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7.6 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
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Lush Lush and highly detailed analog sound. I am a happy camper.

J. Charne "charne", Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: Great lush, detailed sound. This item is way way beyond my price point. And when it comes to audio, I am extremely price sensitive. But found a huge huge black Friday deal so I closed my eyes and went for it. Now my ears are so very happy. Took a few days for the amp to "open up." Now listening to classical, jazz, and Brasilian jazz, primarily, using a Sangean WFT-1 Internet tuner, Marantz mid-level cd player, and my trusty iPod Classic (connected using a high end Teac...
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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

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

A delightfully solid and high-performance Integrated Amplifier

Michael Hudson, Amazon
7 February 2013
  • Summary: Update: 4/29/2013 I've used the unit now for over 2 months and can say my enthusiasm has not wained whatsoever. The performance has continued to engage me in new sonic discoveries that went unnoticed via my previous equipment. I have now added a Benchmark Media DAC2 to this amplifier via the XLR balanced inputs and have subsequently had the chance to A-B compare XLR versus RCA on this unit.
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Overall 10
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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
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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

Smooth, Detailed Amp

Chuck, Amazon
29 March 2012
  • Summary: First let me start out by saying what this integrated amplifier lacks: 1. It has no subsonic filter (for frequencies below 20 hertz), which prevents excessive woofer (low frequency driver) excursion because of primarily phono turntable rumble or audio feedback. 2. The transient response is somewhat restrained when playing records. I have an old, but still working Adcom high-output MC cartridge which really shines in its lively, dynamic response.
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Overall 10
10

High-end "Sleeper" Integrated Amp

T. Smith "Elroy", Amazon
24 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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Overall 10
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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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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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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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