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Yamaha-a-s2000.261299
7.5 out of 10

Yamaha A-S2000

Yamaha A-S2000 The Yamaha A-S2000 is an integrated amplifi Read more

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Overall 10
10

top quality and finish; sounds excellent!

Simon Damphousse, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: top quality of assembly and attention to details. The mute is a sping loaded toggle switch that brings the volume up/down. that is how you do a mute; brilliant. Connector on the back are first class. The wood siding is a nice touch but the color is not my favorite. I have seen a darker brown but not available for NA. Sound is really nice. many reviews made already.
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Overall 10
10

Lush Lush and highly detailed analog sound. I am a happy camper.

Jimmy "/jimmy/", Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: Further Update -- I got it back from the warranty service provider -- not fixed. It has gone back for further work. Love the sound; so far, disappointed with reliability. **05 25 2014 update** My unit is in for warranty service. It was tripping something internally and shutting down when playing at anything louder than background volume levels -- All I was left with was a blinking light at the power switch.
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Overall 10
10

Clean, clear, beautiful sound with a HUGE, detailed soundstage.

Annon Reviewer "santy", Amazon
25 September 2013
  • Summary: I have been using this fascinating amplifier for less than a week and the sound is just getting better and better the more I listen to it. I recently upgraded my speakers to the Goldenear triton sevens and while my previous amplifier - the very capable (but inexpensive and 16 year old) Yamaha RX595 - was doing quite a good job, I wanted to upgrade my amp. I stumbled upon this amplifier on Amazon while researching amps on the internet.
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Overall 10
10

The best Integrated 2 Channel Amp under $6000.

TheZoellerSystem, Crutchfield
21 November 2012
  • Summary: I am driving a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 804 Diamonds ($7,500) Bi-amplifed (2 runs of speaker cable to each speaker) with this amp. There is no need for an equalizer in my setup driving speakers like these. I do not know what the other guy is complaining about, my unit never gets hot-it actually stays remarkably cool for such high current capabilities.
  • Pros: Fully balanced from input stage to output stage (XLR's). The remote is super simple and beyond beautiful (metal laminate from the feel of it) . Innovative muting functionality. The Interface on the unit is just awesome-exactly what you need and nothing you don't. Built in quality Phono MM / MC preamp. Ultra-wide bandwidth of this unit is perfect if you have speakers that can produce beyond the usual 20-30Khz high frequency breakup point.
  • Cons: Cameras do not really capture just how beautiful the brushed aluminum faceplate is. Another set of XLR's would be nice but I'm not complaining.
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Overall 10
10

The best Integrated 2 Channel Amp under $6000.

TheZoellerSystem, Crutchfield
21 November 2012
  • Summary: I am driving a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 804 Diamonds ($7,500) Bi-amplifed (2 runs of speaker cable to each speaker) with this amp. There is no need for an equalizer in my setup driving speakers like these. I do not know what the other guy is complaining about, my unit never gets hot-it actually stays remarkably cool for such high current capabilities.
  • Pros: Fully balanced from input stage to output stage (XLR's). The remote is super simple and beyond beautiful (metal laminate from the feel of it) . Innovative muting functionality. The Interface on the unit is just awesome-exactly what you need and nothing you don't. Built in quality Phono MM / MC preamp. Ultra-wide bandwidth of this unit is perfect if you have speakers that can produce beyond the usual 20-30Khz high frequency breakup point.
  • Cons: Cameras do not really capture just how beautiful the brushed aluminum faceplate is. Another set of XLR's would be nice but I'm not complaining.
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Overall 6
6.0

The 70's are back!

