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Yamaha-a-s2000.261299
7.4 out of 10

Yamaha A-S2000

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

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Overall 2
2.0

Bad volume pot = dead amp first day.

J. Lenglet, Amazon
8 October 2014
  • Summary: first got it and the volume pot was noisey. Turn the volume down would create noise then the protection circuit kicks in. Powering on and off worked a few times. Now the unit displays a flashing light and wont come out of protection. Right out of the box - problems. I have lots of hifi and know what I am doing. Bought this to avoid the constant upkeep of vintage gear. Well, this thing lasted a couple hours tops.
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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 8
8.0

Nice Baby

Ranjith Chakravarthi, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: I am not a very hard audio geek but surely like my music with a nice drink on a lazy sunday afternoon. This review will not be very technical but more what a beginner will say. I also wont waste time with obvious stuff. please ask me if you do wish to know and am happy to reply Before i bought any of the equipment i list below, i researched a lot [months] and then got what i will be keeping for a long while to come.
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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

Sometimes less is more!

Ahsan Iqbal, Amazon
7 July 2013
  • Summary: No nonsense, fine piece of equipment. True to the term "amplifier" and a dam fine one. Looking for something with lots of bells and whistles? Get ready to be disappointed. This is a tool build for one purpose alone, to amplify audio, and to do it without "adding" or "modifying" the input signal along the way. Yamaha calls it "Natural sound" a misleading term perhaps. It should be rather "Neutral sound". Because that is what you get from this unit, plain and simple.
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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

True Audiophile "Sleeper" Integrated Amp

T. Smith "Elroy", Amazon
18 February 2012
  • Summary: I am a long time audiophile who has owned and has listened to a broad range of very high-end equipment over the years. I did a lot of up front research on the A-S2000 and was finally convinced to pull the trigger and buy based on the quality for dollar value. I was not in the least disappointed; as a matter of fact, I was happily suprised! Upon unpacking this hefty integrated amplifier you immediately perceive the undeniable through and through quality of the A-S2000.
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