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Yamaha A-S500
9.1 out of 10

Yamaha A-S500

The A-S500 is designed for superb musical expression with high p Read more

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Overall 10
10

A Fine Performer for less than $400

Dave D, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Very pleased with the A-S500. Has ample power and reveals heretofore unheard instrumental detail. Complex scores like the Mahler 2nd Symphony and Strauss' "Sinfonia Domestica" come through with clarity and punch on my Cabasse speakers. A great amp at this price level.
  • Pros: Power, ability to project instrumental details, impressive looking unit in black
  • Cons: Lots of knobs on the front, some of which I don't think I'll ever use. Remote is silver color, so it doesn't match the amp.
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Overall 10
10

A-S500 + Crutchfield: Top Quality + Complete Satisfaction

PhD Dan, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: The A-S500 is a top quality amp for a very reasonable price. The sound is as warm as my old tubed amp, and paired with a pair of Wharfdale Diamonds, one experiences an acoustic revelation on par with systems costing far more.
  • Pros: Warm sound.
  • Cons: None that I have found.
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Overall 10
10

5 star amp

Steve, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Excellent amp in all respects with excellent clarity for both vinyl and cd's. Never have owned an integrated amp before but this is top notch in all respects, Really makes the music shine.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.

Sir_Keith, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: I like home theatre as much as the next guy- all the bells and whistles and wireless technology- but for my audio system, I prefer pure and simple. So when I decided to replace my old system earlier this year, the primary goal was to assemble a set of components that would play CD-encoded music as...
  • Pros: Incredible sound for a more than reasonable price.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Studio Clean and Solid. Well built

Rick, Crutchfield
6 March 2015
  • Summary: After lightning killed my old surround Onkyo system, I decided to go "old School" with a super clean stereo amp and 2 new speakers. I chose this Yamaha amp because it"s rated at 0.019% total harmonic distortion. After 2 weeks of use with 2 Klipsch Henesey III speakers and an old small sub..
  • Pros: Clean and powerful audio. Fair price for a Yamaha amp with these specs.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

as500

Darrin, Crutchfield
11 February 2015
  • Summary: Great amp,very pleased with power and sound,brought to life my Sony LBT-ZX66i speakers from a blown tuner{toys don't last long}.This so far the best audio sound i've owned! Being on a budget,this surpassed my hope's.looking into a sub for extra low end.Love it!
  • Pros: Power,crystal clear sound,made my speakers rock!
  • Cons: none yet
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Overall 10
10

Perfect match with my Martin Logan Motion 12's

ron heath, Amazon
8 February 2015
  • Summary: Perfect match with my Martin Logan Motion 12's...clean, crisp mids & highs...underrated at 85 watts...legendary Yamaha quality...all that for a little over $400....duh!!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid unit with great sound!

birkbott, B&H Photo
26 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Bought this unit as a replacement for my vintage KA-701 which was failing and because I wanted something with a nice sound and a remote control. The specs being nearly identical to the Kenwood's I expected it to sound roughly the same. The sound from the Yamaha is VERY nice.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Amplifier

JoeS, Crutchfield
14 January 2015
  • Summary: I needed an amplifier with a Phono input so I could continue to enjoy my record collection. This amp provides solid power, clean sound, and all the inputs I needed for my living room. I like the Pure Direct function but am not a fan of the loudness control when playing back through the filters.
  • Pros: Built in Phono so I don't have to have a separate phono preamp.
  • Cons: Loudness feature is unlike any loudness I have ever encountered.
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Overall 10
10

Great amp. Sounds great with easy setup

Robert E., Amazon
10 January 2015
  • Summary: Great amp.Sounds great with easy setup. Excellent price, replaces an amp I've had since the 1970's.
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