more if produce by others small manafacturer,
Pros: This unit is very good, have enough power to drive my THIEl speakers, highly recommended for anyone like details music, simple stereo system, there are a big different in sound coming out of this unit than many others all in one receivers, I could hear the high, mid, bass, very clear, when it com...
Summary: For all of us tired of trying to use AV amplifiers for music,this is a great amp for a reasonable price. Hook up and controls are straight forward and ready for phono and subwoofer with no extra eqipment . Maybe it could use a midrange control,but so far I don't miss it.
Summary: I bought this amplifier as the heart of 2.0 hi-fi kit for our listening room in Japan. I've also bought the CD-S1000 and matched them with Monitor Audio's GS20 floor standing speakers (which are absolutely sublime).