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. The sound is clean, clear and detailed, not strident like some people say, is very balanced and dynamic. I used cables from Van den Hul, and were excellent. Optimal buying this Yamaha, and I hear pop and rock and sound is great.
Landmark audiophile quality with superb attention to detail and intuit
M. Hudson, Crutchfield
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 transformers enclosed in its elegant casing. Upon setting this up for the first time in my home and playing the first songs a grin of total exuberance came across my face-the sound was an audio experience to behold.
Pros: High performance, audiophile quality, completely ergonomic, looks, feels and works as if no expense was spared.
Cons: Beware it is about 3 inches deeper than most other units and may be tough to fit into some cabinets.
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 come to selecting audio equipments, the heavier the unit weight the better, and this unit is very heavy. You know that yamaha use high quality parts in this unit.
Summary: Right now I am listening, in my study, to my Yamaha AS500 amplifier driving a pair of KEF Q300 speakers. My main enjoyment comes from listening to vocals performed by the great singers of the past. For example, at this moment I am listening to Nat King Cole singing "When I fall in love with you." My study is a small room, only 11' x 12' with an 8 foot ceiling. The volume control is at 9:00 with a slight loudness setting on the loudness control with the lever at 11:00.
Landmark audiophile quality with superb attention to detail and intuitive operation
Michael Hudson, Amazon
16 February 2011
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. Upon setting this up for the first time in my home and playing the first songs a grin of total exuberance came across my face--the sound was an audio experience to behold.
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. Audiophiles probably will look elsewhere, but it has plenty of power for Polk and Totem shelf speakers. Range is broad, and the high end is crisp.
The Yamaha A-S300 - A Splendid Integrated Amplifier
Lawrence H. Bulk, Amazon
16 February 2011
Summary: I received this Yamaha A-S300 Integrated Stereo Amplifier on December 17, 2013 and installed it into my system yesterday, December 18. To make a long story short, it is my opinion that this amplifier is a superb instrument, one which will bring a lot of pleasure (and excellent sound quality) to its owner(s). Please read on, if you wish, for my reasons for liking this unit so much.
Summary: I read the review of the Yamaha A-S500 amplifier in Gramophone magazine. He said that the reader shouldn't be fooled by the comparatively low price of the machine. In fact, he said that it performed well beyond many more expensive amps. I purchased it and it performs wonderfully well. At 85 watts a channel continuous it will drive almost anything you have for a speaker system. It's controls, although unspectacular in appearance more than do the job.
Summary: In my opinion, good quality 2-channel sound is the best option if you enjoy music. I sought to put together an entry-level "audiophile" 2.1 system. My source is an iMac running lossless files through a NuForce uDAC2. I've owned and enjoyed the sound of a variety of UK manufactured/designed speakers in the past. The Brits are still fond of 2-channel... they've been smart enough not to bite on the hype and expense of surround.