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 bought this Yamaha A-S1000 never before heard an amplifier, so I read many reviews and opinions from people who bought and decided by Yamaha. I use a tower of RX6 Monitor Audio, and offers 105w rms in 6 ohms. A Player Onkyo, and other Pioneer.
Landmark audiophile quality with superb attention to detail and intuitive operation
Michael Hudson, Amazon
24 January 2013
Summary: The beauty of this integrated amplifier extends across multiple dimensions. Physically the design is elegant, with apparent interest in ease of operation core in the mind of the designers. It weighs in at a hefty 48 pounds which is indicative of the massive powerplant enclosed in its elegant casing.
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).
Summary: This integrated amplifier is a dream and a Great value- just what I was looking for. Build quality is as good, if not better than, gear costing twice as much or more. It weighs a 48.5 pounds, which is deceiving since it doesn't look all that large from the front- it is as deep as it is wide, so it...
Pros: Tons of Real power and built like a tank (doesn't LOOK that much larger than a typical, say, CD player from the front, but it is 48.5 pounds and Heavy). Doesn't even get very hot, but my Focal Chorus 816V speakers are 8 ohm and fairly easy to drive. Excellent ergonomics and easy to use. Has a MM/...
Cons: Depth of unit may be an issue as it is as deep as it is wide, and could stick out the front of your rack if it is not deep enough. AC power cord seemed too thin for my tastes (I'm sure it is perfectly fine safety wise, of course, since it came with the unit), but I upgraded the AC power cord to a...
Summary: This thing is a beast, it feels like a solid chunk of metal. The weight is well balanced. Thus far I am enjoying the sound that is output an do not have any complaints. This is my first amp away from AV style amps and I absolutely love it.
Pros: Good value, well built, sounds great.
Cons: Very deep at almost 19" and I need a new stand to accommodate it.