SteveM, Crutchfield
26 April 2012
  • Summary: I love the retro styling on these amps! Especially on the silver version. It is a throw back to the 1970's, which in my opinion, were the audio worlds best days. The amp oozes quality all over. It's very heavy. You would expect it to be very large at 50 pounds, but it isn't. It's just very dense. And at this price, you would expect it to be made in Japan. But it isn't. It's made in Malaysia. Don't let that that fool you into thinking the build quality is sub-par.
  • Pros: Build quality is first-rate. A work of art which seperates it from the typical black plastic junk that is made today. Unfortunately, I am not sure that many of the young people today can appreciate what Yamaha is trying to do here. I think the Europeans and Asians are more likely to appreciate it than Americans. High quality speaker binding posts as well as RCA inputs, Balanced XLR CD input, decent phono-stage, solid bass. Sound quality is very subjective, but there i...
  • Cons: I gave it 3 stars for the following reasons:No tape monitor-loop, the Main amp-in /Preamp-out can not be used at the same time so a sound processor or EQ can not be used with this amp,it gets extremely hot so give it a lot of ventilation. Heat can affect the parts but I have not heard of any premature part failures on-line.I don't consider its weight a con, but some people may since stacking it on top of another component is out of the question and because of heat don...
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Overall 6
6.0

The 70's are back!

SteveM, Crutchfield
26 April 2012
  • Summary: I love the retro styling on these amps! Especially on the silver version. It is a throw back to the 1970's, which in my opinion, were the audio worlds best days. The amp oozes quality all over. It's very heavy. You would expect it to be very large at 50 pounds, but it isn't. It's just very dense. And at this price, you would expect it to be made in Japan. But it isn't. It's made in Malaysia. Don't let that that fool you into thinking the build quality is sub-par.
  • Pros: Build quality is first-rate. A work of art which seperates it from the typical black plastic junk that is made today. Unfortunately, I am not sure that many of the young people today can appreciate what Yamaha is trying to do here. I think the Europeans and Asians are more likely to appreciate it than Americans. High quality speaker binding posts as well as RCA inputs, Balanced XLR CD input, decent phono-stage, solid bass. Sound quality is very subjective, but there i...
  • Cons: I gave it 3 stars for the following reasons:No tape monitor-loop, the Main amp-in /Preamp-out can not be used at the same time so a sound processor or EQ can not be used with this amp,it gets extremely hot so give it a lot of ventilation. Heat can affect the parts but I have not heard of any premature part failures on-line.I don't consider its weight a con, but some people may since stacking it on top of another component is out of the question and because of heat don...
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

ragtimer a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
10 January 2012
  • Summary: This Yamaha is the latest in a long succession of amplifiers which have powered our system,the upgrading sickness shows only signs of temporary remissions but never seems totally cured. The A-S2000 was purchased as a replacement for an Arcam A85/P85 combination which was highly satisfactory but reliability issues became the rule rather than the exception and it had to go.The Yamahas' 'retro' appearance and lack of 'bells and whistles' compared to the Arcam took some...
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Overall 2
2.0

Expensive dud item therefore no recourse

Kerry R. Beverly, Amazon
7 July 2011
  • Summary: Unit arrived. It did not work. I therefore must pay return shipping. Some curious text in one of the return screens: "...if unopened." How could I not know that it was defective if it was not opened. This is a deal beaker with Amazon.
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Overall 10
10

The One I Ultimatley Chose

Mr. H, Crutchfield
25 January 2011
  • Summary: I originally avoided purchasing this as the price for a 90WPC amp seemed a bit excessive especially as I could not derive any significant specification differences between it and the cheaper A-S1000. I therefore selected the 1000 and was enamored with the quality of that unit. I then began to be a little itchy that maybe I had shortchanged myself as I perceive this to be a 23 or more year selection (how long my Adcom equipment lasted prior).
  • Pros: Masterpiece of quality construction, beauty and acoustic performance - Remote is wonderfully spartan but ergonomically perfect. You will not believe how heavy it is since the appearance is so streamlined.
  • Cons: Needs about 3 inches more depth than most, beware that XLR input is limited to 2.8 volts which may restrict XLR connectivity for many DAC's. Don't hurt yourself trying to lift this beast into place it is really a big boy toy.
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